San Antonio, get ready for a spectacular holiday season as Lightscape returns for the third consecutive year! This internationally acclaimed event promises to light up your winter nights with a mesmerizing display of new and beloved installations from around the world. This year, Lightscape offers an even more enticing reason to visit with the introduction of “Value Nights,” where tickets start at just $18 for adults and $10 for children. The event is set to open its doors to the public on Friday, November 17 and will continue to enchant visitors through Monday, January 1, 2024.
Value Nights: Affordable Magic
In a groundbreaking move, Lightscape is introducing six “Value Nights” this year, offering budget-friendly pricing starting as low as $18 for adults and $10 for children when purchasing tickets online. These special nights are scheduled for Thursday, November 30, Thursday, December 7, Wednesday, December 13, Thursday, December 14, Monday, December 18, and Tuesday, December 19. It’s an opportunity for families and friends to experience the magic of Lightscape without breaking the bank.
Enchanting Installations from Around the World
Lightscape’s charm lies in its captivating installations, and this year’s lineup is no exception. Here are some of the awe-inspiring displays that will grace the San Antonio Botanical Garden:
– Pixel Tree by ArtAV: This 40-foot high tree is constructed from thousands of bright LEDs, making it the perfect backdrop for selfies and group photos.
– Star Show by ArtAV: Twelve 16-foot tall, brightly illuminated stars will guide you on your magical journey through the Garden.
– Spark Ballet by Pitaya: A fairytale-like display of flickering lanterns hanging among the trees and along pathways, creating a mesmerizing dance of lights.
– Heart Arch Walk by ArtAV: Walk under a tunnel of 13-foot LED hearts, setting the mood for a romantic and enchanting evening.
– Floraison by Pitaya: Stroll under a field of hundreds of brightly lit red poppy flowers suspended from the tree canopy, creating a dreamy atmosphere.
But that’s not all! Fan favorites such as the Winter Cathedral are making a triumphant return, accompanied by reimagined installations. The Fire Garden will feature the beloved 25-foot Dragon from the blockbuster exhibition “Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon A Time,” promising to be even more spectacular. You can also expect a unique display of Bluebonnets paired with life-size cowboy nutcrackers, designed specifically for San Antonio. And for those feeling a bit peckish, there will be festive food and drinks, including the delightful option to roast s’mores.
Behind the Scenes and Partnerships
Lightscape is made possible through a partnership with Sony Music, a collaboration that has wowed millions of people across the United Kingdom with similar shows. The event is creatively produced by Culture Creative, ensuring that every detail is a masterpiece.
As the days grow shorter and the air turns crisp, Lightscape promises to be the perfect way to embrace the holiday season. It’s not just an event; it’s an experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a sense of wonder. So, mark your calendars, and don’t miss the chance to explore this enchanting world of lights and magic at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Lightscape’s return is bound to be a highlight of your holiday season.