It may seem strange to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens at night, but with the addition of colorful lights, it is a dazzling way to celebrate the holiday season. Blossoms of Light at York Street opens Thanksgiving weekend on November 23 and runs through January 1, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are limited and many dates sell out. Buying in advance is strongly recommended.
Blossoms of Light features a tunnel of twinkling lights, the grand illuminated O’ Fallon Perennial Walk, changing color orbs and an extended pathway that illuminates even more of the Gardens that in previous years.
The field of LED lights are sound-reactive, allowing visitors to change the color themes and movement patterns between pre-programmed holiday song cycles.
Colorful lights turn the Japanese Garden, South African Plaza, Cottonwood Border, Shady Lane and other gardens into magical winter landscapes. Carolers stroll the Gardens on select evenings.
You can also buy roasted nuts, sweet treats and hot beverages, as well as a souvenir re-usable mug and the popular HoloSpex 3D glasses.
Tickets when purchased in advance for Blossoms of Light are $16/adults, $14/senior (65+), student or military, $13/child (ages 3-15). If you buy at the gate (and they may not be available) it will cost you $5 more. Denver Botanic Gardens members get a $2 per ticket discount.