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 on Friday, November 17, 2023, and runs through Sunday, January 7, 2024, including Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are limited and many dates sell out. You must buy tickets in advance.
More than half a million LED lights transform the Gardens into a twinkling winter wonderland.
Blossoms of Light offers a 200-foot-long and 17-foot-tall choreographed light tunnel in the O’Fallon Perennial Walk.
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 at Offshoots Cafe and the Hive Garden Bistro.
Timed tickets for Blossoms of Light must be purchased in advance, and prices vary by date. Tickets are limited in each 30-minute time slot.
Cost is $21 to $25 per person. Free for children 2 and under (no ticket required). Denver Botanic Gardens members get a $3 per ticket discount.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on November 6 at 10 a.m.