Celebrate the holiday season at Sarasota’s leading holiday event, Lights in Bloom! Stroll through two million lights, all set in holiday scenes throughout Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, starting Saturday, December 14. The Gardens will be decked in a holiday light display for 18 select evenings, December 14 to 23, 26 to 30, 2019 and January 1, 2, and 4.

Lights in Bloom has become a holiday tradition for residents and visitors to Sarasota. For its 16th year, the annual display will include new sparkling surprises and beautifully lit holiday scenes, as well as activities and games throughout the Gardens. The tropical holiday paradise will showcase Selby Gardens as it is adorned with shining butterflies, dragonflies, and flowers, and traditional Lights in Bloom favorites like the wishing tree. Before returning to the North Pole, Santa will also visit nightly up until December 23! Grilled foods, along with beer and wine, will be available for purchase, as well as festive holiday treats like cocoa and hot doughnuts. 

Lights in Bloom admission for the general public is $25, members are $20. Children 5-12 are $7, and under 5 are free. Also offered is a “Selby Experience” pass for one night only on Dec. 21, 2019. The “Selby Experience” tickets are $150, $40 for 12 years and younger, and 0-3 are free. The ticket includes reserved parking, early admission, open bar, buffet, and holiday desserts. Tickets for Lights in Bloom and for the “Selby Experience” can be purchased here.

Join in on the holiday fun at Selby Gardens this season for this can’t miss, family friendly event. From a tranquil stroll through the Garden-wide light display to games in Toyland, Lights in Bloom is the perfect way to inspire holiday cheer.