Current & Upcoming Things To Do!
December 6-23, 2014
Each year the Skunk Train transforms into the Christmas Train and offers an exciting ride - All Aboard for this annual tradition. Come enjoy music, hot chocolate, sinfully good cookies, and of course the chance to visit with Santa. The Christmas Train is a 90 minute roundtrip, and your train is pulled by a diesel engine.
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Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 5th Annual Festival of Lights event promises to delight visitors with thousands of glittering lights, creating a spectacular garden of whimsy and wonder. The community light display opens Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 30, and continues Thursdays through Sundays, December 4-7 and 11-14. Hours are 5:00pm–7:30pm.
Follow a magical path through tunnels of light, find surprises at every curve, and wander along luminaria-lined avenues bordered with enchanted scenes from the most delightful of dreams. From jellyfish to birds and arches of light to luminous mushrooms, discover the magic no matter your age.
Visit the Holiday Sweets Café to purchase light refreshments and beverages or enjoy a light supper provided by David’s Deli. Enjoy the refrains of strolling musicians nightly and shop for unique treasures in our Holiday Store. Keep the memories with a photo taken against a curtain of starry lights.
With an emphasis on family fun and community, Festival of Lights is an annual holiday destination for the whole community. Adult tickets are $10; children age 16 and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult). Advance tickets are available at The Garden Store at MCBG, Harvest Market in Fort Bragg, and Out of This World in Mendocino.
This year’s Festival of Lights Gala will be held Wednesday, December 3, from 5:00pm-8:00pm. This extraordinary benefit raises money so that we can keep Festival of Lights child admissions free. With an array of hors d’ouevres, libations including beer, wine, and champagne, delectable desserts, and music, this special evening culminates in a brilliant fireworks show over the Gardens. $100 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 707-964-4352 ext. 10 to receive an invitation.
The Botanical Gardens is located at 18220 North Highway 1, two miles south of Fort Bragg and seven miles north of Mendocino. Bring your family and friends to Festival of Lights and celebrate the start of the holiday season. Dress for winter. No pets, please.