Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

GardenFest starts November 19th and runs through early January. We are CLOSED Thanksgiving, Dec. 24-25.  Open nightly 4-10 p.m.

A favorite tradition featuring lights, decorations, outdoor model trains, dinners, hot chocolate (for purchase) & more! En español.

Check Back for more Information on Prepurchased Timed Tickets 

Non-Member Tickets

Member Tickets

Ticket Availability

If the date or time you hope to buy tickets for is sold consider visiting on weeknights or after 8 p.m. Another option — become a garden member, member tickets tend to have greater availability.

Become a member

GardenFest Pricing

Children under age 3 do not need a ticket.

Stay Tuned for more info on our BONUS SEASON and FREE MEMBER NIGHTS

Members: Get free admission on Member Nights!  Learn about becoming a member.

Non-members: $14 adults; $8 youth (age 3-12); Museums for All (SNAP or WIC card shown at check in): $1 adult; $0 youth (age 3-12)

Please note: We are using the Eventbrite ticketing system used in previous years and there is a small service fee.

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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Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. Image by James LovingLights & Displays

  • Thousands of lights line garden paths and twinkle in trees under the night sky. Check back for more info on this year’s theme! Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is designed so you and your loved ones and friends can relax, have fun and make special memories in a magical outdoor setting.
    Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights flower lights. Image by Nicole Plummer

GardenFest MapPlanning Your Visit

  • Don’t miss a light! Check back for this year’s GardenFest Map (PNG).
  • Check back for dining options! View info on helpful tips for planning your visit, parking, & more.
  • Check back for info on hot chocolate, coffee and sweets.
  • GardenFest is a “rain or shine” event. The show continues even through heavy rain and cold temperatures. The Garden is closed only for severe weather. Any closure notices would be posted to the homepage ( and on social media.


  • Check back for more info on Dining.
  • The Garden Shop will be open during GardenFest.