Monday, 04 March 2024

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens plans ‘Festival of Lights’ Nov. 23 to Dec. 16

The pathway at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens’ 2017 Festival of Lights. Courtesy image.

FORT BRAGG, Calif. – Come one, come all to the ninth annual Festival of Lights at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

Each winter the gardens transforms into a spectacular show of glittering color. This year’s festival will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from Nov. 23 through Dec. 16.

Create a holiday tradition and take a stroll along the gardens’ twinkling pathways lined with inventive displays.

After dark, the Perennial Garden morphs into a fantastic underwater scene of seaweed and floating jellyfish. A sailing brig that struck nearby reefs back in 1850 is reanimated with dazzling lights amidst the gardens’ nationally recognized Heath and Heather Collection.

Warm up and wind down in a beautifully decorated tent complete with live music, local craft brews, and some of the best wine Mendocino County has to offer. The Holiday Sweets Café offers hot cocoa, spiced cider, and local goodies.

The decorated succulents at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens’ 2017 Festival of Lights. Courtesy image.

Tickets are $10 per adult, children age 16 and under attend this event for free! All proceeds from this fundraiser event help to support this community event and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

The gardens is adding a second entrance for those who have pre-purchased tickets for speedy entry.

Tickets for the Festival of Lights are available for purchase at The Garden Store or at

Join us at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens this holiday season, where beautiful blooms and crashing waves combine with good cheer and dazzling lights for an experience you won’t soon forget.

Part of the display during the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens’ 2017 Festival of Lights. Courtesy image.

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