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A Magical Outdoor Holiday Experience

Through January 8, 2023

Two people walk on a path next to a large tree illuminated by multicolored ropes of lights.

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About Lightscape

Experience the magic of Lightscape with friends and family this holiday season!

The after-dark, illuminated trail, celebrated as “an optical extravaganza” by the New York Times and “a feast for the eyes” by Time Out New York, is back with all-new works of art alongside favorites like the Winter Cathedral and Fire Garden.

Explore the beauty of the Garden under moonlight while enjoying hot chocolate (regular or spiked!) and seasonal treats along with festive music. There is no better way to celebrate winter and the holiday season!

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Colored lights shine over a path and illuminated trees.
Visitors walk on a path next to a tall triangular sculpture with many shiny disco balls hanging in the interior.
Happy people take photos under a tunnel of tiny white lights.


General Member
Adult $40 $36
Child (3–12) $20 $18
Baby (0–2) free free
New! Value Packages
2 Adults 2 Adults + 2 Children
Value Pack $60 $90

Not valid for past orders. Prices do not include service fees. Lightscape is closed December 25 and January 3.

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Know before you go

About the Experience

What is the Lightscape experience?

Visitors to Lightscape make their way along a winding trail through BBG’s landscape, awash in artistic lighting design. Along the way, they’ll encounter monumental lighted sculptures, colorful effects on BBG’s trees, architecture, and water features, and site-specific music and sound.

The trail begins and ends at the Visitor Center. Ticket times are staggered so groups can comfortably stroll the trail with family and friends.

Click or tap below for full-size map.

Show larger map A yellow line indicates a route looping into the Garden from the Visitor Center. Along the route are stars and icons showing locations of installations, food & drink, and bathrooms.

Can I explore the Garden on my own?

Only the trail itself is open to evening visitors. There are points along the trail where visitors can spread out, grab a treat or hot drink, or stop for great photo ops.

Is it accessible to individuals with disabilities?

The trail paths are wheelchair accessible. There are some lighting sequences that have flashing lights contained within them; however, there is no strobe lighting. Individuals who will be accompanied by personal care assistants may contact customer service for accommodation. Adults and children with disabilities or sensory sensitivity can experience Lightscape without the usual high volume of people during special Quiet Hours.

If I visit during the day, can I stay into the evening?

No, the Garden will close each day at 3:30 p.m. during the run of this event. Only individuals with Lightscape tickets will be admitted in the evenings.

How late does it run?

The last entry time for Lightscape is 9 p.m. and the show closes nightly at 10 p.m.

Ticket Information

Can I purchase a ticket by phone?

Visitors who are unable to use the online ticketing module can reserve tickets by calling ShowClix between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 866-220-4001.

How do I get my member discount?

Sign in to the ticketing site as a member, just as you do for admission tickets. Members may also purchase full-price tickets for guests beyond the number included in their membership level. There are no corporate member discounts for this event.

Are there other discounts?

New! During the final weeks of Lightscape, we are offering Off-Peak Value Packs of 2 Adult tickets or 2 Adult and 2 Child (3–12) tickets at a 25% savings Monday–Thursday.

If my plans change, can I transfer my ticket to another date?

You may exchange your tickets prior to the time of your visit with a $10 exchange fee per order. Please contact Showclix at 866-220-4001 (10 a.m.–6 p.m., every day but Christmas) to choose a new visit date. There are no refunds.

What happens if the weather turns bad after we buy tickets?

Lightscape takes place in all weather, but, of course, if a weather event presents a risk to safety, the Garden may need to cancel an evening. If so, you will be notified about the cancellation and the rebooking process via email and/or SMS before 2 p.m. the day of your visit.

Tips for Your Visit

How should I dress?

This is an outdoor event, so please come prepared for the elements by wearing appropriate footwear and dressing warmly. Umbrellas are allowed on the trail, we just ask that you are courteous of others when using.

When should I arrive?

Our goal is to speed admission by staggering ticket sales, although there may still be a short wait at the entrance. Your entry window is printed on your tickets. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early.

How much time should we allow?

That depends on your pace and how often you stop. However, as a general rule, you should allow about an hour to 90 minutes.

Is there parking?

Yes, attended parking (for a fee) is available at 900 Washington Avenue. Parking is limited, so we encourage visitors to take public transportation if they are able. Learn more about directions and parking.

Are there places to eat?

Concessions selling hot drinks and light fare are available along the route. Please have your credit card ready, as most are cashless concessions. Feel free to browse the menus and locations in advance of your visit. Outside food and drink are not permitted.

Are there places to shop?

The Garden Shop is open in the Visitor Center.

Can I take pictures?

Absolutely. However, tripods, drones, and commercial photography are not allowed. Please tag @BrooklynBotanic and #LightscapeBrooklyn.

Are strollers allowed?

Yes, strollers are allowed. Please leave scooters and bikes at home.

Can I bring my pet?

No pets or emotional support animals are allowed. Service animals as defined by the ADA are always permitted.

Plan Your Visit

Ticketholders can find detailed information at

Lead Sponsor

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Supporting Partner

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In partnership with Sony Music
Illuminated trail created by Culture Creative

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