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Illuminations November 25, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - December 23, 2016 @ 8:30 pm


  • Nov 25 5:30 pm
  • Dec 23 8:30 pm



Wichita’s premier light display. With more than 1 million lights and new themed displays, we transform the gardens into a vast winter wonderland with themed light displays throughout. You’ve heard about it, now see it to believe it. Experience Kansas’ largest holiday display. Make Illuminations your holiday tradition. It has become one of the area’s premier holiday events.

Illuminations is held seven days a week, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31 (excluding Dec. 24 and 25). This is a family-friendly event that showcases Botanica’s 17 acres of beautiful gardens in a completely different light.

year the event is getting a festive facelift! More than 5,000 LED luminaries will line garden pathways, more than 150 trees will be expertly lit, and many structures will be lit with twinkling white lights. As visitors enjoy their walk through the Gardens, they will enjoy the warm glow of luminaries, the sound of electric trains traveling around pine trees, the reflections of trees on the pond, the magic of the flocked forest at Candy Cane Lane, the fragrance of chimineas, the warmth of hot cocoa and cider and the joy of live musical groups. In total, more than 1 million lights combined with nature, it creates a stunning atmosphere and a “HO, HO, HO” lot of holiday fun!

Support from special events such as Illuminations help us showcase the Gardens, maintain Botanica as one of the Midwest’s leading botanical gardens and further our mission. Tickets are $8 ($7 members) for adults and $6 for youth (3-12). Advance tickets can be purchased at all area QuikTrip locations or at Group rates are available in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Food and Drink sales are CASH ONLY! We have hot chocolate, s’mores, cookies, coffee, popcorn, brats, fries and more.