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.
Schedule of Events:
4 p.m. Doors open
5:30 p.m. The Garden Keeper and a representative from NBC12 will flip the giant light switch in the Cochrane Rose Garden and the Garden will be illuminated.
5:30-9:30 p.m. Explore the Conservatory and interact with living statues from Host of Sparrows Aerial Circus.
5:30-7:30 p.m LED hoop dancers from Circular Expressions dazzle and delight in front of the Conservatory.
6-8 p.m. Enjoy ensemble performances of seasonal favorites by Henrico Pops Chorus — throughout the Garden.
5:30-10 p.m. Stroll the Garden enjoying the first glimpse of this year’s Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights!
$11 seniors (age 55+)
$8 children (ages 3 – 12)
Free for children under age 3
$7: Garden members
$5: Child on Garden Membership (ages 3 – 17)
Ticketed event, learn more about Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights including ticketing and planning your visit. GardenFest runs nightly 5-10 p.m. Nov. 23, 2018 – Monday, January 7, 2019 (closed Dec. 24 & 25). GardenFest is a “rain or shine” event.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.