Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

November 22, 2019 – January 6, 2020 (Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 & 25), Nightly 5–10 p.m.

A holiday tradition featuring one million twinkling lights, handcrafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza!

NEW this year!

GardenFest opens a week early, on November 22.  Plus, Member Nights have been expanded to include ALL nights in November and January. Garden Members can visit Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights for free any night November 22-30, 2019 and January 1-6, 2020. Please note we are closed Thanksgiving (Nov. 28), December 24 & 25.

This year’s theme, Magic in the Air, is inspired by things that fly. Fireflies and flying pigs, spaceships and unicorns will take flight across the Garden, suspended on radiant wings of light. In this year commemorating the first manned mission to land on the Moon, there will even be rocket ships and an astronaut.

Experience “Magic in the Air” at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Illumination Weekend, November 22-23, 2019. Enjoy live music, family fun crafts, and other activities that will make your imagination soar, all weekend long! Buy tickets in person or skip the line and buy them online. 

Learn more about Garden Membership and member privileges, including special ticket pricing (it may be your best deal).

Tickets

Discounted Member Ticket

Join now to receive FREE admission on  Member Nights and special Member pricing in December.

$7: Garden members
$5: Child on Garden Membership (ages 3 – 17)
Free for children under age 3

Nonmember Ticket

$13 adults
$11 seniors (age 55+)
$8 children (ages 3 – 12)
Free for children under age 3

Museums for All
Adults (18 and older)    $1
Youth (17 and under)   Free (up to six per family)

GardenFest is a “rain or shine” event; only closed for extreme weather. Pre-purchased tickets allow visitors to use Prepurchased Ticket entry on select nights for people who have tickets on their phone or in hand for all in their party. This entry will be open on nights with anticipated high visitation (Fridays, Saturdays and the week before and after Christmas). Tickets are not date-specific and may also be purchased at the Garden (9 a.m. – 10 p.m.) In order to accommodate groups and guests arriving early for GardenFest, we begin charging GardenFest admission at 4 p.m.  See the Espresso A-Go-Go menu (PDF) — hot chocolate, s’mores and more.

Scroll down for info on helpful tips for planning your visit, visiting with kids, discounts, visits during peak times, parking, food & more.

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Thanks to Kelleher for sponsoring the Warming Fire.

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Thanks to TowneBank for sponsoring the TowneBank Trains in the Kelly Education Center.

 

 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch and NBC12 are media sponsors of Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights.

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