Garden of Lights

Garden of Lights 2014
December 6 – 23 and 26 – 30
5 – 9 pm


Tickets for Garden of Lights are available at the Welcome Center at the SD Botanic Garden.
There are no advance ticket sales available at the Garden or on the website.

For Garden of Lights event information, please contact Stephanie Wilson at or call 760/436-3036, x201.

A Limited Edition
Special GOL price. Click Here.

The Garden of Lights is presented by the County of San Diego

Rush Press

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

RR Donnelley San Diego

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Please contact Nancy Kelly at or 760/ 436-3036 x219
to learn how you can be involved in this popular family event.

Watch the GOL video – click here

Self-Guided Garden of Light Senior Group Visits

GOL Self-guided Senior Tour Confirmation and Request Form / Policy & Cancelation


After the sun goes down in December, the Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience!

Join in the fun that includes horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, visits with Santa, live music, refreshments and hot mulled wine (on select evenings). Snow also ‘falls’on select nights.

Cost: Members $8; seniors, active military, and students $10; Non-members $14. Children ages 3–12, $6. There will be additional fees for some activities.

For Garden of Lights event information, please contact Sam Beukema at or 760/436-3036, x204.

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DATE % Chance
of Snow*
Entertainment Horse &
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Wed, Dec 17 10% YES Tom Gates Duo - Jungle Bells YES
Thur, Dec 18 N/A YES Richard James Holiday Duo YES
Fri, Dec 19 N/A YES Mariachi imperial
de san diego
Sat, Dec 20 N/A YES Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind - holiday Jazz & World Music YES
Sun, Dec 21 N/A YES A Latin Holiday with Con Alma
Mon, Dec 22 N/A YES Sacha Boutros singing in the Holidays YES
Tue, Dec 23 N/A YES Sacha Boutros wishes you a
Merry Christmas!
Fri, Dec 26 100% YES Jimmer Bolden Quartet wishing you Jazzy Holidays! NO
Sat, Dec 27 50% YES Cuban holidays YES
Sun, Dec 28 100% YES Buck Howdy YES
Mon, Dec 29 50% YES Deijha Marie & Kanyau Kenyatta wishing you
happy holidays
Tue, Dec 30 50% YES Len Rainey & the Midnight Players YES

Puppet Shows Schedule
(located in the Ecke Building)

Dec. 26: “Harambee” an African folktale in honor of Kwanza about family working together.
Dec. 29 & 30: “Little Blue and the Trees” from Europe a tale about friendship, birds, and why trees
lose their leaves.

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Children’s Crafts
Crafts are available each night in the Ecke Building - free - $1.00

Visits with Santa
Available each night through December 23 - free

Marshmallow Roasting
Available each night in the Lawn area - free

Horse & Wagon Rides: $3.00 each

Food by Divine Fresh
Delicious traditional Greek selections
(Falafel, Gyros, Kebabs, soups and sweets) served a-­-la-­-carte or full meals as well as traditional fare: coffee, hot cocoa, spiced cider, hot dogs and s’mores are available on the Lawn House Patio
(market price)

*The Snow Forecast is a “Best Guess” prediction based on information available at the time of posting. All snow activity days are dependent upon the current weather conditions and subject to change.

**Mulled Wine costs: $2/4oz, $4/8oz

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Party Venue Available for the Holidays

Our beautiful Walled Garden is available for daytime or evening rentals during the month of
December for your intimate holiday wedding, special celebration, or employee party. Evening events really shine when surrounded by our stunning Garden of Lights! Rental includes tables and chairs for
up to 70 guests.

For more information or to make reservations, please call Lita Dantes at 760/ 436–3036 x205

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Banner Photos by Rachel Cobb