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November 14, 2012
TRAIL OF LIGHTS AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AT CHATFIELD
Nightly Nov.30, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013
DENVER—Experience true country charm at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield this holiday season as you wind through a twinkling forest path decorated with more than 1 million colorful lights!
With the Colorado foothills as a backdrop, the spectacular Trail of Lights display will be draped in elegant designs along the countryside, illuminating the plants, trees and hardscape features. The Gardens at Chatfield will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Not only will our popular children’s play area and tree house be blanketed in bright lights, but the lights will also change to holiday music playing in the background.
There will be an ode to antiques with an antique tractor and Model -T display, as well as the restored 1880s Hildebrand Ranch homestead decorated in a charming Colorado country Christmas motif. Guests will also be able to pick-up a pair of the popular HoloSpex glasses which magically transform the lights into shimmering 3-D shapes. A warming hut will be open where kids can do holiday arts and crafts.
NEW THIS YEAR: A synthetic skating rink will be open in December for $5 a person. The rink is eco-friendly and made from a recyclable, polymer compound. It feels much like skating on a frozen pond! Additionally, the lights will be synchronized to holiday music near the barn and silo.
Ample parking is available at no cost. Warm drinks and tasty snacks are available each evening. Entertainment will be available on select evenings. Please check our website (www.botanicgardens.org) for the schedule.
Member Benefit, Complimentary Admission
Members will receive an early gift for this popular holiday tradition! Every member household will receive a postcard allowing complimentary admission for two to Trail of Lights. This one-time-use admission may be used any evening throughout the season. Additional admission may be purchased at the member rate.
Dates and times: Nightly, from Nov. 30, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission Nov. 30th – Dec. 13th:
Adult Member/Student/Senior/Military: (65+): $8.00
Child: (3-12): $7.00
Child Member: $5:00
Children 2 and younger: Free
Group of 15 or more: $8.00 – adults, $5.00 – children
Admission Dec. 14th – Jan. 1st, 2013:
Adult Member/Student/Senior/Military: (65+): $10.00
Child: (3-12): $9.00
Child Member: $7:00
Children 2 and younger: Free
Group of 15 or more: $10.00 – adults, $7.00 – children
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is located at 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton, just south of C-470 on Wadsworth Blvd. The site is an affiliate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and features 750 acres of plants, wildlife, grasslands and protected wetlands.