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Reid Baugh, 5, gazes through 3-D glasses at a display in the Trail of Lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
A celebration of illumination

By Stephanie Alderton, For the Courier

Once a year, the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield turns into a brightly lit fairyland.

The annual Trail of Lights, which opened Dec. 5, features long and short trails lined with elaborate light displays on every available tree and historic barn. This year the gardens added a few new features, like a three-sided light tunnel and a special light show on weekends.