Selby Gardens Presents “Lights In Bloom”

This information is from the Visit Sarasota County Newsletter.  Lights in Bloom: An Open-air Holiday Light Show returns to Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus! This family-friendly experience was included in the 2019 USA Today’s Top Ten List of Botanical Garden Holiday Light Shows. Be immersed in the glow of more than two million lights all in a safe and socially-distanced outdoor environment.

December 12 to 23, 26 to 31, 2020, and January 1 and 2, 2021 6 to 9 p.m.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens brings you Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show. More than two million lights illuminate the gardens, and walkways are transformed into sensory light tunnels. Stroll through magical gardens filled with beautifully lit flowers, radiant rainforest butterflies, dragonflies, and more.  Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Light Show.  has become a tradition for residents and visitors to celebrate the holiday season in Sarasota.

Lights In Bloom – Know Before You Go

Your safety is important to us.  COVID-19 protocols are in place for Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show and here is what you can expect:

  • Masks are required for entry.
  • Access each evening is limited. Selby Gardens will monitor the number of visitors to ensure appropriate social distancing and safety for all.
  • Santa will not be visiting this year and interactive games will not be available. Instead, we will be offering a special, free photo opportunity for you and your guests.
  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase at a variety of locations throughout the Gardens, including the Selby House Cafe.
  • A trolley will be available from 5:30 to 10 p.m. from the Sarasota Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way).
  • For full details on our COVID-19 protocols, please visit here.
  • If you have any questions, please contact specialevents@selby.org.

General Admission

Members:  $20
Non-members:  $25
Children ages 5-17:  $7
4 and under:  FREE

  •  General admission ticket holder check-in at 6 p.m. – please do not arrive prior to this time
  • Limited number of General Admission tickets available each day
  • General admission tickets may be purchased online (recommended) or on-site day of (if any remain) beginning at 6 p.m.

Purchase Tickets

Early Entry

Members:  $30
Non-members:  $35
Children ages 5-17:  $15
4 and under:  FREE

  • Early Entry ticket holders receive early access to on-site parking on a first come-first served basis and a 5 p.m. entry to Lights in Bloom®
  • Early Entry check-in opens at 5 p.m.
  • Early Entry tickets can be purchased online only with a limited number available each day

Purchase Tickets

Four Night Pass

Members:  $80
Non-members:  $100
Children ages 5-17:  $30
4 and under:  FREE

  • Four Night Pass holders receive early access to on-site parking on a first come-first served basis and a 5 p.m. entry to Lights in Bloom®
  • Four Night Pass check-in opens at 5 p.m.
  • Four Night Pass can be purchased online only with a limited number available
  • Guest names are required, pass is non-transferrable

Purchase Tickets

Photo from Visit Sarasota County

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