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Houston Botanic Garden has a special glow this holiday season as the internationally acclaimed Lightscape will leave guests enchanted with its magical light display. 

Lightscape at the Houston Botanic Garden 

Shimmering Reflective Pond at Lightscape

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Lightscape is an internationally acclaimed holiday light show with magical displays set along a beautifully illuminated path winding through the Garden. The captivating illuminations — blending new works unique to Texas, created by local artists, with favorites from previous Lightscape installations around the world — include an impressive towering arch tunnel sparkling with 100,000 lights.

Lightscape first premiered to sold out crowds in the U.K. and then Chicago and this year will shine throughout the Houston Botanic Garden this year.

The trail features a one-of-a-kind experience blending new works with favorites from previous Lightscape installations around the world, such as the Winter Cathedral, an impressive towering arch tunnel sparkling with 100,000 lights.

Guests will be able to enjoy festive food and drinks, including roasting s’mores, in addition to the mesmerizing light shows.

Lightscape is a truly unforgettable, family-friendly walking event that is ideal for holiday entertainment and get-togethers. Tickets are selling quickly, so be sure to buy yours soon! 

Logistics Details For Houston Botanic Garden Holiday Season Feature – Lightscape

As mentioned on the website of Houston Botanic Garden

Event Date and Time

November 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022,*
 *Not operating Nov. 22-23, 29-30 ; Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 24-25

Entry times are available every 15 minutes from 5:45 – 11:00 PM


The Houston Botanic Garden is located east of I-45 South on Park Place Blvd., at One Botanic Lane, Houston, TX 77017.

Ticket: Get 25% Discount on Admission to Lightscape at Houston Botanical Garden! 

Peak: Adult: $25 ; Child (3-12): $18 ; Infants (0-2 years): Free
Off Peak: Adult: $23 ; Child (3-12): $16 ; Infants (0-2 years): Free

Off peak dates: Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16

To buy tickets, click here.

Parking Arrangements

There are two options for Lightscape parking, both of which require an additional fee.

On-site parking via the Garden’s main entrance off Park Place Blvd. is $20 per vehicle. Spaces are limited, so reserve early to ensure availability.

Off-site parking at METRO’s Monroe Park & Ride (8833 ½ Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017) is $6 per vehicle, which includes shuttle service to/from the Garden. Shuttles run approximately every 10 minutes. Please arrive at the Monroe Park & Ride at least 45 minutes before the entry time on your ticket, to allow adequate travel time to the Garden.

Important Things to Remember

  • This is a self-guided walking event, there are no shuttles or tours.
  • Please wear an appropriate dress for this outdoor walking experience
  • Early entry cannot be accommodated
  • Late entry is not guaranteed and may be allowed at the box office discretion
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the Botanic Garden
  • Guest passes and reciprocal events are not accepted for this special event
  • No rainchecks for inclement weather. The event is rain or shine

About the Houston Botanic Garden

The Mission of the Houston Botanic Garden is Enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment. The Botanic Garden is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through August 31. The Garden stays open until 7 p.m. on Twilight Tuesdays.


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