Luminations, our naturally magical winter event, is back! We’re lighting up the gardens with thousands of luminarias and bringing plentiful aerial dance performances, live music, and festive fun to make this a tradition to remember.
We're bringing back unique performances from Austin aerial dance group, Blue Lapis Light. This enchanting site work, “Oneness of Being,” has been choreographed specifically for the Wildflower Center. Come experience illuminated dancers diving and dangling above the naturally beautiful setting of the Savanna Meadow each night.
Gather your family and invite your friends to start a new tradition or continue a beloved one at the Wildflower Center.
Dates & Times:
Thursday - Sunday, Dec. 5 - 8 & 12 - 15
(Members Only on Thursdays)
6 - 10 p.m. daily
Children 5 years+ and adults, non-members: $18
Children 5 years+ and adults, members: $13
Children 4 years and under: Free
Save time! Purchase tickets in advance, online!
Stop in our gift store any time from Dec. 5 - 15 (including extended hours during Luminations) for discounts and specials on nature-inspired gifts + giveaways, tastings, and more.
Blue Lapis Light
7:15 – 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 – 9:45 p.m. nightly
Blue Lapis Light will perform their site work, “Oneness of Being,” both weekends with two shows per night at the Wildflower Center’s Great Hall. “Oneness of Being” is inspired by our relationship to nature and the beauty of the natural world. Surrounded by native habitat, trees and fields of indigenous plants, dancers on columns and ropes imbue the wonder and mystery of our interaction with the gardens.
Dec. 5 - 8,
6 – 7 p.m. & 8 – 9 p.m. nightly
Dec. 12 - 15,
6 – 7 p.m. & 8 – 9 p.m. nightly
Food & Libations:
Royal Fig Catering
Offering soft pretzels, hot dogs, chili-cheese dogs, Frito chili pies, classic grilled
cheese, beef short rib grilled cheese with pepernota jam
The North Door
Full bar featuring cocktails, beer, wine & sodas for sale
Royal Fig Bakeshop
“Ring for Cookie” wall, flavored popcorn, chocolate-dipped pretzels, Rice Krispies Treats, brownies, white chocolate bark, hot chocolate bar, coffee
Royal Fig S’mores Bar
Make the ultimate s’mores with Hershey’s chocolate bars, Mr. Goodbars, cookie-and-cream sandwiches, Nestlé Crunch bars, peanut butter cups, marshmallows & graham crackers.
Parking and shuttle service will be at the University of St. Augustine on 5401 La Crosse Ave.
There will be no parking at the Wildflower Center this year except for handicapped guests with permits.
There is no charge to park and take the shuttle.
Shuttles will depart every five to 10 minutes or when full.
Shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.
Ride-shares will drop off at the Wildflower Center (guests using ride-shares will need to obtain a wristband at the Admissions Kiosk).
Ticket & Weather Policy:
Your ticket purchase helps to support the mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center throughout the year. All ticket sales are final. This is a rain or shine event. Should a night of the event be cancelled by the Center due to extreme weather conditions, your ticket may be used on another night of the event. If this is not possible, a refund will be processed upon request. An email with your first and last name and original ticket date must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org within five (5) business of the original ticket date. Tickets are refunded at the discretion of the Center.View Map