Dominion Energy
GardenFest of Lights 2024-2025

We look forward to welcoming you again this holiday season! Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights will return on November 18, 2024 through January 5, 2025. This family favorite event kicks off with the Member Preview Weekend November 15-17th!

GardenFest Tickets

Advance tickets will be REQUIRED and available online only (no walk-ups). Las entradas están disponibles en línea SOLAMENTE (no se venderán en ventanilla). Language Translations: see drop-down menu at bottom right of web page.

GardenFest is a rain or shine event. 

Parking is limited. Please carpool or consider a ride-sharing service.

Lights & Displays



  • Millions of lights light up the gardens and twinkle in trees under the night sky. The walk-through experience is designed so you, your loved ones, and friends can relax, have fun, and make special memories in a magical setting. 
  • 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). (Please note: the Kelleher Warming Fire is weather dependent and not operational in wet and/or windy weather.)
  • Dried botanicals and Fairy Houses displayed in the Robins Visitors Center, the Kelly Education Center, and the Lora M. Robins Library Reading Room.
  • Fraser Fir Conservatory Tree in the North Wing of the Conservatory.

Special Nights

MEMBER PREVIEW WEEKEND: November 15-17, 2024

FREE NIGHTS FOR MEMBERS: December 30, 2024-January 5, 2025



GardenFest Map (2023-2024)

A map of Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights 2023








Click on the GardenFest Map image (JPG) above to view or download it in a higher resoultion.


Food & Drink

The Restaurant at Lewis Ginter (Garden Cafe) has sit-down dining; the Jingle Bar and Grill (Tea House) has grab and go casual fare and a bar.

The Restaurant at Lewis Ginter (location: Garden Cafe)
Make your GardenFest visit extra special with a festive holiday dinner. Reservation only. Walk ins accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Jingle Bar & Grill (location: Tea House)
Your “go-to” for food and drink at GardenFest.

Espresso-A-Go-Go (location: Children’s Garden) Hot drinks and s’mores kits

On Select Nights: Pop-Up Jingle Bar (location: Cochrane Rose Garden) 

Santa Brunch: Delicious brunches in December with an opportunity to meet Santa. These reservations fill quickly; make yours today!

GardenFest Dinners with Santa: Make GardenFest an extra special experience with dinners on select evenings and a chance to meet Santa.

GardenFest Dining for Groups: Book these buffet dinners in advance for groups of 15 or more on select nights.

For More Dining Experiences including Holiday Rentals, please visit Holiday Events and Private Parties.


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

Thank You to Our Title Sponsor

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Thank You to Our Other Sponsors

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