Red Hills Desert Garden to sparkle for holiday season

Composite image | Background image of the Red Hills Desert Garden, St. George, Utah, May 20, 2015 | Photo By Mori Kessler, St. George News

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. 

 Event details

  • 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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1 Comment

  • .... November 29, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    This is absolutely fantastic news and I’m sure this will result in a positive reaction from the community and I would like to thank all those involved in making this possible. looking forward to it. this will be a wonderful gathering of friends and family and another community project by our wonderful city leaders.

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