Las Noches de las Luminarias Details Announced: General Public Tickets Go On Sale September 23, 2011

August 03, 2011


John Sallot
Phone: 480 481.8101

**Images available upon request.


Las Noches de las Luminarias, the Valley’s premier holiday event, returns for 22 nights of musical entertainment, delicious food and of course, 8,000 hand-lit luminarias. Tickets for Las Noches de las Luminarias, go on sale to the General Public Friday, September 23, 2011.  Garden Members will be able to purchase tickets beginning September 9, 2011.

Ten musical groups perform each night of Luminarias: the Dickens Carolers, the Spanish guitar of Domingo DeGrazia and Beth Duanis, Ken Duncan with the Native American flute, Mariachi Pasión, the Appalachian music of Pick &Holler, Jazz by the Reed Family, Jazz and Funk by the Sonoran Jazz Project, Blues by The Sugar Thieves and World Music by Traveler. Luminarias would not be complete without the Valley’s  best  Handbell Choirs in Webster Auditorium.

Luminarias ticket buyers will have the opportunity to support students in need by donating to the Garden’s Sonoran Desert Adventure Field Trip Program’s scholarship fund. Donations can be made at the time of ticket purchase either by phone, online or in person. 

Las Noches de las Luminarias begins the Thursday, December and culminates on December 30, 2011. 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. The Garden’s gift and plant shop will be open each night of Luminarias and is the ideal place to find unique gifts for the holiday season. Meal tickets are $16.50 for adults and $8.95 for children.

Las Noches de las Luminarias is presented by The Arizona Republic, and sponsored in part by Sponsored in part by Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events, US Airways, Phoenix Coca-Cola Bottling Company.  Entertainment powered by SRP EarthWise.

December 1, 2, 3, 4 (Garden Members and their Guests Preview)
December 8, 9, 10, 11 (General Public)
December 15, 16, 17, 18 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 (General Public)
December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 (General Public)

TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Desert Botanical Garden (in Papago Park)
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ  85008

COST: Members: Adults $20
Children: $10 (ages 3-12)
General Public: Adults $25
General Public: Children $12.50 (ages 3-12)  
Children 2 and under are admitted free.

Dinner and beverages available at an additional cost.

 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets on sale September 23, 2011

  • Order tickets online
  • Call 480 481.8188 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily)
  • 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/events-exhibitions/las-noches-de-las-luminarias. 
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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