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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. 20 – Jan. 16, 5-9:45 p.m. (closed Nov. 26)

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. Holiday treats, warm drinks and our souvenir reusable mug will be available for purchase at the Hive Garden Bistro. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in an effort to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and visitors, Holospex glasses will not be offered for sale at this year’s event.


Volunteer for Blossoms of Light: Volunteer registration will begin in early fall. Email with any questions about volunteering.


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


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





Last entry 9 p.m. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets are limited in each 30-minute time slot.

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

Member presale: Nov. 6 at 10 a.m.
Ticket purchase subject to availability; membership does not guarantee ticket to event.
Public tickets on sale (if not sold out): Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.


Purchase a membership for access to the presale and an opportunity to get tickets before the general public!



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, email or 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?

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. 6 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.

Will there be tickets available at the door?

No, there will not be tickets available for sale at the door.

Do Gardens members still receive access to two complimentary tickets?

Due to COVID-19 and capacity restrictions, we regrettably cannot offer member complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light this year. With the number of Gardens members, it would not be financially possible to host this event if we offered member complimentary tickets. We know this is disappointing, and we appreciate your understanding during this challenging time.

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.

Will the Shop at the Gardens be open?

No, however, you can find a range of items from the Shop at the Gardens online storefront.

Is there parking?

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?

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. Masks must be worn at all times by adults and children 3 and over, except while eating.

Will Blossoms of Light be different this year due to COVID-19?

The Gardens is complying with all guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19. You may notice a few small changes to the pathway or other features related to these requirements. Attendance capacity is greatly reduced, and tickets are issued in 30-minute entry windows to stagger the arrival of our visitors.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Yes. Visitors will not be allowed entry without adequate masks covering their mouth and nose, and masks must be worn at all times by adults and children 3 and over, except while eating. 

When do the lights turn off?

The lights will go off at 9:45 p.m. Last entry is at 9 p.m.

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?

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?

Wheelchair and stroller checkout is temporarily suspended. Please plan to bring your own.

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?

All indoor spaces will be closed during Blossoms of Light, though access to restrooms will be available in the Boettcher Memorial Center, the Hive Garden Bistro and Marnie’s Pavilion. 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.


Are pets allowed at Blossoms of Light?

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

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