Embrace the Holiday Spirit at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights


A Sorella Sister Holiday Favorite: The Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

As the holiday season approaches, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is set to transform into a mesmerizing wonderland of lights, botanical decorations, and festive cheer.

From November 20, 2023, to January 7, 2024, visitors of all ages are invited to immerse themselves in the magic of the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. This cherished tradition promises an enchanting experience, complete with millions of twinkling lights, model trains, delectable treats, and much more!

Advance tickets are REQUIRED and are available online only (no walk-ups)

Children under age 3 do not need a ticket.

This year, the Garden embraces the theme "Rhythms of Nature." As you wander through this luminous landscape, you'll be guided by the seasons' rhythmic dance, a reminder of the interconnectedness of all life.

Festive Delights:

  • Marvel at a live, botanical-themed tree in the Conservatory, a perfect backdrop for holiday snapshots.
  • Allow the model trains at the Kelly Education Center to transport you to a miniature wonderland nightly from 4 to 9:45 p.m.
  • Admire the artistry of Henrico County Public Schools students as their decorated trees illuminate the Lora Robins Library.
  • Seek solace in the warm glow of the Kelleher Warming Fire in the Children’s Garden, where hot chocolate and s’mores await (available for purchase at the nearby Carriage House).

The Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights promises to be a joyous celebration of nature's rhythms and the holiday spirit. Whether you're captivated by the glittering lights, enthralled by the model trains, or savoring a delightful meal, this event offers something for everyone.

Purchase your tickets early and secure your spot in this winter wonderland. You're not going to want to miss this!

Why Lauren loves this event: "As a mom of three, the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a yearly tradition we all eagerly anticipate. My kids absolutely love exploring the gardens, and let's be honest, who can resist the allure of hot chocolate on a crisp winter night? It's a wonderful experience that brings us all together and creates lasting memories." - Lauren

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