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Las Noches de las Luminarias | 2020

DATE: Select Days | Nov. 27 - Dec. 31
TIME: 5:30 - 10:30 p.m.
PRICE: Adult Tickets Start at $29.95 | Children Tickets: $10.95


Las Noches de las Luminarias 2020 Logo


Experience the simplicity and beauty of Las Noches de las Luminarias this holiday season with 8,000 flickering luminarias and twinkling lights throughout the Garden. Enjoy a festive drink while listening to holiday melodies.


Member-Only: Dec. 4 – 6
General Public: Nov. 27 – 28, Dec. 11-13, 17 – 23, 26 – 31

Member On-Sale Date: Oct. 1
General Public On-Sale Date: Oct. 19


New This Year:
  • On Monday, Dec. 21 (Winter Solstice), the first silent night at Luminaria will be held. This night only, walk the luminaria-lit trails of the Garden for an evening of self-reflection and rejuvenation. No live or recorded music.
  • All music will be pre-recorded sounds of the holiday season and southwest due to capacity restrictions of venues and trails. Member Weekend (Dec. 4 – 6) will feature live performances by The King’s Carolers and Mariachi Pasion.
  • Guests can capture memories of their evening at the Garden with a touchless, complimentary virtual photo booth experience with options of photos, GIFs or Boomerangs.
  • Enhanced holiday plant displays will be located throughout the Garden highlighting the plant palette of the season in bold new ways.
  • Additional lighting displays installed throughout the Garden to highlight the Garden’s plant collection.



Celebrate the holidays with your team, extended family or friends in a private space.

Contact Ali Reese at to inquire about availability


Plan Ahead

  • Parking is complimentary. Please allow extra time to park.
  • Bars offering a variety of holiday drinks are available at locations throughout the Garden.
  • Patio Café and Gertrude’s Restaurant offer several dining options. Please visit for reservations.
  • Garden Shop is open until 10:30 p.m. Members receive a 10% discount.
  • Advance Reservations are required, and entry times have a limited capacity. Last admission is at 9:30 p.m.
  • Electric Scooters and wheelchairs can be reserved in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Face masks are required for all guests over the age of 6. Remember to keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and those not in your party.


Safety Precautions

  • Capacity is decreased (currently projected to be 50% of a typical year) with set limits for each timed entry.
  • Face coverings are required for anyone 6 years or older.
  • Custodial staff provide ongoing cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are available at locations throughout the Garden, including at entry/exit locations and at each restroom.
  • If a guest is not feeling well, please stay home. Refunds and exchanges are handled digitally or by phone.
Entry/exit Experience 
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance (online or by phone). E-ticket instructions explain what to expect, including safety protocols for guests.
  • The Garden operates a touchless entry process. No cash or credit card handling is permitted at Admissions. Guest will follow a self-scan process.
  • Social distancing decals at Admissions guide guests to stay 6 feet apart in entry queuing.
  • Rentals (scooters and wheelchairs) may be reserved online, including liability forms. Items will be sanitized after every use.
  • Guests enter/exit at different locations.


  • Self-guided experiences including beautifully lit trails and prerecorded music and auditory experiences.
  • Where possible, one-way flow for guests to reduce contact and avoid pinch points.

Food and beverage

  • No dinner buffet will be available this year.
  • Dining is available with a reservations at Gertrude’s Restaurant. Please visit for the safety protocol adhering to Arizona Department of Health.
  • Limited grab-and-go food options are at two additional locations.
  • Extensive safety protocols are in place at bars, including plexi-glass guards, hand-sanitizer stations, credit/debit card payments only (pens recycled after single use), sanitation of bar after each guest transaction and disposable glassware.
  • Capacity restrictions are in place in the in Garden Shop with plexi-glass barriers at checkout.
  • A digital map is available online and can be downloaded to phones or printed in advance.
The safety of members, guests, staff and volunteers is the Garden’s primary concern. Learn more about the Garden’s health precautions at



Las Noches de las Luminarias | 2020

Select Days | Nov. 27 - Dec. 31

Discover the simplicity and beauty of Las Noches de las Luminarias this holiday season with 8,000 flickering luminarias and twinkling lights throughout the Garden. Enjoy festive drinks while listening to holiday melodies.

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Select Dates | Jan. 19 - April 25

Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio make public garden debut with Wind, Water and Earth at Desert Botanical Garden.

Dinner on the Desert | 2021

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Dinner on the Desert 2021 promises to be filled with anticipation and excitement. Guests will enjoy cocktails, culinary delights and a virtual auction.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!


On-site programming is currently on hiatus.

You will now enter our LEARN portal, if you are a member, please login using the button on the top right corner of the page.
On Nov. 26 the Garden will be closed. Nov. 27-28 the Garden will close at 4 p.m. and reopen to Luminaria ticket holders at 5:30 p.m.

Advance Ticket reservations are required. Walk-ups are only permitted as capacity allows.

Please be sure to read our safety measures before you make your reservation. See you soon!

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