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Fairchild’s popular NightGarden to bring back the magic in November (special offer available!)

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During Miami winters, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden transforms itself into The NightGarden, an enchanted, illuminated experience full of fantasy and wonderment – where things like the Wise Talking Tree, Archimedes and Flying Fairies come to life.

After being canceled in 2020, this holiday tradition returns for the 2021 season, and we couldn’t be happier! 

(Photo courtesy of Teresa Mears)

This gorgeous magical garden is scheduled to open on Nov. 12, 2021, and run through Jan. 2, 2022.

Feast your eyes on stunning special effects and immerse yourself in a world of fantasy, where you can chat with a “wise tree” and use a special “FairyScope” (NightGarden’s augmented reality game) to search for fairies. While you’re at it, make this a special night out on the town and enjoy some of Miami’s most popular food trucks.

 Admission prices vary depending on peak dates. Tickets range in cost from $24 for age 10 and younger to $29 for age 10 and older during non-peak dates. During peak dates in December, prices are $29 for age 10 and younger and $34 for age guests age 10 and older. Children up to 2 years old enter free of charge.

For military, police, health-care workers and teachers, there’s a discount available for 20 percent off tickets. To redeem this discount, you’ll need to send an email to info@thenightgarden.com with a copy of a photo identification. 

SPECIAL GROUPON DISCOUNT: We’ve also found a Groupon deal for The NightGarden, giving you up to 34 percent off admission during Nov. 12-28, 2021. Click here for the discount. 

For more information on ticket prices, click here. Free self-parking is available.

(Video courtesy of Teresa Mears)

According to the official event website, “NightGarden will operate in compliance with state and venue regulations and has implemented enhanced health and safety measures in an effort to limit transmission of COVID-19.”

The NightGarden is located at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Hours are 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more information, visit thenightgarden.com

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Night Garden Experience
When

Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @ 6:00 pm-10:00 pm (November 12, 2021 - January 2, 2021)
Cost
$24.00-$34.00
What
Night Garden Experience
Where
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Noelani Soto

About Noelani Soto

Noelani Soto is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Miami who enjoys the hunt of finding a good deal. She also has her own travel blog, “The Traveling Chismosa.” Noelani regularly contributes to other publications such as Culture Crusaders and Swanky Retreats. Contact her at news@miamionthecheap.com.

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