A light show at the botanical garden always makes me think of the holidays. It’s been a staple activity in my family’s holiday plans since I was a child. The Huntsville Botanical Garden‘s Galaxy of Lights is in the conversation for USA Today‘s 10Best. Here’s how to cast your vote and see the light show for yourself.
Galaxy of Lights has been a Huntsville tradition for over 25 years. A must-do in my book.
The Huntsville Botanical Garden hosts walking and driving nights. While the walking nights have come to an end for the season, you’re just in time for the driving nights.
Starting Thursday, December 2, you can enjoy a 2.5 mile light show from the comfort of your own vehicle. Crank your heat up, turn those seat warmers on and grab some hot coco for the ride.
You can expect a spectacular show to truly get you in the holiday spirit.
Vote by Monday, December 6 at 11AM CT
The Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights are in the running for USA Today’s 10Best for Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights. It’s now up to the readers… AKA you.
You have until Monday, December 6 at 11AM (central time) to get your votes in. Let your friends, families and neighbors know. The 10 winning gardens will be announced on Friday, December 17.
Dates, times and tickets
Want to check out Galaxy of Lights before your final vote? Totally understandable. Here are the deets on the dates, times and snagging your tickets.
- Driving nights: Thursday, December 2-Saturday, January 1 (closed Christmas Day)
- Time: 5:30-9PM (last admission is 9PM)
- Tickets: Can be bought at the gate or pre-purchased online
|Pre-purchased tickets (all dates)||Gate tickets for non-peak nights||Gate tickets for peak nights|
|Military (with ID)||N/A||$25||$30|
Each ticket cost is priced per vehicle with 10 or less people. Pack those cars and split the price.
Peak nights are:
- December 3-5
- December 10-12
- December 17-24
Military prices are only available on Monday. You’ll have to buy the 5-Pack at the front desk.
Will you be going to Galaxy of the Lights this year? Let us know by tagging @thebamabuzz on social.