Blossoms of Light

Blossoms of Light

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

Nov. 20, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021, 5-9 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.

Don't miss:

  • A 360-degree immersive light experience
  • A large field of thousands of animated LED lights synchronized to festive holiday music

Available for purchase:

  • Holiday treats, warm drinks and our souvenir reusable mug
  • HoloSpex glasses

Volunteer for Blossoms of Light: Positions include greeters, line directors, receipt checkers and more. 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


Ticket prices will be announced this summer. Tickets will go on sale mid-fall.

Timed tickets are issued to reduce event congestion. Once inside, you are welcome to stay until the event closes.




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 starting in mid-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 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.

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. Popular 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.


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.

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 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 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.

When do the lights turn off?

The lights will go off at 9:30 p.m. Last entry is at 8:30 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?

The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and Mordecai Children’s Garden are not open during Blossoms of Light. The Orangery, the balcony of Marnie’s Pavilion and the Woodland Mosaic Solarium 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.

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