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GardenFest of Lights

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring lights, decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, hot chocolate (for purchase); & more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! To learn more details about Lewis Ginter lights, including dining and shopping, see our main Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights page.

Advanced Online Tickets with 30-Minute Arrival Window Required

Members: $7 adults; $5 youth (age 3-17)
Free on Free Member Nights

Non-members: $14 adults; $8 youth (age 3-12); Museums for All : $1 adult; $0 youth (age 3-12) (SNAP or WIC card shown at check-in)

Non-members Peak Nights: $18 adults; $12 youth (age 3-12); Museums for All: $5 adult; $0 youth (age 3-12) (SNAP or WIC card shown at check-in)

New this year! Upgrade for $10 and get a FLEX ticket that can be transferred to another night (based on availability).

GardenFest is open from November 22, 2021 – January 9, 2022. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 & 25. Open nightly 4 – 10 p.m.

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Dates:
Monday, November 22, 2021 - Sunday, January 9, 2022
Time:
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Event Details

Lewis Ginter Lights from the perspective of our visitors, via Instagram, Dominion GardenFest of Lights

Lights & Displays Poems of Positivity sculptures by Orlosky Studio at this year’s Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

  • Millions of lights line garden paths and twinkle in trees under the night sky. Check back for more info on this year’s theme! Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is designed so you and your loved ones and friends can relax, have fun and make special memories in a magical outdoor setting.
  • NEW this year! Community-created Poems of Positivity light installation from Orlosky Studio.
  • Look for a spiderweb maze, see the lifecycle of a butterfly in lights,  flowers made of lights, and of course, old favorites like the peacock. 
  • Trains in the Kelly Education Center are back! This year’s theme is “Farm to Table.”
  • The Kelleher Warming Fire is back this year! Take a break for some hot cocoa and s’mores (for purchase) around the fire in the Children’s Garden.
  • Look for a live, cut 25-foot-tree in the Conservatory this year! You will be able to smell the fresh scent of pine in the North Wing. 
  • Look for a botanical tree in the Lora Robins Library and trees decorated by Henrico County Public School children in the Kelly Education Center hallway.
  • Meet your friends and family at the Pedestrian Plaza in Parking Lot B – a gathering space for guests waiting for their parties to arrive. Enjoy seating and outdoor heaters as you wait.
  • Cozy Library with Reading Room and gas fireplace.
  • Food available for purchase in the Garden Cafe and great shopping in the Garden Shop.

GardenFest of Lights is a “rain or shine” event and is only closed for extreme inclement weather.

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