Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Las Noches de las Luminarias 2012 at Desert Botanical Garden

I’ve written about my love for the annual Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden, and I loved it this year just as much. While I recently visited the garden and have seen the Philip Haas sculptures, it was nice to stroll along the walkways adorned romantically with luminarias, enjoying the sounds of music and merriment emanating through the area.

 My favorite performer this year is Porangui, a Brazilian musician who played various instruments and whose energy and enthusiasm lifted the audience’s spirits. It was fun to watch and participate in the music making. The crowd even learned from Portuguese words and shared a few laughs.

As I have said before, the event makes for an entertaining, festive night.