Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Nov. 23, 2018–Jan. 7, 2019 (Closed 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!

Bringing Art to Light

This year, famous works of art will come alive during Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. The exhibition will reinterpret well-known works of art in a spectrum of sparkling color, inviting guests to discover how sculpture, dance, music and paintings are informed by the natural world. Visitors will wander through a festive landscape alight in glimmering radiance and delight in handcrafted botanical decorations, all designed to illuminate nature and her power to inspire. Learn about Dominion Energy GardenFest Illumination night on November 23, 2018.

Tickets

Discounted Member Ticket

Join now to receive special Member pricing and FREE admission on select Member Nights!  Garden Members — look for an email with a special Members-only promo code in your inbox soon!

$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

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.

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. kELLEHER LOGO

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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

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