Luminations at the Wildflower Center Feat. Blue Lapis Light

Luminations, our naturally magical winter event, is back! We’re lighting up the gardens with thousands of luminarias and bringing plentiful performances, music and festive fun to make this a tradition to remember.

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Luminations will feature unique performances from Austin aerial dance group Blue Lapis Light. This enchanting site work, “Oneness of Being,” has been choreographed specifically for the Wildflower Center. Come experience illuminated dancers diving and dangling above the naturally beautiful setting of the Savanna Meadow. There will be two performances each evening.

Thursday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 9


$15 per person
$10 for members
FREE for children up to 4 years old

UT students, staff and faculty receive a $2 discount per ticket! with code: UTLUM at checkout.

Please be prepared to show UT ID upon admission. You may use your discount for all tickes in your party.  


Purchase Online:

Thursday, Dec. 6


Friday, Dec. 7


Saturday, Dec. 8


Sunday, Dec. 9


Member Preview

Our members keep us growing and glowing, and we’d like to thank you with a special Member Preview Nighton Thursday, Dec. 6. Member perks for this night include:

  • Early entrance – Come at 5:30 p.m. to see the sun set as the luminarias begin to glow.
  • Express line – Prepurchase tickets and get through the gates faster with our members-only line.
  • Exclusive lounge – Pop into the Library for Tito’s specialty cocktails and festive lite bites  (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.).



  • 6 p.m. – Gates open
  • 6:15 p.m. – Community performances (TBA)
  • 7 p.m. – Blue Lapis Light’s “Oneness of Being”
  • 7:30 p.m. – Community performances (TBA)
  • 8 p.m. – Blue Lapis Light’s “Oneness of Being”


Treats & Eats

  • Free hot chocolate from Royal Fig Catering
  • Bakeshop featuring cookies, pies and so much more from Royal Fig Catering
  • Beverage bar by The North Door featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • More foods for purchase TBA

In addition to strolling through the romantic, wintry light show, be sure to stop and commemorate the evening with a photo in BoothEasy’s festive photo booth. Pick up gifts and mementos at the Gift Store’s Holly Days event (nightly throughout Luminations), featuring samples and specials.

About Blue Lapis Light’s “Oneness of Being”

“Oneness of Being” is inspired by our relationship to nature and the beauty of the natural world. Surrounded by native habitat, trees and fields of indigenous plants, Blue Lapis Light dancers on columns and ropes imbue the wonder and mystery of our interaction with the gardens. Join us for this magical and reflective evening.

Under the night filled black sky
Breathes the wonder of nature
Dancers touch lightly 
Barely making a sound
As to match the music
Of plants and trees 
And insects and blades of soft grass.
Fragile are the edges as 
All forms merge as One

Sunday, December 9, 2018 to 9:00pm

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 78739

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Families, General Public



$10-$15 (See full description for UT discount code!)



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