Bring family and friends of all ages to see spectacular, dazzling lights, holiday displays, festive trees and a life-size Nativity at the 6th Annual Shangri La Christmas Strolls, beginning Thursday, Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m.

Spend the evening casually walking through Shangri La Botanical Gardens to enjoy this year’s festive holiday lights experience, new lighted areas, community-decorated holiday trees and delight in the surprises that await you at the Children’s Garden, in the greenhouses and along the many pathways. General admission: Adults $6; Seniors, Students and Children $4; Stark Cultural Venues members free. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive a 50% discount on admission per person for one evening for each item donated to support Orange Christian Services.

Visit Shangri La during daytime to see the community-decorated trees, enjoy shopping at The Garden Store and munch on delicious holiday fare at the Star and Crescent Moon Café.

Christmas Strolls are scheduled in the evening, 6-8 p.m., on the following dates: Dec. 10, 11, 12; Dec. 17, 18, 19 and Dec. 22, 23 and 26

Dreaming of a Green Christmas is a special event for all ages on Saturday, Dec. 12, at which children can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, design holiday ornaments and engage in family holiday activities. Adults, sign-up now for the Make a Holiday Wreath Workshop. Use natural materials and greenery to create your own unique Christmas decoration. Workshop fee: Nonmembers – $20, Member – $15; e-tickets can be bought online at For more information, call 670.9113 or email

Shangri La Botanical Gardens is located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.