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December 5, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The prairie comes to life at night as solar-powered LED and fiber optic grasses and prairie flowers blow sweetly in the breeze. The display begins with luminaries on the mounds and ends with the magnificent Signature Tree all aglow.
Head inside the Depot to visit with Santa! Don’t forget your camera!
Enter a wonderland of trains and sit on Santa’s knee near the Taltree Train Tree. The Taltree Train Tree is a magnificent display of scaled model trains that run on 4 different tracks. Check out the miniature gingerbread train display. And, if whether permits, the Railway Garden trains will be running through a lighted garden display.
Still looking for great holiday gifts for everyone on your list? The Taltree Store offers nature-inspired holiday, jewelry, home accessories and more. Indulge in Taltree prairie honey, our ornament tree and holiday gift baskets. Even, gift certificates and membership are available.
Held every Friday and Saturday night 4 to 7 pm December 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20. Free with general admission.
*Note: Solar-powered displays turn on after sunset. Start time will vary by a few minutes each evening. Sunset will occur from approximately 4:15 pm to 4:25 pm over the duration of the event.
What is solar power?
Utilization of panel absorbs the suns rays and converts it into an energy that can be stored in a battery. Then the battery energize the lights.
What are LEDs?
This highly “green” and energy efficient form of lighting is caused by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material (i.e. silicon) verses the filament-style light bulb (i.e. traditional lamp bulbs). LED lights have a life span of five years or more and consume approximately 80% less electricity than traditional incandescent lights.