Tulsa Botanic Garden Full Of Lights To Celebrate Holiday Season

The Tulsa Botanic Garden may not be in bloom, but it is still a beautiful sight this time of year.

Tuesday, November 28th 2023, 4:55 pm

By: News On 6, Alyssa Miller


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The Tulsa Botanic Garden may not be in bloom, but it is still a beautiful sight this time of year.

Over the holiday season, it is lit up for the Botanic Garden of Lights, one of the only times of year the garden really shines after dark.

CEO Chuck Lamson said this is the sixth year of the Christmas lights display.

"It is one of our major events of the year where we draw upwards of 20,000 people and it is crucial for the garden as a not-for-profit," he said.

The event helps keep the oasis in the Osage Hills open year-round and introduces many to what the Tulsa Botanic Garden has to offer.

"Even though the garden is asleep now and everything is dormant, it is a great way for us to get some new people out here to the garden to experience the wonder and joy of the holidays, but also say hey this botanic garden is pretty cool we need to come back when everything is alive," said Lamson.

Saint Nick will also be paying the garden a visit on Fridays and Saturdays starting Dec. 9th and nightly from Dec. 15th through the 23rd. Photo opportunities with Santa and his sleigh are located in the new Stanford Family Liberty Garden.

While families are exploring the hundreds of thousands of colorful lights, they can also warm up by the fire with a s'mores kit or play in the snowball pit. For the music lovers, every Sunday through December from 6 to 8 p.m. live jazz performances will also be held in the Mabee Grange building.

"The garden is growing, there are a lot of things happening and going here and we are just trying to raise the awareness of where we are and also that we are a great attraction for Tulsa," said Lamson. "If people come here, enjoy this, make it a family tradition, and then come back out when the garden is in bloom."

Tickets to the Botanic Garden of Lights are $17 for those 16 and older, $9 for ages 3 to 15, and children 2 and under get in free. Lamson highly encourages people get tickets in advance as some dates will sell out quickly. "We take reservations like 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and then close at 9 p.m. so buy them in advance and you can save money by buying them in advance," he added.

To purchase tickets or for more information, CLICK HERE.

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