Garden Lights,
Holiday Nights

Tickets are on sale now for the Garden's eighth annual electrical extravaganza,
Nov. 17, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019.

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About the exhibition

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returns with new features and crowd favorites – including new music and motion for last year’s buzz-worthy spectacle, Nature’s Wonders

This year brings the debut of the Skylights Lounge in the Skyline Garden. Plus, several larger-than-life plant giants from Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time will be awash in holiday glow.

See the Ice Goddess and Tunnel of Light along with the Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest, Model Trains and other favorites that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition.

Members save!

In addition to saving $5 on every ticket throughout the exhibition, Garden members may enjoy an exclusive preview of Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, Thursday, Nov. 15, 5 -10 p.m. Tickets for adults and children are $12.95, the lowest admission of the season. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (404-876-5859) or onsite any time before the event. These tickets may not be transferred to another date.

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Premium Ticket

Enjoy the complete Garden Lights, Holiday Nights experience at a great value. Get a drink ticket and limited-edition hologram 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. Purchase online, by phone (404-876-5859), or onsite. Premium drink tickets are not valid at Longleaf Restaurant.

Non-Member tickets

member tickets

General Admission Ticket

Valid only for date selected at time of purchase and not transferable to another night. No rain checks for inclement weather. Purchase online, by phone (404-876-5859), or onsite. Premium drink tickets are not valid at Longleaf Restaurant.

Non-Member tickets

member tickets


FLEX Tix allow you to change the date of your visit and can be purchased as General Admission or Premium tickets. Contact the Garden for an easy exchange to a different night at the same level.

Exchanges must be made at Garden Admissions, or by phone at the number provided in your emailed ticket confirmation. Upgraded date changes (Value Night to Peak Night, for example), require payment of the difference in ticket level. There are no refunds for downgraded date changes. Ticket value expires January 6, 2019.

Non-Member tickets

member tickets

Night Light Ticket

Experience the glow in the final hours of the exhibition. All tickets are $14.95 and are ONLY available for purchase at Garden Admissions after 9 p.m. on the night of your visit. Premium upgrade available for $24.95. Night Light Tickets may not be combined with any other discount, promotion or special offer.

Available in-person ONLY at Garden admissions

Block Tickets & Private Events

For block tickets of 50 or more email or call 404-876-5859.

To learn more about booking private events during Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, email the Special Events team or call 404-591-1585.

Know Before You Glow

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

Guest passes and reciprocal benefits 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. Multi-Visit SAGE Parking Passes are accepted.

The parking deck is shared with Piedmont Park, so parking may be limited; consider other means of transportation. 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.

Longleaf Restaurant

Come for the show and stay for dinner. Reservations are highly recommended, but not required. 

Longleaf Restaurant
Enjoy table service in the dining room.
Mon.: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tues. – Sun.: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 5 – 10:30 p.m.

Quick Café
Order soup, sandwiches and more from the counter in the back of the restaurant.
Mon.: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tues. – Fri.: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 5 – 8 p.m.
Sat. – Sun.: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 5 – 9 p.m.

Snack Bar
Grab a snack, warm drinks and beer/wine from the stand near the Kiss Me Arch.
Nightly: 5 – 10:30 p.m.

S’mores Station
Get a kit and cook your own holiday delights on fire pits on the Twinkling Terrace.
Nightly: 5 – 11 p.m.

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Nature's Wonders

The 2017 favorite is back! 1,600 strands of more than 70,000 color changing LED light pixels hang above the Canopy Walk choreographed to ALL-NEW arrays of music and motion, including the Northern Lights, a storm at sea, a gentle snowfall and more.

Botanical Saint Nick

Saturdays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8 and 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Meet Botanical Saint Nick, clad in his dark green robe and botanical head wreath.

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Reindog Parade

Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Join emcees Victoria Stilwell and Holly Firfer for the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden. Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes or to just show off.

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Ride-On Train

Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 17 – Jan. 6: All aboard The Botanical Express! The popular children’s Ride-on Train is set to depart for a trip around the Great Lawn.

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Model Trains

Nov. 17 – Jan. 6, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.: G scale choo-choo trains and a holiday trolley chug along seven tracks on this whimsical, beautifully landscaped mountain layout.

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