Many colored lights during Blossoms of Light event. Image taken by a drone camera.

Blossoms of Light

Experience holiday magic at Blossoms of Light®, a dynamic display of light and color.

Nov. 20 – Jan. 12, 4:30-9 p.m. (closed Nov. 28 & Dec. 25)

Consistently lauded as one of the top holiday light shows in the nation, Blossoms of Light is a spectacular celebration that illuminates our York Street location. Wander a mile-long path through immersive, luminous displays that accentuate and highlight our plant collections. A cherished holiday tradition for nearly four decades, Blossoms of Light is constantly evolving to inspire wonder and delight in even the most seasoned visitors.

In line with our core value of sustainability, all lights used are LED.

Holiday treats and warm drinks will be available for purchase at Offshoots Café and the Hive Garden Bistro.

  • You must purchase a ticket online for a specific time and date to visit. Tickets will not be available at the door.
  • Member ticket presale starts Wednesday, Nov. 6, determined by membership level. Public tickets on sale Monday, Nov. 11.  
  • Last entry is 9 p.m. The event ends at 9:45 p.m.


Host your holiday party at Blossoms of Light: Give your guests a truly illuminating end-of-year celebration. Decide which of our unique event spaces will make for a night your guests won’t forget. For more information, email

Engagements during Blossoms of Light: Planning to pop the question this holiday season? There’s no better setting than Blossoms of Light! Our Merry & Bright engagement package has everything you need to make this moment even more magical—except for the ring, of course. Our private events team will begin accepting inquiries this fall. For more information, email


Volunteer Opportunities

A variety of volunteer positions will be available later this year. An application to volunteer for this event will be found linked from this page two months before the event starts.

Email with questions about volunteering. Individuals and groups are welcome.


Are you looking for a holiday lights experience in Littleton, CO? Visit Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms.


Group pricing is not available for special events. Become a member for discounted ticket prices.

Ticket prices to be announced this summer. Ticket purchase subject to availability; membership does not guarantee ticket to Blossoms of Light. Tickets are required for all attendees over age 2.

Date exchanges are possible with a $5 fee up to 72 hours before the entry time listed on your ticket, pending availability. Fee waived for members. Call our Resource Center at 720-865-3500 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily) to inquire about an exchange.

Blossoms of Light: Behind the Scenes

Blossoms of Light 2023





What are the best nights to visit Blossoms of Light?

The display is beautiful every night. We recommend braving the cold to see the lights under a fresh layer of snow for a truly magical experience and great photos.

May I use my tickets on any night of Blossoms of Light?

No, please attend Blossoms of Light on the date you purchased your tickets for. If your plans change, call 720-865-3500 to inquire about an exchange. Date exchanges are possible with a $5 fee up to 72 hours before the entry time listed on your ticket, pending availability. Fee waived for members.

When should I buy my tickets and will there be tickets available at the door?

Tickets must be purchased in advance. We highly recommend purchasing tickets as far in advance as you can as we anticipate selling out most nights of Blossoms of Light several days or even weeks in advance.

There will not be tickets available for sale at the door.

Can I purchase tickets from any website or vendor other than Denver Botanic Gardens’ website?

Tickets are available through our website. Do not purchase Blossoms of Light or Trail of Lights tickets from any website or vendor other than Denver Botanic Gardens. Denver Botanic Gardens' website is the only official website to purchase tickets to Blossoms of Light or Trail of Lights.

  • Denver Botanic Gardens is not affiliated with any other ticket broker or source.
  • There will be no customer service, authentication or guaranteed support for tickets purchased from a third party or scalper.
  • We do not hold tickets in Will Call for third party tickets, even if you were instructed to pick up your tickets in Will Call by a third-party vendor.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens is not responsible for any ticket transaction or purchase made through any website other than Denver Botanic Gardens.

Can I use my SNAP EBT card​ or the Five by Five Program card for entry?

SNAP discount and the Five by Five program do not apply to Blossoms of Light entry.

Do I have to arrive right at the time on my ticket and do I need to change my ticket time if I am running late?

We ask that you arrive within 30 minutes after the time listed on your ticket.

You do not need to change your ticket time if you're running late.

Is there parking or are there parking restrictions?

Free parking is available in our parking structure. However, parking in the structure is limited and fills quickly. Parking in the surrounding neighborhood is restricted on some streets; please check street signs. All parked vehicles are required to have a current residential parking permit on streets where restrictions are posted on the dates listed. Denver Botanic Gardens is not responsible for parking tickets or towing fees.

Consider these alternate modes of transportation to avoid parking issues:

  • RTD: Use routes #24 (York and Josephine Streets) or #10 (12th Avenue) to access the Gardens.
  • Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets: The Gardens joins Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets in encouraging cycling as a form of transportation. Bike racks are available at the York Street main entrance.

What kind of clothes should I wear and is there a coat check?

Blossoms of Light is an outdoor event. Though the path is concrete, we suggest wearing shoes with good traction. Please come prepared for the weather conditions.

There is limited coat check availability inside Boettcher Memorial Center at the Information Desk.

Does Blossoms of Light take place during severe weather events?

  • Blossoms of Light takes place rain, snow or shine; please prepare accordingly and come dressed for the current weather conditions
  • Blossoms of Light is an outdoor event along a concrete path. We recommend wearing shoes with good traction. The Gardens strives to keep parking lots and pathways clear of snow and ice, but slippery sections may persist under certain conditions.
  • In the event of a closure or cancellation due to weather, ticket holders will be notified by email.

How long does it take to walk around the path?

It takes 60-75 minutes to see the whole display.


Is Blossoms of Light ADA accessible and are wheelchairs or strollers available onsite?

Yes, but keep in mind that the paths may be icy in spots. Please use caution. Wheelchairs and strollers can be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted. Learn more about accessibility at the Gardens.

Are there any photography restrictions at Blossoms of Light?

Camera tripods and drones may not be used, though monopods are permitted. Professional portrait photography permits cannot be purchased for Blossoms of Light and are not allowed. View our York Street Photo Policy for questions about what types of photography is permitted. We’d love to see your personal photos on social media! Use #BlossomsofLight when you post.

Will any areas of the Gardens be closed during Blossoms of Light?

Specific gardens (including Mordecai Children’s Garden) are not included as part of the Blossoms of Light pathway and are closed off from entry during the event. Individual spaces may be closed to the public during certain hours when hosting a private event.


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