Brooklyn Botanic Garden invites you to Lightscape, a magical mile-long illuminated trail with new works of art that promises to be an immersive and amazing experience for visitors of all ages. Lightscape has fast become NYC’s contemporary classic for the holidays, offering an imaginative, joyful spin on winter traditions. The expanded and reimagined trail builds on the natural beauty of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s landscapes, trees, water features, and architectural details, taking visitors on an otherworldly nighttime journey through 18 installations while enjoying seasonal treats and festive music. The crowd favorite Winter Cathedral returns near the trail’s end, but almost all works of light art this year are brand new to the garden.

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This year’s Lightscape is complete with a newly curated playlist featuring Taylor Swift, Elton John, Philip Glass, and Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir among others, as well as a Brooklyn hip-hop zone celebrating the genre’s 50th anniversary. Pop-up dining areas throughout the trail offer hot buttered rum, s’mores in a jar, homemade donuts, and other seasonal treats and warm beverages. Allow an hour to 90 minutes for your visit.

Lightscape runs from November 17, 2023, through January 1, 2024. On select Value Nights, adult tickets are just $24.

To learn more and get tickets, visit

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