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South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center celebrating 'Holly Days'

It is the last weekend you can enjoy Holly Days at the Botanical Gardens!

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is all dressed up in lights and sounds of Christmas as part of the center's annual "Holly Days."

It all includes a 20-foot live, lighted fir tree; bromeliad tree in the Bromeliad Conservatory; orchid tree in Orchid Conservatory; new lighted, fabric-wrapped trees in the Plumeria Garden; lighted candy canes, and the Hay Maze also has been converted from fall to Christmas décor. The floral exhibits, reptiles, butterflies and parrot exhibits are also available for those who pay a visit to the center. 

All who attend are able to take photos with Santa and all the decorations that surround the area.

Animal Behavioral Specialist Brianna McGuirl said it's a special experience to visit at this time.

"A lot of people love to come out at night when it's mystical and you get to see everything in a different light," she said.

The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center will be open until 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays so that guests can enjoy lights, trees, and decorations from now until Dec. 18.

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