When: Nov. 18-Dec. 23, 5-10 p.m. and Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 5-10 p.m. 2018
Once Black Friday rolls around it's officially the holiday season, and the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; www.mobot.org) is prepared. More than one million colored lights have been strung throughout the property in preparation for this year's Garden Glow, and now all that's needed is the crowds. This year's Garden Glow is open from from 5 to 10 p.m. daily from November 18 to January 1 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), and your tickets now include admission to the Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show. The last entry each day is at 9 p.m., because if you come any later you won't get to see it all (and you won't get s'mores, either). Tickets are $3 to $18, and it's wise to purchase them in advance -- they go fast.