Enchanted Forest of Light
November 17, 2019 - January 6, 2020
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. 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.
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