Walk through more than a million holiday lights with family and friends. The event route is approximately a mile long and is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs and mobility assistance devices. At the end of the route, there is a tram that will take guests back to the parking lot. Tickets are nonrefundable
Before completing Million Bulb Walk, families are invited to bring their children to decorate a holiday ornament craft and visit Santa. Santa will be at the Garden Monday-Thursday, December 2-12 from 4-5:30PM. Tickets are $15/child, $14/adult for NBG members, and $18/adult for not-yet-members. Tickets register children for the program, and include tickets for the whole family to participate in Million Bulb Walk. Register online or purchase your tickets at the Front Desk the day of the program.
Drive through Dominion Energy Garden of Lights
Dec. 15 thru Dec. 31, 5:30-10 PM nightly.
Register to run at the Garden 2.020 Fun Run
Jan. 1, 4-7 PM.
Walk with your canine companion at Barks & Bulbs
Jan. 3 & 4, 5-9 PM.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 8, 2019 through Saturday, December 14, 2019. The display closes at 10pm.
Will I see the lights at 4pm?
Guests are welcome to enjoy the Garden’s 175 spectacular acres before it gets dark. As a bonus, avoid potentially long lines during peak visitation hours.
How much are tickets?
$18(not yet members)
$10(children 3 to 17)
Children 2 & younger are Free.
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?
We strongly encourage purchasing tickets in advance. Should our parking lot reach capacity, we will only allow those with pre- purchased tickets access to the display.
Do you have discounts?
Yes, for Garden members and Military. Guest passes and reciprocal benefits are not accepted for this special event. There are no group discounts.
What if I can’t use my ticket?
Million Bulb Walk is a rain or shine event and will occur as scheduled in rainy conditions. Bring an umbrella and jacket! Tickets may not be refunded if the event is running as advertised. Cancellations will be announced on the Garden’s website as well as Facebook.
Please contact Guest Services at 757-441-5830 ext. 324 48 hours in advance to reschedule your tickets.
How long is 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?
Follow the road to our main parking lot, where parking attendants will be more than happy to direct you.
Is food available? May I bring food from outside?
Though outside food is not permitted, our Marigold & Honey Cafe will provide a number of delicious snack and beverage options.
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 until 9pm nightly.
Can I take pictures? What about selfie-sticks?
Yes, we encourage you to take photos – use the hashtag #NBGLights2019. Visitors may also use monopods or selfie-sticks with care.
May I bring a pet to Million Bulb Walk?
Pets are not allowed during this event. ADA Service animals are welcome.
Please check out our new event Barks & Bulbs coming up this January.
Am I allowed to smoke during the Million Bulb Walk?
The Garden is a nicotine-free environment.
Is there a limit to how many tickets I can purchase as a Garden Member?
Members are welcome to purchase as many tickets as they would like, however only 6 tickets will be discounted at the member rate.
Can I walk into the Garden from the Main Road 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.