Spread throughout Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Trail of Lights offers visitors a choice of paths; a shorter route takes visitors directly through the children’s play area, while an extended path allows visitors to explore the outside area of the Green Farm Barn and silo before continuing through the children’s area and 1880s homestead.
Fun features this year:
- Synchronized music in children’s play area
- Singing Christmas trees
- Two three-sided light tunnels
- Illuminated antique and model tractors on display
Hot beverages, nuts and kettle corn are available for purchase with cash or credit card.
Chatfield Farms remains open and is coordinating with local and state government and public health departments. If a COVID-19 related closure occurs, all ticket purchasers will be contacted.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in an effort to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and visitors, here are our procedures:
- Limited capacity and timed tickets
- Masks required for anyone 3 years and older
- Please practice social distancing
- Santa, his reindeer, Mrs. Claus, hayrides and crafts will not be available
Are you looking for a holiday lights experience closer to downtown Denver? Visit Blossoms of Light at York Street.
Parking lot opens at 4:50 p.m. Last entry to the event is 8 p.m. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets are limited in each 30-minute time slot.
Fridays-Sundays, Nov. 27 – Dec. 13
Nightly, Dec. 18 – Jan. 3
$11.50 Adult Member, Student*, Senior (65+), Military*
$10 Child (ages 3-12)
$9 Child Member
Free for children 2 and under (no ticket required)
*Student and military pricing available by calling 720-865-3500
Ticket purchase subject to availability; membership does not guarantee ticket to event.
Trail of Lights Gallery
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, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
Will Trail of Lights 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.
- Please practice social distancing – staying at least six feet away from visitors not in your party.
Is there parking available?
There is plenty of free parking available.
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?
Wheelchair and stroller checkout is temporarily suspended. Please plan to bring your own.
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.