Looking for a fun way to keep the holiday spirit shining bright? Yes, even in the New Year! You can enjoy the lights at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center‘s Luminations (4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739).
What to Expect at Luminations
Experience thousands of lights and many photo opportunities surrounded by the center’s natural wonders. The event runs from now through January 30, 2022. It features thousands of luminarias, and winter food and drinks such as s’more kits, tamales, and hot dogs. They have hot chocolate with a full bar of specialty cocktails for those aged 21 and up.
You can explore the light-splashed forts of Fortlandia secret hideout. Fortlandia is a collection of custom-designed forts that transport you to imaginary worlds.
About Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Founded in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is an arboretum in the ecoregions of Edwards Plateau and Texas Blackland Prairies. The center uses native plants to restore and create sustainable landscapes.
Their mission is to inspire the conservation of native plants through their gardens, education, outreach programs, and research. This helps improve water quality and provide a habitat for wildlife while enhancing human health and happiness.
The center has evolved from a private nonprofit research organization focused on Texas wildflowers to a major botanic garden and research unit of the University of Texas known for plant conservation, sustainable landscape design, and landscape researching. The center received the Botanic Garden and Arboretum of Texas designation in 2017.