Internationally Acclaimed ‘Lightscape’ Now At San Diego Botanic Garden For The Holidays

Lightscape transforms the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden from November 18 through January 1, and the experience is breathtaking!

The enchanting, after-dark, illuminated trail spans one mile and features spectacular sights with eye-catching artistic installations from international artists that come alive at night with color, imagination, and sound.

Lightscape San Diego

Lightscape San Diego is finally happening!

“Visitors to the Garden will experience this internationally-renowned holiday light show, unlike anything San Diego venues have offered before. Following sold-out shows in cities around the world, we look forward to transforming the Garden into an enchanting, festive, after-dark spectacular where family and friends celebrate and make memories. We are thrilled to launch what we know will become a San Diego holiday tradition.”

Lightscape has been dazzling the world’s biggest cities over the last ten years including sold-out runs in London, Chicago, Melbourne, and New York.

This year, Lightscape plans to equally establish itself as a celebrated holiday tradition in San Diego.

Over one million twinkling lights

trees with lights

Set along a beautifully illuminated walking trail custom-designed for San Diego, Lightscape visitors walk a one-mile-long path with suspended strands and tunnels of light, a fire garden, lantern trees, and artistic installations, while toasting marshmallows over a fire and drinking hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks along the trail.

This one-of-a-kind, immersive experience at the garden guides visitors through a festive world of wonder with over one million twinkling lights in various attractions from the Cathedral of Light to the Star Tunnel and the Fire Garden.

Check out the Instagram Reel from our visit!

In partnership with Sony Music

San Diego Botanic Garden is producing Lightscape in association with Sony Music, which amazes millions of people year after year with similar shows in multiple locations across the world, including the U.K. and Australia.

Additionally, Lightscape is creatively produced by Culture Creative and promoted in partnership with WAD Entertainment.

illuminating flower in the middle of a body of water

Lightscape Info and Tickets

Lightscape at the San Diego Botanic Garden opens to the public on Friday, November 18 and runs through Sunday, January 1 from 5PM to 8:30PM, with the exception of Christmas Day.

Tickets start at $29 for adults, $18 for children ages 3-12, and free for ages 2 and under. Discounted tickets are also available for San Diego Botanic Garden Members and active and combat-disabled Military with I.D. Parking is also available for $10 per vehicle, or $20 on the day of visit. Entry times are every 15 minutes, and tickets are available for purchase online by visiting here.

San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 300 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024. For more info, visit the website here and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

See you there, San Diego!

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  • Start Date
    November 18, 2022 5:00 pm
  • End Date
    January 1, 2023 10:00 pm
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    • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • Address
    300 Quail Gardens Dr.
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