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PEAK NIGHTS | Dec. 17-Jan. 2: Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue

Henrico, VA 23228

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One of the region's most popular events! Tickets available online ONLY with timed arrivals. NEW! FLEX ticket options.

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These are PEAK NIGHT TICKETS for Dec. 17, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022

  • $18 Adult
  • $12 Youth
  • $28 FLEX Adult (see FLEX details below*)
  • $22 FLEX Youth (see FLEX details below*)
  • Children under age 3 do not need a ticket.

Looking for tickets for Nov. 22-Dec. 16? Visit VALUE NIGHTS.

Looking for tickets for Jan. 3-9? Visit BONUS NIGHTS.

Museums for All guests, please visit Museums for All (Nov. 22-Dec. 16) or Museums for All (Dec. 17-Jan. 9).

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, Nov. 22, 2021-Jan. 9, 2022. Closed Thanksgiving (Nov. 25) and Dec. 24-25.

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds. Proceeds benefit the Garden.

TICKETS

  • Tickets are available online ONLY (no walk-ups). Each half-hour has a limited number of tickets available.
  • *NEW! FLEX Tickets allow a one-time transfer of ticket to another date and/or time. The date and time you want to change to is subject to availability. FLEX tickets cannot be used to reschedule on nights that are already sold out. Certain restrictions apply**. If you have a FLEX ticket, you can contact the Garden at flex@lewisginter.org for ticket transfers. Non-FLEX Tickets cannot be transferred and are non-refundable.

ARRIVAL

  • Arrive at the time on your ticket or up to 30 minutes after that time. Example: if your ticket says 4 p.m., arrival time is between 4-4:30 p.m. We cannot admit you earlier than the time on your ticket and if you arrive more than 30 minutes after the time on your ticket, you may not be able to enter due to capacities.
  • Plan to meet family and friends outside in the Pedestrian Plaza in Parking Lot B. This is near where you will enter the Visitors Center; limited seating is available.
  • Help us be quick! If you can, please print your ticket and bring it with you. This will make it easier for us to collect and scan. (If you prefer, have your ticket QR code showing on your smartphone ready for scanning.)

MASK POLICY

  • The Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are encouraging universal indoor masking while in public spaces for all regardless of vaccination status. For those who are not fully vaccinated, masks are required indoors at all times and outdoors when 6-foot social distancing is not possible. Please visit the website at lewisginter.org and follow on social media for any updates.

LIGHTS, DISPLAYS & MORE

This year's theme is "Naturally Connected" and highlights include:

  • More than a million lights outside throughout the Garden!
  • NEW! Light displays including the life cycle of a butterfly and community-created Poems of Positivity from Orlosky Studio. Familiar favorites include the peacock, flower forms and the maze of lights--this year designed as a spiderweb.
  • The Conservatory's 25-foot decorated holiday tree (perfect for group photos); plus lush tropicals and orchids.
  • The Kelly Education Center with model trains chugging through a miniature landscape with a "Farm to Table" theme; tree decorated with botanicals and cozy fireplace in the Lora Robins Library; trees decorated by Henrico County Public School students in the hallway.
  • Children’s Garden with Kelleher Warming Fire. Hot chocolate and s’mores available (for purchase) nearby from Espresso-A-Go-Go.
  • Food available for purchase in the Garden Cafe and great shopping in the Garden Shop.

SPECIAL NIGHTS

  • Free Member Nights: Jan. 3-9, 2022: Admission is free for members on these evenings.
  • GardenFest for Fidos: Thursday, December 2, 2021, and Thursday, January 6, 2022: Leashed dogs are allowed on these nights only.

**FLEX TICKET TRANSFER POLICY

• Guests MUST have purchased a FLEX ticket in order to transfer their tickets

• Same day ticket transfers will only be completed up to 4PM

• All other ticket transfers will be completed within 24 hours

• Guests will not be refunded the difference if they select a lower-priced ticket

• Guests switching from a VALUE/BONUS night to a PEAK night will be required to pay the difference for upgrading to a FLEX PEAK ticket. (ie: Guests cannot switch from a FLEX VALUE/BONUS NIGHT ADULT ticket to a PEAK GENERAL ADULT ticket.)

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • GardenFest and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will be closed on Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), December 24 & 25.
  • The attractions are all outdoors and it is a walk-through show. Please dress accordingly.
  • The event is rain or shine and is canceled only in cases of extreme inclement weather. Any closure notices will be posted to the Garden's homepage and on social media.
  • Proceeds benefit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. There are no refunds. This is a rain-or-shine event. Garden member tickets are non-transferable to non-members.
  • Garden members must be prepared to show a member ID card.
  • Those purchasing "General Admission" tickets through the "Museums for All" initiative must be prepared to show SNAP or WIC card.
  • Help us be quick! If you can, please print your ticket and bring it with you. This will make it easier for us to collect and scan. (If you prefer, have your ticket QR code showing on your smartphone ready for scanning.)
  • Parking is free, but it is limited.
  • Busiest nights tend to be weekends and the week prior to Dec. 25.
  • Outside food and other items may not be brought into the event.
  • For questions about the event, please call (804) 262-9887 or email contactus@lewisginter.org
  • During the ticket purchase process, anyone using an email address that is not recognized by the Eventbrite system will be asked to set a password the first time. If you have previously purchased tickets on Eventbrite you will not need to do this. You can access your GardenFest tickets from your email confirmation and either print them or show them on your smartphone when you arrive. There is no need to login to Eventbrite or use the Eventbrite App unless you would like to do so, or for some reason are unable to retrieve your email tickets.

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue

Henrico, VA 23228

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden connects people through plants to improve communities. Recognized as one of the nation's best public gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA, invites you to explore more than 50 acres of themed gardens, including a Conservatory and Children's Garden; enjoy exciting events, and experience great shopping and dining.

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