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Winter Bonsai Solstice returns December 16

Explore intricate bonsai illuminated by soft lights

 

WHAT

For one night only, on Saturday, December 16 Pacific Bonsai Museum will illuminate its world-renowned collection in a serene display of holiday magic. Visitors can take a stroll and explore bonsai by night in a peaceful, woodsy setting.


50 bonsai will be on display. Select bonsai will have special lighting installations. Luminaria light the way and add to the festive atmosphere. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own flashlights to investigate all the bonsai in their remarkable detail.


While they are here, visitors can sip hot chocolate while they shop for holiday gifts at two pop-up shops: the Pacific Bonsai Museum pop-up shop--offering mugs, hats, books, pins, magnets, and more--and local glass artist Matt Fimiano’s pop-up shop--with blown glass ornaments, votives, tumblers, and more handmade treasures.


This is only one of two nights that Pacific Bonsai Museum is open at night. (The other occurs at Summer Solstice.) Winter Bonsai Solstice has been a favorite community tradition since 2015. Visitors return year after year to honor the solstice, celebrate the return of longer days, and embrace the generous spirit of the holidays and community.



WHO

Open to the whole community. Kid- and family-friendly. 

 


COST

Admission is free. (Suggested donations of $12 for adults to support the museum are always appreciated).

 


WHEN

Saturday, December 16 from 4 pm to 7 pm



WHERE

Pacific Bonsai Museum is located on the campus of the former Weyerhaeuser Company headquarters at 2515 S 336th Street, Federal Way, WA 98001


 

PARKING

Plentiful free parking is available across from the Museum at the Garden Parking lot. Follow the luminaria-lined trail to the Museum entrance. Wheelchair-accessible parking and a passenger drop-off/pick-up area is available at the Museum entrance.

 

 

MORE INFO

(253) 353-7345



SOCIAL

See event on Facebook: Winter Bonsai Solstice


 

ABOUT PACIFIC BONSAI MUSEUM

Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai. Fifty of the Museum’s 150 bonsai are displayed at any given time in an outdoor fine art museum setting in the open air of a large forest in Federal Way, Washington. The Museum is poised at the forefront of an evolving art form that is transforming in a uniquely American fashion. ~55,000 people from across the globe visit the museum each year. Admission is always offered free by donation so everyone can experience the beauty of bonsai. Learn more at https://www.pacificbonsaimuseum.org/.



MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm. The Museum is closed every Monday. This year we will be closed for a winter break from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day.



EVENT PHOTOS

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  1. Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) raft bonsai planted on a ‘Wonder Rock’ originally created by John Naka in 1957; on display at Winter Bonsai Solstice 2022. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum.

  2. Lighting display at Winter Bonsai Solstice 2022. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum.

  3. Luminaria and visitors at Winter Bonsai Solstice 2022. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum.

  4. Glass artist Matt Fimiano’s pop-up shop at Winter Bonsai Solstice 2022. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum.

  5. Pyracantha (Pyracantha angustifolia) bonsai; In training as a bonsai since 1970; Original artist: Cheen Chong Yea; on display at Winter Bonsai Solstice 2022. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum.

  6. Tall Stewartia (Stewartia monadelpha) bonsai; In training as a bonsai since 1965; Original artist: Yasuo Mitsuya; on display at Winter Bonsai Solstice 2022. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum.

  7. Visitors at Winter Bonsai Solstice 2022. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum.

  8. Visitors at Winter Bonsai Solstice 2022. Photo by Pacific Bonsai Museum.


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