Las Noches de las Luminarias | 2020 | Desert Botanical Garden

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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



 
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
 

This Year:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Additional lighting displays installed throughout the Garden to highlight the Garden’s plant collection.
  • 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.

 
Celebrate the holidays with your team, extended family or friends in a private space.
Contact Ali Reese at areese@dbg.org to inquire about availability
 
Know Before You Go

  • Please enter at your ticketed time. Arrivals outside your ticketed time will not be permitted. Advance reservations are required and entry times have limited capacity. Last guest admission is 9 p.m.
  • Face coverings are required for all guests 6 and older and will be enforced.
  • Remember to keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and those not in your party.
  • All music will be pre-recorded sounds of the holiday season and the Southwest due to capacity restrictions of venues and trails. There will be no live music.
  • Parking is complimentary. Please allow extra time to park and enter at your designated time.
  • Patio Café and Gertrude’s Restaurant offer several dining options. Advanced reservations recommended for Gertrude’s.
  • Bars offering a variety of holiday drinks are available throughout the Garden and accept debit and credit only.
  • Garden Shop is open until 10:30 p.m. Members receive a 10% discount upon presentation of a valid Membership card at checkout.
  • Electric scooters and wheelchairs can be reserved online in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

General Safety Precautions
  • Decreased capacity with set limits for each timed entry.
  • Face coverings are required for all guests 6 and older and will be enforced.
  • Additional signage throughout the Garden to encourage physical distancing and the use of face coverings. Face coverings can only be removed when actively eating and drinking.
  • Where possible, one-way flow implemented for guests in order to reduce contact and avoid pinch points.
  • Custodial staff provide ongoing cleaning and sanitizing throughout the Garden. Hand-sanitizing stations are available at locations throughout the Garden, including at all entry/exit locations and at each restroom.

 

Entry/Exit Experience 
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance. Entry times have a limited capacity. Last admission is at 9:30 p.m.
  • The Garden operates a touchless entry process. No cash or credit card handling is permitted at Admissions and guests will utilize a self-scan process.
  • Social distancing decals at Admissions guide guests to stay 6 feet apart in entry queuing.
  • Rentals (scooters and wheelchairs) are available to reserve online along with liability forms. All rentals and scooters sanitized after each use.
  • The Garden has implemented a one-way entry and exit route designed to promote physical distancing.
  • A digital map is available online and can be downloaded to a phone or printed in advance.

 
Food, Beverage and Retail

  • A dinner buffet will not be available this year.
  • Dining is available at Gertrude’s Restaurant; reservations can be made at dbg.org/gertrudes-restaurant. Please review the full list of “Safe Food, Safe Service” precautions here.
  • Limited grab-and-go food options are available at two additional locations in the Garden.
  • Extensive safety protocols are in place at bars, including the use of plexi-glass guards, hand sanitizer stations and disposable glassware. All transactions are debit or credit only. The bars are sanitized after each guest transaction.
  • Capacity restrictions are in place in the Garden Shop with plexi-glass barriers at checkout.

 

The safety of members, guests, staff and volunteers is the Garden’s primary concern. Learn more about the Garden’s health precautions at dbg.org/safety.
Thank you for your part in keeping the Garden staff and other guests safe this holiday season.

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