Garden closes early Dec. 8-10 at 4 p.m. With Last Admission at 3 p.m. Due to Las Noches De Las Luminarias.

Las Noches de Las Luminarias

Join us for a magical evening

November 27, 2015 - December 31, 2015
5:30 - 9:30 p.m. on the following evenings:
  • Members Only: December 2 - 4
  • General Public: November 25 & 26, December 9-11, 16-18, 20-23, 26-31
Special Event Settings: 


  • Call: 480 941.1225
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • Rain Cancellation: In the event of a cancellation due to rain, please review our Rain Policy for Ticket Holders

Eight thousand hand-lit luminaria bags and thousands of white twinkle lights will set the Garden aglow this winter for 21 magical evenings. Join us for this Southwest holiday tradition that features the sights and sounds of nine entertainment ensembles, including the return of Simply Three. Enjoy dinner at the Garden with family and friends and stroll the paths with a warm cup of cider or cocoa, as you celebrate the season at this year’s very special Las Noches de las Luminarias.

Ticket Information


  • Tickets on sale September 19 | Use code Lumi2016 before October 31 to receive $5 off adult tickets
  • Adults: $25 | Children: $10 (3-12) Children under 3 admitted free.

General Public

Become a member today to save on tickets!

  • Tickets on sale October 2
  • Adults: $30 | Children: $12.50 (3-12) Children under 3 admitted free.


For 25 or more tickets, call 480 481.8104. Group discount available. Ask about private rental options.

Food and beverage available for an additional charge.

Purchase Tickets

  • Order online at
  • Call 480 481.8188 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily)
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily)


All acts performing nightly unless otherwise noted. 

Mariachi Pasión | Mariachi
Ottosen Entry Garden 

Scott Jeffers | World Fusion Music

Jácome Flamenco DUET | Flamenco Guitar & Dance
Steele Herb Garden (Located in Center for Desert Living Trail)

Simply Three  | Classical Crossover
Ullman Terrace 

Walt Richardson & Friends | Acoustic, Rock and Reggae
Boppart Courtyard

Salt River Brass | Classical and holiday
Wildflower Pavilion (Located along the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail

Phoenix Astronomical Society | Stargazing
Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail

Yellow Bird | Apache Winter Stories & Native Flute
Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail

Handbell Ensembles

Performing in Webster Auditorium

Handbell Ringers of Sun City
November 25 & 26

Desert Bells International
December 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31

Mountain View Lutheran Bells of Praise
December 9

Scorpion Bells
December 16

Dayspring Bells
December 17 & 18

Bells of Joy
December 20 & 21

Dove of the Desert UMC
December 26 & 27

Bronzeworks Encore
December 28

*Programming subject to change. 

Entertainment  SRP EarthWise Energy

Dining & Beverage Options

  • Gertrude’s, the Garden's onsite restaurant, is open nightly during Luminaria. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Call 480 719.8600 or visit to make reservations.
  • The Patio Café, located on Ullman Terrace, will also be open nightly.
  • Purchase wine by the glass or bottle, or sample a wine flight at our seasonal boutique wine store.

Dorrance Hall Buffet

  • Adult Buffet Meal Ticket - $22 per Adult – Inclusive of tax
  • Child Buffet meal Ticket (12 and under) - $12 per Child – Inclusive of tax

It is recommended that you purchase meal tickets in advance or you may purchase them at the Admissions Box Office.

Buffet Menu

Salad and Bread Station
  • Caesar Salad: crisp romaine, house made Caesar dressing topped with parmesan cheese and croutons
  • Mixed Greens citrus segments, red onion, tortilla frizzles and a citrus vinaigrette
  • Assorted Fresh Baked Rolls with creamery butter
Entrée Station
  • Penne Pasta with sautéed shrimp, peppers, corn and queso fresco with cilantro cream sauce
  • Potato Gnocchi with roasted butternut squash and oaxaca cheese with a chipotle pesto sauce
  • Chili Crusted Tri-Tip with sautéed mushrooms and onions
  • Chicken Poblano Mole
  • Winter Squash Medley with corn and peppers
  • Roasted Red Potatoes with cumin and onions
Dessert Station
  • Assorted Fresh Baked Cookies
  • Tres Leches Cake
  • Mexican Chocolate Bread Pudding
Beverage Station
  • Ice Water with cucumber
  • Fresh Brewed Iced Tea 
  • Decaffeinated Coffee with cream and sweetener
  • Creamy Hot Chocolate with miniature marshmallows
  • Warm Spiced Apple Cider with cinnamon sticks and clove

Catered by Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events:


Sponsor a luminaria tribute bag

Remember or honor a loved one, or celebrate a special occasion with a personalized message on a special luminaria bag that will be placed in front of historic Webster Auditorium during Las Noches de las Luminarias. Sponsorship begins at $100.  Click here to sponsor a bag.

Parking & Accessibility 

  • Carpool with Family and Friends
  • A limited quantity of electric scooters and wheelchairs will be available for advance reservation on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of ticket purchase by calling 480 481.8188.
  • View our Interactive Trail Guide.

Volunteer for Luminaria 

Become a Volunteer in the Garden. Visit for more details. 

Visit the Garden Shop 

Complete your holiday shopping with a unique gift from the Garden Shop. Choose from a large selection of distinctive merchandise and plants.

Season for Sharing

This year when you purchase your Luminaria tickets, you will have the opportunity to help those in need by donating to Season for Sharing during the check-out process. Season for Sharing funds agencies that help at-risk children & families, improve education, aid victims of domestic violence and serve the elderly.

Special thanks to our sponsors: 

Presented by:

Sponsored in part by:

The Fine Print

Food and beverages available for an additional charge. A limited quantity of electric scooters and wheelchairs can be reserved in advance on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of ticket purchase by calling 480-481-8188.