Just a harbor crossing away from the hustle and bright lights of Christmas in Edgartown, Mytoi — the Japanese-style garden on Chappaquiddick — will offer a peaceful, meditative space on Saturday, Dec. 9.

From 4 to 7 p.m., luminaries will light garden paths for Illuminate Mytoi, a family-friendly, self-guided walk for all ages and abilities.

Illuminate Mytoi, put on by The Trustees of Reservations, offers a different experience than most people have during warm weather months when large rhododendron blossoms bursting with color greet visitors at the main garden entrance.

Approximately 400 LED lights flickering in paper bags will be placed along paths meandering by Mytoi landmarks such as the stone garden, cedar hill and stone bridge. Lanterns floating on the pond will add to the illumination.

Visitors are encouraged to write their wishes on paper attached to string and tie the wish papers to the Mytoi Bridge, allowing their wishes to blow in the wind.

“It’s a chance for people to put their intentions out there,” said Caroline Drogin, the Trustees’ Islands engagement manager and organizer of Illuminate Mytoi.

Ms. Drogin hopes that the event will offer a space for families to spend time together as well as create a private experience where people can reflect on the year coming to a close and express wishes for the future.

“This is a chance to move the focus away from things and on to people,” Ms. Drogin declares.

Walking the full trail will take 30 to 45 minutes, depending on an individual’s pace.

Illuminate Mytoi marks the first event that the Trustees has held as part of Christmas in Edgartown.

Ticket prices vary from $6 to $20 and reservations made at thetrustees.org are a must. A free shuttle will run between the Chappy Ferry and Mytoi to transport visitors. Walking trails are handicap accessible but the Trustees’ vans are not. Hot cocoa will be served throughout.