Held for the first time at the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden, the Enchanted Garden Holiday Light Festival capped off Sunday night with a final visit by a special team of live reindeer.
Hundreds of visitors passed through the grounds and children displayed thousands of LED lights wrapped around trees configured as animal displays at the night festival, flooding the field with bright, glowing colors. I was looking at it strangely.
Starting December 2nd and running every weekend through Sunday, the immersive light experience also featured a holiday country market, children’s activities, Christmas carols, falling snow, and photos with Santa.
Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times.