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Help Light-Up the Night with a New Asheville Tradition

ASHEVILLE NC – The North Carolina Arboretum will begin a new tradition this month with Winter Lights opening November 22and running through January 4.  Visitors will walk through a winter wonderland and experience the gardens in a whole new way! The Arboretum is seeking volunteers – individuals, families and groups, to help and be part of the inaugural year.

The Arboretum has collaborated with Jerry Stripling, former designer and manager of holiday decorations, special projects and events for Walt Disney World®, to create a truly magical experience. This new light show will enhance the natural beauty of the gardens and landscape. By bringing in new visitors and involving volunteers, Winter Lights helps to support the Arboretum’s mission of cultivating connections between people and plants.

Volunteers may enjoy the event while helping out in a variety of fun ways as part of the festivities. Outside opportunities are available at the Fire & S’mores station or having fun welcoming and directing visitors as a Greeter/Wayfinder. If you prefer indoors, volunteers are needed to assist with admissions, in the gift shop or at the information desk. Volunteer shifts are available seven days a week, 5:30 – 9:30 PM, including holidays. Minors 16 and over are welcome to volunteer for designated positions with adult supervision. Individuals and groups are encouraged to sign up!

Find out more and sign up to volunteer at http://www.ncarboretum.org/join-and-give/volunteer/, email [email protected] or call 828- 665-2492 x 219.

Winter Lights will be open nightly and feature music, gifts, and food & beverages. Tickets are on sale now exclusively through eTix.com and are date-specific with limited quantities. All tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold at the gate.

Located in the inspirational Southern Appalachian Mountains, The North Carolina Arboretum cultivates connections between people and plants through creative expressions of landscape stewardship, including:     Conservation, Education, Garden Demonstration, Research, and Economic Development. Find out more and plan a visit today – http://www.ncarboretum.org.

For Further Information Contact:

Tara Griffith, Coordinator of Volunteer & Guest Services

North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville NC 28806

(828) 665-2492 x 219

E-mail: [email protected]

http://www.ncarboretum.org

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