Shelby and Tom scored tickets to the Blossoms of Light show at the Denver Botanic Gardens and were kind enough to invite us to join!
After visiting the Christmas light show in Mannheim when we lived in Germany, we had high expectations and the Denver Botanic Gardens did not disappoint.
Mannheim did a better job with sculptures, alternative lighting and adult beverages, Denver did a better job with utilizing the existing beautiful landscaping and creating a guided tour through. Not as convenient as driving through Christmas lights at the Del Mar Racetrack outside San Diego or sitting in bag chairs watching the San Diego Harbor Christmas light boat parade, but it’s a completely different experience.
It’s a beautiful sight, but a tough one to photograph since tripods aren’t allowed and you need long exposure times or really high ISO settings to keep your photos sharp.

Blossoms of Light

Blossoms of Light
The Blossoms of Light christmas light show at the Denver Botanic Gardens.


Birch Stand

Birch Stand
I’m not sure that this stand of birch trees was even real, but they sure are colorful


Through the Spiral

Through the Spiral
Entering through the light tunnel into the gardens


Light Works


Here we go


Well Trained

Well Trained
Colette is well trained and knows when to stop for photo ops!


Wave After Wave

Wave After Wave at Denver Botanic Gardens
Wavy sculptures perched on wavy water


Field of Stars

Field of Stars
Hanging stars in the tea house


No Tea Here

No Tea Here
Shelby enjoys the view inside the tea house


Candycane Trees

Candycane Trees
That’s a lot of work!


Every Trunk

Every Trunk
Every tree in this stand has been wrapped


Christmas Card

Christmas Card
This looks like a christmas card!


Blue Reflections

Blue Reflections at Denver Botanic Gardens
It’s a colorful world at night


Frozen Colors

Frozen Colors at Denver Botanic Gardens
Fractured reflections on a frozen pond


Through The Lens

Through The Lens at Denver Botanic Gardens
Tom captures images for their blog


They also did a tremendous job with a light show set to music, it must have taken forever to create the mesh of wiring and computer-controlled lighting and choreographed the lighting to the Christmas music.
Definitely do this one if you can get tickets, they sell out quickly and we were likely only able to get tickets since Shelby and Tom are members of the Botanic Gardens since they come here frequently for photography and had early access to tickets.
Hopefully we’ll get invited back for a future show!


Light Sabers

Light Sabers at Denver Botanical Gardens
Stormtrooper Shelby capturing the musical light display


Dances With Light


Dancing Lights


Field of Fire


A field of fiery lights


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