See the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Lightscapes

October 25, 2023 Desiree Homer

Wintertime in New York City is like a gift that keeps on giving, and you’ll want to add the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Lightscapes to your holiday bucket list. Lightscapes is an after-dark trail illuminated by over a million dazzling lights. Don’t miss this magical winter wonderland happening from November 17th - January 1st. 

What to Expect at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Lightscapes This Season

This annual New York City event aims to showcase the beauty of the season by creating an immersive and enchanting experience for all ages. Lightscapes is a mile-long trail highlighted by light sculptures, colorful effects, and water features; all brought to life by a curated soundtrack from local Brooklyn artists. The exhibits use living and built landscapes, such as trees, curving landscapes, and historical buildings, to maximize every part of the garden.

Seventeen different works of light from local and international artists will be showcased to the public. Some of these include the Winter Cathedral Tunnel, Fire Garden, Neon Waves, and Shunkashūtō, just to name a few. For a full list and map, click HERE.

Along the trail, hot beverages (hot chocolate, cider, and mulled wine) and light snacks will be available for purchase.

Lightscapes Family Benefit

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers this special event that raises money to support the Garden’s youth education programs. This fundraiser is happening on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, from 4:30–7:30 p.m. and gives donors an exclusive Lightscapes experience that’s fun for the whole family or would be perfect for a corporate event. Family Benefit tickets include many complimentary options that will contribute to a magical evening. For more information on package & ticket levels, click HERE.

Planning Your Visit to Lightscapes

Use the Visitor Center entrance at 990 Washington Ave. Brooklyn

Public transportation is highly recommended as there is limited parking available for a fee.

Tickets for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Lightscapes are available now, so secure yours now! Online tickets are available, or you can purchase over the phone by calling ShowClix between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 866-220-4001. 

If you’re looking for something to do this holiday season in NYC, check out the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Lightscapes. Bundle up, grab a hot cocoa, and bring your family and friends to experience this spectacular event at an iconic Brooklyn location. 

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