South Florida's ULTIMATE Holiday Light Show

Saturday, December 9, 2006

WHAT: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will open on Thursday evenings, giving visitors the opportunity to see Dale Chihuly‘s colorful blown glass sculptures illuminated under the stars at Tropical Chihuly Nights. The glass art exhibition will have expanded holiday hours this year, giving South Floridians the perfect place to spend time with family and friends and entertain visiting relatives over the holidays. Entertainment includes live music and performers. Food and beverages available including wine, tapas and dessert bars.

This year, Chihuly will be joined by some of the world‘s most famous modern artists, including Franz West, Mark Dion, Joshua Levine, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Michele Oka Doner, Daisy Youngblood, Francois-Xavier Lalanne and Wendy Wischer, as well as Miami‘s New World School of the Arts advanced sculpture students

Admission to Tropical Chihuly Nights is $20 for Fairchild members, $15 for member children 6-17; $30 for non-members, $20 for non-member children 6-17, and free for children 5 and under. Admission to Chihuly at Fairchild is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens 65 and older, $10 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit, or call 305-667-1651.


Holiday membership promotion: Throughout December, buy one membership and get the second 50 percent off.  Members enjoy free admission to Chihuly at Fairchild during the day and receive invitations to members-only special events and early admittance to selected special events such as Ramble garden festival, and International Mango Festival. *The Friends & Family membership category allowsbasic member benefits for two adults at the same address and free admission for two guests per visit accompanied by member. 

INTERVIEWS:  Interviews with Fairchild Executive Director Dr. Michael Maunder and Fairchild‘s Board of Trustees President Bruce Greer available upon request. See media contacts below.


WHEN: Chihuly at Fairchild: Daily through May 31 (closed Dec. 25), 9:30 am - 4:30 p.m. 

Tropical Chihuly Nights: Every Thursday, and Dec. 26 and 27, 6 - 9 p.m.


WHERE:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden:  10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL


CONTACTS:  rbb Public Relations

Tracy Belcher,
Office: 305-445-7043/ Mobile:  786-877-7130       

Morgan Lynch,
Office: 305-445-5850/ Mobile: 901-233-4580


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