Be dazzled by these holiday light displays near you – UCHealth Today
Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light continues through Jan. 2. The Gardens feature a holiday light display that the whole family will enjoy. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.
‘Tis the season to see dazzling holiday lights at gardens and zoos throughout Colorado.
From an “Electric Safari” at Colorado Springs’ Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to “Blossoms of Light” that bloom at Denver’s Botanic Gardens, to a twinkling wonderland at the Garden on Spring Creek in Fort Collins, an array of festive holiday lights beckon visitors to Colorado’s cultural facilities this holiday season.
Here’s a roundup of holiday light displays near you at Colorado zoos and gardens.
Looking for fun and adventurous holiday light displays near you? Look no further than the Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. Photo courtesy of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Voted third-best in the nation by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Zoo Lights in both 2019 and 2020, Electric Safari takes holiday lights to a new level. That’s not surprising for this hilly zoo perched at the foot of Pikes Peak, 6,714 feet above sea level. Known to locals as CMZoo, Cheyenne Mountain is the highest elevation zoo in the U.S. and its holiday light display soars too.
An orangutan light sculpture at Electric Safari. Photo courtesy of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Electric Safari features more than 50 acres of twinkling light displays, some of which are synchronized to music. CMZoo also features unique artisan-made light sculptures like a giant upside-down sloth hanging from a tree.
Along with artistic creatures, visitors can see many of the real zoo animals too. Most exhibits are open and guests pay extra to feed a giraffe in a warm barn. Guests can also visit the Zoo’s new hippo calf, Omo, and see the elephant and rhino barn along with African elephants.
Electric Safari takes place on select nights in December and ends on Jan. 1, 2022. Check out CMZoo for details. Advance timed e-tickets are required for members and non-members.
At Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light, more than half a million environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Gardens in a twinkling winter wonderland. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.
Denver’s Botanic Gardens typically burst into color during the day in the spring and summer when tulips, lilacs and water lilies bloom.
Blossoms of Light. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.
But at night during the holiday season, more than half a million environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Gardens in a twinkling winter wonderland. Visitors can stroll through the light display and enjoy an array of experiences including a new, 200-foot-long, 17-foot-high light tunnel that features animated, flashing lights.
Blossoms of Light continues on select nights through Jan. 2 at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver. Advance tickets are required. Learn more about information and ticket details.
Located in Littleton, Colorado, the Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms celebrates Colorado’s countryside. Photo by Scott Dressel-Martin, courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens.
Chatfield Farms, another location under the Denver Botanic Gardens umbrella, features paths of glistening lights that celebrate Colorado’s countryside. Lights adorn many of the historic buildings at the site, including the old schoolhouse, ranch house and barn. Special features include synchronized music and light displays in the children’s play area along with singing Christmas trees, two light tunnels and illuminated antique tractors.</…….
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