• The Arboretum
  • 301 N. Baldwin Ave.
  • Arcadia, CA 91007
  • United States
  • Saturday, November 09, 2019 - Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Light Up the Night

    Coming in the fall to the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden, is the unforgettable Moonlight Forest. The breathtaking fantasy of light will transform the Arboretum like you have never seen before. You will be mesmerized by the magnificent lantern art that represents exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons, and other fantastic creations. The illuminating entertainment of the Moonlight Forest is perfect to enjoy with friends and family.

    Celebrating Culture with Lantern Art

    Moonlight Forest is a great opportunity for children, families, and those who are young at heart to experience the garden in a new light. The striking lanterns will reflect and incorporate three important themes; Nature, Children’s Garden, and Chinese Culture. All three themes will notably embrace the Arboretum’s mission and community. These breathtaking lanterns are constructed by gifted and talented artisans from China’s Sichuan Province. Tianyu Arts and Culture Inc. has partnered with the Arboretum to celebrate the tradition of lantern art. Bring your friends and family to this breathtaking lantern-filled experience. Don’t forget to bring your camera as you will want to take plenty of pictures of the extraordinary sights.


    Food & Drink

    Various food vendors will be on site for the event.

    Rice Balls of Fire | Korean Fusion Food Truck business based in Los Angeles. They serve sushi burritos, tater tots, grilled cheese, and various boba drinks

    Triple Threat Truck | Authentic Puerto Rican food serving signature sandwiches with authentic pan sobao. Their sandwiches are the perfect balance of what is modern Puerto Rican cuisine with other Caribbean influences.

    Cravin Curbside Crab Cakes | Authentic Maryland crab cakes specializing in crab cake sandwiches, crab fries, crab soup, and more.

    BBQ Smokehouse | BBQ Smokehouse serves scrumptious Southern and Creole cuisine. This food truck serves authentic BBQ with a built in large wood-fire grill guaranteeing flavor and quality in each bite.

    Son of a Bun | Los Angeles based food truck serves fresh hand pressed burgers, marinated chicken, and grilled hot dogs. Special sauces and high quality toppings are available to complete your meal.

    Dreamy Creations | Dreamy Creations serves delicious cupcakes that will satisfy your sweet cravings.


    Prices for tickets vary from $20.00-$28.00 depending on date of choice.

    Wednesday – Thursday | Adult $25, Children (ages 3-17) $20, Senior (62+) $23.

    Friday – Sunday | Adult $28, Children (ages 3-17) $23, Senior (62+) $25.


    Tickets for Moonlight Forest are separate from General Admission tickets. You may purchase General Admission tickets here.


    Parking is available but is limited.  There are 3 different parking locations available; Main Lot, South Lot and Depot Lot. Street parking is not available at any time. It is recommended to utilize rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber. Be sure to indicate “Moonlight Forest Depot Lot Parking” to go to the drop off location for rideshare services.

  • Venue Information

  • The Arboretum
  • T: (626) 821-3222
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  • Event Information

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