This isn’t the cheapest event in town, but it is one of the most fun for a fall evening. Luminaria-lined pathways wind through the Denver Botanic Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays during Glow at the Gardens. Musicians, dancers and performing artists bring spirits and specters to life, and scores of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns harvested from local farms light up the night with grins and grimaces fit for the season.
Bring your face mask and a macabre mood for this enchanted autumnal experience. Seasonal treats and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the Hive Garden Bistro.
Due to health restrictions, this year’s event will not include merchandise for purchase; cash bars; crafts or trick-or-treat stations; pumpkin sculptures (there will be jack-o’-lanterns to enjoy).
Guests are encouraged to dress up in costume.
The event runs 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, October 20 to 25.
Tickets are $21/adults, $19/adult member, $17/child (ages 3-15), $15/child member. Free for children 2 and under (no ticket required). Timed tickets will be issued with last entry at 9 p.m. Tickets are limited in each 30-minute time slot and often sell out.
All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets to the public go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 5.
Remember, Glow at the Gardens takes place rain or (moon) shine. Enter during the time window on your ticket. Once you enter the Gardens, you may stay as long as the event is open. 1007 York St., Denver.