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Event Dates
November 29; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Dominion GardenFest Illumination

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013


Ticketed event, learn more about Dominion GardenFest of Lights including ticketing and planning your visit. GardenFest runs nightly 5-10 p.m. Nov. 29, 2013 - Monday, January 13, 2014 (closed Dec. 24 & 25). GardenFest is "rain or shine"event.
Please note: phone and online tickets must be purchased the day before your visit (by 5 p.m.) in order to be processed and placed in will-call.

The opening night is a popular event, so you may want to arrive early (4 p.m.) and enjoy the Garden and displays prior to the evening activities. Carpooling is also encouraged.


5 p.m. Everyone is invited to assemble on the Terrace Lawn in front of the Rose Garden to help count down to the Illumination.


5:30 p.m. The Garden Keeper, Butterfly Fairy and a representative from NBC12 will flip the giant light switch and the Garden will be illuminated.


5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Annie Hickman's Rainforest Creatures will roam the Garden. Look for them in the Rose Garden, Children's Garden and in front of the Bloemendaal House.