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A Gorgeous Garden Of Chinese Lanterns Is Returning To L.A.’s Arboretum This Month

By Malia Wooten

The Moonlight Forest is set to light up your life later this Fall!

Dozens of huge Chinese lanterns are set to appear at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, setting the grounds aglow each evening along a winding one-mile path once more.

Created using traditional methods by artisans from the Sichan province of China, organizers are promising beautiful animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and intriguing figures from Chinese legends.

It promises to be a relaxing new addition to L.A.’s cultural calendar, and there’s ample opportunity to visit – the Moonlight Forest will be open five nights a week (Wed–Sun) from November 9 to January 12. The venue estimates a gentle saunter through the entire route will take about an hour, and there’ll also be live performances of some sort, along with 11 food trucks vying for your custom.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on October 15 and are priced at $28 for adults. There are three timed sessions that will be taking place each evening, with festivities concluding at 10pm. (P.S. The L.A. COuntry Arboretum asks that you leave food, drink, pets, and tripods at home for this one, folks.)

Location: 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, 91007.
Duration: November 9 through January 12, 2020.

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