Internationally acclaimed show coming to SDBG for Holiday 2022!

From November 18 through January 1, Lightscape illuminates evenings at San Diego Botanic Garden with more than one million holiday lights, tunnels, fire, sculptures and artistic installations. Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities, including London, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, Lightscape arrives at our 37-acre garden in Encinitas for the holiday season. Set along a beautifully illuminated, one-mile walking trail custom-designed for SDBG, Lightscape features spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound. Reserve your tickets and parking today to celebrate the holidays with SDBG!

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Dates & Times

The six week run starts the weekend before Thanksgiving and continues through New Year’s Day.

November 18-20, 23, 25-27
December 1-4, 8-11, 14-23, 26-31
January 1

Holidays: closed Christmas Day

Tickets are required for admittance, with entry times available every 15 minutes from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. The average tour time from start to finish is 1.5 hours, although there is no time limit. The Garden closes at 10 pm.


Adult: $26 / $24 
Children (3-12): $15 / $13 

Adult: $29 / $27
Children (3-12): $18 / $16 

Military (active, combat-disabled) & family with ID
Adult: $26  / $24
Children (3-12): $15 /$13 

One discount applied only. No refunds. Exchanges accepted through November 1, 2022, for $10 per transaction. Ages 2 and under free.


Flex Tickets

Anytime Flex (flat rate, no member discount)

  • Ticket holders may enter Lightscape anytime between 5-8:30pm on the date they have selected
  • Price: $60 per person
  • Includes parking


Parking is paid and required for all vehicles parking at designated event sites. Book your parking now and save!

Be sure to choose the same day as your Lightscape ticket when you reserve!

Prices: Advanced parking is $10 per vehicle. Onsite purchase parking is limited, and if available, is $20 per vehicle, due upon arrival.