Capturing Christmas Magic

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Capturing Christmas Magic

a christmas scene of several lit trees with silver ornaments
Becca Mathias

Dates & Price

November 29–December 6, 2023

Fee: $149

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $134

Fee includes all-day admission to the Gardens on the day the class is onsite.

This class is intended as an adult learning experience. Find out more about our Family Learning experiences.

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

This class is sold out.

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Start your class experience with an online orientation with professional photographer Andy Bale. Then, join us for an early-morning photography session along with Bale, who will provide guidance as you capture the riot of retro, the bevy of bright of this year’s A Longwood Christmas display throughout the Conservatory. Conclude your class online with a follow-up critique… and a whole lot of beautiful shots to proudly display at home.

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Wednesday, November 29, 6:30–7:30 pm

On-site Shoot
Saturday, December 2, 7:00–10:00 am

The inclement weather date is Sunday, December 3.

Online Critique
Wednesday, December 6, 6:30–8:30 pm

Full course content includes both the online and the onsite components.


Online via Zoom
Onsite throughout the Gardens

This program will take place partially or entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear footwear suited for walking on uneven paths and through wet areas.


Andy Bale

Additional Information

Photos taken during photography classes at Longwood may not be sold for commercial uses.