Million Bulb Walk 2017

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For the past week, nightly online tickets have sold out. Purchase your online
EARLY. Your online ticket purchase will guarantee you entry to the most popular light
show in 
Coastal Virginia! Please be prepared, you may experience long
lines even if you have a ticket. For ticket sale updates and traffic reports, please
visit the Garden’s Facebook page.

Choose a night from the calendar below & purchase your ticket.

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What are the days and hours of operation for the Million Bulb Walk?
Entry into MBW is from 4pm to 9pm daily starting Friday, November 10, 2017 through Thursday, November 30, 2017.  The display closes at 10pm.

How much are tickets?
Tickets are $17(not yet members); $15 (military); $13 (Garden members); $10  (children 3 to 17); children 2 & younger are Free.

Will I see the lights at 4pm?
Although it is still light at 4pm, the Garden will open its gates to members and guests so they can explore our 175 spectacular garden acres before it gets dark around 5pm. Many families who chose to come in early can also avoid long traffic lines during our peak visitation hours.

When are tickets available?
Online date-specific ticket sales begin  October 1. Day-of online tickets sales end at 4pm each day.  Day-of in-person ticket sales (if available) may be purchased the evening of your visit at the Visitor Center.  Ticket availability is updated on our Facebook page nightly.

How do I get tickets?
When you purchase your date-specific tickets online, you will receive two emails.  One is confirmation of your purchase. The second email will have a link to your e-ticket.  You do not have to print out your e-ticket.  We can scan your ticket right from your smartphone!

Do I have to purchase my ticket online?
No, if we are not sold out, you can purchase your tickets on the night of your visit,  if tickets are still available. We will post on Facebook each evening. 

Do you have discounts?
Yes, for Garden members and Military.  There are no group discounts available.

I am a member of a reciprocal garden. Do I receive the member discount?
No, only Norfolk Botanical Garden members receive the special discount.

What if I can’t use my ticket?
Million Bulb Walk is a rain-or-shine event. Tickets are not refundable. The Garden will exchange tickets with 48 hours’ notice when possible.

How long is the walk through the Million Bulb Walk?
The event route is more than 1 mile long. It is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, and mobility assistance devices. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis in our Visitor Center.  At the end of the route, there is a tram that will take guests back to the parking lot.

Where do I park for the Million Bulb Walk?
Parking attendants will direct you to parking in the main lot. Parking is free.

Is food available? May I bring food from outside?
Yes! Marigold & Honey will provide a number of snack and beverage options. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

Will the Garden Gift Shop be open during the Million Bulb Walk?
Yes! Our Gift Shop located in the Baker Hall Visitor Center will be open during the event. Check out our variety of unique and seasonal merchandise for gardeners, nature lovers and more – perfect for gifting or getting!

Can I take pictures? What about selfie-sticks?
Yes, we encourage you to take photos – use the hashtag #NBGLights2017. Visitors may also use monopods or selfie-sticks with care. Tripods are not allowed.

May I bring a pet to Million Bulb Walk?
No. Norfolk Botanical Garden does not allow animals, except for ADA-designated service animals. No bikes or running please as this is a walking event only.

Am I allowed to smoke during the Million Bulb Walk?
Smoking is not permitted during the walk.

Is there a limit to how many tickets I can purchase as a Garden Member?
Yes, the limit is 6 Member tickets per membership.

Can I walk into the Garden to see the Million Bulb Walk?
Due to the safety of our guests, we will not allow guests to walk into the Garden from the main entrance road after 5pm.

Are there restrooms available?
Yes, our Visitor Center and Rose Garden Hall are open nightly until 10pm and there are 2 restroom buildings located along the route.

Check out our NEW Polar Prop Station located at the Butterfly House plaza. Borrow a holiday prop, have some fun, take a photo, and share with the world.
Use the hashtag #NBGLights.

Not-Yet-a-Member? – Now is a great time to become a Garden member.

Click here to learn more!