Houston Botanic Garden Set to Dazzle This Holiday Season With Internationally Acclaimed Lightscape
HOUSTON, TX -- Direct from sold-out runs in London and Chicago, Lightscape is coming to the Houston Botanic Garden in November 2021 for the holiday season. Set along a beautifully illuminated one-mile trail winding through the Garden, this world-renowned light show features spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound.
The enchanting Lightscape illuminations – including installations unique to Texas created by local and international artists – are sure to elicit wonder and joy as they dazzle the senses. The immersive experience will blend new works with favorites from previous Lightscape installations around the world, including the impressive Cathedral of Light tunnel, a towering arch sparkling with 100,000 twinkling lights.
“Houston Botanic Garden looks forward to sharing with visitors the magic of Lightscape, a new holiday lights show designed specifically around the natural beauty of Houston’s living museum for plants,” said Claudia Gee Vassar, president and general counsel of Houston Botanic Garden. “We expect this to be an especially festive holiday season, and we believe Lightscape at the Garden will provide the perfect backdrop for friends and family to gather, celebrate, and make lasting memories. Lightscape also serves as a way to introduce the Garden to those who haven’t yet experienced it, while showing it off in a whole new light to those who have visited during daylight previously.”
Houston Botanic Garden produces Lightscape in association with Sony Music, which amazes millions of people year after year with similar shows in multiple locations across the United Kingdom and internationally, and promoted in partnership with WAD Entertainment. Additionally, Lightscape is creatively produced by Culture Creative.
Lightscape at the Houston Botanic Garden opens to the public on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, and runs during select dates through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. Tickets go on sale to the public today. Advanced tickets start at $23 for adults and $16 for children. Visit hbg.org/lightscape for more information and to purchase tickets.
About Houston Botanic Garden
Formed in 2002, Houston Botanic Garden is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich lives through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.
The Garden broke ground in 2019 on a 132-acre site located a short distance from downtown Houston. The first of several planned phases over the next 30 years opened in fall 2020 as a major addition to Houston’s cultural landscape and growing list of greenspaces. The Garden provides a place for visitors to learn about plants, conservation, and nature; connects Houstonians across different cultures and ethnicities; and closes an existing gap in the world-class city’s collection of amenities for residents and tourists.
About Sony Music
Sony Music is recognized as being at the forefront of promoting and producing Light Trail events in the United Kingdom and internationally. Sony Music regularly works with distinguished venues and organizations such as the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, Blenheim Palace, the National Trust, Forestry Commission and the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. For further details about Light Trails in the U.K. visit www.mychristmastrails.co.uk.
About WAD Entertainment
WAD Entertainment is a partnership between three music business veterans - Arny Granat, David Simone, and Winston Simone. They have had careers in the entertainment business for over 40 years that has included countless hit records (Elton John, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin) and live entertainment (Broadway in New York, the West End in London, Soldier Field in Chicago, Sydney Opera House in Australia).
About Culture Creative
Culture Creative is a creative project and production management company based in the UK. The Company works across a wide-range of cultural fields including art, sport, heritage, tourism, festivals and events, developing projects from concept to delivery. Since 2013, Culture Creative has worked closely with Sony Music, to create Lightscape and Christmas themed trails in various venues worldwide. For more information, visit www.culturecreative.co.uk and follow on Facebook (@culturecreativeltd), Twitter (@CCLCreative), and Instagram (@culturecreativeltd).
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