Colorful lights at Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms

Trail of Lights

Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms takes you along a winding path glistening with lights that illuminate the Colorado countryside.

Nov. 24 – Jan. 1, various evenings, 5-8:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25)
Chatfield Farms Location
8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128 Map

Tucked into the foothills under the dark sky, the glow of lights can be seen for miles. Just under a mile of walking trail, the illumination of cottonwoods, boxelders and pine trees line the pathway through the Green Farm, Crossroads, Deer Creek Discovery Children's Play Area and 1880s Hildebrand Ranch homestead. There is the option of an alternative path for those who want to take a shorter stroll.

In line with our core value of sustainability, all lights used in the event are LED.

Ticket purchase and member FAQ.


Fun features this year:

  • Lit props in the amphitheater dance to music
  • Synchronized music in the children’s play area
  • Enjoy singing Christmas trees
  • Stroll through multiple light tunnels
  • Illuminated antique and model tractors on display
  • Hot beverages, nuts and kettle corn are available for purchase at the start of the trail, as well as fudge and caramels available halfway through the trail in our warming hut. Purchase with cash, debit or credit card.
  • Visit our Holiday Market to purchase your holiday gifts. Open Nov. 24-27, Dec.1-3, 8-10, 15-17. 

Important details:

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance for a specific time. No onsite ticket sales.
  • Parking lot opens at 4:50 p.m., last entry is 8:30 p.m., grounds cleared at 9:15 p.m.


Are you looking for a holiday lights experience closer to downtown Denver? Visit Blossoms of Light at York Street. 

Vendor Opportunities

Here is the Trail of Lights Vendor Application. Application is due no later than Oct. 23 for consideration to participate. Email with any questions about vendor opportunities.

If you have ticketing or other questions about special events call 720-865-3500.

Trail of Lights 2022




Fridays – Sundays, Nov. 24 – Dec. 10
Nightly, Dec. 15 – Jan. 1 (closed on Christmas)



$16 Adults
$14 Seniors (65+)
$12 Children (ages 3-15)
Free admission for children 2 and younger

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors (65+)
$10 Children (ages 3-15)

Free admission for children 2 and younger

$14 Adults
$12 Seniors (65+)
$10 Children (ages 3-15)

Free admission for children 2 and younger

$14 Student


Ticket on-sale dates:

  • Member tickets: President’s Circle, Garden Leader, Director’s Circle, Four Seasons, Patron, Supporter, Gardens Plus – Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.
  • Member tickets: Friends & Family – Thursday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.
  • Member tickets: Dual Plus, Individual Plus – Friday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.
  • General public tickets open Monday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.
  • Date exchanges are possible with a $5 fee up to 72 hours before the entry time listed on your ticket, pending availability. Fee waived for members. Call our Resource Center at 720-865-3500 (daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) to inquire about an exchange.

Group pricing is not available for special events. Become a member for discounted ticket prices.

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



May I use my tickets on any night of Trail of Lights?

No, please attend Trail of Lights 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.

Why are there timed tickets?

By staggering the arrival of our visitors, we hope to provide a better visitor experience.

What kind of clothes should I wear?

Trail of Lights is an outdoor event. We suggest wearing shoes with good traction. Please come prepared for the weather conditions.

Is there parking available?

There is plenty of free parking. 

Because of the volume of cars and visitors coming into and leaving our Chatfield Farms site during our events, we are not equipped to have a separate lane or drop-off/pick-up area for rideshare vehicles. 

Can I use my SNAP EBT card for entry?

SNAP discount does not apply to Trail of Lights entry.

Is Trail of Lights ADA accessible?

Trail of Lights is ADA accessible, however please keep in mind that the paths may be icy in spots. Please bring heavy duty strollers and/or wheelchairs, as not all paths are paved. Wheelchair-accessible parking is available.

Are there strollers or wheelchairs available onsite?

There are a limited number of wheelchairs available for checkout at the Ticket Booth on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted. Not all areas are wheelchair accessible without assistance at Chatfield Farms. No strollers are available. 

Are there any photography restrictions at Trail of Lights?

Camera tripods and drones may not be used, though monopods are permitted. Professional portrait photography permits cannot be purchased for Trail of Lights and are not allowed. View our Chatfield Farms Photo Policy for questions about what types of photography is permitted. We’d love to see your personal photos on social media! Use #TrailofLights when you post.

Are pets allowed at Trail of Lights?

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

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