Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Tickets on Sale Now for Lights in Bloom

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Tickets on Sale Now for Lights in Bloom

Selby Gardens’ Award-Winning Holiday Light Show Returns Select Nights from December 8 to January 3


SARASOTA, FL., November 10, 2023 – Tickets are now on sale for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ annual Lights in Bloom® holiday light show.

Ranked among the 10 best botanical garden holiday light displays in the country by USA TODAY, the walk-through show will run select nights from December 8 through January 3 at Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus. Tickets may be purchased online at or in person at the Welcome Center on either of Selby Gardens’ two campuses.

“Now in its 20th year, our award-winning Lights in Bloom® show really has become a must-do tradition in the Sarasota region,” said Jennifer O. Rominiecki, President & CEO of Selby Gardens. “We love welcoming community members of all ages to experience our downtown bayfront sanctuary magically transformed for the year-end holidays.”

Admission options for each night of the show include early entry at 5:30 p.m. and general admission at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, December 23, an additional “all inclusive” ticket choice provides on-site parking, a buffet dinner and open bar in the Gardens’ Event Center, and early access to the grounds. Ticket pricing and other information for all entry options can be found on the Selby Gardens website.

Lights in Bloom® features more than 2 million lights and other holiday and botanical decorations along the walkways and throughout gardens of the 15-acre Downtown Sarasota campus. Guests also can enjoy games, kids’ activities like balloon twisting and face painting, and signature holiday photo opportunities. Food and beverages, including a cash bar, will be available for purchase from the Michael’s on East Grill, Selby House Café, and other vendors. In both 2021 and 2019, Lights in Bloom® made the top-10 list of “Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights” in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.


Lights in Bloom®

December 8–23 and 26–30, 2023

January 1,2,3, 2024

5:30 p.m. – Early Entry

6:30 p.m. – General Admission

Last entry 8 p.m.; Gardens close 9 p.m.


Ticket prices:

Early Entry: $40 for non-members; $35 for members; $20 for ages 5-17; free for 4 and under

General Admission: $30 for non-members, $25 for members, $15 for ages 5-17, free for 4 and under

All-inclusive Experience (Dec. 17 only): $200 for adults; $50 for ages 5-17; free for 4 and under (includes on-site valet parking, buffet dinner and open bar inside Event Center, early admission to grounds)

Tickets available:

Online at

Welcome Center at Downtown Sarasota campus (1534 Mound Street, Sarasota)

Welcome Center/Gazebo at Historic Spanish Point campus (410 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey)

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