November 19, 2023-January 7, 2024, 5:30-10 p.m.
closed November 23 and December 24 & 25
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge, CA
1 mile walking path, approx. 1 hour to complete
Enchanted Forest of Light is a seasonal holiday attraction experienced after dark at Descanso Gardens, an urban retreat located 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The lighted forest tour is approx. one mile in length, containing 8 distinct lighting displays in the botanical garden's beloved areas.
Some displays feature interactive lights that visitors can manipulate, while other exhibits let you dance or jump on the lights as they change color. Sparkling, swirling installations from HYBYCOZO on the Main Lawn, Flower Power on the Promenade and exquisite lighting effects in the Ancient Forest are familiar to those who've visited before.
Exhibits have included:
At the Enchanted Forest of Light attraction at Descanso Gardens in Los Angeles County, you can play with light and shadow while soaking up smooth sounds and vibrations along the 1-mile walking path. Descanso Gardens features nine botanical collections, a (ride-able) miniature railroad, and greets more than half a million visitors annually.
Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia also offers a holiday lights experience for 2021-2022 season called Lightscape. In LA County the lighted walking tours don't stop at arboretums and botanical gardens, however.
There's Holiday Road USA at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, Los Angeles Zoo's Zoo Lights in Griffith Park, and the incredible drive through attractions such as Santa's Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-Thru Spectacular at Irwindale Speedway.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.