Christmas Lights Display at the Southeast Botanical Gardens
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Southeast Botanical Gardens closed in 2010, and reopened in 2013. This post about its Christmas Lights Display is from December 2009; if you have attended this event since the Gardens’ reopening please consider submitting us a new post about it. Thanks!
CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON
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A perfect evening excursion for just about everyone (families with children, young singles, couples), the Christmas lights display will run from Dec 23- Dec 27 at the Southeast Botanical Gardens.
At this annual event, thousands of lights illuminate the gardens, greenery, flowers, and tropical trees. A gorgeous sight to be sure!
In addition, the Botanical Gardens is also hosting a special nighttime market, where you can enjoy food booths selling local savories like yakitori, fries, and yakisoba as well as a restaurant and dinner buffet. If you need to do any very very very last minute or even post Christmas shopping, there will also be booths selling handicrafts and household goods.
Time: Dec 23- Dec 27 5:00- 10:00 pm with last admission at 9:00 pm
Admission: Adults and children 12 and older is 1,500 yen each at the door. Children under 12 are free. Food is an additional cost. You can also book a tour to visit the lights show and dinner buffet through Foster or Kadena’s ITT travel agencies.
Directions: Go out of Gate 3 of Kadena and stay on the road past Camp Shields. Follow it all the way around Camp Shields, until you can turn left on the intersection just before 329. Turn left and follow the signs for the Southeast Botanical Gardens.
If you can’t make it to this lights show, there is an array of other Holiday Illuminations going on around the island. Click on this link for a list of all the others!