After its wildly popular launch in 2018, The NightGarden, presented by Kilburn Live, is returning to Miami with exciting plans for its second edition. The limited-time event, taking place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, will feature an impressive roster of new activations, expanding upon the magic and wonder of its inaugural edition. This year, locals, visitors and guests of all ages can journey through an innovative augmented reality fairy quest challenge, experience even more awe-inspiring lighting displays, advanced special effects, state-of-the-art outdoor holograms, shadow sculptures and even snowfall in Miami, amongst other unbelievable surprises around every corner. The experience opens to the public on Nov. 15 and runs through Jan. 11, 2020.

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“We are fueled by the overwhelming success of The NightGarden’s debut last year and are thrilled to be returning to the world-famous Fairchild Garden with dramatic upgrades in both size and content,” says Mark Manuel, CEO of Kilburn Live. “We are constantly looking for ways to outdo ourselves, and we’re excited for the new edition to offer even more ground space, parking and experiential activities – truly creating a next-level experience to satisfy all guests.”

The NightGarden is an immersive night attraction that blends entertainment, unique photo-worthy moments, a variety of local food options and fun for all through a stunning experience created by leading sculptors and designers. The captivating new experience will boast a variety of highly interactive landscapes augmented by spectacular 360-degree lighting, illusions and special effects.

Standout additions this year include Fairchild’s Pergola, brought to life by an interactive canopy light display; an experiential maze where guests can lose themselves in thousands of technicolor flowers; the digital Fairy Quest application, a downloadable tool for use during an exciting scavenger hunt challenge for cash prizes; The NightGarden’s Shadow Sculptures, which allow guests to feed their imagination and create unique kaleidoscopes of shadows and light; and a magical snowfall experience, where children can frolic and play in a flurry of snow, truly setting the tone for the holiday season. Returning favorites from last year include “Archimedes,” the dazzling talking tree, the growing dandelion field, a more challenging lost fairy puzzle with a cash prize of $2,500, and the popular New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular.

“We are proud to share that in response to the growing popularity of last year’s NightGarden launch, this year’s edition will be three times larger, with 80 percent of the experience being brand new,” said Nannette Zapata, Chief Operating Officer at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. “The number of tickets available each night remains the same as last year, which allows us to welcome hundreds of visitors throughout the expansive garden in an engaging and more spacious setting.”

The NightGarden will be open seven days a week, Sundays through Thursdays from 6-10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 6-11 p.m.* Presale tickets can be purchased at TheNightGarden.com for as low as $22 for children under 10 and $29 for adults. Grab them here.

The NightGarden

Insider Tip:  Exclusive Membership Deals at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
Connecting families with art, and nature with conservation, Fairchild’s membership program provides unlimited daytime admission to the garden, including festivals and events, while also giving the necessary funding for education, conservation, horticulture and much more.  Exclusively for NEW Family Membership levels and higher, Fairchild Garden is making it easier than ever to become a member with new reduced rates and discounted packages.  Starting November 1st, guests can choose from the following Family Membership savings bundle:  
 

Family Membership (Admits 2 adults and children of members 17 and younger)
Customer pays: $120
PROMO: Customer receives: One free adult and one child ticket

Friends and Family $175 (Admits 4 adults and children of members 17 and younger – can admit two adult members and two guests of member)
Customer pays: $175
PROMO: Customer receives: Two free adult and two child tickets

Sustaining $260 (Admits 4 adults and children of members 17 and younger — can admit two adult members and two guests of member)
Customer pays: $260
PROMO: Customer receives: Two free adult tickets and two child tickets

Signature $500* (Admits 4 adults and children of members 17 and younger — can admit two adult members and two guests of member)
Customer pays: $500
PROMO: Customer receives: Four free adult tickets and two free child tickets

Fellows $1,000* (Admits 4 adults and children of members 17 and younger — can admit two adult members and two guests of member)
Customer pays: $1,000
PROMO: Customer receives: Five free adult and five child tickets


Cover Photo by Round Magazine.