‘A Garden of Lights’ kicks off at San Diego Botanic Garden


The San Diego Botanic Garden was recently transformed into “A Garden of Lights, a dazzling winter wonderland.” More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of this “37-acre urban oasis each evening from 5-9 p.m. on Dec. 5-23 and Dec. 26-30 for a magical holiday experience.”

Nightly entertainment, including local blues and jazz bands, as well as delicious food from Red Oven Artisanal Pizza and Pasta, and hot coffee and treats from the Jitter Bean, will be available. Plus: Horse-drawn wagon rides (on selected evenings); holiday crafts; spin art; marshmallow roasting; visits with Santa (Dec. 5-23); hot mulled wine (on selected evenings); snow for sledding (on selected evenings); puppet shows (on selected evenings); holiday carolers (on selected evenings); nutcracker display.

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