Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

GardenFest is open from November 21, 2022 – January 8, 2023. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 & 25. Open nightly 4 – 10 p.m. Advance tickets are REQUIRED and are available online only (no walk-ups). Tickets are limited and have timed arrivals. Popular times sell out quickly. A favorite tradition featuring lights, decorations, model trains, dinners, hot chocolate (for purchase) & more! En español.

Members can visit any of the remaining nights for FREE! Consider joining as a Garden member for greater availability.

GardenFest Tickets

Children under age 3 do not need a ticket.

Advance tickets are REQUIRED and are available online only (no walk-ups). Tickets are limited and have timed arrivals. Popular times sell out quickly. For pricing info click through to the type of ticket you want. Scroll down for a video on how to purchase tickets.

Lights & Displays

  • Millions of lights line garden paths and twinkle in trees under the night sky. Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a walk-through experience designed so you and your loved ones and friends can relax, have fun and make special memories in a magical outdoor setting.  See the map for GardenFest (jpeg).

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  • A 25-foot-tall, cut, live tree in the Conservatory. Decked out in a botanical theme, this tree promises to be a favorite photo opportunity.
  • Model trains return to the Kelly Education Center
  • Trees decorated by Henrico County Public Schools students brighten the Lora Robins Library; botanical decorations also grace the cozy Library Reading Room.
  • The Kelleher Warming Fire in the Children’s Garden is a great spot to warm up, drink hot chocolate, and roast s’mores (available for purchase at the nearby Carriage House).


Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights flower lights. Image by Nicole Plummer

Food & Drink

    • Garden Cafe: offers casual dining, snacks, drinks and more; in the Visitors Center.
    • Robins Tea House: seated holiday dinners overlooking the lights. Reservations for the Tea House are suggested and are online only. *Please note, when making a reservation, please make sure that you book your GardenFest tickets first before choosing a time for the Tea House.
    • Espresso-A-Go-Go: hot drinks, s’mores kits, and snacks available for purchase in the Children’s Garden Carriage House (near the Kelleher Warming Fire).
    • Jingle Bar: on select nights only (subject to weather); in the Cochrane Rose Garden.


  • The Garden Shop in the Visitors Center is known for its outstanding, high-quality merchandise. A great place for all your gift-giving needs!

Know Before You Go!

  • These GardenFest FAQs provide helpful info and tips for planning your visit, parking and more.
  • For the safety of all, we have prepared an outdoor “Pedestrian Plaza” as a gathering space for guests waiting for their parties to arrive. Look for this space in Parking Lot B near the entrance to the Visitors Center. If you arrive before the time on your ticket and/or you are meeting up with others, please enjoy the seating and outdoor heaters as you wait.

Become a Member for the Best Value

Enjoy free admission on Member Nights! Receive special discounted pricing on all other nights.

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