The Garden of Lights has become one of Fort Collins' favorite holiday traditions, drawing people of all ages to the beautiful Gardens on Spring Creek for festive fun. Last year, Woodward Inc. loaned their beloved holiday village to the Gardens, which they'll be doing it again this year too. In addition to thousands of sparkling LED lights and creative displays that tie into nature, the Garden of Lights also includes Santa's workshop, themed music, and several other new surprises.

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The show sparkles from December 1 through January 1, and is open every evening (including holidays) from 5-9 p.m. During the weekends, visitors have the chance to sit with Santa, make seasonal crafts and sip warm drinks. A full entertainment schedule is available here. Gardens on Spring Creek are open normal business hours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during Gardens of Lights season.

While there's no admission fee for the Garden of Lights, there is a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $2 per child. Children 2 years and under admitted free. Happy holidays!

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