Winter Lights

The cafe will be open and serving a Winter Lights menu from 

6:00 to 9:45. 

To place your reservation for the Holiday Thyme Buffet click on the Open Table link located below this paragraph.

  • The price is $21 for adults, $12 for kids from ages 5-10 and kids under 5 eat free. 
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Night  Buffets are $28 for adults, $15 for kids from ages
  •  5-10 and kids under 5 eat free. 

 The dates we will be serving the buffet are: November 24 and 25
December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, and 31
There are two seatings: 6:15 and 7:30 


Please buy your tickets to Winter Lights through the NC Arboretum before you make a reservation. More and more dates are being sold out and you need those tickets to get to the Cafe.


Winter Lights buffet menu 2017 (pdf)


Winter Lights Cafe Menu 2017 (pdf)



 The Holiday Lights Buffet is at the NC Arboretum and is part of the Winter Lights Celebration. The price of the buffet is in addition to the Winter Lights ticket. 

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