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Explore, learn and connect at the Garden with special events for every season!

Santa's Nature Workshop

December 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Create your own fun crafts and festive gifts in Santa’s Nature Workshop. Bring the whole family to decorate a snowflake ornament, create a winter-inspired holiday card, build a mobile from natural and upcycled materials, and meet Santa. ‘Tis the season to celebrate with friends and family at San Diego Botanic Garden!

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Lightscape installation. lite up lily in bamboo pond with colorful spotlights


November 17 – January 1

Another dazzling year of Lightscape is just around the corner! Featuring exciting new installations along with returning fan favorites, this one-mile loop has been reimagined for the 2023 season. Merging nature and art, the Garden will come to life at night with festive sights and sounds for all to enjoy.