A holiday light experience that will glow your mind!

Tickets are for timed entry and we have limited availability per time slot.

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Experience the Ruth Bancroft Garden in a whole new way at this year’s Garden of D’Lights.  With more lights and more lasers, this year’s Garden of D’Lights is set to be better than ever! Guests of all ages are in for a holiday treat as they meander through the Garden’s 3.5 acres of mature cacti, succulents and trees that are transformed into magical and colorful botanical sculptures by thousands of lights! Please email lights@ruthbancroftgarden.org with any questions. We will respond within 72 hours. Garden of D’Lights is our flagship fundraising event for the year, so tickets are not refundable and all sales are final. Thank you for your support!


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Membership Discounts

Our Ruth Bancroft Garden members have exclusive access to discounted tickets. The amount of discounted tickets allotted per member depends on your membership level:

Individual Membership: 2 discounted tickets

Dual Membership: 2 discounted tickets

Friends Membership and above: 4 discounted tickets

Members are able to purchase additional tickets, but the discount will only be applied to the tickets that qualify according to membership level.

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Timed Ticket Admissions by Advanced Reservation Only

Nov. 11 – Dec 23: Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday Evenings

Group 1: Enter at 5:30pm

Group 2: Enter at 6:30pm

Group 3: Enter at 7:30pm

5 image collage garden of d'lights

 Outside food and beverage may NOT be brought into the Garden during this event.

Members will be asked to show a valid membership card when checking in.
Ticket is valid for a single session only and is non-refundable.
RBG Guest passes not valid for admission to this special event.
AHS Reciprocal Garden Membership is not valid towards member discounted tickets.
Note: This event is not recommended for people with photosensitive epilepsy or sensitivity to flashing lights.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Special Note: This event is not recommended for people with photosensitive epilepsy or sensitivity to flashing lights.

Age and ticket purchase restrictions.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
While this event is open to adults and children of all ages, we want to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. This is a nighttime event and due to the potential danger of accidental contact with the Garden’s many cacti and other spiny plants, adult supervision of children is necessary.

What’s the refund policy?
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. This event will take place rain or shine. There are no ticket cancellations, refunds or exchanges for other garden events. In the event of extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances, the Garden, at its discretion, reserves the right to cancel that evening’s events. In the event of a cancellation, ticket holders will receive a Garden gift certificate of equal value to your ticket or tickets purchased. Gift certificates will be issued upon presentation of your ticket(s) and printed reservations at the Garden’s Admissions Kiosk before March 1, 2021. All proceeds benefit the Ruth Bancroft Garden.

Can I bring my dog to this event?
Yes! We would love to meet your furry friends. Ensure they are on a leash and friendly.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?
No.  All tickets must be purchased in advance due to the need for capacity restrictions to allow for social distancing in the Garden.  Capacity for each entrance time is limited to 120 guests.

Can I use Garden Guest Passes for this Event?
No, guest passes may not be used as entry tickets for this event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
All parking must be in the Garden’s parking lot. Absolutely no street parking. Please try to carpool or use rideshare services like UBER or Lyft.

Do you have group tickets available?
We do not offer discounted group tickets for this event.

Does my AHS Reciprocal Garden Membership qualify me for discounted member tickets to this event? 
No.  Only valid Ruth Bancroft Garden Membership qualifies for the purchase of discounted tickets. Guests purchasing discounted tickets will be asked to show their membership card at check-in.

What can I bring into the event?
We recommend you dress warmly and bring your camera as there will be lots of great photo opportunities.

Can I bring food or beverages?
No food or beverages are allowed into the Garden during this event.

Is the Garden handicapped accessible?
Yes, the Garden is handicapped accessible, but the pathways are gravel, not paved.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You may bring either your printed ticket OR have the email of your ticket order receipt showing on your phone.  Tickets are only valid for a single entry. Those purchasing Member discounted tickets will be asked to show a valid RBG membership card at check in.

Where can I learn more about the Garden of D’Lights?
On our website: www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/lights2021

Where can I learn more about the Ruth Bancroft Garden?

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For questions email: lights@ruthbancroftgarden.org

What are your Covid-19 precautions?
Due to Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, tickets must be purchased in advance and there will be timed ticket entry.  Capacity is being restricted to 120 per entry group time. We request that guests arrive within the 30 minute entry window. Guests will spend 1-1.5 hrs to stroll through the light display. Masks are required for all guests ages 3 and older. This event is entirely outdoors and guests stroll through the 3 acre Garden at their own pace.

Images from previous Garden of D’Lights.

Photos by Kelley Lotosky of Let’s Spread Beauty and Earl Ruby – The Ruth Bancroft Garden board Member