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People wrote their wishes on different colored ribbons and tied their wishes for the holiday season and the new-year to the “Wishing Tree”, also known as the Bo tree, Saturday, Dec. 15, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | People wrote their wishes on different colored ribbons and tied their wishes for the holiday season and the new-year to the “Wishing Tree”, also known as the Bo tree, Saturday, Dec. 15, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

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People waited in line outside of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to go and take part in the annual Lights in Bloom event.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | People waited in line outside of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to go and take part in the annual Lights in Bloom event.

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A cacti light display.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | A cacti light display.

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Brody Catanzarite, 4, looks through his “holiday specs” that changed the lights from round into snowflakes.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Brody Catanzarite, 4, looks through his “holiday specs” that changed the lights from round into snowflakes.

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A very festive Twelve Days of Christmas tree was on display by Toyland.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | A very festive Twelve Days of Christmas tree was on display by Toyland.

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John Clark with his daughter, Stephanie Clark.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | John Clark with his daughter, Stephanie Clark.

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A close-up shot of a bundle of flower shaped lights.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | A close-up shot of a bundle of flower shaped lights.

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Johanna Studebaker, 11, as a garden fairy.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Johanna Studebaker, 11, as a garden fairy.

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Madelyn Davies, 5, with Samantha Knispel, 5, and her brother, Nicholas, 7
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Madelyn Davies, 5, with Samantha Knispel, 5, and her brother, Nicholas, 7

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Strings of lights created the illusion of multicolored Christmas trees.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Strings of lights created the illusion of multicolored Christmas trees.

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Many people visited The Payne Mansion and the bromeliad tree while taking part in the opening night of Lights in Bloom Saturday, Dec. 15, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Many people visited The Payne Mansion and the bromeliad tree while taking part in the opening night of Lights in Bloom Saturday, Dec. 15, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

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A close-up shot of lights strung together to create an oversized, lit-up flower.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | A close-up shot of lights strung together to create an oversized, lit-up flower.

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Ella Menke, 7, poses by the lit-up frog and bamboo in her holiday dress.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Ella Menke, 7, poses by the lit-up frog and bamboo in her holiday dress.

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The Missing Links performed in the gardens during Lights in Bloom Saturday, Dec. 15, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | The Missing Links performed in the gardens during Lights in Bloom Saturday, Dec. 15, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

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Sofie Bonacuse, 4, with her sisters, Emma, 7, and Austin, 9
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Sofie Bonacuse, 4, with her sisters, Emma, 7, and Austin, 9

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People walk through the strings of lights hung between trees.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | People walk through the strings of lights hung between trees.

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Lucie Perales, 5, and her brother Kique, 7, visit with Santa during Lights in Bloom Saturday, Dec. 15, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Lucie Perales, 5, and her brother Kique, 7, visit with Santa during Lights in Bloom Saturday, Dec. 15, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

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Mindy Rollins stops and let’s her daughter, Eve, 1, look intently at one of the light displays.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Mindy Rollins stops and let’s her daughter, Eve, 1, look intently at one of the light displays.

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Annie Shiparski, 10, ties her wish onto one of the baskets hanging from the “wishing tree”, also known as a Bo tree.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Annie Shiparski, 10, ties her wish onto one of the baskets hanging from the “wishing tree”, also known as a Bo tree.

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The gardens were filled with garden-themed lighting displays, including larger than-life-sized butterflies, tree frogs, dragonflies and flowers and a brand new snowfall tree.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lights in Bloom

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | The gardens were filled with garden-themed lighting displays, including larger than-life-sized butterflies, tree frogs, dragonflies and flowers and a brand new snowfall tree.

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