South Coast Botanic Garden’s GLOW
Time Out says
Take a twinkly walk through South Coast Botanic Garden during this inaugural illuminated, after-hours installation, which runs until after New Year’s.
You’ll find multicolored uplights all over the Palos Verdes Peninsula garden, all set to a genre-spanning mix of music. Nothing is overtly Christmasy; instead, the lighting sets up an alternative, illuminated perspective of the botanical residents (we thought the banyan grove, desert collection and succulent-filled living wall were particularly beautiful).
It took us about 45 minutes to leisurely walk through GLOW, including semi-frequent stops to snap the photos you see here. The garden’s one-way loop is wide enough to easily maintain your space, but you will have to divert some attention from the lights and toward distancing. The area in front of the selfie-ready living wall is a bit tighter, but a queue outside of it helps alleviate the traffic.
Tickets cost $34.95 per person for non-members. Capacity is limited (and distancing and face coverings are both required, obviously), so you’ll need to book a timed ticket, which are available nightly (with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 5:30 to 8:30pm.