The gardens are truly wonderful for people of all ages. We've been there on the weekends, and for special events, like their chocolate festival last year.
But in December, they decorate the gardens with thousands of lights and it is truly magical -- "the Garden of Lights" -- it is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. This year, I brought my daughter's girl scout troop up, and they had an amazing time.
We all ate a great Mexican dinner there in the garden (tasty and reasonable, from El Pollo Loco), then walked through to see all the lights, had our picture taken with Santa, roasted marshmallows over a fire pit (w/ complimentary sticks and marshmallows), the girls sang Christmas carols and danced along to a wonderful caroling guitarist on stage. Then -- the highlight for them -- we went sledding and had snowball fights on their manmade snow hill, and finished the evening off doing crafts.
We intend to make this an annual Christmas tradition. AND we got season passes, so hope to continue to visit the gardens throughout the year. It is truly a special place.
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