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Member Christmas Visiting Tips

Member Reservations

Members may visit anytime, but require free reservations after 2:00 pm on Peak Days (all Saturdays and Sundays from November 26–January 10; and every day from December 26–January 1). Reservations are limited, and sell out is likely. Member reservations are not timed—you may come any time of day. To avoid lines we encourage you to print your Member reservations at home and show them upon entry. Or, go paperless and open your print-at-home tickets on your smartphone prior to entering the Visitor Center for scanning. Chimes Tower Members and those included in their Membership level do not require reservations. 

Parking

We offer free on-site parking in our tree-lined lot. During peak visitation times, free off-site parking may be used if our on-site lot is full. Transportation is provided between the off-site parking and the Visitor Center entrance. Please follow the signage and note the Longwood staff members directing traffic on peak visitation days.

Members Bringing Guests

Guests not included in a Membership require a timed admission ticket. We cannot accommodate a Member's request for tickets if we are sold out. You may also purchase a Bring Friends package, or upgrade your Membership to a level that allows you to bring guests any time you visit the Gardens.

Using Complimentary Tickets?

Many complimentary admission tickets are not valid on Peak Days during A Longwood Christmas (all Saturdays and Sundays from November 26–January 10, and every day from December 26–January 1). Check your tickets as restrictions may apply.

Find out more about timed ticketing and see more visiting tips.

Members Quick Guide to Visiting and Bringing Guests
  Non-peak Days (Mondays–Fridays, Excluding Dec 26–Jan 1) Peak Days (Saturdays & Sundays, and Dec 26–Jan 1)
Members Come as you wish, no reservations required Free reservations required after 2:00 pm
Guests Included in Membership Level Come as you wish, no reservations required Free reservations required after 2:00 pm
Chimes Tower Members (& Guests Included in Chimes Tower Membership) Come as you wish, no reservations required Come as you wish, no reservations required
All Other Guests Timed Admission Tickets required Timed Admission Tickets required
Complimentary Guest Tickets Accepted Check your tickets as restrictions may apply