• 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. 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


    • General Admission: $28.00 – $30.00
    • Members: $23.00 – $25.00
    • Children under 2 are free, but still require tickets.
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