Tickets are on sale now for the Garden's eighth annual electrical extravaganza,
Nov. 17, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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, 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.
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, but not required.
Enjoy table service in the dining room.
Mon.: 5:15 p.m. – 11 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.
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.
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.
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. Sponsored by: