See The Botanical Garden Shine For Lightscape

Christmas lights

If you want to see something that will likely blow your mind, other than somehow actually capturing Santa in the act of delivering your presents on Christmas Eve, then go see the Botanical Garden shine for Lightscape. In it’s second year in San Antonio, Lightscape is a one-mile trail featuring seven installations of lights accompanied by festive music and other awesomeness.

One Million Lights

We’d didn’t count them, but we believe it. The stunning display is accompanied by seasonal music throughout the garden. Installations include Winter Cathedral, Fire Garden, and Bluebonnets.

Food and Drinks

As long as the lights are getting you in the holiday spirit, how about a little seasonal food and beverages, too? There are a variety of options on site, including roasted s’mores.

How To Get Your Tickets

Many nights sell out, but if you can get in you should arrive approximately 15 minutes before your allotted time slot. The hours are from 5:30 until 9 p.m. from now until January 8. A new group enters every 15 minutes and most guests finish the trail in about 90 minutes.

More Info To Know Ahead Of Time

  • Plan to arrive at the gate 15 minutes prior to your entry time slot, allowing time to park, ride the shuttle, and check in.
  • Early entry cannot be accommodated. Late entry is not guaranteed but may be granted at the discretion of the box office.
  • Outside food and beverage is not allowed in the garden.
  • Cash is not accepted – Visa, Master Card, American Express & Apple Pay are available.
  • The event is rain or shine. There are no rainchecks for inclement weather.
  • Guest passes and reciprocal benefits are not accepted for this special event.
  • Garden members receive a $2 discount for entry.

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Parking reservations for Lightscape must be made in advance. Onsite VIP parking is limited and there are a small amount of valet spaces available. Offsite parking is at the University of the Incarnate Word Founders Hall Parking Lots & Garage. Shuttles arrive every 10-15 minutes.


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