Moonlight Forest – Lantern Art Festival at the Los Angeles Arboretum | 2018

This fall the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden invites you to the Moonlight Forest, an unforgettable evening experience of art, culture, and discovery. Masterfully crafted lanterns beckon you into our botanic gardens. Some depict beautiful animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and intriguing figures from Chinese legends. Live performances at timed intervals feature “bian lian” face changers, jugglers, and traditional dances. Food trucks and bars offer a variety of cultural tastes and drinks for purchase. An evening of dazzling color and magic awaits!

The Moonlight Forest will delight children, families, and the young-at-heart with an opportunity to experience the garden in a new light. The magnificent lanterns reflect three themes; Nature, Children’s Garden, and Chinese Culture, all of which embrace the mission and communities of the Arboretum. Created by skilled artisans from China’s Sichuan province, the Arboretum has partnered with Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc. to celebrate the time-honored tradition of lantern art.

Presented by the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc.

Tickets are dated and timed. FREE PARKING during the festival is available on Arboretum lots.

We provide additional free parking on high attendance days. When the Arboretum lots are full, please follow staff directions and signage to additional parking lots with free shuttles.

If you have arrived at Moonlight Forest with pre-purchased tickets you will be admitted to the festival regardless of your arrival time.

Entry times: 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM (closes at 10:00 PM)

Please see FAQ below before purchasing tickets.

Arboretum members are eligible for a 15% discount! If you are an Arboetum member please contact Aboretum membership office at 626.821.3233 or to get your discount code.

Thanks to our Lotus level sponsors:

Longo Toyota-Lexus

Merrill Lynch
Bank of America Corporation

Tito’s Handmade Vodka


Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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