Las Noches de las Luminarias | 2021 | Desert Botanical Garden


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Las Noches de las Luminarias | 2021

DATE: Select Days | Dec. 3 - Dec. 31, 2021
TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
PRICE: Member Adult: $39.95 | Member Child: $16.95 | General Public Adult: $49.95 | General Public Child: $18.95

The Garden shines bright during the holiday season!  Enjoy live music performances, entertainment and thousands of dazzling hand-lit luminarias at the Garden with family and friends. For 44 years, the Garden’s trails sparkle during this iconic holiday tradition, and it will remind you of what the season is all about. This year, the event will shine extra bright with the inclusion of Chihuly in the Desert.


Member-Only: Dec. 3 – 6
General Public: Dec. 7 – 23, 26 – 31

Member On-Sale Date: Oct. 4
General Public On-Sale Date: Oct. 18


This Year:
  • Check out this year’s musical lineup.
  • View the stunning Chihuly in the Desert exhibition at night
  • On Tuesday, Dec. 21 (Winter Solstice), a 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.
  • 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 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 8:30 p.m.
  • Face masks are required for all guests 2 and older when indoors and when social distancing outdoors is not possible.
  • Remember to keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and those not in your party.
  • 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 highly 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 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

  • Capacity and guest flow will be managed through timed entries for guests.
  • Face masks are required for all guests 2 and older when indoors and when social distancing outdoors is not possible.
  • Additional signage throughout the Garden to encourage physical distancing and the use of face coverings.


Entry/Exit Experience 

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance. Entry times have a limited capacity. Last admission is at 8:30 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.
  • Rentals (scooters and wheelchairs) are available to reserve online along with liability forms. All rentals and scooters sanitized after each use.
  • Physical map and program will be available upon entry. A digital map will also be 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 Please review the full list of “Safe Food, Safe Service” precautions here.
  • Grab-and-go food options are available at two additional locations in the Garden.
  • 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.
  • 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



Flashlight Nights 2024

July 20, 27 | Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | Sept. 7 & 14

Escape the heat and explore the Garden after dark with family and friends! Discover the Garden’s five thematic trails, encounter desert creatures, and immerse yourself in the captivating nighttime ambiance with cool drinks and treats.

Great Milkweed Grow Out Tour

July 24, 26 | Aug 14, 16

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of our plant and insect ecology program! Learn about and experience firsthand our research with butterflies and their hostplants, and visit our onsite propagation area to see how we grow plants for pollinator conservation around the state.


July 26 | Oct. 11 & 25 | Nov. 8 & 22

Join Desert Botanical Garden for Storytime. Introduce your child five and younger to the beauty and wonder of nature through engaging books, songs, activities and play.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!