EDITED Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is a festive spectacle of lights throughout the Botanical Garden. It runs from November 18 to January 14, 2024, from 5 to 10 pm every night. It displays almost 2 million light bulbs, some depicting different animals or characters. It truly is a winter wonderland for all ages!


Ticket sales begin November 18 for the general public, and you must buy them online beforehand. Tickets range from $27.95 to $47.95 depending on what night you go on. There are value nights, regular nights, and peak nights. 

Value Nights: These are the cheapest tickets available; the dates for value nights are November 27-29, December 4-5, and January 8-14; $27.95 for adult tickets and $24.95 for children ages 3-12.

Regular Nights: These are the second cheapest tickets available during November 18-21 and 30, December 3, 6-7, 10-12, and January 1-7; $37.95 for adult tickets and $34.95 for children ages 3-12.

Peak Nights: This is when the largest number of people will be there, and these are the most expensive options for tickets. The dates are November 22-26, December 1-2, and 8-31; $47.95 for adult tickets and $44.95 for children ages 3-12.

Nature's Wonders

Nature’s Wonders is the largest and most spectacular aspect of Holiday Lights. It is an assortment of LED light strings with more than 70,000 color-changing light pixels on each string. These strings range from 16 to 64 feet long.  The lights are choreographed to music and sound effects. You can find this attraction on the Canopy Walk in the garden. 

Other Displays

This year, the gardens will showcase many different displays. This includes a new 144-foot-long wintery white skynet by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics. It also includes orchestral orbs with 14 million different colors dancing to holiday music on the Great Lawn. This year will also see the return of the White Rabbit, the largest mosaic culture artwork, in the Skyline Garden Pond. 

Eco-Friendly Show

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights prides itself on environment-friendly light displays. They buy their power through a “green” energy program, which supports solar and biomass power generation. The garden's president and CEO, Mary Pat Matheson states that 95% of the bulbs are LED, an environmentally friendly alternative to regular light bulbs. In addition, “The garden is dedicated to conservation, and is acutely aware of the problems created by fossil fuel-generated power,according to their president.

With all that being said, plan your trip to visit the Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Botanical Garden!