Disclosure: This visit was hosted, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Enchanted Forest of Light, A Magical Los Angeles Winter Experience
Enchanted: Forest of Light is an annual event in winter that is a treasure of the Los Angeles community! It is an interactive, nighttime experience where Descanso Gardens beautiful landscapes and forests light up to create a truly magical setting.
Upon entering Descanso Gardens with my family, we were able to kick off the night by stopping by the food and drink kiosks outside the entrance, where my daughter got a hot chocolate (also, they have cocktails and wine)! When you walk in, there are 10 different immersive settings, where light show meets nature. The first setting takes place where the Gardens have their tulips during spring time, except this time around for winter the they are light up tulips that change color along with music:
Keep going past the “flower” garden, and you’ll stumble upon ponds and waterfalls lit up with colored lights, as well as Starlight Garden, a magical lightway lined with lanterns, which ends with giant lanterns that the kids have fun spinning to create patterns on the ground.
If you want to rest and take a break, halfway through the one-mile walk through Enchanted: Forest of Light is a little cabin that doubles as a gift shop, with adorable twinkle lights surrounding it, along with lounge chairs to relax under trees, and a cart with whiskey cocktails!
With the twinkle lights, and nothing but trees surrounding you it is truly a relaxing setting to get away, unwind and spend quality time with your loved ones.
Throughout the other sections of the experience there are interactive light displays, such as the one pictured above where there’s lit stages around trees, and as you run across them the lights change color. Super fun for the kids! My daughter probably did this the longest!
One of my favorite sections of Enchanted: Forest of Light was the Ancient Forest, where the area of Descanso Gardens with tall trees and greenery are lit up, and complemented with nature sound effects as you walk through. It feels as though you’re in a rainforest and not in LA County!
Enchanted: Forest of Light was a truly remarkable experience! It runs until January 6th. With tickets for many days already sold out, hurry and get tickets while you can to experience the magic for yourself!