Dedicated to America’s favorite flower: the Rose!

The Gardens of the American Rose Center are transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland featuring thousands of twinkling lights, dozens of lighted displays, giant Christmas Cards to the Community, nightly entertainment, photos with Santa, rides on the Roseland Express train and tons of fun for the whole family! Don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop and our concession stand during your visit.

Please note that Christmas in Roseland is a walking event only and no carts are available.

Christmas in Roseland is a participant in the Holiday Trail of Lights tour! Click here to watch a video.

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays Only November 28 —December 21, 2014
ENCORE NIGHTs — Monday and Tuesday December 22-23, 2014
Gates are open from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Last car admitted at 9:30 p.m.

We have added more scenes for visitors to enjoy — an animated scene of penguins in a snowball fight, an 18-foot tall air dancer Santa Claus and a light projected snowstorm.


Thirty-minute evening performance periods are available for musical groups, church choirs, bell choirs, clowns and/or puppet performers, storytellers and dance groups. To book your group or for more information, call Peggy Spivey at 318-938-5402, ext. 229, or sign up online below. Performers are given passes to enter free of charge.


Group Rates 

Photos with Santa 

Roseland Express Train

• $20 per Carload
• $5 per Person
• Ages 2 and younger are free
• $50 per minibus (up to 25 people)
• $100 per charter bus
Please call 318-938-5402
to make a group reservation
• $10 per photo
• Santa will be here from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
• No personal film/digital/cell photography allowed
• Tickets may be purchased in the gift shop
• 2012 Santa Photo Gallery
• $5 per ticket
• The track is a small circuit
and it does not run through the gardens
• Tickets may be purchased in the gift shop
Christmas Cards
to the Community
Entertainment Volunteer


Click above to sign up for the 2014 contest!


The scores are in and the winners have been chosen!
Click below to see the winners!
2013 Christmas Cards to the Community winners

2013 Christmas in Roseland Art Competition winners







Photo by Jerry Jinks,

Photo by Jerry Jinks,

Christmas Cards to the Community

Congratulations to the winners!


  1. South Highlands Magnet
  2. Mooretown Elementary
  3. Keithville Elementary


  1. Youree Drive Middle School
  2. Caddo Middle Magnet
  3. Donnie Bickman Middle School

High School

  1. C.E. Byrd High School
  2. Captain Shreve High School
  3. Woodlawn High School

Best of Show: Booker T. Washington High School