Santa Brunch

Santa Brunch is now sold out. Please consider GardenFest  Dinners with Santa instead.

•Online ticketing reserves your space immediately (no phone calls back and forth) Santa Brunch in the Tea House at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
• Santa Brunch location has been moved to the more intimate setting of the Tea House.
• Pricing structure simplified: all tickets $20 (including children under age 3)

December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 
Seatings at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Santa Brunch reservations begin Oct. 1 and this year, online ticketing saves your spot immediately. Reservations are available online only and not by phone.

Purchase Santa Brunch Tickets Online Now  
(Purchase feature will be enabled Sunday, October 1 at 12:01 a.m.) 

To purchase tickets, scroll down to desired date, click on $20 button, then choose quantity of tickets and enter credit card information. Be sure to purchase a ticket for all attendees, including infants. If a date or time are not appearing, that means it is full.

If Santa Brunch reservations sell out, please consider GardenFest Dinner with Santa or visit Santa on Merry Mondays before Dec. 25 during Dominion GardenFest of Lights.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are Santa Brunch tickets going to an online ticketing system? This will greatly streamline the process, eliminating the need to leave messages and wait for calls back. You will know at the end of the transaction that your space is reserved on the day and time of your preference. The online system also ensures secure credit card transactions.

What if I have problems purchasing tickets online? In the event you have issues and simply cannot use the online ticketing system, please call (804) 262-9887, ext. 329. Please be aware you will have to leave a message and someone will get back with you as soon as possible.

What if I don’t have a computer or smartphone? If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone at the time ticketing starts, please call (804) 262-9887, ext. 329. Please be aware you will have to leave a message and someone will get back with you as soon as possible.

What should I do in preparation for purchasing my ticket?  Have in mind your preferred dates and times, know how many tickets you are purchasing, and have your credit card handy.Santa with child at Santa Brunch

What does the $20 ticket include? Food (see menu below), visit with Santa (bring your camera if you want to take photos), Garden admission, and gratuity. Tax is extra. Wine, beer and cocktails are NOT included, but are available for purchase.

Is there a discount for Garden members? Since admission is included free of charge in the ticket price, there is not a member discount.

Why do children under age 3 require a $20 ticket? Since it is considered a catered event, each seat counts as a ticket because there are associated costs. The Santa Brunch pricing structure was actually adjusted this year (adult price lowered from $27.50 last year to $20 this year) to create a more appealing experience for families. The ticket price is based on average family grouping size at a reasonable price point.

How do I get to the Tea House?  The Tea House is in the Garden. Guests enter the Garden through the Visitors Center and there is a short walk to the Tea House. There is an accessibility ramp to the Tea House.

What’s on the menu? Do you have vegetarian and gluten free options? Scroll down for this year’s menu. Yes, vegetarian and gluten free selections are marked with a (V) or (GF).

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