ST. GEORGE – Red Hills Desert Garden is getting in the spirit of the holidays with a lighting ceremony Thursday evening.
The garden will be transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of holiday lights and displays that are guaranteed to add a little sparkle to the season.
Displays will include reindeer, gift boxes, large globes and more. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served; the event is free and open to the public.
Red Hills Desert Garden is touted as Utah’s first desert conservation garden and is located on 4 1/2 acres along the northern rim of St. George.
The garden features more than 5,000 water-efficient plants, a 1,150-foot meandering stream and fish viewing area stocked with native and endangered species from the Virgin River, prehistoric dinosaur tracks, and a replica slot canyon that pays tribute to Southern Utah’s natural landscape.
The garden, which opened to the public in May 2015, is a collaborative project of the Washington County Water Conservancy District, City of St. George and Virgin River Program.
- What: Lighting ceremony at Red Hills Desert Garden.
- When: Thursday, Dec. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Where: Red Hills Desert Garden, 375 N. Red Hills Parkway in St. George.
- Cost: Free.
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