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Bright Nights

5 to 8 p.m. on select evenings 

November 18-19, 22, 24-26 

December 1-3, 8-23, 26-30 




Once again, Lauritzen Gardens is making the holiday season merry and BRIGHT! The floral display hall and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden extends its hours to celebrate the beauty of the season. 

Set a merry mood with friends and family and explore the illuminated indoor gardens. From a 20' tall poinsettia tree to a tropical paradise, see festive installations that glow and shine, showcasing nature in a new light.

These enchanted evenings are sure to become a holiday tradition. As you tour the glistening indoor gardens, gather around the crackling fire, write letters to Santa, shop for thoughtful holiday gifts in the gift shop, purchase a S'mores kit to roast a marshmallow, enjoy the family-friendly activities in the Family Chill Zone, and more.  

Delight in the joy of the holidays and create extraordinary memories with your family and friends at the garden this winter.   


This is a ticketed event and is not included in regular garden admission.  

Members receive a 50% discount on tickets.  


Advance tickets are REQUIRED and are available online only (no walk-ups). Tickets are limited and have timed arrivals every 15 minutes. Popular times sell out quickly. Children ages 2 and under do not need a ticket.   



$15 admission (ages 13+), $9 admission (ages 3-12)  

Garden members: $7.50 admission (ages 18+), $4.50 admission (ages 3-17)  

Ages 2 and under are free and do not need a ticket  



The café will be open on select evenings.    


J's Coffee will be open select evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. with a selection of seasonal cold and warm beverages.  


S'mores kits are available to purchase on all nights (cash preferred)  


LIGHTS AND LIBATIONS- Join us on December 8, 15, and 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. as we treat guests to evenings full of lights and libations! On these evenings, cash-only bars will serve up an array of cocktails, beers, and wines. Stroll through the indoor gardens, drink in hand, while enjoying the illuminated displays. Great for date night or a cheerful night with friends and family. All ages may attend these evenings, but guests must be 21 with a valid ID to enter the bar area. Advance timed tickets for Bright Nights are required.   


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Sponsored for the community by: 

Countryside Cones  

Mary Lorraine's Dance Center
Metropolitan Utilities District  

Nebraska 811  

Nelson's Produce Farm  

Ted & Wally's Ultra-Premium Ice Cream  

Wild Birds Unlimited  




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