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

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    Photo: Brendan McGuigan

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Festival of Lights 2021

Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
from 5PM to 7PM
November 26 — December 19

GET TICKETS NOW

Each winter the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens transforms into a spectacular show of glittering color. The 11th annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 26 through December 19. This year it is all about the lights! MCBG staff and volunteers began prepping for the event back in October… countless hours spent stringing thousands of twinkling lights. This year there will be no tented area, food, or drinks so bundle up and enjoy the imaginative displays created by our staff and volunteers. Keep an eye out for all of the new additions… the color-changing chameleon, the towering brontosaurus, the brilliant white rhino, and more.

THE DETAILS

  • Advanced tickets are recommended. Get your entry tickets now by purchasing online CLICK HERE.  A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door each night until sold out. 
  • 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.

TICKETS

Advanced tickets are required. Tickets are $10 each, kids age 16 and under attend for FREE! Tickets are limited and available for purchase online. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door each night until sold out. 

GET TICKETS

Membership and General admission guest passes are not allowed for entry; an event ticket must be purchased as this is a fundraiser for the Gardens. All tickets are non-refundable. Proceeds directly benefit our non-profit botanical garden and its mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems and to preserve public access to the coast.

EVENT GUIDELINES

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). 

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Overview

Start Date: Friday, November 26, 2021

End Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021

Schedule Details: Timed tickets are available at 5PM, 6PM, and 7PM each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 26 through December 19. Specific dates include: Nov 26, Nov 27, Nov 28, Dec 3, Dec 4, Dec 5, Dec 10, Dec 11, Dec 12, Dec 17, Dec 18, Dec 19

Location: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens