Glowing Garden

One-of-a-Kind Holiday Lights Experience Set to Dazzle for a Second Year

“Lightscape is back! For anyone who missed the uniquely artistic and festive holiday lights experience at the Houston Botanic Garden last year, you won’t want to miss it this year,” said Claudia Gee Vassar, president, and general counsel of the Houston Botanic Garden. “Favorites like the Winter Cathedral, Neon Tree, and Fire Garden will return, along with new creations by artists from across the globe. The artistry of the Lightscape installations is a perfect complement to the natural beauty of our diverse plant collections, creating an exquisite and memorable holiday experience for families and friends.”

More than 80% of this year’s trail will feature installations never seen in Houston, including a spectacular display of Bluebonnets, an installation unique to Texas.

The installation Framed by Mandylights sees twenty geometric arches lined with brilliant color-changing, pixel-mapped LED fittings to create a unique tunnel of light effect with a distinctly modern edge.

In addition to the immersive light installations on the trail, visitors can enjoy festive food and drinks, including fire pits for roasting s’mores, in the Garden’s inviting Pine Grove and spacious Culinary Garden.

Lightscape opens on Friday, November 18, and runs on select evenings through January 1, 2023. Timed entry slots and parking are limited each evening to give attendees space to enjoy each moment along the trail. 

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