A Gorgeous Garden Of Chinese Lanterns Is Coming To L.A.’s Arboretum

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The Moonlight Forest is set to light up your Fall later this month.

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.

Moonlight Forest

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

Chinese Lantern Arch

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 October 26 to January 6. 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.

Chinese Performer

Tickets, available via their website, are $25 for adults, and there are three timed entry slots each evening, with festivities concluding at 10pm. (You’re asked to leave your food and drink, pets and tripods at home for this one, folks.)

The arboretum is at 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, 91007.

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