August 01, 2013

General Public Tickets Go On Sale September 30, 2013



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Las Noches de las Luminarias, the Valley’s premier holiday event, returns for 31 nights of musical entertainment, delicious food and of course, 8,000 hand-lit luminarias. This year, guests will experience the extraordinary works of art of Dale Chihuly. The exhibit, Chihuly in the Garden, features 19 installations that will be lit during the evening hours.

Tickets for Las Noches de las Luminarias go on sale to the General Public Monday, September 30, 2013. General public adult tickets are $30 and general public child tickets are $12.50. Children under three are admitted free.

Garden Members will be able to purchase tickets beginning September 16, 2013. Member adult tickets are $25 and member child tickets are $10.

Nine musical groups perform in rotation during the run of Luminarias. Performers include the Dickens Carolers, Mariachi Pasion, Will Clipman, Chris Burton Jacome, the Duncan Family, Mariachi Luz del Sur, Poranqui, Domingo DeGrazia & Beth Daunis, and Traveler. Luminarias would not be complete without the Valley’s best Handbell Choirs. Due to the extended run of Luminarias, not all bands will be performing each night. Please visit dbg.org/luminaria for a schedule.

Las Noches de las Luminarias begins the Friday, November 29, 2013 and culminates on December 31, 2013. This is the perfect holiday event to share with family, friends and out-of-town guests. The Garden’s distinctive and world-renowned plant collection provides the ideal setting to enjoy more than 8,000 hand-lit luminarias that line its trails, buildings and courtyards.

A sumptuous buffet dinner is available at an additional cost from Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events and the Garden’s Patio Café will also be open for ala carte items. Meal tickets are $17.50 for adults and $9.50 for children. Gertrude’s restaurant will be open and reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 480-719-8600 or visiting gertrudesrestaurant.com.

The Garden Shop will be open each night of Luminarias and is the ideal place to find unique gifts for the holiday season.

Las Noches de las Luminarias is presented by The Arizona Republic, and sponsored in part by Sponsored in US Airways, Phoenix Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Entertainment powered by SRP EarthWise.

  • November 29, 30 (General Public)
  • December 1, 2, 3, 4 (General Public)
  • December 5, 6, 7, 8 (Garden Members and their Guests Preview)
  • December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23  (General Public) 
  • December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 (General Public)
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway (in Papago Park)
Phoenix, AZ  85008
COST: Members:
  • Adults $25
  • Children: $10 (ages 3-12)

General Public:
  • Adults $30
  • Children $12.50 (ages 3-12)  

Children 2 and under are admitted free.
Dinner and beverages available at an additional cost.

TICKETS: TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets on sale September 30, 2013
  1. Order tickets online 
  2. Call 480-481-8188 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily)
  3. Visit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)
INFO: For additional information, a full list of entertainment and a detailed menu, call 480-481-8188 or visit www.dbg.org.
A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums.  It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research.


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