Lightscape at San Diego Botanic Garden: What To Know Before You Go (Nov. 2022)

Lightscape at the San Diego Botanic Garden November December 2022

Light up your holidays with Lightscape at SD Botanic Garden! 🌟 @sandiegobotanicgarden 🌟

Lightscape at San Diego Botanic Garden

A 1-mile trail illuminated after dark with glowing art installations 🌸, fire garden 🔥, light tunnels ✨, rainbow trees 🌈 and music along the way. 🎶

Stop for some eats 🥨 & treats 🍪 or sip hot chocolate ☕️ (adults spike yours w/ Baileys 🥃 ;) and be mesmerized by all the light up creations.

This exhibit was specifically customized for the San Diego Botanic Garden, as it was during runs in London, Chicago, Los Angeles & New York.

Advanced timed tickets required. Details below. Have fun!! 💜





San Diego Botanic Garden

300 Quail Gardens Dr.

Encinitas, CA 92024




Nov. 18-20, 23, 25-27

Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 14-23, 26-31

Jan. 1

(closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)


Entrance is every 15 minutes from 5-8:30pm, but there’s no time limit to wander.

Closes at 10pm

Each day, the Garden will close at 4 pm for daytime guests and re-open for Lightscape guests at 5 pm.


It’ll take you between 45-90 minutes to wander throughout. If you cruise through = 45 min. If you take your time to stop, eat and take photos at each spot = 90 min. Or somewhere in between. ;)


Ticket Link Here

Advanced timed tickets are required.

No walk-ups.

No refunds.

No exchanges after 11/14.


Adults $24-$29

Kids (3-12) $13-$18

Kids 2 & under are free


$10 advanced online

$20 on-site, (if available)


Food stand is available (swipe to see menu!). Sandwiches, pretzels, chicken pot pie, hot dogs, brownie, candy, cookies, donuts, water, hot chocolate, cider, beer/wine, Prosecco, Baileys hot toddy




👶🏻 Strollers/Wheelchairs are allowed but there’s some all-terrain, dirt, paved paths and slight inclines

👟 Wear comfortable shoes for all-terrain and long-distance walking

🧣 Dress warmly for those cool n