Dominion GardenFest of Lights ‘H2Whoa’ at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Offers Lights, S’mores, Trains and More!

Dominion GardenFest of Lights is holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more.   Dominion GardenFest of Lights  is Nov. 27, 2015 – Jan. 11, 2016. (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 – 10 p.m.

This year’s “H2Whoa” theme showcases water in all its forms.  Experience a dazzling 30-acre light and botanical display highlighting some of the many ways water surrounds us and shapes the world in which we live.  Explore magical, whimsical re-imaginings of everyday water events. Stroll through twinkling “rain storms” as crystal rain drops and fluffy storm clouds float overhead.  Participate in a thunderstorm of lights! As the storm clears walk through a 75-foot rainbow of light to the warm yellow Rose Garden where our peacock dries its feathers.  Dive into deep blue pools surrounded by glowing ocean life.  Enjoy a dinner in the Tea House surrounded by a snow covered landscape dripping with ice.  Make your way down the Rainbow Road beside a river of light. Dry off at the Warming Fire as you treat yourself to hot chocolate and s’mores, and then find your way through our maze of lights.asian valley harlow chandler

Indoors you can follow fish in a river to learn more about water and how to help improve our own waterways. Experience gorgeous botanical exhibits inspired by bog gardens and ocean life and enjoy multiple train displays.  Step into the Conservatory to explore the ocean’s floor, discover a wintry wonderland, find rainstorms and rainbows, and visit a tropical rain forest.

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A “rain or shine” event; only closed for extreme weather. Tickets are not date specific.

$12 adultsrainbow harlow chandler
$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 – 18)

Member Nights (free admission for members) are November 30, December 1 & 2, 2015 and January 11, 2016. Learn more about Garden Membership and member privileges, including special ticket pricing (it may be your best deal).

Dominion GardenFest Illumination is Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Click here for more info on Planning Your Visit: Helpful Tips, Visiting with Children, Parking, Food & More.

Enter to Win Tickets Here!

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to GardenFest of Lights on the evening of your choice.   Tickets will be held at Will Call.  This contest is now closed.