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Additional Sponsors are Channel 13 and the City of Norfolk

First step – Pick your date and click the number below.
Second step – You will be instructed to pick a time slot.
Third step – Once you finish your purchase, you will receive two emails

(first email will confirm your purchase followed by a second email containing your e-ticket with a bar-code)

Save a tree! Simply, bring your phone with you on your selected night and we will scan it at the Holiday Ticket Hut. Its easy, your saving paper, and it’s safe. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we will continue to follow the Virginia Health Department and the CDC recommendations to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. We are in this together.

View Frequently Asked Questions below

Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons!

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Your ticket purchases help us as a non-profit fulfill our mission:

IMMERSE VISITORS IN A WORLD OF BEAUTY
 LEAD THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION
INSPIRE THROUGH EDUCATION AND CONNECTION TO NATURE.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Due to the the current COVID-19 pandemic, our Million Bulb Walk event has been postponed until next year, 2021. However, we are adding MORE driving nights for you and your family!

Members always receive the best deal.  Not a Member Yet?  Become Member here

Please see pricing chart

Yes. To continue safety standards and to reduce personal contact, we are moving our tickets sales to online only. Beginning October 1, 2020, you simply click the blue purchase tickets button:  pick your date from the calendar display and you will then be prompted to select from TIME SLOT (1) 5:30pm-7pm,  TIME SLOT (2) 7:30pm-9pm or TIME SLOT (3) 9pm – 10pm) Present your bar-coded ticket at our holiday ticket hut via your mobile phone. If you arrive with no ticket, you are not guaranteed entry as we may experience long lines. An additional $5 fee will apply.

Yes, Garden Members always receive the largest discount. Military & City of Norfolk Employees receive a discount (must present current ID at ticket hut). Please see above discounts listed under pricing. Guest passes and reciprocal benefits are not accepted for this special event. There are no group discounts.

Dominion Energy Garden of Lights is a rain or shine event and will occur as scheduled in rainy conditions. There are no refunds. If there is a cancellation of the event due to severe weather conditions or a power outage, participants will be contacted and tickets will be transferred to another night.

Please contact Guest Services at 757-441-5830 ext. 324 48 hours in advance to reschedule your tickets.

The event route is more than a mile long. Our busiest nights are Friday, Saturday nights. We recommend coming Sunday – Thursday.

Our Marigold & Honey Cafe Food Truck will offer  a number of delicious snack and beverage options.

Yes, just don’t hold up traffic. If you take photos from your vehicle  – use the hashtag #NBGLights2020.

As long as your favorite pet stays in your vehicle, they can enjoy the Dominon Energy Garden of Lights Drive Through too!

Members are welcome to purchase as many tickets as they would like, however only 6 tickets will be discounted at the member rate.

Yes, this is a great question. Our bathrooms located in Rose Garden Hall are open nightly until 10pm. Ask the attendant at the ticket hut. We will get you safely out of line and get you back in line to enjoy the lights.

The The Dominion Energy Garden of Lights was named a winner in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights – top 5, two years in a row!

Forbes.com names Dominion Energy Garden of Lights one of the best holiday light shows in the Country!

Named “One of the 12 Magical Christmas Destinations You Need to Add to Your Holiday Bucket List” by Simplemost.com

Don’t miss Virginia’s  favorite holiday tradition. Drive through our annual holiday light show for a magical holiday experience.

Yes. Norfolk Botanical Garden is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Dominion Energy Garden of Lights is our largest fundraising event of the year.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Your ticket purchases help us as a non-profit fulfill our mission:

IMMERSE VISITORS IN A WORLD OF BEAUTY
 LEAD THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION
INSPIRE THROUGH EDUCATION AND CONNECTION TO NATURE.

Don't miss our Terrific Tree sale, garden kits to-go and gift shop items - together we can plant a better world.  SHOP HERE
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