Descanso Gardens invites families to celebrate the season with a memorable meal, a fab shopping experience and seasonal crafting. The season kicks off with Patina’s annual Thanksgiving feast, and carries on through December:
Thanksgiving buffet, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 26: Patina chefs will create a lavish holiday buffet with traditional favorites and vegetarian options. Book early; seating is limited. $57 adult member, $24 child member (12 and younger); $66 adult nonmember, $28 child nonmember. Reservations required: descansoorders.com. Reservation deadline: Thursday, Nov. 19.
Botanic Bling trunk show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5-6: Get a jump on holiday shopping at Botanic Bling, Descanso’s trunk show of nature-themed jewelry and accessories. Expect unique finds perfect for gift giving. A host of independent vendors and craftspeople are expected to participate. Don’t forget to pick up a little special something for yourself! Free with admission.
Wreath Making, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 5: Make a beautiful wreath from natural materials for your winter decorating. Descanso staff will provide expert instruction to get you going. $40 includes materials. Early registration encouraged as class typically fills up. Registration: (818) 949-7980.
Breakfast with Santa, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 20: Share a jolly morning with the Man in Red! The breakfast includes a sumptuous buffet with choices sure to appeal to all ages. $57 adult member, $24 child member; $66 adult nonmember, $28 child nonmember. Reservations required: descansoorders.com. Reservation deadline: Sunday, Dec. 13.
Admission to Descanso Gardens is $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students with a school I.D.; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger. Join Descanso Gardens and enjoy free admission and early entry year-round. Descanso Gardens is open daily (closed Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.