Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show returns to Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus this holiday season
NEW ticket options available and now on sale
SARASOTA, Fla., November 5, 2020 – Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show returns to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus beginning December 12, 2020. In 2019, this family-friendly experience was selected for inclusion in USA Today’s Top Ten List of Botanical Garden Holiday Light Shows and Selby Gardens also recently received a trademark for the name from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show will take place nightly December 12 through December 23; December 26 through 30, 2020; and January 1 and 2, 2021 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Throughout Selby Gardens, guests will be immersed in the glow of more than two million lights all in a safe and socially distanced outdoor Gardens-wide experience. Activities will include spray-on face painting, balloon artistry, and photo opportunities. Santa will not be visiting this year and interactive games will not be available. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at a variety of locations throughout the Gardens, including the Selby House Café. A trolley will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. from the Sarasota Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way).
The number of tickets sold each night will be limited to ensure a safe environment. Therefore, guests are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online at selby.org. Several new ticket options are available this year including a Four Night Pass and an Early Entry Ticket. Ticket information and prices are as follows:
Four Night Pass
Selby Gardens’ Members: $80
Children ages 5-17: $30
Four and under: FREE
· Four Night Pass holders receive 5 p.m. entry to watch the Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show during sunset and early access to first-come, first-served onsite parking
· Four Night Pass must be pre-purchased at selby.org, none will be sold onsite
· Limited number of Four Night Passes available
Early Entry Ticket
Selby Gardens’ Members: $30
Children ages 5-17: $15
Four and under: FREE
· Early Entry ticket holders receive 5 p.m. entry to watch the Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show during sunset and early access to first-come, first-served onsite parking
· Early Entry tickets must be pre-purchase at selby.org, none will be sold onsite
· Early Entry check-in opens at 5 p.m.
· Limited number of Early Entry tickets available for each date of Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show
Selby Gardens’ Members: $20
Children ages 5-17: $7
Four and under: FREE
· General admission ticket holders will check-in starting at 6 p.m.
· Limited number of General Admission tickets available on each date of Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show
· Available via pre-purchase at selby.org or at the door
Guests can view full details on our COVID-19 protocols on our website at selby.org.
Sponsors of Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show include: Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Child Protection Center; Friendship Centers; Herald Tribune Media, Publix Super Markets Charities, SRQ Media Group; Sweet Sparkman Interiors; Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenue; The Westin; Willis Smith Construction and WUSF. SouthTech is the Digital Sponsor.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit selby.org.
About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides 45 acres of bayfront sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history. Established by forward thinking women of their time, Selby Gardens is composed of the 15-acre Downtown Sarasota campus and the 30-acre Historic Spanish Point campus in the Osprey area of Sarasota County, Florida. The Downtown Sarasota campus on Sarasota Bay is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads and ferns, and other tropical plants. There is a significant focus on botany, horticulture, education, historical preservation, and the environment. The Historic Spanish Point (HSP) Campus is located less than 10 miles south along Little Sarasota Bay. The HSP Campus, one of the largest preserves showcasing native Florida plants that is interpreted for and open to the public, celebrates an archaeological record that encompasses approximately 5,000 years of Florida history. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a Smithsonian Affiliate and is also accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information visit www.selby.org.