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Glow at the Gardens

Reimagined for 2020, enjoy an eerie evening of luminous displays and live performers at Glow at the Gardens™.

Oct. 20-25, 6-9:45 p.m. - SOLD OUT

Wander a one-way path through a spooky, illuminated landscape as the Gardens dresses up for Halloween. Enjoy eerie serenades from Squeeze Play as performing artists from Borillo Entertainment bring spirits and specters to life. Scores of jack-o’-lanterns light up the night with grins and grimaces fit for the season.

Bring your face mask and a macabre mood for this enchanted autumnal experience. 

The Hive Garden Bistro will offer a special limited menu of light bites and beverages until 9:30 p.m. Online ordering is not available for this event.

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Ticket purchase subject to availability; membership does not guarantee ticket to event. Although the event is sold out, tickets occasionally become available and are released into inventory for purchase.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in an effort to ensure the safety of staff, pumpkin artists, volunteers and visitors, this year’s event will not include these elements: merchandise for purchase; cash bars crafts or trick-or-treat stations; pumpkin sculptures (there will be jack-o’-lanterns to enjoy).


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

$15-19 Members
$17-21 Non-Members
Free for children 2 and under (no ticket required)



Is it scary?

Not very. Spooky illusions, props and sound effects are featured in certain areas. The displays do not include graphic or violent content.

How many of your pumpkins are real?

Every single one! Every jack-o'-lantern featured at the event was harvested from a local farm and hand-carved by our pumpkin carving team.

Are costumes permitted?

Yes! We encourage guests to wear costumes.

  • Weapons (real or fake) are NOT permitted.
  • Costume masks covering the entire face are not permitted for guests over age 17.
  • Masks covering the mouth and nose must be worn at all times by adults and children 3 and over, except while eating.

Do I need to wear a mask?

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

May I use my tickets on any night of Glow at the Gardens?

No. Please attend Glow at the Gardens on the date you purchased tickets for, and during the entry window listed on your ticket. Glow at the Gardens takes place rain, snow or shine.

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 this event sells out each year.

Will there be tickets available at the door?

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

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 Glow at the Gardens 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 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. Consider using these alternate modes of transportation:  

  • 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.

Is Glow at the Gardens ADA accessible?

Yes, but keep in mind that some paths are narrow.

Are there wheelchairs or strollers available onsite?

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

Will any areas of the Gardens be closed during Glow at the Gardens?

All indoor spaces will be closed during Glow at the Gardens, 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 Glow at the Gardens pathway and are closed off from entry during the event. 

Are pets allowed at Glow at the Gardens?

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

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