Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

November 20, 2020 – January 4, 2021 (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!



We LOVE our Members!

MEMBER NIGHTS: have been expanded to include ALL nights in November and January. Garden Members can visit for free any night November 20-30, 2020, (closed Thanksgiving) and January 1-4, 2021. Members receive discounted admission in December; learn more about Garden Membership.

THEME: Check back for this year’s theme!

Traffic

This year’s show is very popular; it was voted #2 in USA Today‘s Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights in the nation. We have some traffic tips for busy nights.

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

$14 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)

NEW: You can purchase Snowflake Holiday Specs Fun Glasses online with your online tickets. These special glasses with holographic lenses magically transform the lights into snowflakes. You pick up the specs when your tickets are scanned; cost to order specs online includes a convenience fee.

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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