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Blossoms of Light

Celebrate the holiday season at Blossoms of Light™, a dazzling and ever-changing display of light and color. 

Nov. 19 – Jan. 8 (closed Nov. 25 and Dec. 25), 4:30-9 p.m.

The Gardens’ signature event for over three decades, this annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Join us for this family-friendly event that has become a holiday tradition for thousands of Front Range families. In line with our core value of sustainability, all lights used in the event are LED.

New this year! Don’t miss the spectacular new lighting feature in the O’Fallon Perennial Walk: a 200-foot-long, 17-foot-tall tunnel of animated lights, right at the start of the path. 
Warning: This display features animated, flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivity. Alternate route available upon request.

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

Here is a map of the Blossoms of Light path.

Here is the menu for Blossoms of Light.

 

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. Decide which of our unique event spaces will make for a night your guests will never forget. For more information, email private.events@botanicgardens.org.

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. Here is more information about the Merry & Bright engagement package, including the dates that are available.

Volunteer for Blossoms of Light: Volunteer opportunities include greeting guests, checking tickets and line directors.
Blossoms of Light Volunteer Application

 

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

 

 

$16-19 Members
$18-21 Non-members
Free for children 2 and under (no ticket required)

Timed tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets are limited in each time slot. Tickets will not be available onsite. Masks are required indoors for all visitors ages 3 and older.

Ticket purchase subject to availability; membership does not guarantee ticket to event.

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FAQ

What are the best nights to visit Blossoms of Light?

The display is beautiful every night! 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, 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.

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.

Tickets go on sale to members Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.

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

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.

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.

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
bicycle
bike

 

 

  • 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. Please note there is not a coat check.

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.

 

Are pets allowed at Blossoms of Light?

Pets are not permitted at this event. Service dogs/animals are allowed.

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