Aerial view of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show

Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show returns to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus nightly from December 11 through December 23; December 26 through 30; and January 1 and 2 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. This family-friendly experience was selected for inclusion in USA Today’s 10 Best Botanical Garden Holiday Light Shows in 2019!

Throughout Selby Gardens, guests will be immersed in the glow of more than two million lights, all in an outdoor, Gardens-wide experience. Activities included in admission include face painting, balloon artistry, and photo opportunities. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at a variety of locations throughout the Gardens, including the Selby House Café. Additional parking is available at the Sarasota Friendship Center (1888 Brother Green Way), where a trolley is available to bring guests to and from the Gardens from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

A limited number of tickets will be available each night, and popular nights will sell out early. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online at selby.org. Ticket information and prices are as follows:

Early Entry Ticket

5 p.m. entry to enjoy Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show during sunset and early access to first-come, first-served on-site parking

Selby Gardens Members: $30
Non-members: $35
Children ages 5–17: $15
Ages 4 and under: FREE

General Admission

Gates open at 6 p.m.

Selby Gardens Members: $20
Non-members: $25
Children ages 5–17: $7
Ages 4 and under:  FREE

Guests may view full details regarding COVID-19 protocols at selby.org.

Sponsors of Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show include: Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Sarasota Ford; Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors; Kmack Commercial Cleaning; Publix Super Markets Charities; Trade Mark Interiors; BMW of Sarasota; Palm Tower Suites, LLC; Child Protection Center; Friendship Centers; SRQ Media Group; WUSF Public Media; Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenue; and Cumberland Advisors. SouthTech is the Digital Sponsor.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit selby.org.

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