Sunday, November 19, 2017 – January 09, 2018
Each year during the holidays, Descanso Gardens transforms it grounds into an enchanted forest with whimsical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions. A one-mile path, intended for nighttime enjoyment, veers through the Oak Woodland, Camellia Forest, Japanese Garden, and Rose Garden.
Special Light Effects
Descanso Gardens partnered with Lightswitch to create ten high-impact theatrical experiences using environmental light effects. New this year is “Aqueous” by Jen Lewis, an interactive landscape of meandering pathways of light.
The Symphony of Oaks invites visitors to manipulate the sounds and lights in the Oak Grove. The walk concludes with a spectacular light display in Descanso’s iconic Japanese Garden. Enjoy a stop for hot cocoa or an adult beverage and dinner or a snack along the way.
Enchanted runs from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM. The gardens are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Advance ticket purchase is required and they are sold for specific time slots. Ticket sales begin Monday, October 16, 2017 at noon (member pre-sale begins Monday, October 2, 2017).
General admission (adults, seniors, children 3–18): $28–30.
Children under 2 are free, but still require a ticket.
Descanso Gardens members pay $25–$30.
THE NIGHT MARKET IS BACK AT SANTA ANITA PARK
CELEBRATING 6 YEARS OF . . .
Delectable foods. Innovative small businesses. Imaginative crafts. Expressive art. Inspired entrepreneurship. Spirited community. New friendships. Lasting love. 626 Night Market.
626 Night Market is opening its sixth season this summer, and we’re celebrating 6 great years of everything 626 Night Market. Get ready to enjoy the hundreds of unique vendors and attractions that make the 626 community one of the greatest in the world.
The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States, 626 Night Market boasts hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities for the whole family. 626 Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, and talent.
UPCOMING NIGHT MARKET DATES AT SANTA ANITA PARK
AUG 11 – 13, 2017
SEPT 1 – 3, 2017 (LABOR DAY WEEKEND)
FRI & SAT 4P – 1A
SUN 4P – 11P
FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS
Every summer, Levitt Pavilion Pasadenaproduces 50 concerts performed at the band shell located at Memorial Park. Concerts are always free, visitors are welcome to picnic on the lawn while enjoying the performances. Musicians of all genres are chosen for this summer concert series, both emerging talent and award-winning performers.
THURSDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS
Concerts take place Thursday through Sunday from June 29th through September 3rd, 2017. Music begins at 7 PM on Thursdays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 PM on Sundays. The festival opens two hours before music starts.
THURSDAY CHILDREN’S NIGHTS
Thursdays are dedicated children’s night where musicians who appeal to families are scheduled to perform. The festival opens at 5 PM and music starts at 7 PM.
2017 SEASON LINEUP
Coming soon. More→
- Memorial Park (band shell)
- T: (626) 683-3230
Come hang in Old Pasadena as the summer sun sets and enjoy a free evening of fun and film!
The largest open-air film festival in California with Friday and Saturday screenings in the One Colorado Courtyard
Staring at 8:30p
For more venues and more screenings – visit OldPasadena.org.
New! We’ll be offering “silent DJ” headset rentals for $5. Sign up will be available through Eventbrite (forthcoming).
And Parents – please check the parental advisory on IMDB! We want the best possible experience for you and your littler ones!
7/1 Jurassic Park (1993) PG 13 ▼
7/7 Freedom Writers (2007) PG 13 ▼
7/8 Remember the Titans (2000) PG ▼
7/14 The Martian (2015) PG 13 ▼
7/15 Ocean’s 11 (2001) PG 13 ▼
7/21 Hugo (2011) PG ▼
7/22 Doctor Strange (2016) PG 13 ▼
7/28 School of Rock (2003) PG 13 ▼
7/29 Inside Out (2015) PG ▼
For more information please visit: www.oldpasadena.org
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Museums of the Arroyo Day
Six museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena will open their doors – free of charge – from 12 to 5pm and provide shuttles to transport you to and from the various locations throughout the afternoon.
In Pasadena, the Gamble House and the Pasadena Museum of History (PMH) and the Feynes Mansion are participants. Visitors at PMH will enjoy two new exhibitions that take a look at art from different perspectives. “Art in the Street: 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival” and “The Art of Getting There: Railroad Inspired Artistry.” Also offered: Mini-tours of historic Fenyes Mansion, tours of the Finnish Folk Art Museum, and a special model train display from the ’20s, ’30s and Beyond Model Railroad. Be inspired by a chalk artist in the act of creating a mural, and beautify the campus with your own chalk masterpiece!
Other participant museums:
The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum, Mt. Washington Campus
Heritage Square Museum
The Los Angeles Police Museum
The Lummis Home and Garden
Last entrance to any museum is at 4:00pm.