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Mendo Lake Family Life

Nature in Technicolor

Every year, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg illuminates its many trees and plants in vibrant, multicolored hues. Called the Festival of Lights, the very popular event runs Fridays–Sundays, November 26–December 19, with three daily shows at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 or free for ages 16 and younger; time slots must be reserved in advance at