NBG Express 2017- SOLD OUT

All NBG Express Family Tram Rides are sold out for 2017. Email youthed@nbgs.org if you would like to be placed on a wait list.

If you have questions about tickets you have already purchased, visit our FAQ page call 441-5830 x463 or email youthed@nbgs.org


Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) stages the 19th annual Dominion Garden of Lights, a massive light show that turns NBG into a holiday wonderland. The event is primarily sponsored by Domion Power, with additional sponsorship provided by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Food Lion, USAA, Pepsi, and WVEC ABC 13 News. The garden was founded in 1938 by City Manager Thomas P. Thompson and Frederic Heutte as part of a Works Progress Administration grant under FDR's New Deal and is internationally reknowned today. Norfolk, Virginia. (4 December 2014, Nathanael Miller; Sparks Photography) ***Permission is hereby granted by Nathanael Miller and Sparks Photography to Norfolk Botanical Garden and Norfolk Botanical Garden Society to use these clips and images for any publicity and documentary purposes as long as credit is given (when appropriate) to "Nathanael Miller" and/or "Sparks Photography." Nathanael Miller and Sparks Photography may be reached via email at: sparksphotography1971@gmail.com

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa & Ride the NBG Express- SOLD OUT

Sundays; December 10 or December 17

Arrival Times: 4pm, 5pm, 6pm

Visit with Santa, paint a plate and mug and ride the NBG Express tram through the Dominion Garden of Lights. Cookies and Cocoa are included with this event.

Cost: *$15 per person ($20 for not-yet members) Children under 2 are free

*Limit 6 tickets per NBG Membership. Additional tickets may be purchased at not-yet-Member rate.

Availability Calendar 


NBG Express Deluxe with Santa- SOLD OUT

Mondays-Thursdays; December 4-December 21

Cost: *$15 per person ($20 for not-yet members) Children under 2 are free

NBG Express- Tram Ride Only- SOLD OUT

Monday-Thursday, December 4- December 21-

Arrival Times: 5:30, 6:30

Ride our open-air tram through the Dominion Energy Garden of Lights. Refreshments are available for an additional cost.

Please plan to check in at the visitor center at your arrival time. You will be seated on the next available tram.

*Cost: $10 per person ($13 for not-yet members) Children under 2 are free