December Nights & Holiday Lights

Each Fall, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens undergo a radical transformation. Millions of twinkling lights transform our beautiful botanical garden into an enchanted wonderland. In 2023, guests were treated to more than five acres of displays with nearly a mile of magically lit trails and gardens.

December Nights & Holiday Lights is entirely planned, designed, and assembled by the dedicated staff and volunteers of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. All proceeds of this event stay local and support the operations of our beautiful garden. We appreciate your ongoing support of this highly anticipated annual event!

We anticipate the return of December Nights & Holiday Lights for its 13 season beginning in November 2024. Please check back at a later date for more information about the 2024 event. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive timely updates. Holiday Lights is a walking event, and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tickets & Parking

(2023) Tickets must be purchased online and by time slot between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. General Admission tickets are $15 per person. Children 3 and under are free. Free parking will be available at Southwest Middle School with continuous shuttle service to the Coastal Gardens. VIP Parking will be available onsite for a nominal fee and must be purchased in advance.

How Long Is The Event?

2023’s event was bigger than ever, covering more than five acres with nearly a mile of magically lit trails.  Most guests will spend around an hour exploring December Nights & Holiday Lights.

Inclement Weather

In the event of heavy rain, winds, or flooding, we may elect to cancel the event due to safety concerns.  In the event of a cancellation, ticket holders will be notified of any event change via the email they provide when purchasing tickets and can reschedule for another date or receive a refund of their ticket price.

What Is Ticket Assurance?

Ticket Assurance is offered at $5 per ticket and allows the ticket holder to move their ticket to another date, based on availability for no additional change fee.

Will Food Options Be Available?

Yes!  The Dawg House Café will offer light dinner options and Wonderland Treats & Eats will be offering smores, hot cocoa and coffee.

Is The Event Accessible?

The Gardens are wheelchair and stroller accessible. We do NOT offer wheelchair rentals at this time. Holiday Lights is a walking tour that typically takes most visitors around an hour to tour.