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“Lights at Spooky Point” is coming to our Historic Spanish Point Campus

We’re excited to introduce a new, Halloween-inspired light show this October at our Historic Spanish Point campus in Osprey!

“Lights at Spooky Point,” running nightly from October 14 to 31, will feature an array of fantastic creatures and cute creations designed with lights along an eerily lit path through the woods at the preserve and outdoor museum. Visitors also will see familiar historic sites like Mary’s Chapel and the Pioneer Graveyard in a mysterious (but not too scary) new light during this event for all ages. Tickets for Lights at Spooky Point are now on sale online and at our Historic Spanish Point and Downtown Sarasota campuses.

“We believe ‘Lights at Spooky Point’ will become a new Halloween tradition in the Sarasota area, the same way Lights in Bloom® is now a must-do for the year-end holidays,” said Jennifer O. Rominiecki, President and CEO of Selby Gardens. “Historic Spanish Point is such a wonderful, Old Florida location for a family-friendly, Halloween-themed event like this. And our creative lighting partners at Affairs in the Air have outdone themselves yet again with their botanical-inspired creations!”

Lights at Spooky Point will offer visitors a one-way path from the Welcome Center Gazebo through several popular areas on the Historic Spanish Point campus bathed in the glow of orange, purple, and red lights. Along the way, guests will encounter flying “ghost orchids,” webs with “spider orchids,” giant “bat orchids,” vine-twisted skeletons, plenty of pumpkins, and other surprises. This nighttime walk through the woods will finish at a hay maze before guests return to the gazebo to exit.

Food, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase near the Cottage, about the halfway point of the light-show path. In addition to grilled burgers, hot dogs, and other hearty fare from the Michael’s on East food truck, there will be fall favorites like candy apples, fresh popcorn, and hot chocolate for sale.

Selby Gardens will offer two entry times each evening for Lights at Spooky Point: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be available for each entry time and must be purchased in advance, either through the Selby Gardens website or at the Welcome Center on either campus. Ticket prices are $20 for Selby Gardens members, $25 for non-members, $15 for ages 5 to 17, and free for children 4 and under. Food, beverages, and other items will be sold separately on site.

To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.



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