Gardens Aglow

Gardens Aglow

Gardens Aglow

Closed for the season

Thank you everyone for a great season! Gardens Aglow will return in November of 2020.

The magic begins as darkness falls

Join us to experience the brilliance of New England’s biggest and brightest light display! With over 650,000 lights, witness the transformation of our central gardens into an extravaganza of festive lights in a dramatic display of brilliant color. This year, we’re taking our dramatic display to new heights, incorporating—for the first time—our magnificent sculpture exhibit, Unearthed, by artist Steve Tobin.


Thanks to your feedback, we’ve capped attendance for each night, ensuring a more magical experience for everyone by avoiding over-crowding. Tickets are valid only for the date and time for which they are purchased. In addition, any guests attempting to attend on sold-out nights without tickets will be turned away. Tickets are non-refundable–no exceptions. Make sure you read the Ticketing & Return Policies before purchasing tickets. (Policy information is above the calendar on the event page.) Not sure when you’re able to make it to the event? We recommend checking out our new flex tickets.

In addition to the dazzling lighting displays, visitors will also enjoy holiday shopping in the Gardenshop. Grab your friends and family and experience an enchanting evening in a festively lit wonderland. Gardens Aglow is an outdoor walking event in winter, so please dress appropriately for Maine’s seasonal weather.

The Boothbay region is loaded with other fun programs and activities for visitors during November and December. Shop, dine or spend the night! For a complete list of other events as well as participating restaurants, inns, and shops, visit and plan your holiday getaway today.

Thank you to our generous 2019 Sponsors: