Tradition Lights Up Denver Botanic Gardens

In its 30 year history, Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens has sparkled the community every winter season and 2019 is no exception. Boasting “brighter and more expansive,” displays, visitors are sure to be dazzled by the nearly one-million lights featured in this year’s experience.

This year, garden-goers will find hearty winter fauna all a glow and wrapped in a festive haze. The Denver Botanic Gardens have been preparing for this festival since Labor Day and have added all-new features, such as the 360-degree immersive light experience. Available for purchase are HoloSpex glasses that add dimension to the lights; custom-designed for the festival, garden-goers can collect a new design every year.  

Entering the gardens begins the charm and brilliance of this year’s light trail. Following the lights, visitors should expect to see evergreens, and oaks wrapped and waiting while sipping on warm beverages available from the Offshoot Cafe or other kiosks open during the event. 

This illuminated journey will transport the public fully into the holiday season. A musically- coordinated light field, multicolored dripping icicles, and floating orbs of color bring new appreciation for taking a stroll through the garden. Even snow-covered, dormant plants add to the celebration while wrapped in LED brilliance. In tone with the Botanic Garden’s year-round mission of plant appreciation and sustainability, the gardens have nearly replaced every light with an LED alternative for sustainability, longevity, and a bolder, brighter display. 

This Denver tradition is a great reminder of why membership to the Garden is a great gift idea; members receive two complimentary tickets to Blossom and a discounted rate on tickets year-round. The Garden is expecting a turn out of 100,000+ visitors and encourages tickets be bought online in advance. 

This year is also the Merry & Bright engagement package, an all-immersive engagement experience for visitors looking for an ideal proposal location. This exclusive event gives the soon-to-be engaged a private visit of the Woodland Mosaic Solarium and reserved garden times to enjoy their special moment and experience the fully-lit garden from a private location, more details available online. Additionally, Blossoms of Light is available for your holiday and end-of-year parties for that extra sparkle. 

Blossoms of Light opens November 29, 2019 until January 3, 2020 (includes December 24-25 and the 31). This is a family-friendly, and ADA accessible event beginning at 5 p.m. every evening until the last entry at 8:30 pm.