Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Oct. 23, 24 & 25; open for Glow at the Gardens.

The Gardens’ signature event for over three decades, this annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. With fresh and exciting new features, along with some fan favorites, this year’s display will be brighter and more expansive than ever before. Join us for this family-friendly event that has become a holiday tradition for thousands of Front Range families.

Don't miss:

  • The interactive light display, featuring a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights
  • Seasonal carolers on select evenings (schedule will be released in early November)

Available for purchase:

Members have access to two complimentary tickets to attend Blossoms of Light. A postcard with information about redeeming complimentary member tickets will be mailed in mid-November. For questions, call the Membership Department at 720-865-3500.

Volunteer for Blossoms of Light: To volunteer for this event, complete our online form. Positions include greeters, line directors, receipt checkers and more. Email vol@botanicgardens.org or call the Gardens' volunteer office at 720-865-3537 with any questions.

Host your holiday or children's birthday party at Blossoms of Light!

Marry me! Blossoms of Light engagement packages are available between Nov. 23 and Dec. 16. Call 720-865-3551 or email private.events@botanicgardens.org to make your reservation.


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What are the best nights to visit Blossoms of Light?
The display is beautiful every night! We anticipate selling out in advance for most weekend nights, as well as every night in the last two weeks of December. If your schedule allows, we recommend visiting on a weeknight in the first two weeks of December. Also, snowy nights may be cold, but they make for 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, email info@botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3500 to inquire about an exchange. No exchanges can be made less than three days prior to your ticket date.

Why are there timed tickets?
By staggering the arrival of our visitors, we hope to provide a better visitor experience. Once inside the Gardens, visitors may stay until the event closes.

When should I buy my tickets?
We highly recommend purchasing tickets as far in advance as you can as we anticipate selling out most nights of Blossoms of Light. Peak dates may sell out several days or even weeks in advance.

If tickets are sold out online, will there be tickets available at the door?
No, there will not be tickets available for sale at the door on sold out nights. 

May I redeem my complimentary member tickets for sold out dates?
No, complimentary member tickets cannot be redeemed for sold out dates. There are not additional tickets set aside for members.

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.

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?
The Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center does not offer Blossoms of Light ticket sales from 4-5 p.m. Ticket sales for Blossoms of Light will begin at 5 p.m. Guests are able to purchase tickets online if they wish during this time. The 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 structure. However, parking in the structure is very 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 users save $5 off first three rides with code GARDENS18.
  • 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: Use routes #24 (York and Josephine Streets) or #10 (12th Avenue) to access the Gardens.

What forms of payment will be accepted?
Cash and credit cards are accepted. There is no ATM onsite.

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. Wheelchair-accessible parking is available.

Are there wheelchairs or strollers available onsite?
Starting at 5 p.m., a limited quantity of wheelchairs and 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. Specific gardens are not included as part of the Blossoms of Light pathway and are closed off from entry during the event.

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