Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Nov. 23, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019  (Closed Dec. 24 & 25)
Nightly 5 – 10 p.m.

A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted 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 re-interpret 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.

Purchase Tickets Online (Link Coming Soon)

Asian Valley during Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. Image by Harlow Chandler Tickets
A “rain or shine” event; only closed for extreme weather. Tickets are not date-specific and may be purchased at the Garden (9 a.m. – 10 p.m.) or you may purchase tickets online.  Please note tickets ordered online have a convenience fee.

$13 adults
$11 seniors (age 55+)
$8 children (ages 3 – 12)
Free for children under age 3
$7: Garden members
$5: Child on Garden Membership (ages 3 – 17)

In order to accommodate groups and guests arriving early for GardenFest, we begin charging GardenFest admission at 4 p.m.

We will have a Pre-Purchased 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 on nights with anticipated high visitation (Fridays, Saturdays and the week prior to Dec. 25). Our goal is to get you into the Garden as efficiently as possible so you can enjoy the show. Purchase tickets online.

Member and Volunteer Nights (free admission for members and volunteers) on November 26, 27, 28, 29, 2018, and Jan. 7, 2019.

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

Join us for GardenFest for Fidos Thursday, November 29, 2018, and Jan. 4, 2019.

For bulk ticket sales see our GardenFest discounts page. For pre-registered group visits of 25 or more adults, visit the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights event page.

Scroll Down for more info on Planning Your Visit: Helpful Tips, Visiting with Children, Discounts, 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. NEA logo

 

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

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