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

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Festival of Lights at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

An Electric Winter Bloom!

Join us at the new Festival of Lights where thousands of lights transform Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens into a blossoming winter wonderland.

Celebrate the season of lights . . .

Festival of Lights gets better each year, with new displays, wine, beer, hot cocoa and spiced cider, home-baked goodies in our Holiday Treats Café hosted by Friends of the Gardens, a heated tent to sit in and listen to one of our many musical guests, and so much more!

Late November through mid-December

For more details on the next Festival of Lights visit the MCBG Calendar...

Adult tickets are $10 and children age 16 and under are free thanks to the funds raised by our spectacular annual benefit, the Festival of Lights Gala

Join us at the Gardens for live music, food, drinks, and fun in the big tent each evening of the Festival. Have an affinity for calories? Our Holiday Sweets Café is filled with all kinds of goodies baked by Friends of the Gardens members. You can also warm up with hot cocoa or cider. Outside the tent, an unbelievable show of glittering color draws you into the Gardens. Stroll the twinkling pathways lined with underwater ocean fantasies, shooting stars, and a fire-breathing dragon. Children of all ages can warm up by the campfire and roast a marshmallow or two. 

For volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Gardens’ Administration Office at 707-964-4352 ext. 10.