For me, one of the most enjoyable events of winter is the luminaria display at Desert Botanical Garden. This year, the 8,000 hand lit luminarias are complemented by the art of Bruce Munro, an English artist that shares his interpretation of the Sonoran Desert through light. To add to the beauty and wonderment, there are entertainment spots offering up music by Mariachis, handheld bell ringing, Spanish guitar, jazz, world music and one of my favorite groups, Simply Three. I am missing attending the festivities this year in person. My great friends shared their photos and I feel like I was there in spirit.
The festivities will be held during all of December. Check their website for hours, fees and other details. Go if you can . . . and send me photos!!