Click here to play 2012 videoThe Florida Botanical Garden foundation sponsors the “Holiday Lights in the Garden”. Share the Holiday Spirit and enjoy the beautiful gardens that sparkle with the warmth of the season. A community tradition strolling through the shining gardens adds a touch of festivity to everyone’s holiday. Our garden glows with tropical plants, roses, fruits, herbs, hibiscus, bromeliads and more. A dedication to sustainability shines through with many environmentally friendly LED lights – more than 500,000 twinkling lights in all.
The FBGF Board supports the Holiday Lights every night, along with many volunteers. Admission is free to children under 12, with a suggested minimum donation of $2 per adult. All donations go directly to support the gardens.
Holiday Lights in the Gardens
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The day-long special event in the formal gardens will feature more than 35 vendors selling an assortment of plants, including orchids, hibiscus, iris, bromeliads, native plants, herbs and citrus, and a variety of items perfect for gift giving, including unique clothing, outdoor items, select food items, crafts, jewelry, candies and more. The Botanical Bounty Gift shop will also be offering its beautiful merchandise. Free entry for visitors during the daylight hours.
Saturday, Dec 29, 2013
Registration for the parade will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and the parade will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in several categories: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best sit and stay on command, Prettiest (girls), Handsomest (boys), Best Fetch & Drop on command. Registration will be $5 per category.