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GardenFest of Lights Illumination Weekend

Experience “Magic in the Air” at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Illumination Opening Weekend! Enjoy live music, family fun crafts, and other activities that will make your imagination soar, all weekend long! On Friday, join us as we illuminate GardenFest; We’ll kick off the GardenFest holiday tradition with a countdown to flipping the switch on one million twinkling lights. After the illumination, stroll through the Garden alight with sparkling radiance and featuring this year’s theme, Magic in the Air.  This year, the illumination merrymaking lasts Friday & Saturday night as we celebrate the start of the region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza all weekend long! See the full schedule below.

While you visit enjoy hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, warming fire with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); family activities, and much more.

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Dates:
Friday, November 22, 2019 - Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Details

GardenFest Illumination Weekend

GardenFest opening weekend is popular 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.

Enjoy live music, family fun crafts, and other activities that will make your imagination soar, all weekend long!

Schedule of Events:

Friday Night
4 p.m.  Doors open

5:30 p.m. We flip the switch on a million lights in the Rose Garden!

5:30 – 10 p.m. Stroll the Garden enjoying the first glimpse of this year’s Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights!

6-8 p.m.  Gypsy Roots Jazz – Lora Robins Library

6-8 p.m. Henrico Pops Chorus Carolers – Strolling throughout the Garden

6-8 p.m. Lantern making craft –  (in front of the Conservatory or  in the Robins Library, weather dependent)

7-9 p.m. Host of Sparrows Aerial Dance and Circus Arts  Living Ornaments in Flight – Kelly Education Center Auditorium

Saturday, November 23

6-8 p.m. Kellner & Killpatrick Jazz Duo – Lora Robins Library

6-8 p.m. Henrico Pops Chorus Carolers – Strolling throughout the Garden

6-8 p.m. Lantern making craft – (in front of the Conservatory or  in the Robins Library, weather dependent)

6-8 p.m.  Origami folding with RVA Origami – Lora Robins Library

7-9 p.m. Circular Expressions LED Hoopers –Conservatory Lawn

Admission:

$13 adults
$11 seniors (age 55+)
$8 children (ages 3 – 12)
Free for children under age 3
Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is free for Garden Members in November and January! Learn more about Garden membership, it may be your best value.

Ticketed event, learn more about Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights including ticketing and planning your visit. GardenFest runs nightly 5-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 – Monday, January 6, 2020 (closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 & 25).  GardenFest is a “rain or shine” event. 

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