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Las Noches de las Luminarias


November 28-29, December 5-6, 12-13, 19-23, 26-30
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Tickets | Parking & Accessibility | Entertainment | Dining | Honor a loved one | Volunteer for Luminaria

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As Desert Botanical Garden celebrates its 37th year of Las Noches de las Luminarias, we invite you to join us for one of Arizona’s best holiday events. For 16 magical nights, the Garden will come to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and the vibrant sounds and sights of 10 entertainment groups. Enjoy dinner at the Garden with family and friends, and stroll each path with a warm cup of cider or cocoa. The Southwest elegance and beauty of the Garden at night will remind you of what the season is all about.

Ticket Information


To create the best guest experience you may choose a ticket for 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. or
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Limited tickets for each time period will be available.

Garden Members | Buy Tickets

  • $25 for adults, $10 for children (ages 3-12) (children under three are admitted free)
  • Member Preview Nights: December 5-6

General Public | Buy Tickets

Become a member today and save on tickets!

  • $30 for adults, $12.50 for children (ages 3-12) (children under three are admitted free)
  • Dates: November 28-29, December 12-13, 19-23, 26-30


  • For 25 or more tickets please call 480 481.8104. Group discount will apply. Ask about private rental options.

Season for Sharing

SFS-150x90.jpgThis year when you purchase your Luminaria tickets, you will have the opportunity to help those in need by donating to Season for Sharing during the check-out process. Season for Sharing funds agencies that help at-risk children & families, improve education, aid victims of domestic violence and serve the elderly.


  • Call the Garden's box office at 480 481.8188.
  • Rain Cancellation: In the event of a cancellation due to rain, please review our Rain Policy for Ticket Holders.

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Parking & Accessibility

  • Carpool with Family and Friends
  • A limited quantity of electric scooters and wheelchairs will be available for advance reservation on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of ticket purchase by calling 480 481.8188.
  • Download a Garden Trail Guide.

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All Nights

  • Mariachi Pasión | Mariachi
    • Ottosen Entry Garden
  • The Sugar Thieves | Delta Blues
    • Ullman Terrace
  • Will Clipman | World Percussion and Storytelling
    • Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail
  • Traveler | World Music
    • Boppart Courtyard
  • Duncan Family | Apache Storytelling and Native Flute
    • Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail
  • Phoenix Astronomical Society | Stargazing
    • Pratt Ramada
  • Handbell Ensembles (details below)
    • Webster Auditorium

Performing Select Nights:

  • Arizona Folk Ensemble featuring members of Run Boy Run | Folk/Bluegrass
    • Amphitheater | November 28-29, December 5-6, 12-13, 19-22, 27-30
  • Pick and Holler | Old Time Appalachian
    • Amphitheater | December 23, 26
  • Adam Roberts Jazz Ensemble | Jazz
    • Wildflower Pavilion | November 28, 29, December 20-23, 26, 27-30
  • Sahnas Brothers | Spanish Guitar
    • Steele Herb Garden | November 28-29, December 5-6, 12-13, 19-23
  • Dickens Carolers | Traditional Holiday Caroling
    • December 5-6, 12-13, 19
  • Domingo DeGrazia | Guitar and Violin
    • Steele Herb Garden | December 26-30

Handbell Ensembles

Webster Auditorium
  • Desert Bells International
    • November 28, 29, December 12-13, 19-23, 26-27
  • Dove of the Desert UMC
    • December 29-30
  • KMS Scorpion Bells
    • December 5-6
  • Redeemer Christian School RamBells
    • December 21
  • Red Mountain Ringers
    • December 28

All acts perform nightly unless otherwise noted. Programming subject to change. As of 8/14/14.

Entertainment sponsored by:


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Dining Options

  • Gertrude’s, the Garden's onsite restaurant, is open nightly during Luminaria. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Call 480 719.8600 or visit gertrudesrestaurant.net to make reservations.
  • The Patio Café, located on Ullman Terrace, will also be open nightly.
  • Purchase wine by the glass or bottle, or sample a wine flight at our seasonal boutique wine store.

New Menu – New Dining Experience with Buffet Stations

  • Adult Meal Ticket - $22 per Adult – Inclusive of tax
  • Children (12 and under) - $12 per Child – Inclusive of tax

It is recommended that you purchase meal tickets in advance or you may purchase them at the Admissions Box Office.

Buffet Stations

Salad and Bread Station

  • Southwestern Caesar salad crisp romaine with house made southwestern, chipotle Caesar dressing and topped with parmesan cheese and croutons
  • Mixed greens with winter citrus segments, red onion, tortilla frizzles and panela cheese with a citrus vinaigrette
  • Assorted fresh baked rolls with creamery butter

Entrée Station
  • Penne pasta with sautéed shrimp, peppers, corn and queso fresco with chipotle cream
  • Cheese tortellini with roasted butternut squash and oaxaca cheese with ancho pesto sauce
  • Ancho crusted pork tenderloin
  • Chicken poblano mole
  • Calabacitas with fresh corn
  • Roasted red potatoes with cumin and onions


  • Assorted cookies
  • Tres Leches cake
  • Mexican chocolate bread pudding


  • Chilled iced water with Arizona lemon wheels
  • Fresh brewed iced tea
  • Decaffeinated coffee with cream and sweetener
  • Creamy hot chocolate with miniature marshmallows
  • Warm spiced apple cider with cinnamon sticks and clove

Catered by:


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Honor a Loved One During Luminaria


Sponsor a luminaria Bag

Sponsor a luminaria bag in honor or in memory of a loved one and your personal message will be displayed on the bag throughout the run of Las Noches de las Luminarias. Sponsorship begins at $100 per bag. Call 480 481.8147 for more information.

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