The winter light show, presented by the UGA Office of the President, follows a half-mile fully accessible trail through a Winter Wondercave, along Jingle Bell Lane, into the Northern Lights and through a Cone Tree Forest, among other dazzling features.
Along the way, visitors can roast marshmallows for s’mores over an open fire and enjoy rich hot chocolate or other refreshments.
Winter WonderLights was recently named the best local event in Athens for the second year in the Athens Banner-Herald’s Community’s Choice Awards.
On select nights from Nov. 22 through Dec. 30, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia in Athens is transformed into a wonderland of twinkling lights and dazzling displays.
WonderLights Disco Nights
On Jan. 4-7, 2024, WonderLights will change to allow visitors to experience the garden light show while grooving to disco hits. Ticket prices and entry times for Disco Nights will be the same as Winter WonderLights.
Manage your Booking
Using our booking tool, you can add VIP parking to your order and adjust the date of your tickets, if you’ve purchased ticket flexibility. You will need your order confirmation number and the email address you used to purchase the tickets to access the system.
Parking & FAQs
Free parking for the show is available at the UGA Women’s Sports Complex, 2330 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, Ga. 30605. Shuttles to the show will begin at 5:25 p.m. Onsite VIP parking is available for $25.
Have additional questions about this year’s Winter WonderLights show? Check out our FAQs to help plan your visit.
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is excited to offer an opportunity to experience Winter WonderLights in a new way. You can now host private events at the State Botanical Garden’s world-class facilities during the evenings of the Winter WonderLights show.
A Gift of Lights
Need a unique gift for someone this season? We are now able to offer gift cards that can be redeemed for Winter WonderLights tickets and parking. Gift cards are easy to send and will allow the holder to pick a date and time to visit the show, based on availability.