Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted Forest of Light Returns for 2023 with New Routes and Mesmerizing Installations

Published on Nov 9, 2023

Descanso Gardens, Southern California’s cherished urban oasis, is once again opening the annual “Enchanted Forest of Light” show this year, with exciting new routes and breathtaking installations that promise to ignite the imagination.

Nestled within the Gardens’ serene landscape, this year’s event opens on Nov. 19 and introduces a fresh route through the Rose Garden, inviting guests to explore a myriad of captivating light displays. One of the highlights is the Rose Garden’s Labyrinth, transformed by HYBYCOZO’s mesmerizing 3-D geometric sculptures, offering an immersive experience like no other. Moreover, visitors will be spellbound by the radiant “meadow grass” installation that gracefully sways among the rose bushes.

Adding to the enchantment, Tom Fruin’s “stained glass” houses will create a charming village on the Main Lawn, featuring new interactive lighting options that add to the whimsy. Visitors can also lose themselves in a hanging light installation under the Oaks, evoking an ethereal ambiance that harmonizes with the natural beauty of Descanso Gardens.

“We are beyond excited to welcome guests to Enchanted once again this year,” Juliann Rooke, CEO of Descanso Gardens, said. “With our new routes through the Rose Garden and the introduction of new installations, this season promises to be a truly magical experience that will delight and inspire visitors of all ages.”

Enchanted Forest of Light is open until Jan. 7, 2024. 

For those eager to experience Enchanted Forest of Light before it opens to the public, Descanso Gardens will host a Preview Party fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 18. Tickets for this exclusive event are priced at $250 per person and include food, drinks, special entertainment, and the chance to explore the magic of “Enchanted” before anyone else. All proceeds from the Preview Party directly support Descanso Gardens, ensuring its ongoing beauty and accessibility to the community.

Tickets for Enchanted Forest of Light and the Preview Party can be purchased at

Adult tickets are $30 to $40 for members, and $35 to $45 for non-members. Children ages 2 to 12 are $20 to $25 for members and $25 to $30 for non-members. 

Children under 2 are admitted free of charge.

Established as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive in La Cañada Flintridge. Descanso Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $11 for seniors and students with a school I.D., $5 for children 5 to 12, and free for children under 5.

Descanso Gardens is a member-supported garden accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, including how to be a member, call (818) 949-4200 or visit


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