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Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

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From last year’s GardenFest of Lights, set to the theme of “Naturally Ever After: Stories in Lights.”

GardenFest of Lights will return for the holiday season, although with some new safety measures in place due to the coronavirus.

The holiday light show at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will run Nov. 23 through Jan. 10, 2021.

The popular holiday event will be held entirely outdoors with limited tickets, timed arrivals, online ticketing and social distancing throughout the garden.

That means that some attractions that typically draw a crowd - like the warming fire and music - will not be held this year because of safety concerns. Others, like the model trains, will be moved outside.

Up to 200 tickets will be available every half-hour to allow for social distancing in the Visitors Center and will go on sale at a later date. In the past, there wasn't a limit on how many people could enter GardenFest at one time; however, the event was somewhat self-limiting with only 519 dedicated parking spaces at the garden.

Lewis Ginter is located at 1800 Lakeside Ave. in Henrico County. Check the garden's website at for more information.

Tickets can be purchased online only, no walk-ups.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for children age 3 to 12. During during peak season, Dec. 18-Jan. 3, tickets will increase to $18 adults; $12 children age 3-12. For members, tickets are $7 adults; $5 youth (age 3-17).

GardenFest is closed on Dec. 24 and 25. More information at


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