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Special Event

Garden of Lights

December 16 – 23 & 26 - 30, 2022 * Sun - Thurs: 5:00pm – 10pm & * Fri & Sat: 5:00pm – 11pm
Starts at 5:00pm

Thousands of lights and holiday decor fill the Arboretum and Wray Lawn at Flamingo Gardens!  Flamingo Gardens’ annual holiday event features an after-hours, self-guided walk through the botanical gardens adorned with thousands of lights and decorations. Enjoy visits with Santa and some of his friends along with nightly musical performances. Stop by the Flamingo Pond Snack Bar for holiday treats and beverages available for purchase.

Each evening will include live music in the Gardens from the participating musicians:

Fri Dec 16

Florida Youth Orchestra’s Flute Choir with special guest, Grammy Award-winning flautist Nestor Torres

Sat Dec 17

LGEM Flute & Guitar Duo (World Music)

Sun Dec 18

Broward College Jazz Ensemble

Mon Dec 19

Youth Allstars Orchestra

Tues Dec 20

Western Singers (Western High School)

Wed Nov 21

Reuben Gonzalez, Saxophone

Thur Dec 22

Youth Allstars Orchestra

Fri Dec 23

Barbara Gomulka, Pianist

Mon Dec 26

Youth Flute Choir

Tues Dec 27

Bob Lyons, Steel Drums

Wed Dec 28

Barbara Gomulka, Pianist

Thurs Dec 29

Gold Coast Banjo Society

Fri Dec 30

Bob Lyons – Steel Drums

Evening Garden of Lights Only Admission:

  • $15.95 for ages 12+,
  • $12.95 for ages 3-11
  • Flamingo Gardens members and children 2 or younger are admitted free.

*Animal exhibits, tram tour, Gallery exhibit, and wildlife encounter are all closed during the event*

Daytime Park (Including Garden of Lights) Admission:

  • $21.95 for ages 12+,
  • $15.95 for ages 3-11,
  • Flamingo Gardens members and children 2 or younger are admitted free.
  • Bring your receipt back the same evening for admission to the Garden of Lights.

Flamingo Gardens is located at 3750 South Flamingo Road in Davie, FL 33330. Narrated tram tour, Wray Home Museum, Wildlife Encounter and Gallery exhibits are included in daytime admission prices.  Specialty weekend programs may be subject to change. Please check website for details prior to your visit.

For more information, visit or call 954-473-2955.

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Gather in our outdoor reading area in the shade of the southern live oak where Ms. Barbara will read the children a story related to nature. 

After the story, Ms. Cintia encourages imagination and mindfulness through yoga. Children (and parents too!) participate in breathing exercises and yoga poses based on the subject of the story and the animals in our sanctuary. Afterwards, the children can express their own creativity by participating in a craft inspired by the story. 

Story Time is free with paid admission (or membership) to Flamingo Gardens. An adult must stay with the child during story time, yoga and the craft. For more information, contact the Education Department at 954-473-2955 x115. 

Dates & Books:

Sunday, January 1, 2023 – The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Sunday, February 5, 2023 – I Am a Tree by Julie Ronci Sipes

Sunday, March 5, 2023 – Moving Words About a Flower by K.C. Hayes

Sunday, April 2, 2023 – How to Help the Earth by the Lorax by Tish Rabe (Dr.Suess)

Sunday, May 7, 2023 – Are you a Butterfly by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries

Sunday, May 14, 2023 – (Special Mother’s Day Story Time) – My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan

Sunday, June 4, 2023 – Water and a Tree, Busy as Can Be by Anya Beltsina

Sunday, July 2, 2023 – Tree Full of Wonder by Anna Smithers

Sunday, August 6, 2023 – Just Wild Enough: Mireya Mayor, Primatologist by Marta Magellan

Sunday, August 13, 2023 – (Special Back to School Story Time) Forever A Scholar – Michael A. Woodward Jr.

Sunday, September 3, 2023 – Discover the Busy World of the Beehive by Petra Bartikova and Martin Sojdr 

Sunday, October 1, 2023 – Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Sunday, October 29, 2023 – (Special Halloween Story Time) Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Sunday, November 5, 2023 -The Acorn by Edward Gibbs

Sunday, December 3, 2023 – Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler

Story Time is free with paid admission (or membership) to Flamingo Gardens.


$21.95, Ages 12+

$19.95, Ages 3-11

Free for members and ages 2 and under.


Kathy Curtin

Education Department

(954) 473-2955 x115

[email protected]

This information is subject to change. Last updated: (3/11/22)

Sponsored by:

Major support for Flamingo Gardens provided by the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.

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



Vivian Williams

Special Programs Department

(954) 473-2955 x125

[email protected]