Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Dominion GardenFest of Lights: a holiday tradition featuring half-a-million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 12, 2015; 5 - 10 p.m. (Closed Dec. 24 & 25)

This year's theme, "A Legacy In Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden" celebrates the Garden’s 30th Anniversary. The display celebrates the 1984 opening of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the Lakeside Wheel Club founded by Lewis Ginter in 1895.

The magnificent glass Conservatory includes a 20-foot tall holiday tree and a model train display that showcases an array of local historical landmarks with a connection to Lewis Ginter.

The Children's Garden has a firepit for toasting s'mores (available for purchase), a maze and views from the CWDKid's Tree House.

Dining is available and hot chocolate and snacks can be purchased; there's also a wonderful Garden Shop.

Nightly 5-10 p.m. (except December 24 & 25) with recurring activities:

  • Merry Mondays:The Garden Keeper reads stories fireside in Library; Santa sightings in the Conservatory before Dec. 25 (Mondays).
  • Caroling Tuesdays: Barbershop Quartetstrolls and sings.
  • Crafty Wednesdays: make a Victorian ornament to take home.
  • Musical Thursdays: Acoustic music in Library.

Visit for details about Illumination night, GardenFest for Fidos and more.


Event Dates/Times

11/28/2014 - 1/12/2015
 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


 $12 adult; $11 senior; $8 child