Monday-Sunday, 9:30am-5:00pm. (Box Office closes at 4pm)   954.473.2955

December 15, 16, 22 & 23

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Mrs. Claus and the elves need your help giving the "good" animals their treats at 3pm! Enjoy visits with Santa and other holiday characters, Santa’s Snow Mound, Animal Train ride through the Arboretum, life-sized snow globes, bounce house, holiday music, contests, and holiday crafts to make & take from 2-5pm. NEW! Take a SL-hay Ride between 2-5pm. Florida may not have sleighs, but we do have hay wagons decked out for the Holidays! 

Stay after 5pm for the Garden of Lights- a special night time viewing of the holiday lights and musical light show on the Wray Home. Santa’s Little Helpers and Garden of Lights after 5pm is included with daytime admission. Click here for 25% Coupon for Santa's Little Helpers.

Santa, Bounce Houses, Animal Train, Animal Exhibits, Wray Home Museum, and Narrated Tram Tour close at 5pm. Please, no coolers, outside food or drinks or pets.

December 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30 2018

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Flamingo Gardens presents Garden of Lights, with tens of thousands of lights decorating the Arboretum and Wray Home. This special night time viewing event features decorations and holiday scenes adorning the garden pathways, a musical light show on the Wray Home, Santa’s Snow Mound, interactive life-sized snow globes, and holiday crafts to make & take. The Flamingo Cafe will be serving holiday treats and beverages. It’s a holiday spectacle sure to please the whole family! 

Garden of Lights admission after 5pm is $9.95 ages 12+, $6.45 children 3-11, free for members and children 2 or younger. Last admission at 8pm.

Animal exhibits, Wray Home Museum and Narrated Tram Tour close at 5pm. Santa, Animal Train and Bounce houses end at 5pm. Please, no coolers, outside food or drinks or pets.

2019 Season Calendar

Flamingo Fest

first friday food trucks

January 4, 2019

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Food Trucks gather at Flamingo Gardens the First Friday of the month to tempt your tastebuds while Dj Anarchy spins the tunes in the parking lot. Entry to the Food Trucks area and parking is free.

​Food Trucks in January TBA.


January 19-20, 2019

Flamingo Fest

February 10, 2019

Broward Family Life Camp Connections 

February 17, 2019

Gala in the Gardens

March 16-17, 2019
Bonsai Show & Garden Fest

April 20-21, 2019

Orchid & Bromeliad Show

May 25-27, 2019

Memorial Weekend KidzFest

June 15-16, 2019

Featured Creatures

July 4, 2019

Old Fashioned Fourth

August 10-11, 2019

Back 2 School Weekend

August 31-September 2, 2019

Lost World of Dinosaurs Closing Weekend

October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, & 27
Harvest Festival

November 9

​December 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29
Garden of Lights

December 14, 15, 21, & 22

Santa's Little Helpers

SANTA's little helpers

Botanical Gardens & EVERGLADES Wildlife Sanctuary

January 19-20, 2019

9:30am - 4:00pm

Celebrate the great pink bird at Flamingo Fest 2019! The centerpiece of Flamingo Fest is the Fabulous Flamingo Contest. Kids and adults, craftsmen and artisans, present creatively decorated pink flamingo yard ornaments on display throughout the botanical garden path. Flamingo Fest guests are invited to vote for their favorite!

In the gallery, The Flamboyance of Flamingos exhibit features the artwork of local photographers and artist coupled with fun flamingo facts. Throughout the day, catch live entertainment, “flamingo” street performers, puppets, and more. Wear your favorite flamingo attire for a chance to win prizes!

CLICK HERE for rules and regulations for Fabulous Flamingo Contest.

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. 

​2018 Season Calendar

Use code SANTA25 for 25% Off Santa's Little Helper Tickets Online


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

​December 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30

Garden of Lights

December 15, 16, 22, & 23

Santa's Little Helpers

For more information about events at Flamingo Gardens contact Cori Glick at 954-473-2955 x125 or email