Why Glow at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden is One of the Best Winter Events

Winter is a truly enchanting time to be in Santa Fe! From the crisp weather, holiday shopping, and abundance of things to do, you’ll never be bored during your winter getaway to our Southwest paradise. If you’re planning a romantic escape to Santa Fe this winter, you won’t want to miss Glow at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden! This highly-anticipated winter spectacular is one of the most unique light shows in Santa Fe and a magical way to experience the beauty of nature. Read on to discover everything you need to know about Glow and how to best enjoy this event!

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More About Glow at Santa Fe Botanical Garden

This annual event brings the Santa Fe Botanical Garden to life with thousands of glittering lights! It’s the perfect addition to any winter vacation and a fun way to get into the holiday spirit! Throughout the nights, guests will be dazzled by the incredible Christmas light displays while enjoying hot chocolate by a warm fire, traditional holiday music, and food and drinks. One of the event’s main attractions, however, is the spectacular laser light show.

Event Dates and Times

Glow at Santa Fe Botanical Garden will take place nightly from December 16th to January 1st (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nightly Entertainment

Each night of the event, visitors will be treated to live music and entertainment from all over the world. From family nights with a Clown Chorus to the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, you’ll see it all! Here are just a few of the artists scheduled to perform at this year’s event:


The following ticket prices are good for any night of the event. However, you can save money by purchasing your tickets online, so be sure to grab them in advance!

Adult Non-Member: $9

Online Adult Non-Member: $8.50

Adult Member: $6

Online Adult Member: $5.50

Senior and Active Military: $7

Child (12 and under): FREE

Important Tips to Know Before You Go

  • Dress appropriately for this outdoor walking event.
  • Parking is free but also limited. Parking is available in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden lot and across the street at the lots for Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
  • Outside food and beverages are not permitted.
  • Weapons of any kind are prohibited.
  • The garden is a nicotine free environment.
  • The only animals allowed are registered service animals.

Need a Place to Stay? Welcome to Casa Escondida!

Whether you’re attending Glow at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden or exploring the grand city of Santa Fe, you’ll want a cozy and memorable place to stay during your vacation. Then welcome to Casa Escondida, our romantic bed & breakfast in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains! Each of our 9 inviting guestrooms boasts New Mexican antiques and charm with all the modern amenities you desire in a comfortable stay. Before setting out for a full day of adventures, be sure to enjoy the hearty breakfast available to our guests each morning! We’re the best alternative to Santa Fe hotels because of our ability to provide comfort and convenience with an unforgettable bed & breakfast experience.

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