While the day was warm and windy, a damp chill filled the air as night fell. Despite the chill, visitors flocked to Allen Centennial Gardens to attend the inaugural showing of Luminous.
Luminous attendees were greeted at the garden’s gates by cheerful volunteers decked out in glow-in-the-dark necklaces, and, unexpectedly, a long line to wait in.
Viewers were enchanted by illuminated orbs that seemed to fall from the branches of a willow tree as they waited in line for the event.
Lanterns and lights of all kinds lit up what little snow remained, highlighting the peace and serenity of the garden in winter.
Paths were lit with luminaries and white rope lights to guide viewers through the garden.
Allen Centennial Gardens interns were responsible for creating and executing their own designs for certain parts of the garden, showing off their design talents.
Visitors were happy to warm up at several bonfires while they cooked s’mores and drank hot chocolate.
If you missed it this year, don’t worry — after an overwhelmingly positive response to the event, Allen Centennial Gardens has announced Luminous will be back next year.