Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted Forest of Light

My best friend Sarah took me to Descanso Gardens’ breathtaking Enchanted Forest of Light while I was in Los Angeles and I just had to tell you about it. It’s the perfect holiday activity in my book. You know how much I love strolling around a garden! 

Descanso Gardens Enchanted ReviewDescanso Gardens Enchanted ReviewDescanso Gardens Enchanted Review

Enchanted is about a mile-long stroll through Descanso Gardens at night with incredible interactive light exhibits set up throughout the garden and runs every year Thanksgiving-early January. It almost feels like stepping into an animated movie! Art installations range from a field of color-changing tulips, twinkling forests, musical trees, gorgeous geometric art pieces, and more. It’s easy to get lost in the magic of Enchanted.

Descanso Gardens Enchanted Review

Descanso Gardens Enchanted ReviewDescanso Gardens Enchanted Review

Tickets are sold in advance, not at the door. You need to book your tickets ASAP. This popular holiday event sells out quickly and for good reason: it’s spectacular! When I booked my ticket to LA about five weeks before my trip, Sarah immediately sent me the link for Enchanted and most of the time slots were already sold out but we were able to grab one of the last times on Friday night.

Descanso Gardens Enchanted Review

There are a couple of food and drink stalls. We had just come from an incredible dinner at Dama in the fashion district but we did warm up with cups of apple cider halfway through the exhibit. Don’t skip it – the cider was fantastic! 

Enchanted is a rain-or-shine event and tickets are non-refundable. It was a rainy day when we went and that did not at all deter the locals from enjoying the lights. In fact Enchanted quite possibly looked better in the rain! I can see why this is such a popular Christmas activity for the locals. I was delighted to see that Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd were there just days after I went!

Descanso Gardens Enchanted Review

We spent about two hours enjoying the displays and taking tons of pictures and I think that’s the perfect about of time. Learn more about this annual holiday tradition here

Happy strolling,

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