Details About the Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Blossoms of Light is a must-see in the Denver Metro area during the holiday season. Starting in November, the walkways, trees, bushes, and gardens of the Denver Botanic Gardens light up in a dazzling display along York Street. In 2018, CNN ranked the Blossoms of Light one of the top places to see holiday lights in the country! The venue is famous for its art exhibitions, living plant collections, and educational workshops year-round, but its largest annual event by far is the Blossoms of Light. Despite the unusual prospect of visiting a botanical garden after dark in the middle of winter, the installation draws more guests and revenue than any other event put on by the nonprofit. Blossoms of Light first dazzled Denver residents in 1988 and has been a treasured tradition ever since.

This year’s event features a new display in the O’Fallon Perennial Walk. The 200-foot long tunnel stretches 17 feet high and takes visitors on an animated journey right at the start of the installation’s path. Stroll through more than half a mile of festive illuminations while sipping warm cider or hot cocoa with friends and family. Several stations are set up with delicious holiday treats for purchase, as well as savory options like the grilled cheese bar and selections from the Hive Garden Bistro. You can even host your seasonal celebrations at one of the Denver Botanic Gardens event spaces, illuminated by the Blossoms of Light. If your December plans are already booked, you still have a chance to catch the LED extravaganza until its last day on January 8th.

This massive event takes a lot of time and effort to pull off. Last year, the Denver Botanic Gardens shared some of the challenges that come with putting together the largest display of the year, starting the planning stage thirteen months in advance. The custom lights are hand-strung starting in early summer, with some of the specialty colors needing to be ordered several months in advance. The gardens also noted that squirrels and wind are the light equipment’s biggest enemy. If you love visiting Blossoms of Light but would rather skip the downtown traffic, the Chatfield Farms location has a similar display along their garden paths called Trail of Lights. At both events, tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and free for children under two.

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