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Festival of Lights

Presented by Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg CA

Nov 24 2023
Dec 17 2023
Festival of Lights

The 13th annual Festival of Lights will happen rain or shine every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 24 through December 17 at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

The doors open at 5PM and last entry is at 7PM.

This unique light show is 100% original and lovingly handmade. This year will include an exciting new route, new displays created by MCBG staff and volunteers, and more dazzling backdrops for your family photos.

The gift shop will be open and there will be hot cocoa, apple cider, and sweets available at the FOG Holiday Cafe. Santa Claus will be available for photos and wish lists on November 26, December 3, and December 10. We are bringing back ... view more »



  • Dec 2, 2023 at 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 3, 2023 at 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 8, 2023 at 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 9, 2023 at 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 10, 2023 at 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 15, 2023 at 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 16, 2023 at 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 17, 2023 at 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

18220 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437


Parking is free, but limited, please plan to carpool. Overflow parking is available for RVs and oversized vehicles just south of the main entrance. You will see signs directing you to the overflow lot off of Ocean Drive.

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