Denver Botanic Gardens celebrates the season with luminarias, spooky lights, and glowing pumpkins as far as the eye can see. 

What would Halloween be without the magnificent pumpkin? Come out and celebrate America’s favorite gourd at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The York St. gardens go all out for the season of spook with luminaria lined pathways, eerie lighting displays, and the stars of the show, hundreds of artistically carved, glowing pumpkins illuminating the night sky.

“Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, our pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures, dense displays of jack-o-lanterns, and ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins,” says the garden’s website.

There is also a whole host of other activities available, including spooky storytelling LED performers, strolling magicians, carnival games, and so much more.

Pumpkin Man. Courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens. 

Add-on Fun

This year, you can also add on a few Halloween-themed activities when you order tickets for Glow at the Gardens.

Steal some carving tips from world-class carvers and put your neighbors to shame with your own gruesome gourd. A one-hour workshop is available to ages 16 and up, and each participant will receive their own pumpkin to carve and keep.

In addition, you can create a spooky garden in a jar to take home. Use stones, mosses, and more to make a Halloween-themed project.

Make sure to buy your tickets to Glow in the Gardens and the extra activities in advance, as they go pretty fast.

“Don’t wait to buy at the door, we anticipate selling out!” the gardens advise.

What: Glow at the Gardens
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.
When: Oct. 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25; 5:30-9:30 p.m., last entry at 9 p.m.
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