Events & Programs


Events at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Throughout the year, the Garden offers events that celebrate our connections to California native plants and the environment. These festivals, shows, concerts and other events provide new ways to experience the Garden. Some events are free with general admission; if events are ticketed, you may purchase your tickets online through the registration links below or at our Admissions Kiosk.

Luminaria Nights at Origami in the Garden²








Friday & Saturday Nights | 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Be enchanted at this year's Luminaria Nights at Origami in the Garden². This Claremont tradition, featuring over 1,000 illuminated lights along Garden trails, will transform with the larger-than-life origami sculptures of the exhibition. Enter a winter wonderland graced by the beauty of Japanese lantern installations and welcome the season with live music.

Luminaria Nights is sponsored by Gould Asset Management LLC, Some Crust Bakery and Nona Tirre.

Musicians for each evening include:

December 7

  • Steve Rushingwind
  • Minyo Station
  • Yuki Yasuda (Gold & Acorn Member Reception)

December 8

  • Steve Rushingwind
  • Yuki Yasuda

December 14

  • Steve Rushingwind
  • Yuki Yasuda

December 15

  • Steve Rushingwind
  • Yuki Yasuda

General Admission Pricing:
$12 Adults
$8 Seniors / Students / Children (3-12)

Member Pricing:
$10 Adults
$6 Seniors/ Students/ Children (3-12)

Purchase Tickets

Second Sundays: Free for Claremont Residents





8 am - 5 pm

Are you a Claremont resident? Enjoy free admission on our special Second Sundays program, sponsored by the City of Claremont's Community-Based Organization (CBO) Grant Program. In addition, everyone may enjoy free docent tours and family folding stations, where children and families can fold their own origami creations! Stations are hosted by the Pacific Ocean Paperfolders.

Guests must show driver's license or valid ID with Claremont zipcode for free entry.


Tickets for events are available for purchase at the Admissions Kiosk or online in advance. Ticket price includes parking (unless otherwise noted) and admission to the Garden. Limited tickets are available, advance ticket purchase is recommended. No refunds or ticket exchanges. Events are subject to change. In the event of cancellation due to weather, tickets are valid for one (1) complimentary admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden during regular business hours, expiring one year from date (not valid for special or ticketed events). or call (909) 625-8767 ext. 258 for more information.