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Mon, 20 November 2023, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

GMT -5.00

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, 22182, Vienna, VA, United States

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2023 Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights

Join us for an enchanting evening at Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights! Get ready to immerse yourself in a magical garden wonderland filled with dazzling lights.

Dates: Fri Nov 10, 2023, through Sunday, January 7, 2024

Timed Entries Every 30 Minutes

Location: 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA 22182

Enjoy even more lights this year as Meadowlark Botanical Gardens sparkles with displays of flowers, animals, trees, and holiday scenes along the Winter Walk of Lights .6-mile trail.

Bring your family and friends along to experience the joy and wonder of this festive event. Capture memorable moments as you walk through the illuminated pathways.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the 2023 Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Bundle up, sip on hot cocoa (spiked or not), roast marshmallows for s'`mores, and let the magical atmosphere transport you into a world of enchantment!

About this event

The 2023 Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights is open nightly Friday, November 10, 2023, through Sunday, January 7, 2024, including all holidays. Enjoy even more lights this year as Meadowlark Botanical Gardens sparkles with displays of flowers, animals, illuminated trees, and winter/holiday scenes. Please read all ticket policies prior to purchasing your tickets.

Proceeds from Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights helps to support Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and 33 other NOVA Parks sites. Visit for more information on our great parks throughout Northern Virginia.


1. Every person, ages 2 and older, must have a ticket (excluding appreciation night honorees and kids buy one, get one free nights).

2. Tickets are nonrefundable. The Winter Walk of Lights is a 0.6 mile walk completely outdoors and remains open during rain and snow. If NOVA Parks cancels a night of the Winter Walk of Lights due to severe weather, ticket costs will be credited to your account. Eventbrite’s ticket transaction fees are nonrefundable.

3. Be certain to apply any promo/discount code when selecting your entry time, before you proceed to checkout. Tickets will not be refunded to be repurchased with a discount. The discount amount will not be refunded after tickets are purchased.

4. Prior to 2:00 p.m. on the date of the ticket date, a ticket may be transferred to another date or entry time online at Tickets cannot be transferred using the Eventbrite app. Tickets must be transferred at Purchases of more than one ticket cannot be transferred as an entire order. Tickets must be transferred individually and will thereafter be in separate orders with individual order numbers. Please note: It will look like you are transferring all of your tickets, but can only transfer one ticket at a time. After transferring each ticket, return to your Eventbrite account, select TICKETS and continue to transfer tickets one at a time. For detailed instructions on how to transfer tickets please visit: How To Transfer Tickets

5. Tickets are purchased for a specific date and for specific entry time. Ticket holders may not be admitted prior to their ticket’s entry time or beyond 30 minutes past the entry time. Congregating is not permitted in the Visitor Center.

6. Please meet your party in the circle in front of the Visitor Center. Congregating in the Visitor Center is not permitted.

7. Eventbrite ticket transaction fees are nonrefundable.



Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights OPEN ALL HOLIDAYS

Ticket quantities are limited online and onsite.

Tickets are sold for specific entry times (every 30 minutes.)

Children under the age of 2 are free and do not require a ticket.


Friday, November 10 – Thursday, December 7, 2023

Hours of Operations: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Admission ends at 9:15pm, and lights go dark at 10:00pm.

Online Ticket Price (ages 2 & older): $18 plus Eventbrite fee

Onsite Ticket Price* (age 2 & older): $22

Onsite tickets are NOT available December 8, 2023, through January 7, 2024.


Friday, December 8, 2023 – Sunday, January 7, 2024

Hours of Operations: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Admission ends at 9:15pm, and lights go dark at 10:00pm.

Online Ticket Price (ages 2 & older): $18 plus Eventbrite fee

*ONSITE TICKETS ARE NOT SOLD AFTER DECEMBER 7, 2023, and when online tickets are sold out for an entry time(s).


• Discount/promo/coupon codes are only valid November 14 through December 7, 2023, and January 1-7, 2024. Be sure to watch the how-to video prior to your purchase to ensure you apply your code. Promo codes are entered at the top of entry times windows—not at checkout. Coupons and other discounts may not be applied after purchase.

• A HELPFUL NOTE ABOUT YOUR TICKETS' ENTRY TIMES: On your Eventbrite ticket, your entry time is noted in the TICKET NAME, not the Event Start Time. For example: "6:30pm Admission"

• All tickets are final sale and are non-refundable. Tickets may be transferred to a different date/time prior 2pm on the date of the ticket. The availability of tickets for another date and time is not guaranteed. Tickets must be transferred prior to 2:00 p.m. on the ticket’s date.



Important Notes

- Ticket transfers should take place prior to 2:00pm on the ticket dates.

- Ticket cannot be transferred after the ticket’s entry time.

- Transferring tickets to other dates and times is not available through the Eventbrite app. Ticket transfers can only be done at (on a computer or mobile device).

- Tickets must be transferred one at a time. The Eventbrite system does not have the capability to transfer more than one ticket at a time. You must return to your original ticket order after each transfer to transfer the next ticket.

- You will receive a confirmation email for each ticket transferred.

- Once each ticket is transferred, each ticket will be in its separate order.


1. It’s a good idea to go our regular ticket sales webpage and look at the new date/time you would like so you can see how many tickets are currently available. You don't want to get halfway through transferring all of your tickets only to find out that they are sold out for that entry time.

2. Log into your Eventbrite account or access your ticket order through the email confirmation you received when you purchased your tickets. Select the order to be changed.

2. EDIT/TRANSFER will be to the right. Click on TRANSFER.

3. Follow the prompts to select a new date (which is referred to as "event") and session time.

4. Return to your original ticket order and select the next ticket and go through these same steps to transfer it. This has to be done separately for each ticket.

5. An email confirmation will be sent for each ticket transferred. If you do not receive an email for each of your transfers, go back to your original order to determine which of your original tickets was not transferred.

For detailed instructions on how to transfer tickets please visit: How To Transfer Tickets



• Guests will not be allowed to congregate inside the Visitor Center. We encourage you to coordinate a meeting point in the circle in front of the Visitor Center.

• The Winter Walk is a one-way, dedicated trail.

• Please remain in your vehicle until your ticket’s entry time.

To expedite entry, please have your digital tickets pulled up on your device with your brightness maximized. Paper tickets are also permitted.



LIGHT UP WANDS, SABERS, HEADBANDS & ACCESSORIES and our annual Winter Walk of Lights ornament will be available for purchase in the Sips & Sparkles Shop.

SIPS & SPARKLES SHOP: Hungry? Looking for a hot beverage? Stop by the SIPS & SPARKLES SHOP. Warm up with hot chocolate, coffee. Adults showing valid ID can add some peppermint schnapps or Bailey's to their hot beverage for a little added cheer.

HOT PRETZELS and FUNNEL CAKES at the PARK STREET EATS FOODTRUCK: There’s something so warm, cozy, and yummy about hot pretzels and funnel cakes!

The S`mores Shack is the place to stop at the end of your Winter Walk. Buy a s`mores kit and hot chocolate and roast your marshmallows by the cozy fire.

Cash, VISA, AMEX and MasterCard are accepted. Outside food and beverages are prohibited.

RESTROOMS are available in the Visitor Center and portable toilets are located at the halfway point of the Walk near Park Street Eats Food Truck.

WEATHER: Be advised, this is an outdoor rain, snow, or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are transferable to another date prior to the event ticket time only.

PARKING is free but limited! Carpooling is encouraged. Please look for guests, especially small children, walking through the parking lots.

SAFETY: Please stay on the pathways at all times. Many light displays have electrical cords and support wires so please do not walk near or around displays. Please refrain from touching, climbing, or hanging on any displays or cords. If you see something unsafe, please let staff know immediately.

GREAT PHOTOS: Winter Walk is a beautiful place to take pictures! Bring your camera and capture memories! Be sure to tag us and post your photos on social media! Please stay on the paths for your safety. Portrait photography is not permitted.

PETS? Only Service animals are permitted at the Winter Walk of Lights and must follow leash laws. (Exception: Dog Nights--November 14, 21, 27, 28; December 5, 12, 2023, and January 2, 5, and 7, 2024. Dogs and human handlers must purchase tickets at

HOLIDAYS: Winter Walk of Lights is open on all holidays---that’s Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, and News Eve & Day! After your big holiday meal, why not take a walk among the beautiful lights? Buy your tickets online early.

STAY INFORMED: Learn about severe weather closings—LIKE Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights on Facebook and follow us on Instagram or visit

BUNDLE UP! Be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for your best Winter Walk of Lights experience.

SPECIAL EVENTS & DISCOUNT NIGHT information can be found at

For more Winter Walk of Lights details, please visit


NOVA Parks has a trio of winter special events: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights is a beautiful walk through winter light show, Bull Run Festival of Lights is a fantastic drive through light show, and we are so proud of our newest event Ice & Lights- The Winter Village at Cameron Run Regional Park! Be sure to visit all 3!

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, 22182, Vienna, VA, United States

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NOVA Parks - the best of Northern Virginia through nature, history, and great family experiences! NOVA Parks provides almost two million citizens with some of the finest recreational facilities and special events in the country. We offer a trio of Holiday Special Events- Bull Run Festival of Lights, our drive through light show; Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights, our nature inspired walk through light show; and our newest event, Ice & Lights- the Winter Village at Cameron Run, outdoor ice skating and walk through light show. NOVA Parks also hosts a variety of other special events- from the Occoquan Brickyard 5k Race Series, Event Venue Open Houses, and a host of special events. Please be sure to visit our website to explore all 34 parks at www.novaparks.comBe sure to follow NOVA Parks on Eventbrite to get immediate notification when events go on sale!From a wavepool to nature trails, from golfing to boating, there's a NOVA Parks that is just right for you. Come for the day, a weekend or a week. NOVA Parks are yours to enjoy!

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