Holiday Event Rentals and Dinners

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s annual holiday event, Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, features more than a half million lights arranged in botanical themes throughout the Garden. Each year the Garden comes alive with festive lighting designs, special train displays and breathtaking Conservatory plantings, making for a memorable evening of holiday fun!

This year GardenFest of Lights will run from November 24, 2017 until January 8, 2018.

Holiday Event Rental Venues

GardenFest of Lights creates the perfect back drop for any holiday function! With GardenFest admission included in your facility rental fee, your guests can enjoy our annual holiday light show during your next holiday event.

We offer several different venues for holiday event rentals, as well as discounts available for GardenFest events hosted between January 1 and January 8, 2018.

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GardenFest of Lights Dinners

GardenFest of Lights Dinners are a wonderful semi-private option for family, corporate or association group dinners during the holidays. Offered Sundays through Tuesdays during the season, they include a holiday buffet dinner for your group of 15 or more, plus admission into GardenFest of Lights.

Contact a Facility Events Coordinator to book your GardenFest dinner today or call 804-262-9887, ext. 345 or 224.

GardenFest of Lights Dinner with Santa

Make our GardenFest Dinner with Santa your next family tradition! GardenFest Dinner with Santa includes a buffet dinner, a visit with Santa, and admission into GardenFest of Lights.

Dinner with Santa will be held during GardenFest of Lights December 17 – 20, 2017.

Menus and pricing for our Dinners with Santa this GardenFest Season coming soon!

NEW! Dinner with Santa reservations will begin on October 15, 2017. 


Interested in Holiday Luncheon Options for your Next Group Outing?

Find out more about our new holiday luncheon package perfect for your next holiday gathering.


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