Garden of Lights
Dec. 3-23 & 26-30, 2016
After the sun goes down in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland. More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of this fantastic 37-acre urban oasis each evening from 5–9 pm for a magical holiday experience.
Bring the family and experience the magic as 100,000 sparkling lights illuminate several spectacular garden areas, including the iconic Lawn Garden, Tropical Rainforest, Waterfall Deck, Undersea Succulent Garden, Eucalyptus Grove, Seeds of Wonder (children’s area) and Bamboo Garden, containing the nation’s largest collection of bamboo.
Garden of Lights is the San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual gift to the San Diego Community, featuring events and activities that everyone in your family will enjoy. Nightly festivities will include local blues and jazz bands, as well as delicious food from Red Oven Artisanal Pizza and Pasta, and hot coffee and treats from the Feel Good Coffee Cart. Numerous family-friendly activities include horse-drawn wagon rides (on selected evenings), holiday crafts, spin art, visits with Santa, hot mulled wine (on selected evenings), a nutcracker display, and even snow for sledding (on selected nights).
Unique plant-related gift items will be on sale for the plant lovers in your life. Peruse cork purses, garden-themed jewelry, hats, aprons, candles, and garden art, along with winter plants ready to enhance your holiday garden.
Admission Sunday – Thursday: Members $10; seniors, active military, and students $10; non-members $15. Children ages 3–12, $6. There will be additional fees for some activities.
Admission on Premium Nights (Friday and Saturday): Members, Seniors, Military $10, Non-Members $20, Youth $5
Tickets for Garden of Lights are available at the Welcome Center at the San Diego Botanic Garden on the evening of visitation. sdbgarden.org