Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Facts

2022-2023 GardenFest by the Numbers

More than a million lights decorate the 50-acre property
110 wrapped trees
Darlington Oak: 75 hours; 242 strands; 12,100 bulbs; 1.15 miles of lights; took two arborist tree climbers a week to string the lights
57+: miles of light strands (not including light forms)
13,500+: number of strands in inventory (not including light forms)
675,0 00+: number of LEDs (not including light forms)
147,700 individual light bulbs in trees=14 miles of lights in trees alone
300: number of volunteers helping prepare for GardenFest
7,700: hours worked by volunteers (volunteering twice a week year-round + during the show)
2 months: how long it takes to install the lights (and 6+ months of prep work)
46: number of nights Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is open to the public (Nov. 21, 2022-Jan. 8, 2023)
GardenFest for Fidos Nights when leashed dogs are allowed (Nov. 21 and Dec. 5, 2022; Jan. 2, 2023)
Number of people who purchased tickets in 2021-2022
#2 Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights; USA Today (2021)


Dominion GardenFest of Lights, Image by Don Williamson
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