Garden Lights

Holiday Nights


Garden Lights encores for a sixth season! Tickets now on sale.

The annual electrical extravaganza features spectacular light displays throughout the Garden. In 2016, explore the new Walk of Flames and a newly expanded Tunnel of Light along with favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition.

Watch the Holiday Lights turn on

Saturday, Nov 12 - Saturday, Jan 7

5 - 10 p.m.

Ticket Prices


Ticket prices vary based on Non-Peak and Peak Nights. Discounted tickets for Peak Nights are available online before 4 p.m. on the day of the show. Tickets may now be transferrable with the purchase of a Flex Tix.

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General Admission Ticket
GET THE BEST DEAL! General Admission tickets purchased in advance online are this year's best value. Valid only for date selected at time of purchase and not transferable to another night. No rain checks for inclement weather. Children under 3 receive free admission.

Advance General Admission can be purchased online, by phone, or onsite before 4 p.m. on day of the show. Walk-Up General Admission may be purchased onsite after 4 p.m. on day of the show and will be $5 more at the door.

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Premium Ticket
NEW! Enjoy the complete Garden Lights, Holiday Nights experience. Get a drink ticket and exclusive 3-D glasses at Garden Admissions before seeing the show in a whole new light.

Valid only for date selected at time of purchase and not transferable to another night. No rain checks for inclement weather. Premium Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or onsite at anytime.

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Flex Tix
NEW! Added to a General Admission or Premium Ticket, the Flex Tix upgrade allows you to change the date of your visit. Contact the Garden for an easy exchange to a different night at the same level. Should weather or other issues interfere with your scheduled visit, you can exchange your ticket to different night at the same level.

Exchanges must be made at Garden Admissions, or by phone or email at or 404-888-4771. If you exchange your ticket from a Non-Peak night to a Peak night, you will be required to pay the difference in ticket price. If you change your ticket from a Peak night to a Non-Peak night, no refund is given.

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Night Light Ticket
A GREAT DEAL! Experience the glow in the final hours of the exhibition on Peak Nights. All tickets are $20 and must be purchased at Garden Admissions after 9 p.m. on the night of your visit.

Know Before You Glow

Advance tickets are a better value and highly encouraged to speed entry. BUY EARLY AND SAVE! Ticket price does not include sales tax or a $3 online processing fee.

Guest passes are not accepted for this special event. Tickets are non-refundable; valid only for date selected at time of purchase. Tickets are non-transferable to another night unless Flex Tix Upgrade is purchased. Rain or shine. No rain checks for inclement weather. Dress appropriately for this outdoor walking experience.

Weekend parking (Fri-Sun) is $10 or $5 for cars of 4 or more people. Mon-Thurs parking is $5.The parking deck is shared with Piedmont Park, so parking may be limited, consider other means of transportation. Get your first Uber ride FREE (up to $15) with promotion code ABG2016.

Multi-Visit SAGE Parking Passes are accepted. Seek legal off-street parking when parking facility is temporarily full or return 10-15 minutes later, as the parking deck fills and empties in waves. Oversized vehicles, buses and limos are not permitted to park onsite.

Outside food and beverages not permitted. Weapons of any kind are prohibited. The Garden is a nicotine free environment.


Come for the show and stay for dinner! Linton's, the new Garden restaurant helmed by Linton Hopkins, will be open during Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. Enjoy commanding views of the Southern Seasons Garden, Levy Parterre, Alston Overlook and the Atlanta skyline beyond. Garden admission is required to dine. Walk-in guests are welcome; reservations are not required, but recommended.

Premium drink tickets are not valid at Linton's.

Restaurant Hours:
Monday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday: 9 a.m. 3 p.m. | 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Quick Cafe
Monday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday: 9 a.m. 4 p.m. | 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Petit Cafe
Monday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Thanksgiving/Christmas/ New Years: All locations 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

More Information

Other Holiday Events

Holiday Model Train Show
Nov. 12 - Jan. 7
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Weekends and select Weekdays
Nov. 19, 20, 26, 27
Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17-24
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Botanical Saint Nick
Nov. 26
Dec. 3, 10, 17
10 a.m. - 2p.m.

Reindog Parade
Sat. Dec. 3
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Orchestral Orbs light up the night! Party with the Botanical Bears in the Fuqua Orchid Center!

Garden Lights Photos

Sponsors & Partners

Lead Sponsor

home depot

Supporting Sponsors

isdell family foundation