Lightscape 2023

This after-dark light show is returning to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne for an even bigger, better and more dazzling 2023 run.
Libby Curran
December 06, 2022


As this season likes to constantly remind us, wandering through thousands of twinkling lights is always a magical time. And you'll have the chance to do just that once again when smash-hit after-dark light celebration Lightscape returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens next winter.

After making its dazzling Aussie debut earlier this year — and proving a sell-out success — the event is back bigger and better for 2023. It'll transform the grounds into a nightly fiesta of colour and light from Friday, June 16–Sunday, August 6.

Creating a luminous 2.1-kilometre trail winding through the gardens from 5.15pm each night, the festival's next instalment is set to showcase more than 100,000 glittering lights, with glowing large-scale sculptures, shimmering reflections and colour-changing installations peppered along the extended route.

While next year's full Lightscape program is being kept under wraps for now, the debut event was a doozy — highlights included sparkling trees blazing in bold hues, firework-inspired pops of colour and the majestic walk-through installation known as Winter Cathedral.

Grab tickets to 'Lightscape' 2023 online from 10am on Friday, December 10, 2022.


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