The Atlanta Botanical Garden is once again presenting Garden Lights, Holiday Nights for the 2023 holiday season.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights runs nightly from November 12 through January 14, 2023 — and this includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
The lights are on from 5 to 10 p.m.
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!
2023 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 and are listed below.
Ticket prices are the same as last year. But in our opinion, the ticket prices are absolutely ridiculous, and this is becoming an elitist event that’s out of reach for many families.
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 2023 Value Nights:
- November 12 to 16
- November 27 to 29
- December 4 and 5
- January 8 to 14
Peak nights are Thanksgiving weekend, December weekends, and the whole calendar block from December 13th to 31st.
You can see a color-coded calendar online, with all the different price levels.
Buy tickets online, starting Oct. 1st
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 $149 per adult (and $139 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.
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.