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The Gardens on Spring Creek has been working closely with the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic through social distancing measures and capped attendance. All visitors - including Members - are required to reserve admissions tickets for a specific date and time prior to arriving at The Gardens. Visit the admissions page for ticketing information.

Visit The Gardens COVID-19 guidelines page to review all of our COVID-19 guidelines and procedures.

Garden of Lights

fir tree with blue holiday lights

Now with Expanded Nights and Entry Times!

December 4 - 30, 2020  |  Entrance Times 4:15 - 9 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day

Join us for one of Northern Colorado's favorite holiday traditions!  Stroll through a whimsical, twinkling winter wonderland illuminated by hundreds of thousands of LED lights at the Gardens on Spring Creek.

With our recent expansion, Garden of Lights is bigger and more magical than ever before.  The 2020 event will feature an expanded number of nights, more light sculptures and music playing throughout the grounds.

An Unforgettable Night

Garden of Lights features a half-mile loop of perennial flower beds, huge sculptural flowers, grapevines, butterflies, holiday village, and other favorite garden creatures—all constructed entirely from holiday lights.  Additionally, the Color Blossom Show will be returning to the Great Lawn, with 700 lighted blossoms adding vibrant colors and movement to your holiday experience. 

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Hours and Pricing:

The Gardens will begin winter rates and hours (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) on December 1.  Garden of Lights will be held with entrance times from 4:15 to 9 p.m. nightly.  The Gardens will be closed Christmas Eve during the day, but Garden of Lights will be open.  Both The Gardens and Garden of Lights will be closed on Christmas Day to allow staff time to celebrate with their families. 

Member Ticket Prices:   

  • $8 for Adults
  • $4 for Kids (ages 5 – 11)
  • Children Ages 4 and Under Free 

General Admission:         

  • $10 for Adults
  • $5 for Kids (ages 5 – 11)
  • Children Ages 4 and Under Free
trees lit up with holiday lights

A Safe Holiday Experience

The Gardens is committed to giving our community a sense of “normal” during these challenging times, and you can count on us to provide a safe and enjoyable holiday experience.  To ensure the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, we will be limiting the number of people that attend Garden of Lights each night and utilizing timed admissions.  With less than 100 guests per hour, there will plenty of space to social distance over our half-mile loop of festivity.  Live entertainment and interactive experiences have been postponed until future seasons and parties will be limited to eight individuals to reduce crowding.  Tell the little ones that Santa is social distancing!

All tickets must be purchased in advance online and will not be available at the door, minimizing contact and time in the limited space of the lobby while assisting with the ability to contact trace.  Face coverings are required for all attendees throughout the entirety of Garden of Lights.

Per the most recent guidelines, we encourage only members of the same household to attend this event together, or social distancing within groups involving more than one household. Group sizes are limited to eight persons maximum.  

Garden of Lights 2020 is a one-way loop.  Please follow all directional signage and maintain at least one reindeer length (six feet) between all parties.

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  • Please arrive within 15 minutes of your ticketed entrance time and date. You will need your ticket to enter the event, which are sent via email.  Please contact us at or 970.416.2486 if you cannot locate your ticket.
  • Free event parking is available. 
  • There will be no food or drink offerings on  site.   
  • To help maintain our COVID-19 capacities, we ask that our visitors please enjoy the event within 45 minutes. 

  • Gates will close nightly at 9 p.m.  Guests for the 8:45 entry time are invited to stay until 9:30 p.m.
  • No pets are allowed, and no alcohol or marijuana or tobacco products may be used or consumed onsite. Strollers are permitted. 

  • Everyone will be required to wear a facial covering and social distance. Group sizes are limited to eight persons max. Please stay home if you are not feeling well!

  • This is an all-weather event.  Please review our Event Refund Policy.

Guests are permitted to change their ticket time or date up to 48 hours prior to their originally scheduled time, subject to availability. Guests are also permitted to transfer their ticket to another person, but we require advance notice with updated contact tracing information (name, phone and email of the new ticket holders). Please contact us at or 970.416.2486 to update your ticket.