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Garden of Lights



  • New Gardens
    M-F: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Visitor’s Center



  • New Gardens
    M-F: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Visitor’s Center



You can be sure your gift to the Gardens on Spring Creek will be used efficiently and effectively to enrich the lives of people and foster environmental stewardship.

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Garden of Lights

December 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Open every evening (including holidays), from 5-9 p.m.

Join us for one of Northern Colorado's best holiday traditions - Garden of Lights!  We invite you to stroll through the whimsically decorated and twinkling Gardens lit by hundreds of thousands of LED lights. The show will sparkle December 1 through January 1.

Visit your favorite perennial flower beds, huge sculptural flowers, a brilliant blue pond, grapevines, butterflies, and a Primordial Forest with dinosaurs—all created entirely from holiday lights. Woodward's Holiday Village will return this year! 

Entertainment is variable throughout the weekends. During Friday, Sat, or Sun, visit with Santa (see schedule below to see when he will be visiting) or the 'Sugar Plum' canine troupe, listen to holiday music, make seasonal crafts, and enjoy warm drinks. Other surprises are in store! Please see complete entertainment schedule below to prepare for your visit.

Cost to enter is a $5 suggested donation per adult, $2 suggested donation per child. Children 2 years and under admitted free.

Gardens on Spring Creek and its Gift Shop are open normal daytime business hours Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during Gardens of Lights season.


  • $5 suggested donation per adult
  • $2 suggested donation per child
  • Children ages 2 and under admitted free
  • Please no dogs allowed at The Gardens
  • This outdoor event is rain, shine, or snow!

Garden of Lights 2018
Entertainment Schedule


12/21 Santa Claus visits 6-8 p.m.; Timberframe
Dickens Carolers perform 6-8 p.m.; Roving outdoors
12/22 Classical Revolution performs 6-8 p.m.; Classroom
"Sugar Plum" Dog Troupe 6-8 p.m.; Greenroof Shelter
Dancing Light Elf performs 6-8 p.m.; Outdoor kitchen grass
12/23 Santa's last night at the Gardens 6-8 p.m.; Timberframe
Holiday craft for kids 6-8 p.m.; Classroom


Official Sponsors

Associates in Family Medicine

Fort Collins Nursery Logo

Eye Center of Northern Colorado Logo



Thanks Event Sponsors!

City of Fort Collins Fort Fund Logo

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Otter Logo

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