San Antonio Botanical Garden honors Japanese tradition with water lantern release


  • Courtesy of San Antonio Botanical Garden
Community members are invited to make wishes of hope, healing and happiness for the new year in a lighting ceremony at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Inspired by traditional Japanese floating and hanging lanterns, Wish: Water Lanterns in the Garden offers a memorable evening in which participants can purchase a lantern (or bring one from home), write a message, and watch the night light up as their released lanterns float across the water.

The event will include live music, food and drink available for purchase, luminaria-lit pathways, and access to the Botanical Garden and OrigamiintheGarden² exhibition.

$10-$25, 6 p.m. Saturday, January 2, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, (210) 536-1400,

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