As we settle into the holiday season many of us are finding it hard not to dwell on the traditions that we may have to skip this year. Last week, Ken and I stayed home, and while we missed our families, we had a quiet holiday. We cooked, played games, walked around our neighborhood, and even took advantage of the nice weather and played a round of golf (our new COVID-safe hobby)! All that being said, this is the perfect year to shake things up and start a new tradition? Or at the very least enjoy an evening outdoors with a festive spirit! The Denver Botanic Gardens is just the place…
For the past thirty-plus years, Denver Botanic Gardens has hosted their Blossoms of Light event. Visitors have access to the outdoor grounds where they stroll through spectacular light displays adorning the Gardens’ trees and structures. Enjoy a hot beverage (cocoa, coffee, chai, espresso drinks, and more) or DIY grilled cheese (you choose the fillings) as you experience the gardens in a whole new light! Worried about the weather? The lights are just as beautiful – if not more magical – in the snow. Bundle up, grab a hot drink, and enjoy the twinkling lights!
Plan for about an hour of walking to enjoy all there is to see. Great for families, a date night, or even a solitary excursion. Blossoms of Light runs nightly now through January 16th. Timed entry windows start at 4:30pm and go until 8:30pm.
Remember to purchase tickets ahead of time. We suggest making plans as soon as possible as tickets will sell out. Tickets are $21 for non member adults, $18 for non member children (ages 3-15), and $19 for non member seniors (ages 65+).
Looking for More Lights?
Trail of Lights
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is holding their Trail of Lights event through January 3rd. Located throughout the historic homestead and farm, this family friendly affair includes synchronized music in the children’s area, a three-sided light tunnel, and festive antique tractors. Tickets are $13.50 for adults, $10 for kids (ages 3-12), and $11.50 for seniors over 65.
Christmas in Color
Check out Christmas in Color’s light displays for a drive through option. Pile into your car and turn on the radio to hear Christmas music that’s synchronized to the illuminated candy canes, snowmen, and other displays. Tickets are $30 per vehicle and there are two Colorado locations to choose from – Morrison’s Bandimere Speedway and the Water World in Federal Heights.
Until next time!