What to Know
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Dec. 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Twinkling bulbs? You're likely to come across thousands of them over the next few weeks, during your drives, walks, and other out-and-about-ings.
Candlelight? You may see flickering flames gracing candles placed in windows around your neighborhood.
Spotlights? Those help illuminate especially large Christmas trees and other displays.
But finding a luminaria can be a challenge, and seeing several grouped together? You'd almost need to journey to Santa Fe, San Antonio, or Tucson, or another city that is well-known for its on-the-ground, bagged-lantern scenes.
Luminarias, which are referred to as farolitos in Santa Fe, do have their pop-up spots around Southern California, however. And if you'd love to stroll among these picturesque lanterns, you'll want to head for Claremont as the days of December deepen.
This after-sundown treat will feature a large number of glowing lanterns, light sources that will frame pathways that visitors can walk down at a contemplative, soak-it-in pace.
"Special holiday installations and music are in store!" is the word from the plant-delightful destination, so count on enjoying other goings-on around the garden, in addition to the large line-up of luminarias.
To secure your ticket and find out more, stroll your way to the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden site now.