If you can't manage to make it to England's Stonehenge for the traditional Winter Solstice celebration this year, you can still honor the midwinter mark at the famed Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. Enjoy nature's beauty and bounty with the family by exploring this gorgeous 160-acre outdoor wonderland, featuring the Camellia Forest, the new Ancient Forest, floral displays in the International Rosarium, natural growth in the world-famous Japanese garden and Oak Woodland, and history in the center's Boddy House. You can purchase a separate ticket on site so kids can ride the miniature train known as the Enchanted Railroad around the lovely grounds, and there's also a special storytime for the little ones. Take advantage of the holiday to experience one of SoCal's true treasures.
Little Owls Reading Nest: Bring your little owlets 2 and older for enchanting nature-themed story time at the giant nest in Nature’s Table at 10:30am. Mama and Papa Owl are welcome too! Free with admission.
No outside food is allowed. There is a cafe on site.