FAMILY HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

Cookie Plates & Cocoa Mugs

Sunday, December 1

Get ready for the holidays with your own festive plate and mug set. Ages 3+ with caregiver participation.

Program does not include tram ride or Million Bulb Walk tickets.

Price for NBG Members: $10/child (NBG Member Adults may attend for free)

Price for Not-yet Members: $15/person (Both children and adults must purchase tickets. Only registered children receive a craft set.)

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Visit With Santa

Dates: Mondays-Thursdays, December 2-12, 2019

Before completing the Million Bulb Walk, families are invited to bring their children to decorate a holiday ornament craft and visit Santa! Tickets register children for the program, and include tickets for the whole family to participate in the Million Bulb Walk. Visit with Santa does not include a tram ride.

Price for NBG Members: $15/child and $14/adult. (All children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets.)
Price for Not-yet Members: $15/child and $18/adult. (All children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets.)

Note: Child tickets register each child to visit Santa and complete a craft, and includes entry into the Million Bulb Walk. Adult tickets are exclusively to participate in the Million Bulb Walk, and do not include a craft.

Choose Your Date:

Monday · December 2

Tuesday · December 3

Wednesday · December 4

Thursday · December 5

Monday · December 9

Tuesday · December 10

Wednesday · December 11

Thursday · December 12

Holiday Cookie Houses

Sunday, December 8

Use graham crackers, candies, and other festive goodies to create your own holiday cookie house. Ages 3+ with caregiver participation. Program does not include tram ride or Million Bulb Walk tickets.

Price for NBG Members: $20/set.

Price for Not-yet Members: $35/set. Includes NBG admission for two guests (one child and one chaperone). Additional cookie house sets must be purchased for additional guests.

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Tinsel Tram Deluxe & Tram Ride Only

Registration Opens on October 1, 2019

Dates: Monday-Thursday, December 16-19, 2019

Bring your family to ride the Tinsel Tram through the Dominion Energy Garden of Lights!

  • The “Tinsel Tram Deluxe” program includes a craft and visit with Santa in our classroom, followed by a ride on the Tinsel Tram.
  • The “Tram Ride Only” option reserves seats on the Tinsel Tram for each member of your party. Tram Ride Only does not include a craft or a visit with Santa.

 

Tinsel Tram Deluxe

Price for NBG Members: $20/person (All children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets)
Price for Not-yet Members: $25/person (All children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets)

Tinsel Tram Ride Only

Price for NBG Members: $10/person (All children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets)
Price for Not-yet Members: $13/person (All children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets)

Choose Your Date:

Monday · December 16 – Only 4PM Tinsel Tram Deluxe Available

Tuesday · December 17 – Tram Ride Only Sold Out

Wednesday · December 18 – Only 4PM Tinsel Tram Deluxe Available

Thursday · December 19 – Only 4PM Tinsel Tram Deluxe Available

Holiday Nature Ornaments

Saturday, December 21

Use natural items to design your own set of holiday ornaments. Ages 3+ with caregiver participation. Program does not include tram ride or Million Bulb Walk tickets.

Price for NBG Members: $10/child/class (adult members may attend for free) All participants ages 3+ must register.

Price for Not-yet Members: $15/person (tickets for class must be purchased for both children and adults and includes daytime admission to NBG) All participants ages 3+ must register.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Visit with Santa is an evening holiday program that allows children to complete a holiday ornament craft and visit Santa, and includes tickets for the whole family to participate in the Million Bulb Walk. All adults and children 2 and over must have a purchased ticket. Child tickets register each child to visit Santa and complete a craft, and includes entry into the Million Bulb Walk. Adult tickets are exclusively to participate in the Million Bulb Walk. Visit with Santa does not include a tram ride.

The Tinsel Tram is a holiday tram ride through the Dominion Energy Garden of Lights.

 Tinsel Tram: Tram Ride Only includes a ticket to ride a tram through the Dominion Energy Garden of Lights. Santa DOES NOT attend the Tram Ride Only program.

Tinsel Tram Deluxe includes approximately an hour in a classroom to make a holiday ornament and visit with Santa, followed by a tram ride through the Dominion Energy Garden of Lights.

Online registration begins at 9AM on Tuesday, October 1 for Tinsel Tram programs. All other Youth Holiday Programs are open now for registration.

Holiday program registration is online or in person only. If you have issues with your online registration, call (757) 441-5830 x463 or email youthed@nbgs.org. To register in person, visit the front desk at the Baker Hall Visitor Center. Non-members will have to purchase admission to register in person.

Anyone age 2 and over must have a ticket. Children 0-23 months do not need a ticket. Tickets are not person-specific and do not need to be registered to individuals. For some holiday programs, NBG member adults are permitted to register a free chaperone ticket. Other programs require NBG member adult ticket purchases. Please check specific programs for ticket prices and requirements.

You may purchase as many tickets as are available. Members may receive a discount on up to 6 tickets. If you are unable to purchase the full number of tickets for your party on the same time and session, that session may not have enough seats available. Please do not complete an online transaction for less than the full number of seats you will need for your entire party.

You do not need to include the name of every one in your party. When you arrive at the Garden, one member of your party can pick up tickets at the check-in desk. If your entire party has to cancel and you would like to give your tickets to another party, forward them the email with the tickets, or print the tickets for them. All tickets are date-specific and can only be used once.

Make sure your email address login matches the email address attached to your membership account. Your membership discount will post after you have placed the tickets in your cart. Call (757) 441-5830 x463 if you need assistance.

Our holiday programs typically sell out, so additional dates are often not available. There is a flat $10 fee per order for any date change. No date changes are permitted with less than a 5-day notice.

All refunds incur a 20% processing fee. No refunds issued with less than 5 days-notice. Tinsel Tram tickets are transferable to other parties.

Visit with Santa and Tinsel Trams are open unless there is extremely inclement weather. We do not offer refunds for tickets. Tickets are transferable to other parties. In some cases we will allow your family to drive through the lights instead of ride the tram, but only on the night you are scheduled to ride the Tinsel Tram. If Norfolk Botanical Garden closes, Tinsel Trams will be cancelled. Tickets are transferable to other parties.

Check in at the visitor center when you arrive. You will receive passes for the tram and directions to the boarding zone at that time.

Tinsel Tram tickets only include seats on the tram. If you would like to also drive through the Lights, you will have to pay the additional per car fee. In some special circumstances, you may be able to transfer your tickets to drive through ONLY on the night you are scheduled to attend the Tinsel Tram. Ask the staff at check-in if this option is available.

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