Create Emotional Souvenirs This Holiday Season at Lightscape
Lights, music and magic—it’s the ultimate holiday wishlist. And it’s what Lightscape has brought to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden this winter.
Presented by Bank of America, Lightscape is a one-of-kind immersive experience that takes guests on a journey through the Garden along a walking trail lit by more than one million lights. You’ll travel through singing trees, undulating waves of bluebonnets, a fire garden and a stunning cathedral of light—with stops along the way for hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.
“We are beyond ecstatic to announce that Lightscape is making its debut in Fort Worth during the 2022 holiday season, and that North Texans will have the opportunity to experience this internationally renowned holiday light show at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for the first time,” says Patrick Newman, CEO & president of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. “We have truly transformed the Garden into an enchanting after-dark spectacular like no other.”
Designed by a team of international artists, Lightscape has enjoyed sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities including London, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Reviews are enthusiastic: “When we took our first steps into new territory we were dazzled,” wrote Marielle Bokor at “Third Coast Review” in Chicago. “Each area brought a new sense of wonder.” “This is no Disney-like adventure, but one in which nature and artistically created installations come together in harmony,” wrote Catherine D. Anspon at “PaperCity” in Houston.
What its producers describe as an “ode to the holiday season” runs November 18 through January 8 on select nights. Tickets are required for admittance, say Botanic Garden staff, with entry times available every 15 minutes from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly.
“The average tour time from start to finish is 1.5 hours, although there is no time limit,” says Newman. “We encourage you to take your time and enjoy the experience.” The walking trail is a wide, paved path about one mile long. The entire route is wheelchair accessible.
Victoria Wise took her whole family to Lightscape over Thanksgiving. “Lightscape exceeded my expectations for a wondrous lighted display,” she said. “From the twinkling musical flower lights to the amazing cathedral tunnel, we were delighted. My favorite part was capturing memories by taking copious amounts of photos of my kids exploring the gardens. We’re so thankful to the Botanic Gardens for hosting Lightscape. Can’t wait until next time!”
Tickets are on sale at https://fwbg.org/lightscape . Adults are $28, children ages three to 12 are $18 and infants are free. Members receive $5 off of each ticket, and groups of 20 or more get ten percent off.
Winter is the darkest time of year, with long nights and cloudy days. But Lightscape promises to lift your spirits with dazzling lights that will bring the magic of the holiday season to you and your family.