December 23rd, 2021
It takes more than a million lights to build the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens every December. The number may seem stunning, but the botanical garden encompasses an impressive 50 acres—needless to say, there’s more than enough space to comfortably display each and every twinkling light.
Be part of the holiday cheer this year by reserving your tickets online and coming to the Garden of Lights between now and January 2nd, when it closes up shop for the season. Meander along the illuminated path to see exactly how those hundreds of thousands of lights have been incorporated into a variety of nature-themed displays. They outline the shapes of furry critters and the petals of blooming flowers. You’ll probably want to stop and pause once you reach the special computerized display. Set to music and augmented by fog and bubbles, it’s an all-encompassing experience that emanates holiday cheer! Feel free to hang out and snap a selfie before you adventure on to the Brookside Gardens’ Gift Shop, where you might be able to find unique presents for a few people on your holiday list.