Lightscape - Brooklyn Botanic Garden


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About Lightscape

NYC’S Most Dazzling Light Show

Experience the magic of Lightscape! The after-dark, illuminated trail returns to Brooklyn with brand new works of art and promises an even more immersive and magical experience for visitors of all ages.

Explore the beauty of the Garden under moonlight while enjoying seasonal treats and festive music. There is no better way to celebrate winter and the holiday season with friends and family!

November 17, 2023–January 1, 2024

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Five people stand in the center of a an outdoor area hung with light-up strands that glow red.
Two children in winter clothes watch a night scene of a lawn illuminated with multicolored spirals of lights


On Value Nights, adult tickets are just $24; $12 for kids ages 3 to 12!

Event Dates

Ticket Types:  Peak  Off-Peak  Value Night

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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 at the Visitor Center and ends at 150 Eastern Parkway. 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.

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 most nights is 8:15 p.m. and the show closes nightly at 9 p.m.

Ticket Information

How do I get tickets?

Showclix is the Garden’s official ticket provider.

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.

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

You may exchange live tickets by contacting Showclix in advance of your visit at 866-220-4001 or by chat at ($10 exchange fee per order). Customer support is available 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Sundays by chat only); after hours you may leave a message or submit a contact form. There are no refunds; tickets for past dates may not be exchanged.

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.

Dining: Trail Fare & Lightscape Lodge

Are there places to eat?

Concessions selling hot drinks and light fare are available along the route, and more substantial meals can be found at the Lightscape Canteen. 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.

On select evenings in December, join us for a winter-inspired, three-course prix fixe dinner at Lightscape Lodge inside the Garden’s Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium. Reservations are encouraged and separate Lightscape tickets are required to hold your spot. Walk-ins will be welcomed if space permits.

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 approximately 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 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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In partnership with Sony Music
Illuminated trail created by Culture Creative

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