Bright Nights Timed Entry (Please Select Arrival Time)

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Wednesday November 23

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4:30 PM  –  4:45 PM


November 19-20, 23, 25-27 and December 2-4, 9-23, 26-30 




All members and guests (ages 3 and up) must purchase advance tickets to Bright Nights. 

Guest passes and reciprocal membership benefits are not accepted for this special, ticketed event. 



$15 admission (ages 13+), $9 admission (ages 3-12)  

Garden members: $7.50 admission (ages 18+), $4.50 admission (ages 3-17)  

Ages 2 and under are free and do not need a ticket  


VALUE DATES: November 23, December 12-15  

$12 admission (ages 13+), $6 admission (ages 3-12)  

Garden members: $6 admission (ages 18+), $3 admission (ages 3-17)

Ages 2 and under are free and do not need a ticket   


Garden members receive 50% off ticket prices. Please note that membership is not transferable and that the number of tickets you are able to purchase is commensurate with your membership level.


Event hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and guests may be onsite until 8:30 p.m. Timed tickets are valid for an arrival time slot, but there is not a limit to the length of your visit. Please do not scan tickets until your time slot is active and your entire party is present. If you arrive before your scheduled time slot or are waiting for additional members of your party, please gather by the fire pits in the front of the visitor and education center or wait in your car before heading to admissions.


Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, tickets will be rescheduled for another evening. Thank you for supporting your public garden. 



FOOD & BEVERAGE: S'mores kits are available to purchase on all nights (cash is preferred). 

The café will be open from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on November 19-20, 23, 25-27 and December 2-4, 9-11, 15-18, 22-23, 29-30. J's Coffee will be open most evenings from 4:30 to 8 p.m.




Buy a Bright Nights ticket for December 10 and enjoy an evening of festive fun for families! Visit with Santa Claus, hear a seasonal story, make an ornament, meet the Omaha Police Department Mounted Patrol, play games, get your face painted, watch LED performers from Omaha Circus Arts, and more!


MEMBER PRICING: Discounts for member tickets are applied after products are added to the cart (you must be signed in to receive discounts). If discounts do not properly calculate, PLEASE DO NOT PROCESS YOUR TRANSACTION. Please contact us at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201/214 for assistance. These lines are not monitored 24/7.


Are you a garden member? As a member, you will need to register and create an account with Lauritzen Gardens' online system in order to receive your discounts. You can create your account here. Your username needs to be the email connected with your Lauritzen Gardens membership. If you do not know the email that we have on file, please contact the membership department at (402) 346-4002, ext. 214 or membership@omahabotanicalgardens.orgAfter creating your account, please sign in for all subsequent transactions (your email will appear in the upper right when signed in).

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