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Holiday Lights in the Gardens

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation invites you to attend its annual winter event, beginning the day after Thanksgiving and ending the first day of the new year. The Gardens will sparkle with 1 million, twinkling, LED lights in a multitude of colors. Vibrant laser lights and lighted figures round out our display to wow guests of all ages.

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Hours

Friday, November 25, 2022-Sunday, January 1, 2023. 5:30 - 9:30 pm nightly Suggested donation $10 per person, ages 12 and under free

Leashed pets welcome!

Come enjoy our light display as you stroll along our many ADA compliant walkways. We do not offer wheelchairs or scooters for rent on site.
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Help us raise funds to grow the Florida Botanical Gardens

The Holiday Lights in the Gardens serves as our annual fundraiser

We provide this event to the public free of charge, however we do accept donations. These funds directly support the Foundation and its mission to create an environment at the FloridaBotanical Gardens for the community to come together for education, inspiration and enjoyment.

Additional Event Details

Green Turtle Entrance

When You Arrive

There are three entrances to the event this year

Choose from Snowflake, Poinsettia, and Green Turtle. Our Blue Heron Entrance is closed due to construction of the Majeed Discovery Garden. Parking is limited, so come early or choose to visit us on weeknights. Disabled and bus parking is available at our Green Turtle Entrance. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to contact our office in advance, so we can help make your experience a memorable one: 727-582-2117 and review our Group & Bus Instructions

When you pass through our gates, you will receive a color-coded sticker, to serve as a reminder. Learn More

All Your Holiday Shopping Needs

In addition to its regular operating hours (10 am-5 pm), our Botanical Bounty Gift Shop will be open from 5:30-9:30 pm nightly.

Don't forget to attend our Gift & Plant Sale on Friday, December 9th from 5:30-9:30 PM, through Saturday, December 10th from 10 AM-10 PM to shop from even more local vendors.

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