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


Festival of Lights 2023

Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
November 24 — December 17 from 5PM to 7PM

Each winter the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens transforms into a spectacular show of glittering color. The 13th annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 24 through December 17. We can't wait to share more festive cheer and inventive light displays with you! 



Advanced tickets are strongly recommended and may be purchased online or at our gift shop. Tickets are limited, some nights do 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.




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 or email


Start Date: Friday, November 24, 2023

End Date: Sunday, December 17, 2023