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
Through the Spiral
Here we go
Wave After Wave
Field of Stars
No Tea Here
Through The Lens
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!
Dances With Light