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Botanical Gardens & EVERGLADES Wildlife Sanctuary

food trucks IN LIGHTS

December 9

Food Trucks has moved to the second Friday, December 9, just for December for the opening of Garden of Lights. Be the first to see Flamingo Garden's annual Garden of Lights holiday lights show and displays. The Food Trucks are decked out for the holidays and serving up the goodies in the front parking lot from 5-9 on Food Truck Friday only! Digital Anarchy spins pop tunes in the parking lot and Dusty Road Rangers perform live Bluegrass in the Courtyard from 6-8pm.

Entry to Food Trucks and parking are free, and admission to Gardens of LIghts is only $5 per person.

December 9 Food Trucks include:
Billy Bob Corn

Che Grill
Dolci Pecatti Gelato
Frankie's Pizza
Garden Grill
Key West Conch Shack
Kratos Greek
Pirate Brothers BBQ
Purple People Eatery
Sidecar Kitchen
Sinful Sandwiches
Top Fries
World Famous Eggrolls
Zombie Ice

Garden of Lights

December 10, 11, 17, 18

10:00am to 4:00pm

Santa needs your help at Flamingo Gardens! Presented by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Broward Outpatient Centers, the holiday fun starts at 10am with Santa's Snow Mound and decorations to view throughout the gardens. Ride the Catabella Express holiday train from 10am- 4pm to visit Santa at his workshop. Help the elves out by making holiday crafts to keep or give as presents. At 3pm help Mrs. Claus and the elves determine which animals have been naughty or nice and give them their treats. After all the daytime fun stick around for the Garden of Lights show from 5-8pm. Each day will feature different craft projects and activities. 


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2017 Season Calendar

January 21-22

Flamingo Fest

February 12

Gala in the Gardens

February 18

Broward Family Life

Camp Conections Expo

March 11-12

Garden Festival & Bonsai Show

April 15-16

Orchid & Bromeliad Show

May 13-14

African Violet Show

May 14

Mother's Day Brunch

May 27-29

Memorial Day KidzFest

Lost World Opening Weekend

June 17-18

Featured Creatures

July 4

Old Fashioned July Fourth

July 15-16


August 12-13

Back 2 School

Sept 2-4

Lost World Closing Weekend 

September 9, 16, 23, 30

$7 Saturdays

October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

Harvest Festival

​October 29

Story Time with the Good Witch

November 11

SwampFest Bluegrass Festival

December 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30

Garden of LIghts

December 16, 17, 23 

Santa's Little Helpers

December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

5:00 - 8:00pm

Flamingo Garden's Botanical Gardens and Historic Wray Home are decked out with thousands of lights and decorations while holiday music fills the air. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Broward Outpatient Centers presents Gardens of Lights on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18, 2016. Hours will be extended to view the lights at dusk and enjoy a special holiday light show set to music beginning every half hour from 5pm to 8pm. Holiday snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the Flamingo Café to enjoy while viewing the lights. Garden of Lights is complimentary with paid daytime admission. Evening entry is just $5 for lights and light show only after 5pm.


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santa's little helpers

December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Garden of Lights

December 10-11, 17-18
Santas Little Helpers

For questions about any special event please call 954-473-2955 or email

2016 Season CALENDAR