Members-Only Preview Weekend
at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
GardenFest is a holiday tradition featuring lights, decorations, model trains, dinners, hot chocolate (for purchase) & more! En español.
Garden members receive exclusive free access to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights during the Members-Only Preview Weekend November 17-19, 2023, and may also visit for free as often as they like on Free Member Nights in January. *Please note: Advanced online tickets are required.
Discounted Admission: Members receive discounted admission on all other evenings of Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights.
Tickets to the Members-Only Preview Weekend are free and available to members only. You may get tickets for up to the number of people covered by your membership level:
- Individual: 1 ticket
- Dual: 2 tickets
- Family: 2 adult and 6 youth tickets
- Friends: 4 adult and 8 youth tickets
If you’d like to bring more guests to the Members-Only Preview, consider upgrading your membership! Contact Membership Services at 804-551-3538 or [email protected] for more information.
Dining Options: The Restaurant at Lewis Ginter (Garden Café) has sit-down dining and the Jingle Bar and Grill (Tea House) has “grab and go” casual fare and a bar. We are accepting walk-ins only for the Restaurant at Lewis Ginter during the Members-Only Preview Weekend.
Other options include Espresso-A-Go-Go (hot drinks, s’mores kits, and snacks) in the Children’s Garden Carriage House and the Jingle Bar (adult beverages and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks) in the Cochrane Rose Garden.