After the sun goes down in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland—Southern California Style! Bring the family and experience the magic of the Garden’s Annual Gift to the Community.
From December 2-23 and 26-30, from 5-9 PM, 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate several spectacular garden areas, including the iconic Lawn Garden, Tropical Rainforest, Waterfall Deck, Undersea Succulent Garden, Eucalyptus Grove, Seeds of Wonder (children’s area), and the Bamboo Garden, containing the nation’s largest collection of bamboo.
Join in the fun that includes horse-drawn wagon rides winding through several of the Garden’s enchanting four miles of trails. Enjoy nightly entertainment, marshmallow roasting, and, on select evenings, hot mulled wine and snow. The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a visit with Santa, who makes a special guest appearance at the Garden again this year.
For more information, visit the Garden’s website.