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As the Desert Botanical Garden celebrates its 34th year of Las Noches de las Luminarias, we invite you to join us for one of the Valley’s longest and most unique holiday events. Each night of Luminaria, the Garden comes to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags. As you walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, the sounds of handbells ringing and Dickens Carolers singing remind you of what the season is all about. Make plans with family and friends to attend this year’s Las Noches de las Luminarias.

Enjoy a wine flight Purchase wine by the glass or bottle, or sample a wine flight at our seasonal Boutique 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 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. New this year: Sponsor a Big Bug Bag to illuminate your favorite Big Bug and receive a certificate recognizing the sponsorship with a personalized gift message. This is a perfect gift for a child or grandchild. Sponsorship is $100 per bag. Visit or call 480 481.8147 for more information. Support education for children This year when you purchase your Luminaria tickets, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to support educational programs for children. Your gift to the Garden helps ensure that our Sonoran Desert Adventure field trip program is widely available to students who qualify for free school meals and need additional support.

Honor a loved one New this year, you can leave a tribute for a loved one who has battled cancer at the Walk of Hope, sponsored by:

Volunteer for Luminaria Visit for more details.

New this year – explore the Garden’s newest exhibition. David Rogers’ Big Bugs sculptures will be on display throughout the Garden nightly. These 11 enormous, whimsical bugs are sure to create quite a buzz this holiday season.

Carpool with family and friends and help the Garden with its green initiative.

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Special thanks to our sponsors: 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 480 941.1225 | Get the latest Luminaria updates at Photo Credit: Adam Rodriguez





Dickens Carolers

Pick & Holler

Buffet Menu


To Purchase Tickets

Traditional Christmas


Fabulous Food’s Signature Caesar Salad

Chilled Iced Water

• Order online at

Reed Family

with grated parmesan cheese, croutons and homemade Caesar dressing

with Arizona lemon wheels

• Call 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. - Sun.)

Fresh Brewed Iced Tea Decaffeinated Coffee

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

Domingo DeGrazia & Beth Daunis Spanish Guitar & Violin

Ken Duncan Native American flute

Mariachi Pasión Mariachi

Jazz, R&B Jazz, Funk

Fresh Fruit Salad with mint and honey Fresh Baked Herbed Focaccia Bread with creamery butter

The Sugar Thieves

Creamy Hot Chocolate

Cavatelli Pasta Turkey Bolognese

with miniature marshmallows

fresh turkey simmered with carrots, onions, garlic and spices in a rich tomato sauce

Warm Spiced Apple Cider

Sonoran Jazz Project

Blues, Delta Soul

Traveler World Music

with cream and sweetener

with cinnamon sticks and clove

Vegetarian Potato Gnocchi Primavera roasted tomatoes, fresh vegetables and fresh basil tossed with potato gnocchi

Meal Ticket

Four Cheese Penne Pasta

$16.50 per Adult – Inclusive of tax


Mountain View Lutheran

rich alfredo sauce with ricotta, romano, parmesan and fontina cheeses tossed with penne pasta and and tender vegetables, topped with bread crumbs then baked to a golden brown

December 17

Grilled Breast of Chicken

North Scottsdale UMC/Dove of the Desert UMC

with lemon and herbs

Handbell Ensembles* Campanillas del Sol December 2, 3, 9, 10, 15 & 16

Scorpion Bells December 11

December 18

Dayspring Bells


December 23

Tiramisu Cake

All ten acts perform nightly. Please visit for more information about the artists. Programming subject to change. *As of August 23, 2011

rich mascarpone mousse and layers of sponge cake soaked with espresso, topped with whipped cream and cocoa

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Fresh Baked Cookies

Member ticket sales begin September 9, 2011 General Public ticket sales begin September 23, 2011 Event Dates Member Preview

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December 1, 2, 3, 4

December 8, 9, 10, 11 December 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30


Event Hours

$8.95 per Child (12 and under) – Inclusive of tax It is recommended that you purchase meal tickets in advance or you may purchase them at the Admissions Box Office.

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Dining located in Dorrance Hall. The Patio Café, located on Ullman Terrace, will also be open nightly.

General Public

Event Pricing Garden Members Adults $20 Children $10 (ages 3-12) Children under three are admitted free. Adults $25 Children $12.50 (ages 3-12) Children under three are admitted free. Food and beverages available for an additional charge.

Catered by Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events

For 25 or more tickets please call 480 481.8104. Group discount will apply. Electric scooters and wheelchairs can be reserved in advance on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 480 941.3520.

Luminaria invitation  

8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags as you walk the paths, handbells ringing, warm cup of cider or wine, and catered buffet

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