Sarasota's Brightest Holiday Tradition "Lights in Bloom" a Tropical Holiday Celebration Begins December 18th at Selby Gardens
SARASOTA - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens bursts into radiant color with the opening of "Lights in Bloom: A Tropical Holiday Celebration" on December 18th. The Gardens will shimmer with thousands of twinkling lights, including light sculptures of butterflies, dragonflies, orchids and tropical birds. Nightly entertainment will feature local musical groups with a special performance by members of the acclaimed Gloria Musicae on December 21. The Gardens' signature 20-foot high bromeliad tree will be prominently displayed in front of the mansion, and guests will be able to stroll through the breathtakingly beautiful Tropical Conservatory nightly.
Children may visit with Santa Claus on each night prior to Christmas, and the Gardens will offer additional activities and family entertainment on Saturday, December 19. The Sugar Shack will open in the Mansion Sun Room for creative cookie decorating.
Refreshments from Local Coffee + Tea will be available for purchase in the historic Selby House and in the Carriage House. The Garden Shop will offer a wide array of unique gifts for holiday shoppers.
Selby Lights in Bloom will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., December 18-23, 26 and 27.
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