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2019 ENCHANTED FOREST OF LIGHT, LA


  • Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)
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Deets: Get ready for another year of sparkling lights and special surprises when everyone’s favorite light show, Enchanted Forest of Light returns to Descanso Gardens from November 17, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

Enchanted is a gentle one-mile walk through Descanso highlighting some of the most beloved areas of the Gardens. There are a variety of large-scale light displays, many of which are interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds. The popular “Celestial Shadows” by HYBYCOZO—spinning polyhedral installations that explore geometry through light, shadow, and perception—will have new shapes and designs to discover. And also new this year is contemporary sculptor Tom Fruin’s magical “stained glass” creation which will grace Descanso’s Mulberry Pond. The “Lightwave Lake” light show will return to Descanso’s lake, as will Jen Lewin’s popular flowing and glowing interactive landscape of meandering pathways, “Aqueous.” 

Other new additions this year include special Enchanted with Entertainment nights. On December 6, 7, 13 $ 14, visitors can enjoy performances by students from California School of the Arts in its Van de Kamp Hall, along with DJs playing ambient music on the Main Lawn. And in response to popular demand, Descanso has added special “Members Only” nights when only members can purchase tickets (totally worth joining!).  

Important Information at a Glance: 

  • General admission (adults, seniors, children 2–18): $28 & up (depending on date and time selected) 

  • Descanso Gardens members pay $23 & up (depending on date and time selected) 

  • Children under 2 are free, but still require a ticket 

  • Member-Only Nights: December 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28. $25 

  • Enchanted with Entertainment Nights: December 6, 7, 13, 14. $27-32 

 About Descanso Gardens  
Founded as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Descanso Gardens is open daily (closed Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students with a school I.D.; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger. Descanso Gardens is a member-supported garden accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Join Descanso Gardens and enjoy free admission and early entry year-round. Information: (818) 949-4200 or descansogardens.org. 

Hint For The Average Socialite:

Preview Party Tickets On Sale: September 16 

Member Presale Tickets on Sale: October 1 

General Admission Tickets On Sale: October 15 

Tickets to the Preview Party on November 16 go on sale September 16 at 10am. If you’re a Descanso Gardens member, you can purchase tickets starting at 10am, October 1, and general admission tickets go on sale at 10 am, October 15. Tickets to Enchanted have timed entry and must be purchased in advance at enchantedLA.com.  

DETAILS ON THE PREVIEW NIGHT ON NOV 16!

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