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Treat yourself! Meditation each Friday at noon and Yoga each Sunday at noon. Join us on the Event Lawn encircled by towering cypress and the melodies of nature... birds, bees, and the mighty ocean.


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


Festival of Lights 2022

Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
November 25 — December 18 from 5PM to 7PM

Each winter the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens transforms into a spectacular show of glittering color. The 12th annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 25 through December 18. We can't wait to share more festive cheer and inventive light displays with you... Stay tuned for more details!



  • Tickets are $10 each, kids age 16 and under attend for FREE! The event will run rain or shine. Tickets can be changed, but are non-refundable. All proceeds from this fundraiser event help to support this community event and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
  • Dogs are not allowed at the Festival of Lights.
  • Masks are required indoors and outdoors regardless of vaccination status during this special event.
  • Please carpool! Parking is very limited and there will be no shuttle this year.



Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased online. Tickets are limited each night and may sell out!

Please note, all tickets are non-refundable but dates/times can be changed based on availability. Special event tickets must be purchased by all guests, members of the Gardens, and AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program Members. Memberships and general admission guest passes are not valid for entry to Festival of Lights. All proceeds from this fundraiser event help to support this community event and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.



Adults (ages 17 and up)............................. $10
Children (ages 16 and under).................... FREE



Dress for winter weather, the event will run rain or shine! Parking is free, but limited, please plan to carpool. Electric mobility scooters will not be available for rent during the event. Dogs are not allowed at the Festival of Lights. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is well-known for its pet-friendly nature. However, during this special event, we ask that you please keep your pets (service animals excluded) at home or arrange for doggy daycare. No outside food or beverages. No smoking anywhere in the Gardens. Please stay on the lighted pathways. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Special event photography: Festival of Lights is an event where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use in promotion of Festival of Lights and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (MCBG). 



2022 Sponsorship Packet

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 at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is enjoyed by more than 9,000 community members and travelers each holiday season. For more information or to discuss designing a specific sponsorship package, please contact our Administrative Offices at 707.964.4352 ext 10.


Special thanks to our 2022 Presenting Sponsor


Start Date: Friday, November 25, 2022

End Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022

Schedule Details: Timed tickets are available at every 30 minutes from 5PM to 7PM each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 25 through December 18. Specific dates include: Nov 25, Nov 26, Nov 27, Dec 2, Dec 3, Dec 4, Dec 9, Dec 10, Dec 11, Dec 16, Dec 17, Dec 18

Location: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens