San Diego Botanic Garden Annual Garden Of Lights
San Diego Botanic Garden presents its annual Garden of Lights holiday event from December 8-23 and 26-30, from 5-9pm. As the sun goes down, the San Diego Botanic Garden will be transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the garden for a magical holiday experience. Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind and enjoy a relaxing evening strolling through the lighted garden.
Snow will be at the garden December 8-13 and again from December 26-30 (weather permitting). Please bring your own sled (no metal runners please).
Live music will fill the air nightly from 6-8pm. Including the Peace on Earth Christmas Carolers, lively mariachis, and more.
Beginning on December 15, a team of big Blond Belgian draft horses will provide wagon rides through the lower area of the garden, the only way to see the lights in this part of the garden at night.
Huddle around the campfire to roast marshmallows. Santa will greet young and old alike each night before Christmas from 5:30-8:30pm, in the brightly lit gazebo, providing a terrific photo opportunity.
To keep our guests warm, there will be hot mulled wine in the Lawn House Garden for purchase. Additionally, The Coffee Hut will be offering hot coffee and cocoa, and supplies to make s’mores to enhance your marshmallow roasting experience. Hungry? El Pollo Loco will provide healthy Mexican fare each night.
Children can create a variety of special holiday crafts to take home. This will be in the Ecke Building, home to the Nutcracker Exhibit displaying a collection of over 50 nutcrackers. There will be additional fees for some activities.
Fellow and Benefactor Society Members: free
All Other Members: $6 or 1 guest admission ticket
Non-members: Adults $12; Seniors, Military, Students $8
All Children 3-12: $4
Children 2 and under: free
Parking is free
Need a unique gift for the holidays? Opt for a San Diego Botanic Garden membership. Memberships begin at $50, and if you are active duty military, you can purchase a one-year family membership for only $25. (www.sdbgarden.org)