Bring the whole family to Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest to celebrate the holidays. Santa Clause is heading down from the North Pole to visit children, young and old, in the vintage Railway Depot. Bring your camera and snap a photograph with jolly old St. Nick from noon to 4 p.m. December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16. Advance tickets are not required. All winter long, admission pricing is $5 per carload.
While waiting for Santa, enjoy a warm cup of cocoa, create a holiday craft to take home and see the handcrafted Christmas villages throughout the Railway Depot. At the center of it all is the Signature Train Tree. Visitors will delight in the three miniature tracks and trains running along the branches.
After visiting Santa, explore the arboretum’s winter wonderland. Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest offers snowshoe rental in the Railway Depot. Limited availability, first come first served. Sled to your heart’s content on the mounds south of the parking lot or bring your cross country skis and swoosh through the beautiful winter landscape.
Interested in bringing a group to explore the winter season at Taltree? Bring a group of 10-30 on a weekday during December and receive special admission pricing of $30 for the group. Available Monday through Friday. Reservations required- please call (219) 462-0025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Taltree was Renamed Gabis Arboretum in 2018
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a 330-acre, dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies with more than 6 miles of hiking trails. Taltree is open year round and offers a wide variety of events and classes for all ages. Proceeds received by the nonprofit organization power its conservation, restoration and education initiatives.
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