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Desert Botanical Garden invites you to experience the unique Southwestern holiday tradition of Las Noches de las Luminarias with thousands of hand-lit luminarias casting a soft glow on the Garden’s world renowned plant collection. New this year, explore the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest and admire the sculptures of Native American artist, Allan Houser.

Enjoy a wine flight Purchase wine by the glass or bottle, or enjoy a wine flight at our seasonal Retail Wine Store. Visit the Garden Shop Complete your holiday shopping with a unique gift from the Garden Shop. Choose from a vast array of distinctive merchandise and plants. Sponsor a Luminaria Bag Back by popular demand! Sponsor a Luminaria bag in honor or in memory of a loved one and your personal message will be displayed on the bag throughout the run of Las Noches de las Luminarias. Sponsorship is $100 per bag. Visit or call 480-481-8147 for more information and to register. Help those in need This year when you purchase your Luminaria tickets, you will have the opportunity to help those in need by donating to Season for Sharing during the check-out process. Season for Sharing funds agencies that help at-risk children & families, improve education, aid victims of domestic violence and serve the elderly. Volunteer for Luminaria Visit for more details. Special thanks to our sponsors:

Photo Credit: Adam Rodriguez

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 | 480-941-1225 | Allan Houser, Morning Solitude, 1989. Bronze, 75” x 38” x 48”, ed. of 6. Chiinde LLC. Allan Houser Inc. Photo: Peter Vitale



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May your nights be merry and bright as Mariachi Corazón de Phoenix fills the evening with spirited songs and good cheer. The Bad Cactus Brass Band makes it a cool yule with New Orleans-inspired tunes and traditional melodies. Take a tranquil walk through the Garden while the notes of Native American Cedar Flutist Anthony Wakeman drift upon a mid-night clear. Baby, it’s cold outside! Warm up by the fire with hot chocolate and the romantic music of Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble. Have yourself a sophisticated holiday with the soulful jazz vocals of Chelé, the toast of Metropolitan Phoenix. Rock around the Wildflower Pavilion with The Swingtips as they jump, jive, and jitterbug through the night. Bells will be ringing as the Valley’s premiere Handbell Choirs fill Webster Auditorium with cherubic chimes. Walk in a winter wonderland as the Dickens Carolers blend acapella voices with live jazz music and the sounds of DJs dk.strickler & World Famous Rani “g”. Wonder as you wander into the new Berlin Agave Yucca Forest featuring the enchanting world-beat percussion of Will Clipman. Reckon y’all will have a ball with The Hey Boyz as they deck the trails in traditional country-western bluegrass. Programming subject to change.

NEW! Take a turn and glide on the Garden’s Holiday Skating Rink. Located on Boppart Courtyard, this synthetic Hybrid-ice® skating rink will delight you as you skate to the sounds of our live entertainment. Admission to the rink and skate rental is included with your Luminaria ticket and each guest can enjoy the rink for up to 15 minutes. Skate rink is only available during nights of Luminaria from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Space is limited.

Meal Ticket Adults $16.50 per Adult – Inclusive of tax Children $8.95 per Child (12 and under) – Inclusive of tax Each meal ticket is valid for only one trip to the buffet. It is recommended that you purchase meal tickets in advance or you may purchase them at the Admission Box Office. Dining located in Dorrance Hall.

Buffet Menu Salad of Crisp Winter Garden Greens with Ripe Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onion and Savory Vinaigrette Dressing Soft Rolls with Creamery Butter Char Grilled Sirloin Steak Seasoned with Garlic and Herbs Chicken Pot Pie with Fresh Biscuit Crust, Plump Chicken with Carrots, Peas, Corn and Potatoes Enveloped in a Rich Creamy Sauce

Vegetable Gratin with Mushrooms, Seasonal Vegetables, Topped with Parmesan Cheese and Baked to a Golden Brown Red New Potatoes Roasted with Rosemary


Member ticket sales begin September 14, 2009 General Public ticket sales begin October 1, 2009

Chocolate Brownie Bread Pudding with Whipped Cream Fresh Baked Cookies

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Chilled Iced Water with Arizona Lemon Wheels Fresh Brewed Iced Tea Chilled Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee with Cream and Sweetener Creamy Hot Chocolate with Miniature Marshmallows Warm Spiced Apple Cider with Cinnamon Sticks and Clove The Patio Café, located on Ullman Terrace, will also be open nightly.

(8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily) • Visit the Admissions Box Office

(8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)

Event Dates Member Preview

December 3, 4, 5, 6 General Public

Adults $20

Children $10 (ages 3-12)

Children under three are admitted free. General Public - Join today and save!

Adults $25 Children $12.50 (ages 3-12) Children under three are admitted free. Food and beverages available for an additional charge.

December 10, 11, 12, 13 December 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

For 25 or more tickets please call 480-481-8104. Group discount will apply.

Event Hours

Electric scooters and wheelchairs can be reserved in advance on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 480-941-3520.

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Luminaria 2009 Invitation  

Southwestern holiday tradition, thousands of hand-lit luminarias, 20 nights

Luminaria 2009 Invitation  

Southwestern holiday tradition, thousands of hand-lit luminarias, 20 nights