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Garden Of Lights


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Dec 3 - Dec 30, 2016[days & times]
  • WHERE San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $5 - $20

Garden of Lights 2016
Dec. 3 – 23 and 26 – 30, 2016
5–9 p.m.

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 p.m. for a magical holiday experience.

Garden of Lights is the San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual gift to the San Diego community.

Participate in events and activities that everyone in your family will enjoy. Nightly entertainment, including local blues and jazz bands, as well as delicious food from Red Oven Artisanal Pizza and Pasta, and hot coffee and treats from the Jitter Bean, will be available.

Numerous family-friendly activities are also part of the festivities including:
Horse-drawn wagon rides (on selected evenings)
Holiday Crafts
Spin Art
Marshmallow Roasting
Visits with Santa (Dec. 3 – 23, 2016)
Hot Mulled Wine
Snow for sledding (on selected evenings)
Puppet Shows (on selected evenings)
Holiday Carolers (on selected evenings)
Nutcracker display
Unique plant-related gift items will be on sale at our Gift Shops for the plant lovers in your life. Cork purses, garden-themed jewelry, hats, aprons, candles, and garden art are all available. As well as winter plants, ready to enhance your holiday garden.

Come out and experience the holidays ‘Southern California Style’ at San Diego Botanic Garden’s Garden of Lights!

(Sunday – Thursday):
Members $10; seniors, active military, and students $10; non-members $15.
Children ages 3–12, $5.

*There will be additional fees for some activities.

Admission on Premium Nights
(Friday and Saturday):
Members, Seniors, Military $10, Non-Members $20, Children ages 3–12, $5.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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