This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland.

Don't miss:
  • Interacting with the interactive light display, a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights
  • Warm drinks and tasty treats
  • Enjoying your stroll through Blossoms of Light while sipping a warm beverage in your souvenir mug

Members receive two complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light. A postcard with information about redeeming complimentary member tickets will be mailed in fall 2017. Online ticket redemption is required, you cannot use the postcard as a ticket. For redemption questions, call the Membership Department at 720-865-3500.

*Groups of 15 or more: Group tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 720-865-3500. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Please arrive together and make a single payment for your entire group. To help us better manage the high number of visitors we experience during Blossoms of Light, please wait outside the Visitor Center while one member of your group purchases tickets.

Volunteer for Blossoms of Light: Positions include greeters, line directors, receipt checkers and more. To volunteer for Blossoms of Light or for more information, email or call 720-865-3537.

Host Your Holiday Party at Blossoms of Light! Break out of the traditional holiday party mold and give your guests a truly illuminating end-of-year celebration.

  • Packages include a ticket to Blossoms of Light for each guest
  • Choose from several of our unique indoor spaces for warming up
  • Contact us at 720-865-3551 or email for more information


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May I use my tickets on any night of Blossoms of Light?
No, please attend Blossoms of Light on the date listed on your ticket. If your plans change, call 720-865-3500 to inquire about the possibility of exchanging your tickets to another date. If less than three days prior to your ticket date, no exchanges will be made.

Why is there a limit on the number of people who can attend each night?
We’ve placed a limit on attendance each evening to provide a better experience for guests by preventing extremely large crowds on any given night.

When does door pricing go into effect?
Door pricing goes into effect online and at the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center at 5 p.m. on any remaining tickets available for that evening. All tickets increase by $5 when door pricing is in effect.

If the Gardens close at 4 p.m. every day of Blossoms of Light, can I still buy tickets or visit The Shop at the Gardens?
Yes! The Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center and The Shop will remain open. No guests will be permitted entry into the Gardens past the Visitor Center between 4-5 p.m.

Is there parking?
Free parking is available in our parking garage. However, parking is limited and fills quickly. If you park in the surrounding neighborhood on a side street, please be respectful of our neighbors and park legally as Denver Botanic Gardens is not responsible for parking tickets. Please consider using these alternate modes of transportation:

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  • Lyft: New User Code is GARDENS17 - Any new user who enters the code gets $5 off first three rides. Enter your phone number from your smart phone and download the app with the code pre-loaded.
  • car2go: There are seven dedicated parking spots on the top floor of the York Street parking structure.
  • B-Cycle: There is a B-Cycle station next to our York Street entrance.
  • RTD: There is a stop at the Gardens’ York Street entrance.

What forms of payment will be accepted?
Cash and credit cards are accepted. Cash only for HoloSpex glasses.

Can I purchase food at Blossoms of Light?
Offshoots Café is open, featuring a full menu and hot drinks until 9 p.m. The Hive is open featuring snacks and hot drinks until 8:30 p.m. Other snack and beverage stations are available in the Romantic Gardens on select evenings and as weather permits. All food stations and cafes are closed on December 25.

What kind of clothes should I wear?
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.

Is there a coat check?

How long does it take to walk around the path?
It takes 25-­60 minutes to see the whole display.

Is Blossoms of Light ADA accessible?
Yes, but keep in mind that the paths may be icy in spots. Please use caution. Handicapped parking is available.

Are there wheelchairs or strollers available onsite?
Wheelchairs or strollers can be checked out at the Information Desk in the Boettcher Memorial Center and are available on a first­-come, first­-served basis. No reservations are accepted.

Will any areas of the Gardens be closed during Blossoms of Light?
The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and Mordecai Children’s Garden are not open during Blossoms of Light. The Orangery and the balcony of Marnie’s Pavilion are open but may be closed to the public during certain hours when hosting a private event.

Are pets allowed at Blossoms of Light?
Pets are not permitted at this event. Service dogs/animals are allowed.