Behind the Lights at Trail of Lights

November 22, 2023 Jamie Heldt , Public Events Manager Chatfield Farms

The team at Chatfield Farms is always trying to bring new things to our Trail of Lights display to keep our wonderful visitors coming back every year. In 2022 we debuted our magnificent amphitheater light show. This display showcases a 17-foot-tall snowflake, 16-foot beautiful trees with more snowflakes, and globes and arches of varying sizes, decked out with over 76,000 lights that dance to music. It is the perfect show-stopping entrance to the trail.  

We wanted to build onto this idea for 2023, so we made a second display in the Green Farm Barn area with 74 ornaments, trees and arches twinkling along the fence line. This display also features two 9-foot-tall ornament arches that are the perfect spot to stop and take a photo with the quintessential barn scene in the background. 

These displays are the culmination of countless hours put in by our amazing IT team who envision how each prop will look set to music and then design the light show. Hundreds of hours are also put in by the Chatfield Farms’ team and amazing volunteers who help place the lights into the props, build and install props to last through the holiday season.  

Another addition to the magic of the season at Chatfield Farms is the Holiday Market, hosted in Deer Creek Stables during the first four weekends of Trail of Lights. The Holiday Market features 10 carefully selected craft vendors selling candles, jewelry, specialty food items and dog treats, warm alpaca wool sweaters and so much more! It is the perfect place to pick up last-minute gifts for a loved one, a pet who is a part of the family or find something to gift yourself. 

We hope you will see the love and care that goes into creating this fantastic event by our staff, volunteers and partners year after year. 

Trail of Lights opens Friday. Tickets are on sale now—get yours before they sell out.

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