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Galaxy of Lights

Thank you for visiting Galaxy of Lights 2021!
Stay tuned for Galaxy of Lights 2022 dates.

Galaxy of Lights is a regional holiday tradition that takes place every November and December at the Garden. For over 25 years, we have welcomed guests from near and far to explore the magnificent light displays and enjoy the Garden when it’s decked for the holiday season. With both walking and driving experiences, Galaxy offers guests of all ages the chance to share in the beloved tradition and make memories together.

At Walking Nights this year, we are thrilled to be offering an experience that is a dazzling blend of familiar features and new surprises, featuring a special walking path through the Garden. The experience will be more immersive than ever before while maintaining the Galaxy holiday magic you know and love. Learn more in our Galaxy of Lights FAQ!

Proceeds from Galaxy of Lights go directly to support the mission activities of the Garden. Whether you volunteer at the event, sponsor a light display, or buy a ticket, you are helping us serve our community as a source of plant conservation, education, and beauty all year long.

Dates and Times

Walking Nights:
November 11 – 28, 2021 (Closed Thanksgiving Day)
5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Time of last admission)
Dog Walking Nights: Every Monday and Tuesday during Walking Nights (November 15, 16, 22, and 23)

Driving Nights:
December 2, 2021 – January 1, 2022 (Closed Christmas Day)
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Time of last admission)

Looking for the Galaxy races? Scroll down on this page to learn more about the Galaxy of Lights 5k Race and 3k Fun Run!


Walking Nights

Driving Nights


Tickets for Walking Nights and Driving Nights will be available to pre-purchase online or at the Garden’s front desk during regular business hours. For Walking Nights, please pre-purchase your timed ticket in advance to guarantee your admission! With limited availability at the gate, gate tickets are not guaranteed during Walking Nights. For Driving Nights, tickets can be pre-purchased for any date or purchased upon arrival. All Driving Nights tickets are priced per vehicle with ten (10) or less occupants.

All tickets to Galaxy of Lights are non-refundable. Tickets for Walking Nights may be rescheduled to a different date for a transaction fee of $5 per ticket. All unused tickets are considered a donation to the Garden in support of our mission activities. To reschedule your Walking Nights ticket(s) or to receive a tax deduction letter for your donation, please email We ask that you kindly allow two business days for a response to ticket inquiries, including rescheduling requests.

Questions about Galaxy?
Check out our Galaxy of Lights FAQ!

The Galaxy of Lights 5k Race and 3k Fun Run were your chance to experience Galaxy on a one-of-a-kind run (or walk!) through the displays. After a hiatus in 2020, we are delighted to once again to have offered these popular Galaxy events.

Online registration has closed for the 5k Race and the 3k Fun Run.

5k Race

Monday, November 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
– Timed event
– Age group awards
– No pets, strollers, or headphones, please

3k Fun Run

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
– Not a timed event
– Prize drawings
– Strollers are welcome! No pets or headphones, please

Want to be a part of Galaxy?
Sign up to volunteer during Driving Nights!

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Galaxy for individuals and groups, please email

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