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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

2017 Sponsorship & Underwriting Opportunities

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. Tickets to this community event are just $10 each, children age 16 and under attend for free!

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!

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.

Sponsorship Levels

Underwriting Opportunities


To all of our sponsors of the 8th annual Festival of Lights, THANK YOU! You are invaluable to our community and the Gardens. We couldn't do it without you..