2017 details coming soon...
Each winter the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens transforms into a spectacular show of glittering color. The 8th Annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 24 through December 17.
The Gardens invites guests to create a holiday tradition and take a stroll along the Gardens’ twinkling pathways lined with inventive displays. After dark, the Succulent Garden morphs into a fantastic underwater scene of seaweed and floating jellyfish. A sailing brig that struck nearby reefs back in 1850 is reanimated with dazzling lights amidst the Gardens’ nationally recognized Heath and Heather Collection. A visit to Santa’s workshop will delight the little ones and give families a chance to snap a keepsake photo with Santa Claus on select nights.
Visitors can warm up and wind down in a beautifully decorated tent complete with live music, local craft brews, and some of the best wine Mendocino County has to offer. The Holiday Sweets Café offers hot cocoa, cider, and homemade goodies baked by members of Friends of the Gardens.
PARTNER WITH US at the Gardens this holiday season, where beautiful blooms and crashing waves combine with good cheer and dazzling lights for an unforgettable experience. Festival of Lights is a 12–night event and coast holiday tradition. Last year alone, the event hosted over 7,000 visitors, making it one of the most well-attended events on the Mendocino Coast!
To all of our sponsors of the 2016 Festival of Lights, THANK YOU! We couldn't have done it without you...
:: Our Generous 2016 Sponsors ::
Friends of the Gardens (FOG)
Start Date: Friday, November 24, 2017
End Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Schedule Details: ~ Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ~ November 24 — December 17, 2017
Location: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
- Partner with us at the Gardens this holiday season, where beautiful blooms and crashing waves combine with good cheer and dazzling lights for an unforgettable experience.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors, Gardens’ staff and volunteers, and community members, all of whom make this annual event possible.