Top Tips for Visiting Dominion GardenFest of Lights
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Starting today, we enter the busier time of Dominion GardenFest of Lights. Kids are out of school, they don’t have homework, and they can stay up late. So you might need a bit more planning when visiting GardenFest. We appreciate your patience as we enter this busy time. Here are a few of our favorite tips for a great visit:
- Carpool if you can!
- Visitation tends to be heaviest between 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. You can avoid peak times by arriving early (4:30 p.m.) or later (after 8:30 p.m.)
- You can purchase tickets ahead of time, either by coming to the Garden (open daily 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. during GardenFest) or online or by phone 1-800-594-TIXX (8499). Service charges apply for online and phone sales.
- When parking lots are full, we will close gates and put up a sign stating the lots are closed for 30 minutes and to please check back. (Here’s the Tacky Lights List if you want to see other lights nearby.) There is parking available in the neighborhood; however, we ask people to please be considerate of our neighbors and to be aware the Garden is not responsible for off-site parking.
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