Rentals and Dinners
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s annual holiday event, Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights November 23, 2020 – January 10, 2021, features more than a half-million lights arranged in botanical themes throughout the Garden. Each year the Garden comes alive with festive lighting designs, special train displays and breathtaking Conservatory plantings, making for a memorable evening of holiday fun!
GardenFest of Lights creates the perfect back drop for any holiday function! With GardenFest admission included in your facility rental fee, your guests can enjoy our annual holiday light show during your next holiday event.
We offer several different venues for holiday event rentals during Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights from November 23, 2020 through January 10, 2021.Learn More
GardenFest of Lights
GardenFest of Lights Dinners are a wonderful semi-private, shared dining experience for family, corporate or association group dinners during the holidays. Offered Sundays through Tuesdays during the season, they include a holiday buffet dinner for your group of 15 or more, plus admission into GardenFest of Lights. Download more info on GardenFest of Lights Dinners (PDF)
Please note a new location this year – Dinners will be held in the Auditorium of the Kelly Education Center to allow for social distancing of tables. Seating will be available for groups of up to 30, 36 and 66.
We will begin taking reservations for our 2020 – 2021 GardenFest of Lights Dinners on Monday, March 9, 2020. Please email [email protected] to make your reservation.
Contact a Facility Events Coordinator to book your GardenFest dinner today or call 804-262-9887, ext. 224 or 345.
GardenFest of Lights
Dinner with Santa
Make our GardenFest Dinner with Santa your next family tradition! GardenFest Dinner with Santa includes a buffet dinner, a visit with Santa, and admission into GardenFest of Lights. Download more info on GardenFest Dinner with Santa (PDF)
*Please Note – for 2020 we will be doing 2 seating times to decrease the number of guests in the space, first seating at 5 p.m. and second seating at 7:30 p.m. with a maximum of 60 people per seating, with tables of up to 6. We will also have Santa setup with social distancing in mind.
Online reservations for 2020 Santa Dinners will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13th.
Interested in Holiday Luncheon Options for your Next Group Outing?
Find out more about our new holiday luncheon package perfect for your next holiday gathering.