This year, Christmas is a little chillier than usual, but that shouldn’t deter you from slipping into something warm and comfy and getting out to see some awesome holiday lights displays. The magic of this festive season can be found in more than shopping excursions and food feasts, so do check out some of our suggestions down below to experience a wonderful Christmas lights display this year:
Enchanted: Forest of Light
Lights aren’t the only thing you’ll get to enjoy at Descanso Gardens. This interactive nighttime experience is definitely family-friendly, so bring everyone over and immerse yourselves in wonderful art pieces, shimmery sparkles, and fantastic sound effects. This unique one-mile walk features different themes (areas), such as “Celestial Shadows”, “Aqueous”, “Lightwave Lake”, and many more, so be sure to join in the fun!
Venue: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Time & Date: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (18 Nov 2018 – 6 Jan 2019). Closed from 24 – 25 Dec 2018
Admission: $28/person, FREE for children under 2, $5 Off for Members
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LA Zoo Lights
If you thought the LA Zoo was just a place to see lots of animals, you’ll definitely be proven wrong if you head over there now. Sure, you won’t be visiting typical daytime animals, but if reindeer are on your list, don’t miss this chance. It’s a great opportunity to have fun with children of all ages, and with their exciting theme this year as well (think LED monkeys and disco balls), you’re sure to have a blast.
Venue: LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Time & Date: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (16 Nov 2018 – 6 Jan 2019). Closed from 24 – 25 Dec 2018
Admission: $11.95 – $21.95/person, FREE for children under two
Ticket Purchase: Buy Online at https://lazoo.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=31
Festival of Lights
At Mission Inn, you’ll get to bask in the bright glow of 4.5 million lights during their 26th annual Festival of Lights. Admission is absolutely free, and it’ll be running for six weeks. There’s lots to look forward to here, including fresh snow, horse-drawn carriage rides and hundreds of animated figures. The event was even recently named the “Best Public Lights Display in the Nation” by USA Today, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Venue: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave Riverside CA 92501
Date: Do Check the Website for Specific Times (23 Nov 2018 – 6 Jan, 2019)
There’s Christmas lights, and then there’s massive lanterns, sparkly flowers, and beautifully lighted dragons in L.A. County Arboretum’s Moonlight Forest. This will be the first-ever nighttime timed-ticket event in the botanical garden, and it promises to be simply magnificent. You can look forward to parade-float-sized structures, grand Chinese lanterns and other amazing creations from China’s Sichuan province.
Venue: LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007
Time & Date: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Wed to Sun (26 Oct, 2018 – 6 Jan, 2019)
Admission: $20 – $28/person, FREE for children two and under
Ticket Purchase: Buy Online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moonlight-forest-lantern-art-festival
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