Conservatory Crossing at Garfield Park Conservatory | 2022

Every year, we visit Garfield Park to see the Sunken Gardens and the Garfield Park Conservatory during various stages of bloom. The Garfield Park Conservatory is host to several of our favorite programs including their holiday display, Conservatory Crossing. Conservatory Crossing at Garfield Park on the south side of Indianapolis is a beautiful, seasonal show of twinkling white Christmas lights, pink, red, and white poinsettias, and train layouts.

Trains, Flowers, and Sparkling Lights

During the COVID pandemic, the Conservatory was unable to display the classic trains due to space and social distancing concerns. While the Tropical Holiday show was a great alternative for that time, we are glad to see Conservatory Crossing return as a beloved Indy tradition! 

The Conservatory is full of festive decorations and florals during the holidays. It might look like a winter wonderland, but you can leave the cold outside for this indoor adventure. See beautiful poinsettias, watch the model trains run through a miniature village blanketed in snow, and enjoy displays of twinkle lights throughout the building.  

The exhibit opens on November 25 and will close on December 31. Please note the Conservatory will be closed from December 23-26. Admission to Conservatory Crossing at Garfield Park Conservatory is $5 per person, or $12 per family (2 adults max). 

Conservatory Crossing Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

On December 21 and 28, Conservatory Crossing will remain open until 8:00 pm.

CLOSED December 23-26

Special Programs at the Conservatory

Enhance your visit to Conservatory Crossing by joining a special event hosted by Indy Parks and Recreation!

For a fee of $6 per child, preschoolers aged 2-5 can participate in themed activities centered around the train display at Jungle Tales – Trains. You can expect stories, crafts, and more at this program held on December 13 and 14 from 10:00 am-11:00 am. Registration is limited and required.

On December 10, the whole family is invited to Holidays at Garfield, an opportunity to see Conservatory Crossing for free. The Conservatory, Family Center, and Arts Center will all have festive activities for children and caregivers to enjoy together. Stop by from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. 


Find more of the best things to do with kids for Christmas in Indy on our list!


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