Garden of Lights Display at Brookside Gardens Returns; Tickets Go On Sale October 10th

The Garden of Lights display transforms Brookside Gardens into a magical winter wonderland. Stroll through the one-half mile, outdoor, walk-through exhibit and enjoy the twinkling lights and glimmering one-of-a-kind displays adorning the flowerbeds and grounds throughout the 50-acre horticultural gem in Wheaton. Hot chocolate and light snacks will be available for purchase.

Garden of Lights will open on November 17, 2023. The exhibit is open every night through December 31, 2023, except November 20-23 and December 24-25, 2023. Event information:

  • Tickets are $10 per person, age five and older, and are only available to purchase online at starting October 10.
  • Every person five and older must have a ticket.
  • Tickets are timed entry with a specific day and entrance time for your arrival.
  • You must arrive within thirty minutes of your ticketed time slot to redeem your ticket.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Garden of Lights is an outdoor, rain or shine event. Please dress accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions Below:

  • What are the dates and times for Garden of Lights 2023?

Garden of Lights runs from Friday, November 17, 2023, to Sunday, December 31, 2023. It will be open daily, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Garden of Lights will be closed November 20 to 23 and December 24 to 25.

  • How much is admission to Garden of Lights 2023

Tickets are $10 per person ages five and older. Each person ages five and older in your party must have a ticket.

  • How do I get tickets for Garden of Lights 2023?

Tickets go on sale TBD. All tickets must be purchased in advance online through Eventbrite before your visit. Same-day tickets must be purchased by 4 pm. Ticket prices are $10 per person ages five and older. To buy tickets, visit

  • Will tickets be sold at the gate?

No, tickets for Garden of Lights will not be sold at the gates. All tickets must be purchased in advance online at before your visit.

  • So, I have purchased my tickets. What do I do when I arrive?

Arrive within thirty minutes of the timed entry on your ticket. If you can, print out your tickets. And, before approaching the gate, have your paper tickets ready.  If you’re using your phone to redeem your ticket, please have the tickets on your screen and maximize the light.

  • What if I don’t have a computer or a smartphone to buy tickets online?

Stop by Brookside Gardens’ Visitor Center, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, before your visit, and information desk staff will assist you in buying tickets online. In-person ticketing assistance is available at the Visitor Center daily 9 am to 3 pm. Same-day tickets must be purchased by 4 pm.

  • Are tickets refundable for Garden of Lights 2023?

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable. Garden of Lights is open during rain, snow, and clear weather. Please dress appropriately for the weather the day of your visit.  However, if Brookside Gardens does cancel the event, you will be refunded the full ticket price of $10 per person.

  • Are service fees refundable?

No, service fees are nonrefundable.  They are Eventbrite service fees.

  • To transfer a ticket on a computer, follow these instructions:

Step 1. Log in using your email that you used to purchase the tickets.

Step 2. Access your tickets on Eventbrite

Step 3. The transfer option is to the right of the ticket. Click on the word “transfer” to transfer to a new date and time and follow the instructions.

Step 4. Repeat Step 3 for each ticket that you want to transfer. For example, if you want to transfer 4 tickets you must complete the transfer process for each ticket individually.

  • Please keep these things in mind when transferring tickets:

You cannot transfer your tickets when viewing them through a third party such as apple pay or PayPal 

You can only transfer your tickets up to 4:00 pm on the day of your scheduled event.

Once the event has occurred, you can no longer transfer your tickets. Garden of lights tickets are nonrefundable. 

  • Are you offering any discounts for Garden of Lights 2023?

No discounts are available.

  • Can I use my tickets from the previous Garden of Lights?

No, you must buy tickets online at Eventbrite for Garden of Lights 2023. Each person aged five and older in your party must have a ticket

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