*Last entry is an hour before closing


*Last entry is an hour before closing

LIGHTSCAPE: Frequently Asked Questions



Our acclaimed holiday event returns November 17, 2023 - January 1, 2024, with new experiences and reimagined light-filled installations created just for the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Walk, explore, and enjoy the whimsical nature in winter through music, light, fire, and color. Celebrate outside with friends and family at Lightscape, the brightest spot for holiday cheer.

In addition to the captivating light displays, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy festive food and drinks, including roasting s'mores (additional fees apply)

Lightscape is a truly memorable, family-friendly walking event that is perfect for holiday entertainment and gatherings. 

  • Friday to Sunday, Nov. 24-26
  • Wednesday to Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 3
  • Wednesday to Sunday, Dec. 6-10
  • Daily, Dec. 13-23
  • Sunday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve*
  • Tuesday to Saturday, Dec. 26-Dec. 30
  • Sunday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve*
  • Monday, Jan. 1

Not operating on: 11/27-28, 12/4-5, 12/11-12, 12/25. 

*Closing early - Last admission at 7:30 pm

  • Sunday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
  • Sunday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve

Closed on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25.

Entry times are available every 15 minutes from 5:30 pm - 8:30* pm. Most guests finish the walking trail in 90 minutes. The Event ends nightly at 9:30 pm and the Garden closes at 10:00 pm on Lightscape evenings. 

*Closing early - Last admission at 7:30 pm 

  • Sunday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
  • Sunday, Dec. 31, New Years Eve

The event is located at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Don't forget your Parking Pass! Save time and purchase your parking in advance!

Onsite Parking - 3220 Botanic Garden Road - $20 Per Vehicle
-Only ticketed parking is allowed at the Garden after 5:00 pm on Lightscape dates
-Onsite parking ONLY available by purchasing in-advance online
-ADA parking option available by purchasing in-advance online
-ANYTIME tickets include onsite parking (no additional parking pass required)

NOTE: Be sure to choose the parking date to match your event tickets. If your onsite parking date is sold out, you will not be able to select during purchase. See below for other options.

Off-site Parking - 3451 Trail Drive - $15 Per Vehicle
-Located at the Dickies Yellow Lots (adjacent to the north entrance of the garden)
-Off-site parking is NOT available for purchase in advance
-Cash or Credit accepted upon arrival
-Free Shuttle transport directly to Garden Center

Rideshare to 3220 Botanic Garden Road
-No parking fee for those arriving via rideshare
-To avoid traffic, enter the North entrance from Trail Drive to Old Conservatory Road

Click here for the 2023 parking map. 

Yes. Rideshare to 3220 Botanic Garden Road
-No parking fee for those arriving via rideshare

FWBG recommends Trinity Metro's ZIPZONE rideshare option for the easiest and most affordable transportation experience to Lightscape. Rides are a flat $3, with $1.50 for each additional rider, or FREE with the purchase of any multi-ride Trinity Metro ticket. Download the ZIPZONE app, enter the number of travelers with you, and your desired location. See this video to learn more:

Tickets for this event are timed in 15-minute increments (first slot, 5:30 pm; last slot, 8:45 pm). Event closes at 9:30 pm and the Garden closes at 10:00 pm (except 12/24 & 12/31).

Prices vary, based on the day of the week and the date selected. Advance prices are below (member/non-member). Tickets purchased the day of the event is an additional $5 per ticket.

                                      Adult*                           Child (3-12)*                           Child (under 2)   

Off-Peak:                            $15 / $23                          $15 / $11                           Free w/ adult ticket

Peak:                                   $30 / $22                          $20/ $16                            Free w/ adult ticket

Regular:                              $28/ $20                          $18/ $14                            Free w/ adult ticket

Value Night:                              $18/ $15                          $12/ $11                            Free w/ adult ticket 

ANYTIME Access experience gives you access at anytime on the date of your choice (includes on-site parking): $50

*A $3 service fee will be added for each ticket purchased online.

Unfortunately, not at this time. Our members receive a discount of $8 off each ticket, please click here to become a member today! 

Yes. FWBG Garden members can purchase tickets online and receive $8 off regular adult ticket prices. 

Only FWBG Garden members are eligible for this discount. Additional service fees apply to the member prices. 

Click here to learn more about becoming a FWBG Garden member. 

Tickets can be purchased online. Due to high demand we highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance to ensure your entry. Lightscape does not guarantee ticket availability at the Box Office on the day of the event.

FWBG members may purchase tickets beginning June 5th during our members-only sale.

Lightscape tickets go on sale to the public on June 9th. 

Yes, you can become a member online by clicking here or by visiting Guest Services during normal business hours.

No. Admission to Lightscape and the Garden are separate. Lightscape is a ticketed evening event with admissions starting nightly at 5:30 pm. If you wish to visit the Garden during the day, general admission rates apply. If you have both general admission and Lightscape tickets, you must exit the garden by 4:00 pm and return to enter Lightscape at your designated timed entry. 

The ANYTIME experience grants exclusive "arrive anytime" access within your chosen date between 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm, and, a parking spot in the onsite parking lot. 

This service fee helps ensure the Garden’s commitment to efficient online ticketing and contributes directly to the Garden’s non-profit mission.



No pets allowed. Certified Service Animals are allowed.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a no-smoking and firearms-free campus.

Food & Beverages are available at this event. No outside food or drink is allowed. Menu will be added once it has been finalized.

The Botanic Garden is a living museum. Please enjoy its beauty and leave it in the condition you found it.

Remain on designated paths. Please do not walk through flower beds or foliage.

Lightscape is an outdoor illuminated event. If the weather presents a hazard and a risk to safety, the Garden’s decision to cancel the event will be made at 2 pm. on the day of the event. If Lightscape is cancelled, you will be notified by text message of any cancellation and the re-booking process. We advise you to check the website and social media for the latest updates before you travel to the Garden. 

No fee for rescheduling event tickets that were cancelled by management.

If Lightscape is cancelled in line with the cancellation policy and ticket holders are not able to attend an alternative night offered, then a refund will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The service fee is not refundable under any circumstances. 

Yes, but exchanges are subject to a $10 transaction fee per exchange. This fee applies to members and non-members. Exchanges will not be allowed after November 1, 2022. However, there are no refunds. Please email the guest services team at to process. Tickets are subject to availability. 

If your tickets are lost or if you require your E-Tickets to be re sent to you, please contact us at

Please note that you will need to have your order number on hand, and this will render your original tickets invalid.


The new reimagined path is a 1.2-mile-long loop around the Garden.

This is a self-guided walking event, there are no shuttles or tours.

Lightscape is a one-way path. 

There will be some lighting sequences that have some flashing lights contained within them; however, there is no strobe lighting.

Only service animals are permitted in the Garden – please leave all other animals at home. Animals are not allowed to stay in unattended vehicles.

The route is designed so that it can be navigated on paved paths. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden has manual wheelchairs that can be loaned, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of use; no reservations are accepted. If you have particular access requirements, please call the Garden at (817)332-4441 for further inquiries.

Yes, strollers/wagons are allowed. 

Food & Beverages are available at this event for an additional fee. No outside food or drink is allowed. 

Click here to view the menu for Lightscape 2023

Yes! While waiting for the perfect shot please do not block pathways or the view of others. No tripods/monopods are allowed. Photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes. No night commercial photography is allowed during Lightscape.

Drones or any other form of UAV are not permitted.

We recommend booking in advance online. Each timed entry has a limited capacity, and we expect this event to sell out. You can also purchase parking online before your visit to save time.

If you wish to buy more than 40 tickets for a group, please contact us at

Yes, but subject to a $10 transaction fee per order. This fee applies to members and non-members. Exchanges will not be allowed after November 1, 2023. Please email the Guest Services Team at to process. Tickets are subject to availability.

Once you are admitted, you do not have a time limit to complete your visit. The Event closes at 9:30 pm and the Garden closes nightly at 10:00 pm (except 12/24 & 12/31). 

Yes. We will accommodate you in the next slots based on availability, but please be aware that there is no entry after 8:45 pm. and the event ends at 10:00 pm. Please ensure you leave enough time to arrive on time if you are traveling a long way. 

Choose your date carefully! Please make sure that you have chosen the correct date and time slot at the time of your booking. The Garden is unable to offer exchanges after November 1, 2023. There are no refunds once Lightscape tickets have been purchased. In the event you are unable to use your ticket, please consider your purchase a donation to the Fort Worth Botanic Garrden|BRIT, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  

Yes, but subject to a $10 transaction fee per order. This fee applies to members and non-members. Exchanges will not be allowed after November 1, 2023.

Please send an email to the Guest Services Team at to process. Tickets are subject to availability.

Your parking pass is valid for the day that you purchased anytime from 5:30pm - 8:45 pm.