UCL Alumni


UCL Los Angeles Alumni Holiday Event

07 December 2023, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Photo of illuminated trees with people walking amongst them

Join the UCL Los Angeles Alumni Group for a magical holiday event at the Enchanted Forest of Light.

Event Information

Open to

UCL alumni




UCL Alumni Relations


Enchanted Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge
United States

Due to popular demand, free tickets to this year's event are sold out, but you can still attend! 

To join the festive fun, please:

1. Book your ticket(s) from Descanso Gardens

2. Tell us you plan to join the event.

We will let the volunteer hosts know to expect you and send you an email with details on how to meet up at the event.

You are warmly invited to join the UCL Los Angeles Alumni Group for their annual holiday event. This year, we will support another non-profit whilst building our community and growing friendships and networks!

Enchanted Forest of Light: A Magical Walk + Holiday Market with food, drinks and much merriment.

The walk is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens (only 20 minutes from Downtown LA).

Illuminated favourites include an entire town of magical “stained glass” creations on the Main Lawn by contemporary sculptor Tom Fruin; sparkling geometric installations from HYBYCOZO in the Rose Garden; Flower Power on the Promenade; and exquisite lighting effects in the Ancient Forest.

This event will take place at 7pm PST. Please note this is a timed entry ticket, no early entry is allowed. Later entry is permitted. Further information will be shared with those who register.

More information and FAQs:

  • Parking is free.
  • This event sells out very quickly, so please register as soon as you can.
  • Alumni entry will be paid for by UCL, if you register before tickets sell out. Guests of alumni must purchase tickets through the website.
  • A range of festive food and drink, hot and cold,  alcoholic and otherwise, will be available for purchase.
  • Descanso Gardens is a non-profit, whose mission is to connect people with nature and one another. Find out more at https://www.descansogardens.org/events-and-activities/enchanted/