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December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, happening 4 times

$10 – $15

Friday’s Luminations event was cancelled due to extreme weather.

Luminations is a rain-or-shine event, however, due to a strong forecast for thunder and lightning, Friday’s event was cancelled. But here’s the good news: Your Friday ticket can be used to join us on either Saturday or Sunday, and the weather is looking great on both of those nights. Additionally, if you missed Luminations on Thursday because of the rain, we also invite you to join us on Saturday or Sunday. Blue Lapis is also adding a performance on both nights! They will now perform “Oneness of Being” at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

You do not need to contact us to change your ticket. Simply bring your Thursday or Friday ticket with you on either Saturday or Sunday, and we’ll welcome you through the gates to our illuminated wonderland. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Wildflower Center and our conservation work, so thank you. We hope to see you this weekend!

Luminations, our naturally magical winter event, is back! We’re lighting up the gardens with thousands of luminarias and bringing plentiful performances, music and festive fun to make this a tradition to remember.


We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Luminations will feature unique performances from Austin aerial dance group Blue Lapis Light. This enchanting site work, “Oneness of Being,” has been choreographed specifically for the Wildflower Center. Come experience illuminated dancers diving and dangling above the naturally beautiful setting of the Savanna Meadow. There will be two performances each evening.

Thursday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 9


$15 per person
$10 for members*
FREE for children up to 4 years old

Purchase Online:

Sunday, Dec. 9


  • 6 p.m. – Gates open
  • 6:15 p.m. – Chalameau Clarinet Quartet in the Family Garden
  • 7 p.m. – Blue Lapis Light’s “Oneness of Being”
  • 7:15 p.m. – Forrest Pope music in the Homeowner Gardens
  • 7:30 p.m. – Blue Lapis Light’s “Oneness of Being”
  • 8:15 p.m. – Blue Lapis Light’s “Oneness of Being”

Treats & Eats

  • Free hot chocolate from Royal Fig Catering
  • Bakeshop featuring cookies, pies and so much more from Royal Fig Catering
  • Beverage bar by The North Door featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • More foods for purchase TBA


Parking in the Wildflower Center lot, along La Crosse Avenue, and in the surrounding neighborhood is free, but limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If parking in the neighborhood, please be respectful and thoughtful to our neighbors by not blocking driveways or street access when parking.

We encourage guests to carpool; ride-sharing services are a great option too.

Additional free event parking with shuttle service to the Center will be available at the University of St. Augustine (5401 La Crosse Avenue), which is located on the west side of MoPac. Shuttles will run regularly throughout the evening beginning at 5:45 p.m. with the last shuttle departing from the Center at 9:30 p.m. The shuttle pick-up area at St. Augustine is located at the front, center of the parking lot.

Guests with a handicap parking permit will be allowed to drop off at the Center’s Admissions Kiosk. Please be prepared to show the proper documentation for access to this area.

RideAustin will give first time riders $5 off their trip to Luminations with the code “ridelocal.”

Gift Store

In addition to strolling through the romantic, wintry light show, you can pick up gifts and mementos at the Gift Store’s Holly Days event (nightly throughout Luminations), featuring samples, giveaways, and 25% off merchandise.

Weather Policy

Your ticket purchase directly the supports the Wildflower Center and our conservation work, so thank you! Luminations is a rain-or-shine event and all ticket sales are final. If we must cancel an evening due to extreme weather, your ticket may be used another night of the event. In the case of extreme weather/cancellation, we will strive notify ticket holders several hours before the event is scheduled to occur.


About Blue Lapis Light’s “Oneness of Being”

“Oneness of Being” is inspired by our relationship to nature and the beauty of the natural world. Surrounded by native habitat, trees and fields of indigenous plants, Blue Lapis Light dancers on columns and ropes imbue the wonder and mystery of our interaction with the gardens. Join us for this magical and reflective evening.

Under the night filled black sky
Breathes the wonder of nature
Dancers touch lightly 
Barely making a sound
As to match the music
Of plants and trees 
And insects and blades of soft grass.
Fragile are the edges as 
All forms merge as One


December 6, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 – $15
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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