Garden of Lights 2015

A Northern Colorado Holiday Tradition

December 4 through January 4
5 - 9 p.m. every evening including Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day

Join us for one of Northern Colorado's best holiday traditions! Stroll through the whimsically decorated and twinkling Gardens lit by hundreds of thousands of LED lights.

See your favorite perennial flower beds, huge sculptural flowers, a brilliant blue LED pond, John Deere tractor, cornfields, and farmer, and a Primordial Forest with dinosaurs—all created entirely from holiday lights!

During the weekends, visit with Santa, listen to holiday music, make seasonal crafts, and enjoy warm drinks.

Beginning November 27, holiday plants including poinsettias, Christmas cactus, amaryllis, and unique succulent pots and botanically inspired gifts are also available for purchase in our greenhouse and gift shop.

Garden of Lights is dependent on volunteers to make the show happen. Although there is no ticket cost to enter, a $2 per person donation is appreciated.

This outdoor event is rain, shine, or snow!

$2 suggested donation per person

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State Flower new addition to Garden of Lights

The Official State Flower of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Columbine will sparkle violet, gold, and white this year at Garden of Lights, a month-long holiday event at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue. The event creates glittering lighting scenes that celebrate the magic of our community’s botanical garden and the holiday season.

Created by artist Josh Jones of Gallegos Sanitation, the custom-welded trio of Columbines will be lit for the first time during the event’s opening ceremony led by Mayor Wade Troxell on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 at 5:00 p.m. The Columbines will glow at The Gardens through January 4.

The sculpture stands six foot tall, three feet wide and consists of a trio of flowers. All materials for the columbine trio are made from 100% recycled steel, consisting of repurposed steel re-bar from the Foothills Mall (stems and flower head base), scrap sheet metal was used to create the petals and leaves, and the “ stakes” ofthe flower are made from old GSI polycart trash can axles. Volunteers at the Gardens meticulously threaded LED lights throughout the sculpture to give it its glow.

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2145 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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May 1–Sept. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.
noon–5 p.m. Sun.

Oct. 1–Apr. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.
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