Garden of Lights 2010
December 9 - 23, 2010
December 26 - 30, 2010
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Non-members: Adults $12; Seniors, Military & Students $8
All Children 3-12 $4
Children 2 and under FREE
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
There will be additional fees for some activities.
After the sun goes down, the San Diego Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind and enjoy a relaxing evening strolling through the lighted Garden. Adding to the sparkle is the “Poinsettia Garden,” festively decorated with many varieties of poinsettias.
Live music fills the air nightly from 6 – 8 pm. One night there will be the Peace on Earth Christmas Carolers, while another night features lively Mariachis.
A team of big Blond Belgian draft horses provides enjoyable wagon rides through the lower area of the Garden, the only way to see the lights in this part of the Garden at night.
Don’t miss the Nutcracker exhibit, displaying a collection of over 100 Nutcrackers.
Children of all ages will be entertained some nights by Holiday Tales and Tunes story time presented by costumed characters including reindeer and Santa’s helpers.
Huddle around the Lawn Garden Campfire to roast marshmallows or to make S’Mores.
Of course Santa will greet young and old alike each night before Christmas from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, in the brightly lit Gazebo, providing a terrific photo opportunity.
To keep you warm, there will be hot mulled wine in the Poinsettia Garden, and The Coffee Hut will be open offering hot coffee and cocoa. El Pollo Loco provides healthy Mexican fare each night.
And finally, children can create a variety of special holiday crafts to take home.