LIGHTSCAPE PRESENTED BY U.S. BANK KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON ON NOVEMBER 17TH AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARBORETUM

Immersive Light Experience Features Mesmerizing Installations
of More Than a Million Dazzling Lights 

Back by popular demand, internationally acclaimed “LIGHTSCAPEpresented by U.S. Bank”returns to the 127-acre Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden for its third year selected nights from November 17, 2023 through January 2, 2024.  Reimagined brighter and bolder for 2023, this after-dark, illuminated trail spans one mile and features spectacular sights with eye-catching artistic installations that come alive at night with color, imagination, and sound. Lightscape is a family-friendly walking event that celebrates the sparkle of the holiday season and helps commemorate the Arboretum’s 75th anniversary. Visit arboretum.org/lightscape to purchase tickets. Lightscape’s magical pathways shimmer with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights used in various creations designed to highlight the natural grandeur of the Arboretum grounds. Installations include returning favorites Winter Cathedral’s heavenly arch tunnel and Fire Garden’s dynamic glowing blazes. New installations include Feast of Light’s glittering suspended beaded curtains, Dancing Palms’ rows of radiant swaying trees, Snowflake Avenue’s fanciful feathery ice crystals, Flower Lawn’s beautiful blooms towering over 10 feet in the air, along with twelve additional dazzling activations. Take a sneak peek HERE. In the days leading up to Christmas, Lightscape boasts visits from Santa Claus on designated Santa Nights: December 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22 & 23. Mr. Claus will greet families and pose for photos where guests can use their own devices to capture cost-free memories with Santa. Visitors will revel nightly in holiday cheer as Michael Bublé classics “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Cold December Night” along with Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s merry rock symphonies “Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24” and “Wizards in Winter” among other spirited tunes will fill the air. Check out the music featured in Lightscape HERE.

“I’m so excited to welcome everyone to our signature holiday light show, Lightscape! We have pulled out all the stops this year to deliver an incredible multi-media experience unlike any other holiday event,” says Michael Desplaines, CEO of Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. “Lightscape is sure to entertain kids of all ages. We can’t wait to see you here!”

“At U.S. Bank, our North Star is powering the potential of our clients and communities, and a big piece of that is helping consumers and business owners get back to what matters most – creating lasting memories with friends and family,” said Sekou Kaalund, Head of Branch & Small Business Banking for U.S. Bank. “We are excited to partner with the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden to bring Lightscape back for a third consecutive year and hope it plays a small part in brightening your holiday season.”In addition to the acres of extraordinarily photogenic visually luminous backdrops, Lightscape will also quench your palate. Multiple food trucks offering a wide variety of delicious fare will be stationed around the Arboretum’s famous Bauer Fountain and three full-service bars featuring specialty Lightscape cocktails will pepper the property. Plus, Lightscape will have two pop-up shops selling child-friendly glow-in-the dark items, traditional holiday gifts and more. Lightscape was conceived and designed by a core team of 12 visionaries from around the world. A full-time team of 21 local electricians, carpenters, and artists with help from an auxiliary team of 40 vendors and specialists takes 20 days to install the illuminated trail. The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Gardens together with Sony Music and Culture Creative produce Lightscape in Los Angeles. Year after year, Lightscape has amazed millions of people with similar shows in multiple locations across the U.S., U.K., and Australia. 

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About the L.A. Arboretum:This year marks the 75th anniversary for the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Over seven decades of visitors have enjoyed the 127 acres of plants, natural landscapes and historic architecture along with its collection of 10,000 trees and plants from around the world. The grounds transport guests to exotic lands while Baldwin Lake and structures from the 1880s celebrate California history. The Arboretum has been a popular location site for Hollywood productions that have included the 1930s “Tarzan” movies, TV episodes of “Dallas,” “Wonder Woman,” “Six Million Dollar Man,” “Hart To Hart,” “The Fall Guy,” Dynasty,” the original “Fantasy Island” series and Katy Perry’s “Roar” music video. The Arboretum is also a resource for environmental stewardship and education for visiting schools from across L.A. County.  The Arboretum is located at 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007. www.arboretum.org

About Sony Music:Sony Music has been delivering illuminated Christmas trails for ten years. Each trail is carefully designed to showcase the natural and unique environment of the individual location. There are currently 30 trails across the UK, Europe, USA, and Australia within the My Christmas Trails and Lightscape portfolios. The chosen partners for national and international heritage brands such as The National Trust; Forestry England; and work with a number of prestigious venues, including Blenheim Palace; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Chicago Botanic Garden; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, San Antonio Botanical Garden; The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney; and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Learn more at www.mychristmastrails.co.uk

About Culture Creative:Culture Creative is a creative project and production management company based in the UK. The company works across a wide range of cultural fields including art, sport, heritage, tourism, festivals, and events, developing projects from concept to delivery. Since 2013 Culture Creative has worked closely with Sony Music to create illuminated trails in various venues across the UK and overseas. Learn more at www.culturecreative.co.uk
About U.S. Bank:U.S. Bancorp, with approximately 77,000 employees and $681 billion in assets as of June 30, 2023, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association. The Minneapolis-based company serves millions of customers locally, nationally and globally through a diversified mix of businesses: Consumer and Business Banking; Payment Services; Corporate and Commercial Banking; and Wealth Management and Investment Services. Union Bank, consisting primarily of retail banking branches on the West Coast, joined U.S. Bancorp in 2022. The company has been recognized for its approach to digital innovation, social responsibility, and customer service, including being named one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies and Fortune’s most admired superregional bank. Learn more at usbank.com/about

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