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Night Lights at New England Botanic Garden

Heralded as one of the best winter light shows in Massachusetts, Night Lights at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill immerses visitors in color and illumination. This year, the Garden expects to dazzle thousands of visitors from around the region with displays that celebrate the natural world in lights. 
Night Lights runs daily from 4 – 10 PM through New Year’s Eve, December 31 (excluding December 24 and 25 when the Garden is closed). Tickets must be purchased online in advance at
Celebrated by many as an annual winter tradition, Night Lights offers a magical experience for guests of all ages and backgrounds. Illuminated features transform outdoor garden spaces and conservatories with string lights, rope lights, spotlights, orbs, starbursts, and more. Artfully crafted displays made from thousands of twinkling lights take guests on a journey through different environments on Earth such as meadows, seascapes, mountaintops, and, of course, icy winter wonderlands. 
“This one-of-a-kind event is the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories while celebrating the winter season,” says Mark Richardson, New England Botanic Garden Director of Horticulture. Richardson leads the team responsible for bringing Night Lights to life. “Our talented group of staff and volunteers bring creativity and vision to Night Lights each year to ensure it’s really special for our guests. We’re excited to share this year’s event with the community,” he says. 
Other highlights of Night Lights 2022 include a rainbow tunnel, a crowd-favorite for photo backdrops, that will extend longer than ever at 100 feet, an outdoor garden train display, a tree constructed from living bromeliad plants, and firepits for warming up or making s’mores. Guests can also enjoy snacks and drinks from the Farmer and the Fork Café and find the perfect holiday gifts among the unique items in the Garden Shop.