A new holiday tradition is returning to Northern California in the form of a million lights.
The Redding Garden of Lights will take place right next to the Sundial Bridge in the McConnell Botanical Gardens in Redding, California from November 19 through December 31. The inaugural event will include a 10-acre walk-through experience which includes one million LED lights which are animated and synchronized to music. This year, the event will also include a New Year’s Eve event featuring two stages with live music, bars and food trucks.
Visitors to the Redding Garden of Lights will enter through the Holiday Village where they can enjoy food, drinks and hot chocolate provided by Mosaic Restaurant, as well as a holiday gift shop, a fire pit with s’mores and train rides. Then the directional path will take you on a holiday journey like no other in the Botanical Gardens, with much of the constructed light themes representing Christmas traditions, along with themes in line with Turtle Bay’s mission, including wildlife.
The event is part of a 2-year effort from the Redding City Identity Project, which hopes to bring new positive efforts to the area following the devastating Carr Fire in 2018. Other efforts from the project can be seen all around the city, including the new downtown art installation Umbrella Alley and “Redding’s Ale Trail.”
Tickets are still available but they’re getting snatched up quickly. For tickets to the event, go here.