Chinese Lantern Festival at Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden

I had the pleasure of experiencing the splendor and magnificence of the Moonlight Forest Lantern Art Festival at the LA County Arboretum & Botanical Garden a few weeks back with my friend Andrew. I really got lost in all the colorful lights that illuminated the garden grounds, and it’s a fun way to learn about Chinese culture! Visit the lantern festival for yourself - learn more about it and get your tickets here.


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 the gardens. Some depict beautiful animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and intriguing figures from Chinese legends. An evening of dazzling color and magic begins!

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.

Tickets are dated and timed. Please use the exclusive discount code ‘FriendsandFamily2018’ for $5 off all tickets for Wednesday through Friday festival nights! Our discount code is valid for online Eventbrite purchases only, for Wednesday – Friday dates. We encourage you to share the code with friends and family, providing the opportunity to see the beautiful lights for themselves!

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

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.