The “Garden of Lights” display, which annually transforms Brookside Gardens in Wheaton into a magical winter wonderland, is now open for the 2022 winter season. The exhibit will be open from 5:30-9:30 p.m. every night through Jan. 1, except Dec. 24-25.
Brookside Gardens is located at 1800 Glenallan Ave. in Wheaton.
Garden of Lights is a half-mile, outdoor, walk-through exhibit that enables visitors to enjoy twinkling lights and glimmering one-of-a-kind displays adorning the flowerbeds and grounds throughout the 50-acre horticultural park. More than one million colorful LED lights are handcrafted into original works depicting animals, flowers and other natural elements.
The Brookside Gardens gift shop will be open during the Garden of Lights displays for purchase of unique seasonal items. Hot chocolate and light snacks also will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $10 per person for those 5 and older. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at Eventbrite.com. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.
Those who do not have computer access or a smartphone can stop by the Brookside Gardens’ visitor center, where information desk staff will assist in buying tickets online. In-person ticketing assistance is available at the visitor center daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tickets are timed entry with a specific day and entrance time for arrival. Attendees must arrive within 30 minutes of the ticketed time slot to redeem tickets. Tickets have specific arrival times of 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 or 8:30 pm.
It is suggested that you print a hard copy of the digital tickets to bring to the event. This eliminates potential trouble accessing digital tickets.
Garden of Lights is an outdoor, rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable. However, if Brookside Gardens cancels the event for any reason, ticket holders will be notified via email the same day as the cancellation and refunds will be automatically posted to the customer's original form of payment within one week.