Garden Lights, Holiday Nights presented by Invesco QQQ shines nightly through Jan. 14. Watch us compete for best display in the country on ABC-TV's The Great Christmas Light Fight on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m.
Night Light Tickets
On select dates in December and every night beginning January 1, admission after 9:30 p.m. starts at just $19.95 for adults. Availability is limited.
Purchase tickets in advance online by selecting the 9:30 p.m. time slot on one of these dates:
December 4 – 7 | December 11 – 14
December 18 – 20 | January 1 – 14
About the Exhibition
Back for its 13th year, Garden Lights, Holiday Nights presented by Invesco QQQ features familiar favorites and new installations, including Skyline Frost, a new skynet by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics; illuminated metal birds and deer by Cédric Le Borgne and the return of White Rabbit to the Skyline Garden.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is presented with support from:
The Great Christmas Light Fight
Watch us compete for best display in the country on ABC-TV’s The Great Christmas Light Fight on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. The Garden is up against three other professional displays to win the coveted judge’s trophy and a $50,000 grand prize.
Choose Your Tickets
Experience the benefits of the best Garden Lights ticket package ever offered!
- Includes FLEX TIX: Choose your preferred date and enjoy the ability to change if needed.
- NO TIME RESTRICTIONS: Arrive whenever you’d like on the scheduled date of your visit.
- Each ticket comes with a lighted bulb necklace and a holiday treat.
- Also includes hologram glasses, drink ticket and express entry.
No rain checks for inclement weather. Purchase online. Premium drink tickets are not valid at Longleaf Restaurant. Admission tickets are limited to 12 per order.
Enjoy Garden Lights, Holiday Nights with a complimentary drink ticket and hologram glasses. Premium ticket holders also enjoy express entry.
Valid only for date selected at time of purchase and not transferable to another night. No rain checks for inclement weather. Purchase online. Premium drink tickets are not valid at Longleaf Restaurant. Admission tickets are limited to 12 per order.
General Admission Ticket
General Admission tickets are the year’s best value (on value nights) and are valid only for the date and time of purchase. They are not transferable to another night.
General Admission tickets must be purchased in advance before the day of your visit. Limited Premium tickets may be available for same-day purchase.
No rain checks for inclement weather. Purchase online. Admission tickets are limited to 12 per order.
Flex Tix allows you to change the date of your visit due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. It can be purchased with General Admission or Premium tickets. Premium+ tickets include Flex Tix. Contact the Garden for an easy exchange to a different night at the same level. Flex tix value expires Jan. 14, 2024.
Exchanges must be made 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. FLEX Tix cannot be transferred to sold-out nights.
Admission tickets are limited to 12 per order.
Night Light Tickets
Night Light tickets are back! On select dates in December and every night beginning January 1, admission after 9:30 p.m. starts at just $19.95 for adults. Availability is limited.
Purchase tickets in advance online by selecting the 9:30 time slot on one of these dates:
Monday, December 4
Tuesday, December 5
Wednesday, December 6
Thursday, December 7
Monday, December 11
Tuesday, December 12
Wednesday, December 13
Thursday, December 14
Monday, December 18
Tuesday, December 19
Wednesday, December 20
What are timed tickets? Does it mean I only have 30 minutes in the Garden?
Garden Lights tickets (with the exception of Premium+ Tickets) are only valid AFTER the purchased time slot. For example, if your tickets are for 7 p.m., they cannot be scanned until 7 p.m.
Guests are kindly asked to arrive within 15 minutes of the scheduled ticket time, though accommodations will be made for guests who arrive after the scheduled window.
Once you arrive, you may explore the Garden for as long as you’d like, which usually takes 1.5 – 2 hours. Dress appropriately for this outdoor walking experience.
Timed tickets ensure the best experience for all guests.
Can I purchase tickets on site?
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights sells out frequently. Purchase in advance online, by phone or in-person to ensure you get your preferred night and time. There are no processing fees to purchase online or by phone.
Where do I park? How much does parking cost?
Parking in the SAGE Parking facility is $10 per vehicle.
The Garden’s on-site parking deck is shared with Piedmont Park, so parking will be extremely limited on most nights. If the deck is temporarily full when you arrive, return 10-15 minutes later, as the facility fills and empties in waves. Alternate means of transportation, including rideshare apps, taxis and MARTA are strongly encouraged when possible.
Multi-Visit SAGE Parking Passes are not accepted. The Garden no longer offers a carpool discount.
Oversized vehicles, buses and limos are not permitted to park on-site.
What if it rains or snows?
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is rain or shine. No rain checks are given for inclement weather.
Purchase Flex Tix to change the date of your visit in the event of rain.
I didn't buy Flex Tix. Can I change my date?
General Admission and Premium tickets are date- and time-specific. If you did not purchase Flex Tix, you may contact our ticket office to change your tickets to a new day or time. There is a $10 per ticket rebooking fee for each change.
Does my membership include tickets to Garden Lights?
No. All members must purchase tickets to Garden Lights. Garden members save $5 on every Garden Lights ticket.
At the beginning of every Garden Lights exhibition, members enjoy an exclusive, one-night-only preview when tickets are offered at the lowest price of the season.
Guest passes and reciprocal benefits are not accepted for this special event.
Do you offer wheelchairs or electric scooters?
Yes. Wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved.
Wheelchairs are complimentary and may be requested as your tickets are scanned in the Hardin Visitor Center. Quantities are limited.
Scooters are $25+tax and must be purchased by credit card at Garden Admissions. Scooters may not be rented in inclement weather. Quantities are limited.
A photo I.D. must be left with our Guest Experience team while wheelchairs or scooters are rented.
I'm bringing a big group to Garden Lights. Does the Garden offer group discounts? Can we park our oversized vehicle there?
No. The Garden does not offer group discounts on tickets to Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. There is no onsite parking for oversized vehicles, which include buses, large vans and limos.
Other Garden Policies
No outside food or drink.
No weapons of any kind.
No smoking or vaping of any kind.
For all guests’ safety, wagons are not permitted during this exhibition. Strollers are welcome.
Purchasing beer, wine and spirits requires a 21+ valid photo I.D. Last call at Garden bars is 10:30 p.m. Purchases are limited to two drinks per person. Single-servings only.
Dining at Garden Lights
5 – 10 p.m. Last seating at 9:45 p.m.
Enjoy table service in the dining room each night.
Guests are encouraged to make reservations via OpenTable to dine at Longleaf during Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. A timed admission ticket is required to enter the Atlanta Botanical Garden in advance of your dining reservation time. Walk-in seating is extremely limited, and on many nights, may be unavailable.
Tables may only be reserved for parties of eight or fewer. Groups of 16 or more guests must reserve via the Garden’s Special Events team. Parties of larger than eight that attempt to make multiple reservations with the hopes of sitting together will be split up and subject to the pace of the restaurant during this high-traffic event.
Here are the steps to take to ensure your visit and reservation:
- Purchase your Garden Lights, Holiday Nights tickets, making note of your date and arrival time.
- Book your dinner reservation for any available time AFTER your Garden admission time.
- Arrive to the Garden at your ticketed time, then head to Longleaf at the time of your reservation, earlier if possible.
Reservations are held for 15 minutes before they are released. Please plan accordingly for potentially extreme parking delays at the Garden entrance during this popular event. Guests who do not claim their reservation within the 15 minute grace period will be moved to a waitlist, or be allowed to secure a new reservation, pending availability.
The host team will call guests to confirm their reservation and the time of their admission within 48 hours of the reservation date.
Please note: Selections are subject to change.
Longleaf Quick Café
Nightly, 5 – 11 p.m.
Light bites and beverages.
Snack Bar, Garden Bars & S’Mores
Nightly, 5 – 10:30 p.m.
Purchase light festival fare and beverages from the Snack Bar near the Kiss Me Arch or roast your own s’mores with kits available in the Skyline Garden. Garden bars offer beer, wine, soft drinks, hot chocolate and cider – spiked if you like!
Please note: The Garden is card-only. Cash is not accepted. Garden Admission is required for dining at Longleaf, the Quick Café and the Snack Bar.