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Come share the warmth of the season and experience millions of lights and hundreds of events from Virginia's capital city to the Atlantic Ocean.
The region will glitter and glow, sparkle and shine with lights, lights and more lights. 100 Miles of Lights features holiday events and activities in Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.
Richmond | Williamsburg | Newport News | Hampton | NorfolkVirginia Beach | Yorktown
Nov 23-Dec 31 - Richmond's tacky lights are best seen while someone else is driving. Choose a tour by Richmond Limousine and kick back to see the sparkle, animation, and creativity the metro region offers.
Nov 23-Jan 7 -
Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a spectacular not-to-be-missed tour featuring more than 700,000 lights.
Dec 26-27 - Holiday Glitter: Monument Avenue After Dark - Enjoy the lights and glitter of Monument Avenue while it’s decked out for the holidays. This early evening stroll combines history with a touch of glitz!
Nov 23-25 & 30, Dec 1-2, 7-9, 14-23, 26-31-
Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration - More than two million lights bring Christmas to Busch Gardens! Join in the fun of holiday traditions, dazzling shows, signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate, and of course, the 50' tall light-animated Christmas tree!
Travel Package: Your Choice of Williamsburg Hotels & Resorts * Three days of unlimited admission to Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens * Choose your own accommodation * from $119.99/person for two nights Travel Package: Williamsburg Plantation Resort * Three Nights' Condo Accommodations * Four tickets to Busch Gardens Christmas Town and Colonial Williamsburg for three consecutive days * $939 Travel Package: Embassy Suites Williamsburg * Three Nights' Deluxe Suite Accommodations * Four tickets to Busch Gardens Christmas Town and Colonial Williamsburg for three consecutive days * Full cooked-to-ordered breakfast daily * Manager's Reception nightly * $759 Travel Package: Colonies at Williamsburg * Three Nights' Condo Accommodations * Four tickets to Busch Gardens Christmas Town and Colonial Williamsburg for three consecutive days * $969 Travel Package: Your Choice of Williamsburg, Newport News or Virginia Beach Accommodations * Three-day Discovery Ticket to Busch Gardens Christmas Town * Dining certificate for a traditional meal and hot chocolate served in a souvenir mug * Choose your own accommodation * rates dependent upon number of guests and lodging choice
Nov 22-Jan 1 -
Celebration in Lights is a two-mile drive-through of spectacular holiday light displays in Newport News Regional Park. The park's lakes become magical mirrors reflecting sailing ships and blooming trees. Other displays include animated arches, multi-colored snowflakes and leaping reindeer. Travel Package: Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel * admission to Celebration in Lights * snack bag of tasty treats * breakfast for two * from $75/night Travel Package: Hampton Inn & Suites * admission to Celebration in Lights * hot breakfast for two * complimentary fitness center access * complimentary WiFi * from $99/night Travel Package: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites * admission to Celebration in Lights * snack bag of tasty treats * breakfast for two * $109-$139/night Travel Package: Holiday Inn Express * admission to Celebration in Lights * hot breakfast for two * $89/night
Nov 30, Dec 6 -
Hollydazzle - This unique holiday event combines fireworks, special effects and music in a spectacular show presented "in the round" on the five-acre Fountain Plaza. Free children's activities and holiday performances throughout the City Center at Oyster Point area, plus great shopping all along Merchant's Walk.
Nov 17 -
Coliseum Central Holiday Parade - Enjoy the holiday season during this much-anticipated seasonal day-time parade. Featuring helium balloons, floats, clowns, marching bands and the world's "youngest" elf of all: Santa! Free.
Dec 1 -
Annual Lighted Boat Parade - It's a beautiful parade on the water as 20 boats or more glide along the Hampton River, reflecting their shimmering lights.
Dec 8 -
Hampton Holly Days Parade - It's the only time you're allowed to create a wake in Downtown Hampton! Come join the fun at the Peninsula's largest illuminated parade as well-crafted floats drift by and marching bands swim past in a sea of color.
Nov 17 -
Downtown Norfolk Grand Illumination Parade - Festivities begin with the Grand Illumination of the Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth skylines, and 100,000 voices take part in a community countdown. The illumination signals the start of the parade filled with festive and lighted floats, marching bands, giant balloons, decorated vehicles, dancers, and, of course, Santa Claus!
Nov 17-21, Jan 1-6 -
Million Bulb Walk - Start your holiday in a healthy and fun way by walking through two miles of spectacular lights! Travel Package: Norfolk Area Accommodations * Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation * Full Time Tour Escort * 4 Nights' Accommodations * 4 Breakfasts * 1 Lunch * 1 Lunch Cruise * 1 Welcome Reception * 2 Dinners * Guide Service * Admissions to Norfolk Botanical Gardens' lights display, Virginia Beach boardwalk's Holiday Lights at the Beach, Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination, Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia Living Museum's Star of Wonder, Historic Jamestown, Busch Gardens' Christmas Town and Berkeley Plantation. $1,430/person
Nov 16 - Jan 1 - Drive along the boardwalk in Virginia Beach to take in the spectacle of the McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach. Festive fish and jumping dolphins – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky at the Oceanfront! This is the only time cars are ever allowed on the boardwalk!
Nov 25 - Don't miss the 21st Anniversary of the Founders Illumination. The fun starts at noon and it's for the whole family! Face painting, the toy factory, a 35' Christmas tree, dancing, singing, and finally, the lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Carriage rides, refreshments and Santa top off the day. Travel Package: Founders Inn and Spa * deluxe overnight accommodations for two * breakfast buffet for two * from $129/room
Nov 30 -
Illumination and Christmas Tree Lighting - The holiday lights go on and the festive season begins at 7 pm with entertainment at the Victory Monument followed by the Procession of Lights through historic Yorktown to Riverwalk Landing. The tree lighting ceremony and visit from Santa, begins at 7:30 pm.
Dec 1 -
Lighted Boat Parade - Decorated in holiday spirit, area boaters parade the York River in competition for "Best of Show." Waterfront events begin at 6 pm. Enjoy hot cider and musical performances in the glow of a beach bonfire while awaiting the magnificent parade of lights. Sponsored by the Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade Committee and Wormley Creek Marina.
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