California Christmas


Pictured: Los Angeles County Arboretum's Lightscape showpiece, The Winter Cathedral, is adorned with tens of  thousands of small LED lights.  Inside the tunnel of light a warm glow emanates from within while surrounding you.

Los Angeles County Arboretum Lightscape

November 17, 2023 - January 2, 2024

Actual Dates: November  17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25 & 26, 2023; December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2023; January 1 & 2, 2023

 There are no shows on: Nov. 20-21, 23, 27-30, 2023 & Dec. 4-6, 11-13, and 25, 2023 

Guests select assigned times in 30 minute increments 5:30-8:30 p.m. (closes at 10 p.m.) 

Los Angeles County Arboretum
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 821-3222
$29-35 general admission based on peak hours, $14-18 ages 3-12 years; $20 parking,

Lightscape returns for the 2023-24 season after a highly-successful launch the previous year. With stunning new installations along a new expanded trail, be treated to a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience in the garden, wandering into a festive world of wonder with thousands of twinkling lights in installations that include the magnificent Winter Cathedral and Fire Garden.

2023 Attractions

  • Serpent Trail
  • Forest Path
  • Lightscape - reimagined
  • Fire Garden
  • Arch of Light
  • Feast of Light
  • Dancing Palms
  • Winter Cathedral returns
  • Food trucks every night
  • Full bar 

The L.A. Arboretum produces Lightscape in association with Sony Music, which amazes millions of people year after year with similar shows in multiple locations across the U.K. Additionally, Lightscape is produced by Culture Creative and promoted in partnership with WAD Entertainment.


The internationally acclaimed Lightscape is the must-see holiday event. Wander through the magnificent Winter Cathedral and experience the breathtaking Fire Garden and more. Lightscape transforms the Arboretum into a night of wonder and light for an unforgettable holiday event for family and friends.

Lightscape's Singing Trees - As you walk by the Singing Trees, you'll get a unique perspective as if moving through a choir. Choral singers were recorded for each tree. You'll hear the soprano, alto, tenor and bass performing in harmony for the trees as they illuminate.

 Music, light and color can create a sense of wonder, excitement, and passion for nature.  Lightscape's natural landscape adorned with light, art and music that is sure to become a holiday tradition.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.


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