Have questions about our Winter WonderLights show? Check out these FAQ’s


Winter WonderLights

This year, our WonderLights show will be open beginning Dec. 1. The show will be open weekly on the following dates: Dec. 1-5, Dec. 8-12, Dec. 15-23, Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-9, 2022.

Timed entrances will be scheduled to enhance the visitor’s experience. The first guests will be admitted at 5:30 p.m. and continue in 30-minute increments, with the last admission at 9 p.m.

The Winter WonderLights show trail is fully ADA compliant. The trail is about one-half mile and should take about an hour to complete.

Tickets are $15, plus taxes and vendor fees. Children ages 3 and younger will be admitted free of charge. Our Friends members will receive a 10 percent discount on ticket purchases. Groups of 20 people or more, who purchase tickets on the same night, will also receive a 10 percent discount.

Tickets will be available through an online vendor beginning in September 2021. Please click the Purchase Tickets button on this page.

Yes. Each timed entry has a limited capacity, and tickets will only be sold in advance through the online vendor.

You should arrive 20 minutes before your timed ticketed entrance. This will allow ample time to park and ride the shuttle to the State Botanical Garden.

Free off-site parking will be provided in two UGA lots on South Milledge Avenue. Our primary lot will be the UGA Soccer/Softball complex. If that lot fills, directional signage will notify you to go to our alternate off-site lot, located at the UGA Arena. UGA Transportation and Parking Services will provide shuttle service from those lots to the State Botanical Garden. Accessibility parking will also be available but must be reserved when tickets are purchased. A limited number of nightly VIP passes for parking at the State Botanical Garden will be available but must be purchased when purchasing tickets to the event.

Winter WonderLights is presented rain or shine. In the event of severe weather that prevents the show from operating, ticket holders will be contacted to reschedule their visit on an alternate date.

Cookies, s’mores, hot chocolate and coffee, bottled water and other beverages will be available for purchase at specific locations along the light show trail. We will be accepting cash and cards for these items.

Photographs are allowed. Drones are not permitted at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

Dogs are not allowed in the State Botanical Garden. Service animals are permitted.

The State Botanical Garden is located at 2450 S. Milledge Ave. in Athens, Ga. The entrance is roughly a mile from the Athens-10 Loop, exit 6. Click Here for a link to google maps

The State Botanical Garden and grounds will close at 4 p.m. on nights when the Holiday Light Show is scheduled. Day visitors will be required to exit the park before returning to the light show at their scheduled time.

Contact Debby Frederes, director of development, at Deborah.Frederes@uga.edu for more information on sponsorship packages and opportunities.

Winter WonderLights 2021


Presented By:

The University of Georgia