December 7 – 10, 6 – 9 p.m.

At the Wildflower Center, winter is naturally magical, but we go all out to bring more sparkle and cheer for the holidays! Walk along the paths and gardens with thousands of luminarias and other beautiful light displays. Enjoy free maple taffy and hot chocolate in our enchanted courtyard. Delicious holiday foods and festive beverages, fun activities, and live music make this one of Austin’s most memorable holiday traditions!



Ticket prices include admission and free hot chocolate and make-your-own maple taffy. Tickets to Luminations are separate from regular daytime admission.

  • Children 5+ years and adults (non-members): $15
  • Children 5+ years and adults (members): $10
  • Children 4 years and under: FREE



Tickets are available at our admissions kiosk or online today:

Thurs., Dec. 7Fri., Dec. 8Sat., Dec. 9Sun., Dec. 10


Eats & Treats

Royal Fig Catering will be on site with creative takes on savory and sweet food as well as festive drink options throughout the gardens!

  • Coffee Truck
  • S’mores Bar
  • Roasted Nuts
  • Soft Pretzels
  • Grilled Cheese (gourmet and traditional/kids’ options)
  • Hot Dogs (gourmet and traditional/kids’ options)
  • French Fries
  • Wine, Beer, Cocktails
  • Pastries, Cookies, Pies and More



In the Courtyard:
6 – 7 p.m. Chalumeau Clarinet Quartet
7 – 8 p.m. Capital City Men’s Chorus
8 – 9 p.m. Pink Miss Liss



In the Courtyard:
6 – 7 p.m. Jeni Martens
7 – 8:30 p.m. Forrest Pope

In the Family Garden:
6 – 7 p.m. Baranoff Elementary Buffalo Chorale
7 – 8 p.m. Bailey Middle School Steel Drums
8 – 9 p.m. Pink Miss Liss



In the Courtyard:
6 – 9 p.m. DJ Michael Carmona

In the Family Garden:
6 – 7:30 p.m. Forrest Pope
8 – 9 p.m. Brian Christopher and the Wild Oats



In the Courtyard:
6 – 7 p.m. Jeni Martens
7 – 9 p.m. Full Scope Entertainment

In the Family Garden:
6 – 8 p.m. Kayla Outlaw
8 – 9 p.m. Brian Christopher and the Wild Oats

RSVP on Facebook for updates and previews! 

Parking & Transportation

Here are a some tips that will get you to and from the Center:

Additional Parking

As always, there is additional parking available on La Crosse Avenue. Also, our neighbors and friends in Circle C have extended a warm welcome to Luminations attendees to park throughout the conveniently close streets of their residential area.

Please be a considerate guests and help us keep things safe by following these guidelines:

  • Always watch for pedestrians — there will be many!
  • As a pedestrian, stay alert and stick to the designated walkways.
  • Follow directions from our Wildflower parking attendants — we’re here to help!
  • Never obstruct a driveway.
  • Do not move any traffic cones — they have been placed for safety.
  • Be attentive and leave the legally required clearance for fire hydrants.
  • Do not park a car facing in opposition to traffic (i.e., on the wrong side of the road).
  • Be sure to parallel park along the side of the road nearest the Wildflower Center and back into spots on the opposite side of the street (so that you’re facing Mopac to the west). Back-in parking is designed for the safety of pedestrians. To back into a west-facing parking spot, drive around the cul-de-sac on La Crosse to be aimed in the correct direction. Do not pull across traffic to park “nose first.”


Carpool & Rideshare

Two of our favorite ways to lessen the stress of parking are to carpool (good for you, good for your friends, good for the environment!) and to utilize a ridesharing service to keep things convenient, safe and easy.

RideAustin will have designated pick-up and drop-off spots and is generously offering $3 off fare each night of Luminations for the first 100 passengers. Simply download the app and use the promo code: LUMIN

Thanks, RideAustin, for making it safe and easy!

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Chocolaterie Tessa