Descanso Gardens Invites You to Experience the Magic of “Carved” and “Enchanted Forest of Light,” Featuring New Routes and Enhanced Fun
Submitted by DESCANSO GARDENS | Special to the Palisadian-Post
Get ready for a holiday season like no other as Descanso Gardens announces the long-awaited return of two beloved events: “Carved” and “Enchanted Forest of Light.”
Mark your calendars because from October 6 to 29, Carved will light up Descanso Gardens with a mesmerizing pumpkin wonderland featuring a new route, new locations and even more pumpkin fun.
As you stroll through the captivating displays, you’ll be amazed by luminous jack-o’-lanterns, fallen tree sculptures and whimsical installations, including Tom&Lien Dekyvere’s glow-in-the-dark Rhizome installation in the Rose Garden Labyrinth and giant carved pumpkins under the Rose Pavilion.
Don’t miss the expanded Día de los Muertos ofrenda altar, providing guests with a place to meditate and remember loved ones.
The pumpkin house, hay maze and fall food offerings will all be back to round out the fun, making Carved the perfect family-friendly adventure, bringing joy and wonder to visitors of all ages.
Enchanted Forest of Light
And the magic doesn’t end there: From November 19 to January 7, 2024, Descanso Gardens will transform into the breathtaking Enchanted Forest of Light, taking you on a captivating journey through stunning light displays set amid the serene beauty of nature.
This year, you can explore a new route through the Rose Garden, discovering exciting light displays that spark awe and wonder. Prepare to be amazed as the Rose Garden’s Labyrinth comes alive with HYBYCOZO’s 3-D geometric sculptures, and a glowing field of “meadow grass” sways amid the rose bushes.
Tom Fruin’s charming “stained glass” houses will create a village of their own on the Main Lawn, featuring new interactive lighting options. Plus, you can immerse yourself in a new hanging light installation under the oaks, which evokes an ethereal ambiance that will leave you spellbound.
“We can’t wait to welcome you back to Descanso Gardens for Carved and Enchanted Forest of Light,” Executive Director Juliann Rooke said. “These events have become cherished traditions for our community, and we’re determined to make each year even more memorable than the last. We invite visitors to embark upon a truly enchanting journey filled with all-new features and enhancements, creating lasting memories for you and your loved ones.”
Tickets for both events will be available for purchase on the Descanso Gardens website: descansogardens.org. General admission sales opened on September 6 at 10 a.m.
Ticket prices are $30 to $40 for Descanso Gardens members, $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.
Support the Gardens and Experience the Magic Firsthand
Join the Gardens at the Preview Party fundraiser on Saturday, November 18, and be among the first to experience the Enchanted Forest of Light before it opens to the public on November 19.
Tickets are $250 per person, and they include tasty food, refreshing drinks and special entertainment—all of which directly benefits the Gardens. Tickets to the Enchanted Preview Party went on sale on August 23 at 10 a.m.
Founded as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Descanso Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults; $11 for seniors and students with a school ID; $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. Join Descanso Gardens and enjoy free admission and early entry year-round.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Carved and Enchanted Forest of Light this holiday season.
For more information about Descanso Gardens and to purchase tickets, visit descansogardens.org.
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