‘Lightscape’ at the San Diego Botanic Garden

From November 18 through January 1, Lightscape will illuminate evenings at the Garden with more than one million holiday lights, tunnels, fire, sculptures, and artistic installations throughout a spectacular one-mile winding walking trail

Lightscape will transform the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden from November 18 through January 1. The enchanting, after-dark, illuminated trail will span one mile and feature spectacular sights with eye-catching artistic installations from international artists that come alive at night with color, imagination, and sound. 

“We are ecstatic to announce that Lightscape is making its San Diego debut at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas during the 2022 holiday season," said SDBG President and CEO, Ari Novy, PhD. "Visitors to the Garden will experience this internationally-renowned holiday light show, unlike anything San Diego venues have offered before. Following sold-out shows in cities around the world, we look forward to transforming the Garden into an enchanting, festive, after-dark spectacular where family and friends celebrate and make memories. We are thrilled to launch what we know will become a San Diego holiday tradition.” 

Lightscape has been dazzling the world’s biggest cities over the last ten years including sold-out runs in London, Chicago, Melbourne and New York. This year, Lightscape plans to equally establish itself as a celebrated holiday tradition in San Diego.

Set along a beautifully illuminated walking trail custom-designed for San Diego, Lightscape ticketholders will walk a one-mile-long path with suspended strands and tunnels of light, a fire garden, lantern trees and artistic installations, along with enjoying some seasonal treats.

This one-of-a-kind, immersive experience at the garden will guide visitors through a festive world of wonder with over one million twinkling lights in various attractions from the Cathedral of Light to the Star Tunnel and the Fire Garden.

San Diego Botanic Garden is producing Lightscape in association with Sony Music, which amazes millions of people year after year with similar shows in multiple locations across the world, including the U.K. and Australia. Additionally, Lightscape is creatively produced by Culture Creative and promoted in partnership with WAD Entertainment.

Lightscape at the San Diego Botanic Garden opens to the public on Friday, November 18 through Sunday, January 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the exception of Christmas Day. Tickets start at $29 for adults, $18 for children ages 3-12, and free for ages 2 and under. Discounted tickets are also available for San Diego Botanic Garden Members and active and combat-disabled Military with I.D. Parking is also available for $10 per vehicle, or $20 on the day of visit. Entry times are every 15 minutes, and tickets are available for purchase online by visiting www.sdbgarden.org/lightscape.

About San Diego Botanic Garden

Established in 1970, San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) is a 37-acre urban oasis located in Encinitas, California, just north of San Diego. The Garden’s four miles of trails and 8,000 square foot glass conservatory display more than 5,300 plant species and varieties. SDBG has the largest public bamboo collection in North America; gardens representing different regions and flora of the world; and demonstration gardens showcasing fruits and vegetables, water-smart ornamentals, and native plants. SDBG is home to three children’s gardens, including the largest kids’ garden on the west coast. Learn more at sdbg.org. | FB @SDBotanicGarden | Twitter @SDBGarden | Instagram @sandiegobotanicgarden

About Sony Music

Sony Music has been delivering illuminated Christmas trails for nine years. Each trail is carefully designed to showcase the natural and unique environment of the individual location. There are currently 30 trails across the UK, Europe, USA, and Australia within the My Christmas Trails and Lightscape portfolios. The chosen partners for national and international heritage brands such as The National Trust; Forestry England; and work with a number of prestigious venues, including Blenheim Palace; The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Chicago Botanic Garden; Brooklyn Botanical Garden, San Antonio Botanical Garden and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.  Learn more at www.mychristmastrails.co.uk | FB @mychristmastrails | Twitter @mychristmastrails | Instagram @mychristmastrails

About Wad Entertainment

WAD Entertainment is a partnership between three music business veterans – Arny Granat, David Simone, and Winston Simone. They have had careers in the entertainment business for over 40 years that has included countless hit records (Elton John, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin) and live entertainment (Broadway in New York, the West End in London, Soldier Field in Chicago, Sydney Opera House in Australia).

About Culture Creative

Culture Creative is a creative project and production management company based in the northeast of England. The company works across a wide range of cultural fields including art, sport, heritage, tourism, festivals, and events, developing projects from concept to delivery. Since 2013 Culture Creative has worked closely with Sony Music to create illuminated trails in various venues across the UK and overseas. Learn more at www.culturecreative.co.uk | FB @culturecreativeltd | Twitter @CCLCreative | Instagram @culturecreativeltd

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