Holiday Nights 2017

A Million Lights!
December 15 & 16 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Tickets now only available for purchase at the door! 

*Please note Guest Passes & American Horticultural Society Gardens Reciprocal Admission Privileges are not valid during special events.


Holiday Nights is fun for everyone! Stroll along paths garlanded with over a million twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform throughout the Gardens. Who can resist a sing-along or viewing the stars through a telescope? You’re sure to enjoy the many distinct performances located throughout the Gardens while you sip hot chocolate and enjoy tasty treats!

Not finished with your holiday shopping? Peruse the Museum gift shops where you are sure to find a unique gift for that special someone or purchase the gift of a membership to Tohono Chul.

Holiday Nights is a timeless tradition, for children, young couples, whole families, and everyone in between!
$12 for members | $16 for nonmembers | $3 for children 12 & under


2017 Entertainment Schedule:

December 15 | Gus Woodrow Duo | Gabriel Ayala | Cirque Roots | Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band | Santa

December 16 | Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band | Kathy Acosta Zavala & Friends | Cirque Roots | Harpist Rachel Green | Santa



New This Year!

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange is making sure every child that attends Holiday Nights on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 gets to take home a book for FREE! Be sure to visit their booth on your way at near the Holiday Nights main exit!




Santa’s Coming to Town!

Every Friday & Saturday of Holiday Nights| 6 – 8pm | Lomaki House | Free with Admission

Get in the holiday spirit with a visit from Santa! Photo opportunities available and a fun event for kids of all ages!





Garden Bistro Holiday Concessions

Soup $5 | Winter Bacon & Corn Chowder | Vegetarian Tomato Bisque with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Carving Station $5 | Honey Roasted Ham Sliders on a Potato Bun, Sage Stuffing & Cranberry Jam | Roasted Turkey Breast Sliders on a Potato Bun, Sage Stuffing & Gravy

Sweets | Caramel Apples $6 | Warm Cherry Cobbler $5


Garden Bistro Holiday Buffet Menus

$36.95 per person, $17.50 per child ages 8-12, Children ages 7 and under eat free (tax and gratuity not included) | Seating begins at 5 p.m. | Call 520-742-6455 x501 for reservations

December 15 & 16  

Buffet Menu

    • Salads

    • Greens | Mixed Baby Greens, Bibb Butter Leaf, Arugula, Spinach, Grape Tomato, Shaved Carrot, Cucumber, Red and Green Onion

      Fixings | Dried Cherry, Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Sunflower Seeds, Candied Pecan, Fire Roasted Artichoke, Bell Peppers, Beets, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Sharp Cheddar, Cotija, Cheddar-Jack

      Dressings | Cornbread Crouton, Roasemary Rye Crouton, Ranch, Chipotle Ranch, Jalapeno Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Winter Raspberry Vinaigrette

    • Cheese & Fruit

    • Breads | Local Breads, Soft Sweet Butter Rolls, Croissants, Assorted Crackers

      Cheese | Asadero, Swiss, Parmesan, Gorgonzola, Fontina, Sharp Cheddar

      Sides | Balsamic Glaze, Honey, Almonds, Candied Pecans, Olive Oil, Whipped Butter, Blackberry Preserves, Orange Marmalade, Strawberry Jam, Fresh Fruit & Berries, Olives

    • Main Courses

    • Fire Roasted Poblano and Thyme Cream Smashed Potato (GF)
      Cheesy Local Mushroom Risotto (GF)
      Three Sisters Winter Corn Chowder (V)
      Classic Green Bean Casserole  (V)
      Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots and Parsnips (V)
      Turkey Breast, Tarragon Cranberry Sauce (GF, DF)
      Garlic Rib Roast, Green Peppercorn Sauce, Au Jus, Yorkshire Pudding
      Slow Baked Lemon Dill Salmon En Papillote (GF, DF)
      Winter Squash, Sweet Potato Stuffed Roasted Pepper (V, GF)

      V - Vegetarian, VG - Vegan, DF - Dairy Free, GF - Gluten Free

    • Desserts

    • Local and Handmade Warm Bread Puddings, Pies, Custards, Tarts, & Miniatures



Go paperless this Holiday Nights by downloading Tohono Chul’s free iPhone or Android app! It’s a nifty way to navigate the gardens, see performance times, locate restrooms, find performers and vendors, as well as receive notifications when a performance starts! Download today for fast, easy, convenient, and environmentally-friendly event navigation and information!


Tickets now only available for purchase at the door!