Lightscape opening at San Antonio Botanical Gardens

The photo is enough to spark our interest. | Courtesy of Lightscape

San Antonio, do we have a holiday light event for you. Picture it: you’re walking through a one-mile stretch of captivating illuminations with installations boasting 100,000+ lights. No, you’re not dreaming — you’re at Lightscape

This one-of-a-kind holiday light exhibit is making its way to Texas for the first time ever at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. The show will run starting this Fri., Nov. 19 through Sun., Jan 2

We’re beaming with excitement for this field of lights installation. | Courtesy of Lightscape

Here are some things to expect at this light show spectacular:

Field of Bluebonnets

Stroll by a wondrous field of texas bluebonnets made from — you guessed it — thousands of lights.

Cathedral of Light

Remember when we said installations with 100,000+ plus lights? This is it. Considered a crowd favorite, the Cathedral of Light is a dazzling cathedral arch tunnel positioned near the end of the trail. Holiday card photo spot — secured

Shimmering Reflective Pond

Also marked as the Laser Pond on the official Lightscape map, the shimmering reflective pond will hold a spectacular light show with synchronized colorful lasers featured at the centerof the path.

Musical Cacti

Did we mention that several installations will be complemented by the sonorous sounds of music for the holidays? This installation is no exception — it’s going to be prickin’ awesome

Festive Foods + Drinks 

S’mores kit anyone? For foodies like ourselves, one look at the festive menu will have you wondering what the real attraction is. There are four stops during the path with each menu available to view ahead of time for easy planning. Editor Ivan is looking forward to the warm apple fritter at the Sweet Shop and Editor Rossi is looking forward to the classic frito pie at the Holiday Fare. 

You can check out the full map of installations and plan your self-guided walking experience here. Tag us in your photos @satxtoday or using the #SATXtoday — it’s going to be lit.

Here’s a bright idea — bring that special someone for the best date ever. | Courtesy of Lightscape

Feeling inspired to explore the grounds of the Botanical Gardens during the day? Here are three events to get you started. 

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt | Sun., Nov. 21 | 12-2 p.m. | $31.50+ | Set off on a scavenging adventure to find edible treasures to incorporate in a holiday feast. 🍸

Junior CHEF Camp: Thanksgiving Sides | Mon., Nov. 22 | 9 a.m.-1p.m. | $144+ | Impress your friends with your new chef skills from this holiday-meal inspired cooking class. 🍽️

DIY Eggnog | Sat., Dec. 4 | Times vary | $35+ | You’re in for a real tasty treat at the Botanical Gardens. Learn to make this holiday recipe with a boozy twist. 🍶