Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Giveaway!

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Images by Don Williamson

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday activities & more.  The event runs Nov. 24, 2017 – January 8, 2018 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) from 5pm-10pm at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens on Lakeside Avenue.

Has your family ever visited, or has it been a few years?  It is a wonderful way to spend an evening together and do a little family bonding.  Did you know there are over 500,000 lights and 40+ miles of light strands in the show.  Now that is worth seeing!

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights offers fun for families with special weekday events throughout Gardenfest.

Sometimes the garden can get crowded.  Avoid the crowds on the weekends and visit the garden during the week.  These family friendly activities will add to the experience, and some offer an escape indoors, if the weather gets a little chilly.

Every Monday:
Storytime at the fireside with the Garden Keeper 5 – 8pm in the Library Reading Room and Santa “sightings” in the Conservatory on Mondays (through Dec. 19th).

Every Tuesday:
“Four in the Morning” strolls throughout the Garden with musical medleys.  6 – 7:30pm.

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Images by Don Williamson

Every Wednesday:
Families make crafts based on this year’s GardenFest theme with the help of staff & volunteers. 5 – 8 p.m. in the Kelly Education Center. Supporting Sponsor: M&T Bank

Every Thursday:
Acoustic musicians perform festive entertainment. 6-7 p.m. & 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Lora Robins Library.

Special Events Include:

Member Nights — Member and Volunteer Nights (free admission for members and volunteers): Due to last year’s snow day, this year we have FIVE free Member Nights:  Jan. 8, 2018.

GardenFest for Fidos —  Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic – December 31, 2017


Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Images by Don Williamson

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is 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 – 18)

Click here for tips on visiting for GardenFest.  And here for specific tips for visiting with kids.

Enter to Win Tickets Here!

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to GardenFest of Lights on the evening of your choice.   Entries must be received by Noon on December 14th.  Tickets will be held at Will Call.