Winter Walk of Lights

Experience Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Transformed by Holiday Lights
Winter Walk of Lights

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

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

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. 

Opening Hours

Dates & Hours of Operation
November 11 - December 8 Nightly 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Prime Nights- December 9 - January 8* Nightly 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

*Online timed ticket purchase required for prime nights, recommended for ALL nights.

Upon arrival at Winter Walk of Lights ….

  • Please purchase your tickets online in advance for the lowest price.  Tickets will be sold online only for prime nights (December 9- January 8).
  • 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.
  • 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.  


Tickets are for timed entry and must be purchased online in advance on Prime Nights December 9-January 8. Daytime garden hours end daily at 4:00 p.m. All patrons must exit the Gardens and the Visitor Center at this time so that staff can transition operations to the Winter Walk of Lights.


November 11 - December 8

Under 2

All ages - online

All ages - at the door



$16.00* online fees apply


Prime Nights - December 9 - January 8*

Under 2

All ages - online only





$18.00* online fees apply


Group Rates

Group Rates

Group rates for 20 or more guests with one form of payment are available Monday - Thursday, November 11- December 8 (non-holidays) and require an advanced reservation. Please send inquiry email to at least 1 week prior to your visit. Group visits are not valid until confirmed by staff.

November 11 - December 8, Monday- Thursday, non-holiday

$12.00 for 20-149 Guests

$10.20 for 150+ Guests

Features & Attractions


Winter Walk of Lights is illuminating the gardens for the 11th year and serves as many as 80,000 visitors each year.

Tickets are on sale in early October.

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.

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.
How to transfer Winter Walk Tickets to a new date or time
How to apply a promo code
Meadowlark's Winter Walk Lights 2014


Winter Walk of Lights

9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court
Vienna VA 22182
United States

Winter Walk Manager: Jules Maloney

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