The Atlanta Botanical Garden is once again presenting Garden Lights, Holiday Nights for the 2022 holiday season.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights runs nightly from November 12, 2022 through January 14, 2023 — and this includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
The lights are on from 5 to 10 p.m.
The 2022 light display combines new features with perennial favorites.
This is a timed-entry process again this year.
You’ll buy a ticket for a specific entry time and date, rain or shine.
Want to find out where to see Christmas lights at private homes, neighborhoods, parks, local attractions, and more?
Check out our huge list of Christmas light displays!
2022 ticket prices
Ticket prices depend on which night you go.
If you scroll down, you’ll find the scoop on hours, prices, and ways to save a few bucks. Sales tax will be added to all the prices listed there.
Children under 3 get in free.
General admission tickets are the most affordable, but don’t have the weather guarantee or rain check options that are built in to upgraded tickets.
And check out the Value Nights — there are 14 of them this year. They are the very lowest priced days.
Ticket prices are higher than last year.
In our opinion, the ticket prices are absolutely ridiculous this year, and this is becoming an elitist event that’s out of reach for many families.
The advance purchase discount is gone. The night-light discount for entry at 9 p.m. is also gone.
You may also be interested in discounts for:
The Value Nights discount
The prices listed below are for advance purchase, general admission. You’ll pay more for a Flex ticket or Premium ticket.
On Value Nights, advance tickets are $27.95 for adults and $24.95 for kids age 3 to 12.
On Regular Nights, advance tickets are $37.95 for adults & $34.95 for kids ages 3-12.
On Peak Nights, online advance tickets are $47.95 for adults & $44.95 for children.
NOTE: There is a $5 per order processing fee for online purchases, and sales tax will be added.
For your convenience, here’s a complete list of the Value Nights:
- November 13 to 17
- November 28 to 30
- December 5 and 6
- January 9 to 12
Peak nights are Thanksgiving weekend, December weekends, and the whole calendar block from December 14th to 30th.
You can see a color-coded calendar online, with all the different price levels.
Upgrade your experience:
♣ For an extra $15 (on top of the base ticket price at any price level), you can purchase a Premium ticket that includes hologram glasses, a drink ticket, and express entry.
♣ For a flat rate of $129 per adult (and $126 per child age 3+), you can purchase a Premium+ ticket. Considering this option used to be a $10 add-on to regular price, this pricing seems excessive and ridiculous. The Premium ticket includes Flex options and no time restrictions, plus you receive a lighted bulb necklace, hologram glasses, drink ticket, and express entry.
Buy tickets online, starting Oct. 1st
The membership discount
If you have a membership to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, you can save $5 on both general and Premium tickets, including on Value Nights.
Buy a garden membership
On-site parking is available in the SAGE Parking Facility for Garden guests on Levels 4, 5 and 6 via Piedmont Avenue entrance. Piedmont Park visitors use Levels 1, 2 and 3 via the Monroe Drive entrance.
Parking is $10 per vehicle.
anj pat says
is there any train ride to watch the lights without walking?
Helen Gregory says
So prices r higher if you go for the 5 to 11 times. I went online to see how much total for family of four on a buget would cost. Alot like $130. With added taxes and then to pay to park. Ridiculous Helen Gregory
Never been before…planning on going on Sunday night. How much for 3 adults?
Jennifer Maciejewski says
That is my understanding, David, yes–even peak nights are ~$15/ticket (+ tax & such). We have not gone yet this year, but I’ve used the same deal in the past on a peak night.
Sorry, Angela, just seeing your comment–I am not aware of a senior discount. Best deal, price-wise, will be the Night Lights. And if you buy right at 9pm, you should still have a couple of hours to experience the event. If you already headed out, hope you had a fantastic time!
Hi there, seconding Angela’s comment. If you go after 9pm on any night (including peak nights) it is $15/ticket?
Couple of questions: If we come after 9:00 PM it is 14.97 per ticket and $5.00 car parking?
Do you have senior citizens discounts.
P.S how much would it be for 11 people tonight? Any promotions or what would be the best deal.