The Garden's annual electrical extravaganza shines nightly through the holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
About the exhibition
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returned in 2018 with new features and crowd favorites – including new music and motion for last year’s buzz-worthy spectacle, Nature’s Wonders.
This past year brought the debut of the Skylights Lounge in the Skyline Garden. Plus, several larger-than-life plant giants from Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time awash in holiday glow.
Classic favorites like the Ice Goddess and Tunnel of Light, along with the Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest, Model Trains and other favorites continue to make the exhibition a must-see Atlanta holiday tradition.
Members save $5 on every ticket to Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. Join today to enjoy unlimited daytime admission, discounts to the Garden Gift Shop, reciprocal privileges at other gardens and much more.
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.
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. General Admission tickets purchased at Garden Admissions after 4 p.m. on the day of your visit are subject to a $5 walk-up fee.
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.
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, Group Tours & Private Events
- Block tickets are non-refundable and are only valid for the date purchased.
- Oversized vehicles including busses, limos and shuttles may not park onsite.
- Oversized vehicles including busses, limos and shuttles will not be allowed through the main entrance and must enter through the South Service gate of Piedmont Road.
- Please read the guidelines for more information.
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. General Admission tickets purchased at Garden Admissions after 4 p.m. on the day of your visit are subject to a $5 walk-up fee. 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.
For your children’s safety and the safety of all guests, wagons are not permitted during this exhibition. Strollers are welcome.
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, including rideshare apps, taxis or MARTA. Seek legal off-street parking when parking deck 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. For important information about group tours and block tickets, read the guidelines.
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. Reservations are highly recommended. Garden Admission is required for dining at Longleaf, the Quick Café or the Snack Bar.
Enjoy table service in the dining room.
Mon.: 5:15 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tues. – Sun.: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.* | 5:15 – 10 p.m.
*Last seating at 3 p.m.
Order soup, sandwiches and more from the counter in the back of the restaurant.
Mon.: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tues. – Thurs.: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 5 – 8 p.m.
Fri. – Sun.: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 5 – 9 p.m.
Grab a snack, warm drinks and beer/wine from the stand near the Kiss Me Arch.
Nightly: 5 – 10:30 p.m.
Get a kit and cook your own holiday delights on fire pits on the Twinkling Terrace.
Nightly: 5 – 11 p.m.
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.
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. Please note: model trains cannot run in inclement weather. Sponsored by: