Winter is the only season where snowmen are judged by their personality as well as their performance in the swimsuit competition. Get to know wintertime's finest with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two admissions to Cleveland Botanical Garden's WinterShow (up to a $17 value). This Groupon is valid from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 6–9 and 13–16. Children younger than 3 receive free admission.
Cleveland Botanical Garden’s WinterShow warms up the season with holiday-themed displays and events including festive foliage, gingerbread houses, and live-music performances. Navigating the festival guides wintertime duos toward the edible walls of intricate gingerbread houses, each crafted by professional and amateur food-construction crews using icing, candy-cane lampposts, and zoning permits written on peanut brittle. Feet ferry their owners to discover a floral carpet of holiday plants, christmas cacti blooming in a glasshouse, and a towering 20-foot Christmas tree. Mellifluous melodies fill the air as musical ensembles breathe life into yuletide classics, and famous children's tales serve as the themes for decorated trees. Meander out to the Geis Terrace to feast eyes on a modern menorah and then placate rumbling stomachs at the Garden Café, which serves a full lineup of sweet and savory seasonal treats. Meanwhile, guests enter the garden store to search for gifts for family or knitted sweaters to keep their bare trees warm during winter.
Though Cleveland Botanical Garden sometimes features a discounted price, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Shaded boardwalks and winding trails connect all these visual splendors, eventually leading visitors to the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. Divided into a Madagascar desert and a Costa Rican rainforest, the glasshouse showcases 50 types of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, plus 350 exotic plants, including a colossal strangler fig. Experts shine a light on such specimens during botanical lectures, which are one of many educational programs the garden offers, ranging from gardening symposiums to kids' science classes.