Alert:  Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present.

January 4-10, 2021    5:00pm- 9:00pm
Last admission is at 8:15pm

January 11-20, 2021    5:15pm- 8:15pm
Last admission is at 7:30pm


The number of tickets available for purchase online has been reduced to meet the new limitations for botanical gardens. 
Tickets will only be available to purchase online. 

The Visitor Center serves only as a location to have tickets scanned and to enter the Winter Walk of Lights.  Congregating in the Visitor Center or other buildings is not permitted. Staff will continue to monitor and limit the number of individuals in our Visitor Center and other buildings.  

This year, the exit for the Winter Walk is at the gate located at the fence between the Visitor Center and Atrium buildings.  To maintain occupancy limits, patrons will not reenter the Visitor Center at the end of the Walk unless ADA access is needed.    

Group reservations/discounts are no longer available.  
All Appreciation Nights and member and senior discounts have been cancelled.  

Portable Restrooms will be available before entering the Visitor Center, halfway through the Walk, and near the exit gate. 


To protect the health and safety of our employees and guests, we are following Social Distancing Standards recommended by the Center for Disease Control. These standards will be strictly enforced without exception.  Customers will be asked to maintain a distance of 6 feet at all times from other parties.

The Winter Walk is more than a half-mile long, one-way route- providing an enchanting and safe evening activity. 

Patrons are asked to honor their tickets’ entry times and will not be admitted early to maintain appropriate occupancy numbers.   

Please remain in your vehicle until your ticket time or until the outside line subsides to allow you to wait safely on the sidewalk for entry. Please practice social distancing when waiting in line.


Patrons ages 5 and older are required to wear face masks that properly cover noses and mouths except when eating or drinking.   


Frequent sanitation practices will continue. We are cleaning, counters, credit card keypads, door handles, restrooms, and other high-touch surfaces.  Safety is our priority.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as our employees diligently work to provide a safe environment for everyone. 

Please watch this video from NOVA Parks Executive Director, Paul Gilbert, to learn about our updated procedures at Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights in regards to the latest COVID 19 restrictions.


Opening Hours




January 4-January 10, 2021   5:00pm- 9:00pm
Last admission is at 8:15pm

January 11-January 20, 2021   5:15pm- 8:15pm
Last admission is at 7:30pm

Timed Tickets are Required.

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Safety is Our Priority

We are working hard to ensure the safest experience for you.  Please be advised of the changes for 2020 prior to your visit.

Upon arrival at Winter Walk of Lights ….

  • Please purchase your tickets online in advance, tickets will be sold online only.
  • Please remain in your vehicle until your ticket time or until the outside line subsides to allow you to wait safely on the sidewalk for entry.  Please practice social distancing when waiting in line.
  • Masks are required in all areas.  Masks may be removed temporarily when eating or drinking.
  • Guests will not be allowed to congregate outside the entrance, inside the Visitor Center, or throughout Winter Walk. We encourage you that if you are meeting others that you coordinate a meeting point in the grass areas near the parking lot and do not join the line to enter until all guests in your party arrive.

In order to speed entry, please have your tickets pulled up on your device with your brightness maximized.  If you have paper tickets, please have all scannable areas available for the ticket attendant.

We apologize, but we will not have fire pits at the show.

Staff will be regularly disinfecting common touchpoints, concessions areas, and restrooms.

Retail will be available for purchase.  Please do not touch the items unless you are planning to purchase them.

Concessions will be available for sale nightly. 



Features & Attractions

About the 2020 show ...

Winter Walk of Lights is illuminating the gardens for the 9th year and serves as many as 75,000 to 80,000 visitors each year.

Tickets are on sale now. Buy Tickets

Tickets are only sold HERE. Online tickets are sold with specific entrance times so that COVID occupancy limitations are kept.   The Winter Walk of Lights is self-guided with a designated, one-way asphalt trail.  Guests may move along the pathways at their own pace.



Sparkle with festive light-up gifts and more!

Be sure to check out our variety of light-up items, souvenir ornaments and more!  

Hungry?  Looking for a hot (or cold) beverage?   Cash, VISA, AMEX and MasterCard are accepted.

PARK STREET EATS TRUCK NIGHTS -has been cancelled due to new COVID restrictions.

Please note: All tickets are final sale and are not refundable.  Tickets may be transferred to a different date/time prior to the entry time of the ticket.  The availability of tickets for another date and time is not guaranteed.  

  • To transfer a ticket to another date and/or time, customers should go to their tickets at and select the order to be changed.  
  • EDIT/TRANSFER will be to the right.  
  • Click on TRANSFER and follow the prompts to select a new date (event) and time.  
  • This has to be done separately for each ticket.  The ticket cannot be transferred after the ticket’s entry time. Transferring ticket dates and times is not available through the Eventbrite app.



Winter Walk of Lights
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court
Vienna, VA 22182
United States

T 703-255-3631

Winter Walk Manager: Jules Maloney

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