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November 2017
$5 - $13

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - January 8, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Nov. 24, 2017 – January 8, 2018 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 – 10 p.m. A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! The 2017-2018 theme is Naturally Ever After: Stories in Lights A “rain or shine” event; only closed for extreme weather. Tickets are not date specific and may be purchased…

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December 2017
$8 - $13

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic

December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy fun family activities all afternoon with the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic. Live music, a parade and more. Activities include: Photo opportunities with the Garden Keeper — bring your cameras! Make your own New Year’s party hat Write your wish for 2018 and add it to our “wishing chain” Be a part of the annual Garden tradition: “Rolling in the New Year” by rolling down the hill to the Cochrane Rose Garden. Those who attend the New Year’s Eve…

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January 2018
$8 - $13

GardenFest for Fidos

January 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed dogs are allowed on these select Dominion GardenFest of Lights nights: Thursday, November 30, 2017 and Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Regular Garden admission; $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed and current on a rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building. Leashed dogs allowed on…

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February 2018
$25 - $75

Shiver in the River

February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shiver in the River is the coolest winter festival in RVA! You can clean up, walk/run, or jump in the James River — or do all three! You and your family can participate in as much or as little as you want, and you can form teams challenging your family, friends and co-workers. There will be music, beverages, food, and more! This is the Coolest Winter Festival in Richmond, and shows our love for Virginia!

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April 2018
Free

ICA Grand Opening Block Party

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The ICA Grand Opening Block Party is on the way! Mark your calendars for the grand opening of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU on April 21, 2018. Come celebrate the opening of this landmark institution and discover contemporary art from around the world at an exciting, family-friendly festival in the heart of downtown Richmond. Our free Block Party will feature: Outdoor stage with bands Artmaking activities Food trucks The public opening of our inaugural exhibition, Declaration Special programming…

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