• Descanso Gardens
  • 1418 Descanso Drive
  • La Canada Flintridge, Ca 91011
  • United States
  • Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Sunday, January 05, 2020
  • Illuminated Forest

    Each year during the holidays, Descanso Gardens transforms its grounds into an enchanted forest with whimsical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions. A one-mile path, intended for nighttime enjoyment, veers through the Oak Woodland, Camellia Forest, Japanese Garden, and Rose Garden.

    Special Light Effects

    Descanso Gardens partnered with Lightswitch to create ten high-impact theatrical experiences using environmental light effects. New this year is “Aqueous” by Jen Lewis, an interactive landscape of meandering pathways of light.

    Photos by Jake Fabricius


    The Symphony of Oaks invites visitors to manipulate the sounds and lights in the Oak Grove.  The walk concludes with a spectacular light display in Descanso’s iconic Japanese Garden. Enjoy a stop for hot cocoa or an adult beverage and dinner or a snack along the way.

    Preview Party

    Enchanted: Forest of Light will have a preview party on November 17, 2018. Tickets will include food, drink, entertainment and entry.

    Preview Party | $125.00 per person.

    Tickets for Preview Party


    General Admission | range from $28.00 – $30.00

    Members | range form $23.00 – $25.00

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    Enchanted: Forest of Light runs from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. The gardens are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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