For the better part of a decade, the most anticipated Holiday attraction in Maine has been Gardens Aglow at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.

From mid-November through the end of the year, the sprawling gardens come alive with three quarters of a million twinkling lights spread across 14 acres.  Even though we have all seen pictures and videos, they do not do the attraction justice.  It really is BREATHTAKING!

Even though we have never heard it mentioned, in theory, the attraction has so many lights that it should be visible from space.  This is according to some science math done by the team at the University of Leicester.  How wild is that?


This year's Gardens Aglow schedule

In 2023, the attraction will be open Thursday through Sunday starting November 18th.  The last day for the attraction will be New Years Eve.  Gardens Aglow will also be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


How much does Gardens Aglow at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens cost?

Depending on your age and whether or not you are a member, tickets cost between $8 and $19.  For example, adults are $19, seniors (65+) are $17, veterans are $17, Children (3-17) $10, and kids under three are free.  You can also get a family deal that includes two adults and two kids for $48.

So they can make sure the place does not get overcrowded you do need to get your tickets in advance.  You can do that by clicking HERE.

Because parking at the gardens is limited, it is also suggested that you carpool with friends or family.

If you have never been to the attraction, check out this video to see what it is like:

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