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Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show returns to Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus this holiday season

SARASOTA, Fla., November 5, 2020 – Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show returns to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus beginning December 12, 2020. In 2019, this family-friendly experience was selected for inclusion in USA Today’s Top Ten List of Botanical Garden Holiday Light Shows and Selby Gardens also recently received a trademark for the name from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show will take place nightly December 12 through December 23; December 26 through 31, 2020; and January 1 and 2, 2021 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Throughout Selby Gardens, guests will be immersed in the glow of more than two million lights all in a safe and socially distanced outdoor Gardens-wide experience. Activities will include spray-on face painting, balloon artistry, and photo opportunities. Santa will not be visiting this year and interactive games will not be available. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at a variety of locations throughout the Gardens, including the Selby House Café. A trolley will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. from the Sarasota Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way).
The number of tickets sold each night will be limited to ensure a safe environment. Therefore, guests are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online at selby.org. Several new ticket options are available this year including a Four Night Pass and an Early Entry Ticket. Ticket information and prices are as follows:

Four Night Pass
Selby Gardens’ Members: $80
Non-members: $100
Children ages 5-17: $30
Four and under: FREE

• Four Night Pass holders receive 5 p.m. entry to watch the Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show during sunset and early access to first-come, first-served onsite parking
• Four Night Pass must be pre-purchased at selby.org, none will be sold onsite
• Limited number of Four Night Passes available

Early Entry Ticket
Selby Gardens’ Members: $30
Non-members: $35
Children ages 5-17: $15
Four and under: FREE

• Early Entry ticket holders receive 5 p.m. entry to watch the Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show during sunset and early access to first-come, first-served onsite parking
• Early Entry tickets must be pre-purchase at selby.org, none will be sold onsite
• Early Entry check-in opens at 5 p.m.
• Limited number of Early Entry tickets available for each date of Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show

General Admission
Selby Gardens’ Members: $20
Non-members: $25
Children ages 5-17: $7
Four and under: FREE

• General admission ticket holders will check-in starting at 6 p.m.
• Limited number of General Admission tickets available on each date of Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show
• Available via pre-purchase at selby.org or at the door

Guests can view full details on our COVID-19 protocols on our website at selby.org.

Sponsors of Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show include: Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Child Protection Center; Friendship Centers; Herald Tribune Media, Publix Super Markets Charities, SRQ Media Group; Sweet Sparkman Interiors; Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenue; The Westin; Willis Smith Construction and WUSF. SouthTech is the Digital Sponsor.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit selby.org.

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