This past Monday evening Christina and I had the chance to check out the brand new seasonal showcase at Descanso Gardens and it did not disappoint.
Enchanted: Forest of Light offers 10 unique installations that highlight different aspects of the gardens, from a Lightwave Lake to a field of flowering lights to (my personal favorite) the ‘Symphony of Oaks.’
The light forest opens to the public starting this Friday, Nov. 22 and will run nightly starting at 5 p.m. through Jan. 8 (with advanced reservations required). By way of preview I’ve complied a selection of photos from our walk to help you get an idea of what a visit might entail.
I’ve also included some information on reservations, tickets and pricing at the conclusion of the post if you are interested in checking it out for yourself.
In the mean time, enjoy!
Overall, the walk will take you about an hour to complete if you’re going at a consistent pace. If you linger in any one area for more than 10-15 minutes, then maybe a bit longer. If you walk briskly and with purpose, perhaps closer to 45 minutes.
The forest will be open every night from Nov. 25, 2016 through Jan. 8. 2017, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Prices for the Enchanted: Forest of Light start at $28 for adults, $24 for seniors and children 3-17, and free for kids two and under. Admission is based on timed reservations which you need to make in advance. Reservation times start at 5 p.m. and run in half hour blocks until the gardens close for the night (they’ll stay open a bit longer on weekends).
Whatever time you choose to go make sure to dress warmly. We toured from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. and by the end of the walk it was definitely chilly, so be advised!
For tickets and more information visit Descanso Gardens official website.