Las Noches de las Luminarias | Desert Botanical Garden

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Las Noches de las Luminarias

DATE: Dec. 8-9, 15-16, 19-23, 26-30
TIME: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
PRICE: Members: Adult $34.95, Youth $14.95 | General Admission: $39.95, Youth: $16.95


Garden lights on winter nights is a must this holiday season at Desert Botanical Garden’s Las Noches de las Luminarias. Enjoy an evening filled with sparkling luminaria-lit trails and twinkling holiday lights. Musical performances, entertainment and festive food and drinks available for a picture-perfect night. For entertainment schedule, click here.

Plus, experience Fernando Botero: El Maestro in the Garden and in Dorrance Hall, where a harmony of color and beauty come together in paintings, drawings and monumental sculpture.

PURCHASE A LUMINARIA TRIBUTE BAG
Honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion with a personalized message on a special luminaria bag that will be placed at the Jan and Tom Lewis Desert Portal during Las Noches de las Luminarias. Luminaria tribute bags begin at $125. Click here to purchase.
The last day to purchase a tribute bag is Wednesday, Dec. 13.

The Garden in partnership with Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) will acknowledge National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day on Dec. 21 – which is also the Winter Solstice –Arizona lost more than 1500 people in 2023. Please come light a candle in their honor and remember every life lost on the streets of Arizona. To learn more about CASS, visit cassaz.org

Know Before You Go

  • Please enter at your ticketed time. Advance reservations are required and entry times have limited capacity. The last guest admission is 8:30 p.m.
  • Parking is complimentary. Please allow extra time to park and enter at your designated time.
  • Food and beverage options available for purchase. Advanced reservations are recommended for Gertrude’s restaurant.
  • 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 rented at the SRP Visitor Center on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Click here to see Gertrude’s menu.
  • Click here to see Patio Café menu.
  • Click here to see weather cancelation policy.

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Become a member and get unlimited access all year!

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ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR MEMBERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC
Las Noches de las Luminarias: The Garden closes at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5:30 p.m., last daytime admission is at 2 p.m.