Explore the Huntington’s Chinese Garden by moonlight during this after-hours stroll, where all of the pavilions and pathways will be lit up. While you’re there, you can listen to live music or pick up something for dinner at the Jade Court Cafe or the Terrace of Shared Delights.
We went to last year’s event and found it to be an absolute delight—if not a little crowded. A few tips: If the permanent dining areas are too crowded, check out a pop-up one near the roomy event space above the west side of the garden. Also, the line for the lantern launch—where you can write remembrances and well wishes onto a paper lantern that’ll float across the central pond—seemed to spike toward the middle of the event, so consider hitting it up on either end of the evening. Some of the pathways in the Chinese Garden are a bit narrow, and particularly crowded during the event, but overall we found plenty of places to take a tranquil stroll.