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Las Noches de las Luminarias 2023

February 29, 2024

With Christmas approaching, there are lots of magical events to check out around Scottsdale. One event that shouldn't be missed is Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden. 


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This December, come enjoy an enchanting evening full of illuminated trails, twinkling lights, and festive cheer at Las Noches de las Luminarias! Each year, this event sees the Desert Botanical Garden transformed into a winter wonderland where you can immerse yourself in the glow of 8,000 hand-lit luminarias. It is a stunning sight that the whole family is sure to love! 

While you're here, don't miss the opportunity to experience Fernando Botero: El Maestro in the Garden and in Dorrance Hall. This captivating exhibition showcases the renowned artist's vibrant paintings, drawings, and monumental sculptures. 

To make the experience extra special, you can honor a loved one or mark a special occasion by adding a personalized message to a luminaria bag! 


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Along with the display of luminarias, there will be live musical performances and other engaging entertainment during the run of the event. You can also purchase festive food and drinks!  

View the entertainment schedule here: 



Advanced reservations are required due to limited capacity for entry times. The last guests will be admitted each day at 8:30pm. 

Have an unforgettable holiday experience this December at Desert Botanical Garden's Las Noches de las Luminarias! Check it out through December 8-9, 15-16, 19-23, and 26-30. 


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