The UGA Office of the President presents


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.

Winter WonderLights

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.


We need volunteers each night to make the Winter WonderLights magic happen! Volunteer shifts are 4:30-7:45 p.m. and 7:15-10:30 p.m. Volunteer positions include entrance greeter, wayfinder and s’mores station monitor. For more information, please email




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