2020 Hampton Roads In Lights! Holiday Light Displays in HRVA!

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Holiday Light Displays in Hampton Roads Virginia

Here is our BIG LIST of Holiday Light Displays in Hampton Roads! Daily Light Displays, Grand Illuminations, Christmas Tree Lightings and more:

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The Lights of Christmas (Virginia Beach)

Dates: November 6 - December 31, 2020 from 5pm-Midnight
Where: 101 KOA Lane, Virginia Beach VA 23451
What: The Lights of Christmas is a drive-thru experience the whole family can enjoy! With a synchronized display of hundreds of thousands of lights, the dance and move to a 30 min soundtrack that you listen on your car's radio while driving through this elaborate show of Christmas cheer! Located at the KOA Holiday of Virginia Beach, VA.
Cost: $25 a carload! Military and Police are $20 


Dates: November 13, 2020 - January 2, 2021.
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA 
What: Enjoy a festive and healthy way to kick off the holidays. Drive through 2 miles of spectacular lighted displays.
  • Value Nights (most Sundays-Thursdays) will be $25/car for members and $35/car for Not-Yet-Members
  • Premium Nights (Fridays & Saturdays and Christmas week) will be $30/car for members, and $40/car for Not-Yet-Members
  • Limos, vans and motor coach vehicles will be $60 each night
  • Military Members, Dominion Energy Employees, and City of Norfolk Employees: $5 Discount is available Sunday-Thursday


Dates: November 13, 2020 through January 3, 2021. Illumination begins at 5:30 pm each night and continues until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 pm from Sundays through Thursdays. 
Where: On the boardwalk beginning at 2nd Street, Virginia Beach VA
What: Drive your vehicle ON THE BOARDWALK through Nautical, Holiday, and Adventure Lands with a soundtrack signal playing traditional Holiday music on your vehicle’s radio. Festive fish, musical crabs, and hard-working elves – all in brightly colored lights against the moonlit Atlantic Ocean - are the stars of BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach. They are joined by light-up Santa and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The light display includes archways along the entire length of the spectacular light display with fish swimming overhead and spectacular light tunnels to drive through. Military tributes to the region's strong Armed Forces community are featured prominently throughout the display. 
Cost: Cars, $17 nightly (Military Mondays: $12 per car with military ID). Limos: $30. Motor coaches: $50. Mini buses: $30. All vehicles enter through the main entrance at 2nd Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance. **Enter Our Weekly Ticket Giveaway Here!**

Christmas Celebration at Busch Gardens (Williamsburg)

Dates: Opening Day for Christmas Celebration is November 14, 2020 and the festivities are open select dates until January 3, 2020.
Where: Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Williamsburg VA

What: The world’s most beautiful theme park is one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the spirit of the season come alive. 
Cost: Timed tickets are available for specific dates. Cost is $39.99 - $59.99. Families with a Current Membership, a Current Preschool Pass, Military Pass and previously purchased Busch Gardens Williamsburg 1-Day Tickets need to make a reservation for a specific day/time to use their pass.


Dates: Select Sunday-Thursday nights in November and December starting Monday, November 16, 2020.
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA 23518

What: Bring your family to ride the Tinsel Tram through the Dominion Energy Garden of Lights! The 2020 Tinsel Tram holiday program does not include the option to complete a craft and/or visit with Santa. 
Cost: NBG Members: $30/Row (Up to 4 people ages 3+). Not-yet Members: $40/Row (Up to 4 people ages 3+) 

Festival of Lights at Sleepy Hole Park (Suffolk)

Dates: November 20th at 5:30 PM through December 30, 2020 at 9:30 PM
Where: Sleepy Hole Park, 4616 Sleepy Hole Road, Suffolk VA
What: The display will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 
The inaugural Suffolk Festival of Lights will display over 35,000 bulbs. The drive-through holiday light display is free.  
Cost: Free

WinterFest On The Wisconsin (Norfolk)

Dates: Select days November 21 - December 31, 2020.
Where: The Battleship Wisconsin, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront
What: Join us at this season's brightest attraction, enjoy a dazzling walk-through light trail with over 250,000 lights  Special tree lighting ceremonies (5:30PM & 7:00PM)  Santa sightings + elves  Live entertainment Hot cocoa + delicious bites. Lighted boat parade (6:00PM on Saturdays ONLY) ... AND MORE! 
Cost: $12.50 Adult/$10 Child (Not-yet Members), $9.50 Adult / $7 Child (Members). All tickets are timed on the hour (4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM). **Enter our Ticket Giveaway Here!**

Dancing Northern Lights Tree (Virginia Beach)

Dates: November 26 – December 31, 2020. Nightly at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM. 
Fountain Plaza, Town Center Virginia Beach
Admire the beautiful Dancing Northern Lights Tree as it’s lights dance to music nightly at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM. 

Snow Globe Spectacular (Virginia Beach)

Dates: November 26 – December 31, 2020. The live snow globe entertainment takes place on the hour, immediately following the Holiday Tree Light Show, every weekend in December: Friday’s: 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM, Saturday’s: 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM, Sunday’s: 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM.
All Around Town Center, Virginia Beach VA
Visit the amazing life-size snow globes filled with artistic, unique, creative, and sometimes whimsical Christmas Tree scenes. Be mesmerized and entertained each weekend in December by dancing ballerinas, playful elves, marching toy soldiers, and frosty royal musicians performing live inside these magical globes.  


Dates: November 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021. The event will be open each evening, 5:30 - 10pm
Where: Newport News Park at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Blvd. and Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA
What: Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event, opens for its 28th season on Thanksgiving night (November 26, 2020). Newport News Park will be transformed by over a million individual lights, creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes. For its 28th year, the event will add new magical trees and upgrade the entrance arch in the Santa’s Enchanted Kingdom area, add candy theme display pieces and upgrade the brightness of the bulbs in the Candyland area, add additional deer display pieces and 3D trees to the deer arch area, and upgrade the rope lighting at the event entrance. 
Cost: $12.00 per car on weeknights (Monday – Thursday), $15.00 per on weekends (Friday – Sunday), and $75.00 per bus (any night). Cash, credit cards Visa/MC, and checks made payable to the City of Newport News are accepted at the gate. Advance purchase tickets, at $10.00 per car (good any night), may be purchased (cash or credit card) at the Newport News Visitor Center at Newport News Park (coming soon).

Nature Nights Holiday Lights at The VLM (Newport News)

Dates: November 27, 28 and 29. December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 and January 2, 2021. Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm (extended evening hours)
Where: The Virginia Living Museum 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601
What: Enter an outdoor trail glittering with lights and holiday spirit. Take a nature walk on the outdoor trail and through the Dinosaur Discovery Trail village!  This new experience is right in time for the holidays and is sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit. Receive a candy cane treat, cookies and cocoa. ADD your own Glow! Light up toys and wearables available for purchase. Credit card only. NOTE: all COVID-19 CDC recommendations will be enforced – social distancing observed on trail.
Cost: (Timed tickets will go on sale Thursday, Nov. 5) VLM Members $9/ Non-Members $12 – ages 2 and under are free. 

Illuminating Hayden's Lane (Smithfield)

Dates: November 30 - January 3, 2020.
Where: 200th Block Of Main Street Smithfield, VA 23430
What: The Smithfield Horticultural Society has decorated lovely Hayden's Lane for the holidays. Enjoy a magical stroll along this path in downtown Smithfield to brighten your holiday season. The lane is open daily from sun up to sundown. 

Deck The Hall (Chesapeake) 

Dates: Saturday December 5 - Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 6-9pm Nightly
Where: Chesapeake City Hall 306 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA (Entrance to the viewing loop is at Polly Miller Circle and Cedar Rd in front of City Hall.
What: Drive through to see a FREE light display by PYROTECNICO. Enjoy festive, holiday scenes projected on the biggest screen around! Show repeats every 3 minutes.  


Dates: Nightly light show, December 5, 2020 - January 1, 2021 from 5 – 9pm. 
Where: City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News VA
What: Step into a winter wonderland at the City Center Fountain Plaza with festive decorations and dazzling lights. Every half hour (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM), enjoy a show with lights and falling "snow" set to holiday music. Be sure to take photos at the "Instagramable Moments" sites around the fountain. Free Admission.

Hampton Holiday Wonder Walk (Hampton)

Dates: December 12-23, 2020 from 5-9pm 
Where: Hampton Coliseum and Air Power Park, Hampton VA
What: Take a pleasant stroll on 2.25 miles of a socially-distanced, glow-lighted trail with a few animated features along the way. Entrances and parking at Hampton Coliseum and Air Power Park. $4 per person, Children ages 6 & under are free. 



Single Day Events



Date: November 20, 2020 at 6pm
Where: Online via the City of Suffolk YouTube channel 
What: Tune into the City of Suffolk YouTube channel to view the beginning of the holiday season in Suffolk. This event will display the lighting of our 32 foot holiday tree! We will feature the Mayor and a Hand Bell choir performance to celebrate the occasion. This video will appear live on November 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM.
Cost: Free 

Grand Illumination EVENT (Norfolk)

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 4-7pm
Where: Downtown Norfolk VA
What: While we are not able to produce our traditional Grand Illumination Parade this year, we will still kick-off the holiday season in Downtown Norfolk with the illumination of the skyline and other mini-activations throughout the evening including: Unveiling of new holiday art installation in the NEON District, Model Train Exhibit in Selden Market, Socially-distanced Santa photo op, Performances by The Rhythm Project, and other outdoor music and entertainment Snowfall on Granby. 


Holiday Light Stroll "Roll" Drive-Thru Benefit (Newport News)

Dates: Tuesday, November 24, 2020. The event will be open for this preview event from 5:30 - 8:30pm Where: Newport News Park at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Blvd. and Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA
What: Holiday Light Stroll 2020 (ROLL) presented by Langley Federal Credit Union. Due to COVID-19 pre-cautions, this year's normal walk/stroll will be a DRIVE THRU ONLY. We are unable to do our normal walk/stroll through the lights due to Covid-19 restrictions. We hope you will still join us for this most important fundraising for the Center for Child & Family Services program and services. You will be driving thru with your own CAR. A pre-purchased ticket is required. One ticket is valid for one (1) car/van per ticket.
Cost: $22.85 (fees included). Purchase tickets online


Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 11am-10pm.
Where: Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co, 1805 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: Save the date for our 3rd Annual Grand Illumination event on Saturday, November 28th! We will have live music, holiday decor, Christmas trees for sale, special beer releases, and so much more! Stay tuned as we announce more information around this event and in the meantime, mark your calendar for this winter wonderland celebration! 
Cost: Free Event


Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020  
Where: Port Warwick, 3100 William Styron Square North, Newport News VA
What: The 2020 Port Warwick Holiday Tree Lighting will be on Saturday, November 28th with the time to be determined. It will be a little different this year as we will be following guidelines to keep everyone safe. Check link for updates!
Cost: Free

Military: Little Creek - Holiday Concert & Tree Lighting
 (Virginia Beach)

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7pm
Where: JEB Little Creek, Gator Theater, 3504 Gator Blvd. Bldg. 3104 Virginia Beach, VA 23459
What: Join JEB Little Creek MWR for its annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Concert on Friday, December 4 at Gator Theater. This year's lineup of physical distancing activities and celebrations include an outdoor tree lighting ceremony, an appearance from Santa and a U.S. Fleet Forces Band Holiday Concert. You must have base access to attend this event. 

Yorktown Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (Yorktown)

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7:30pm
Where: Yorktown Victory Monument 331 Water Street Yorktown, VA 23690
What: This community tradition goes all the way back to 1945. That's the year that Reverend Claud G. Barkley, Pastor of Yorktown Baptist Church, and staff from the County Clerk's Office decorated a cedar tree that stood at the corner of Main and Ballard Streets. The York County Historical Committee works hard to keep this ritual going year after year. The tree that is used today is a 20-foot artificial commercial "Giant Everest Fir" placed at Riverwalk Landing. There will be a brief program at the Yorktown Waterfront at 7:30, followed by the Tree Lighting and a special virtual message from Santa Claus! Drop off pre-made cards for our Military and First Responders (Cards for Heroes) nearby in the Freight Shed. Please note, there will be no programming or procession this year at Victory Monument.
Cost: Free

Lynnhaven Inlet Christmas Lights by Boat (Virginia Beach)

Date: December 19, 2020 at 5pm
Where: Lynnhaven Inlet Virginia Beach, VA 23451
What: The worlds a little crazy right now.  Seems every tradition and holiday is being canceled.   Let’s put our own twist on the holidays this year.  Calling all homeowners along the Lynnhaven inlet and broad bay and boat owners, let’s decorate our boats, docks, and homes. Let’s round up our family and friends, and show off our holiday cheer in a time it’s so desperately needed.
Please note: This is not formatted like a parade or mass gathering at one point.  Let’s take to the water at sundown for holiday cheer.  Please make sure you dress for the weather and have all safety gear including lights in accordance with all rules and regulations. SPOTLIGHTS ARE TO BE USED FOR DOCKING AND EMERGENCY ONLY. 


2020 - Canceled or Not Yet Updated

Holiday Tree Lighting at the Marketplace (Chesapeake)

Date: No 2020 event information posted
Where: Mt. Pleasant Marketplace 1464 Mt. Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322 
What: Join the merchants at Mt. Pleasant Marketplace, 1464 Mt. Pleasant Road, the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Rd. and Centerville Turnpike in Chesapeake as they are pleased to announce its Inaugural “Holiday Tree Lighting at the Marketplace“, Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m. Look for the very tall tree and Polar Express cut out at the greenspace near AJ Gators and the Centerville Animal Hospital. Join in with some caroling as well. The tree will be lit at 4:55 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit and bring your friends or family to capture some tis the season photos with the eight-person Polar Express cut out near the 22’ ft. tree. The Polar Express and the Marketplace Tree will remain on site for photos until Dec. 26. We’ll be doing some caroling with Hampton Roads’ ukulele songstress and local songwriter award winner and nominee with several regional locations, Skye Zentz.
Cost: This event is FREE and we welcome to the community. 

MILITARY FAMILIES - Illumination Celebration (Chesapeake)

Date: No 2020 event information posted
Where: Mariner Community Recreation Center, NSA Hampton Roads Northwest
What: Free Buffet Dinner and Photos with Santa, Tree Lighting, Iceless Skating.


Dates: No 2020 event information posted
Where: on the Downtown Hampton Oceanfront.
What: The annual Lighted Boat Parade is 30 years old and happens every December at the Downtown Waterfront. The highly anticipated gathering of illuminated power boats and sailboats is visible from anywhere along the Hampton River.
Cost: Free

Hampton University's 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting (Hampton)

Date: No 2020 event information posted
Where: Emancipation Drive & William R Harvey Way, Hampton VA 


Dates: No update posted for 2020
Where: Peninsula Town Center, 4410 E. Claiborne Square, Hampton, VA, 23666
What: Ring in the holiday season at Peninsula Town Center with the Annual Tree Lighting. The event will take place in Town Square from 4-7pm and feature trackless train rides, live music, a luminary ceremony, a visit from Santa & so much more!
Cost: Free 


Date: No 2020 event information posted
Where: Sly Clyde Ciderworks 207 E Mellen St, Hampton, Virginia 23663
What: Join us for the 8th Annual Phoebus Holiday Illumination Friday, December 6, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a special holiday tree lighting at 8 p.m. Phoebus will be filled with a variety of holiday-themed crafts, food and music. Santa and Lucky the Dinosaur will be in attendance and the weather forecast is calling for SNOW on Mellen Street!  Also, for those 21 and over adult beverages will be available for purchase.
Cost: Free  

Military Families: Holiday Tree Lighting at Fort Eustis

Date: No 2020 event information posted
Where: Seay Plaza, Fort Eustis VA
What: Join us for our annual Tree Lighting Celebration. Food, Pictures with Santa, Make and take Crafts and more.  

Lights On- Illumination of Historic Hilton Village (Newport News)

Date: No 2020 event information posted
Where: Hilton Village, Warwick Blvd and Main Street, Newport News VA
What: Once you get them untangled, holiday lights set the perfect scene for a community-wide Winter Wonderland! Join us December 1st as we illuminate Historic Hilton Village, including the Business District- That’s right, everyone is encouraged to spread the HOLIDAY CHEER! 
Cost: Free

Snowman’s Wonderland (Newport News)

Dates: 2020 Information TBA
Where: Denbigh Community Center, Newport News VA
What: 2019 Description - New this year, the Denbigh Community Center is being transformed into a living snow globe to include murals, trees, lights, reindeer, and more, all photo-ready. Free family films on the evenings of December 6 & 20 with a hot chocolate bar and popcorn, and children’s matinees movies with make-and-take crafts (details to come).

SPARKLE NIGHT (Newport News)

Date: No update posted for 2020
Where: Marketplace at Tech Center 638 Oyster Point Rd, Newport News, VA
What: Holiday Family Fun! Co-Sponsored by Crosswalk Church. On the Green and in the Center Courtyard • Tree Lighting at Dusk • Visit with Santa • Carolers • Candy Canes • Local Dignitaries • National Anthem and Tribute to Veterans and First Responders • Hot Cocoa • Samples from Select Restaurants Rain Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 While supplies last. Weather permitting. Events subject to change without notice.
Cost: Free

Annual Ocean View Community Tree Lighting (Norfolk)

Date: No 2020 event information posted
Where: Ocean View Park, 100 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk VA 23503 
What: Meet Santa, Petting Zoo, Live Band, Bounce House, Hurrah Players. Free event open to everyone!
Cost: Free

Annual Tree Lighting Event (Norfolk)

Date: No update posted for 2020
Where: Center Court at Norfolk Premium Outlets, 1600 Premium Outlets Blvd Norfolk, Virginia 23502
What: Help Santa & Mrs. Claus kick-off the holidays by lighting our 36' Christmas Tree. We'll be celebrating with family entertainment, children's activities, giveaways and a holiday concert by THE TIDEWATER CONCERT BAND and more! Bring the kids and start your holiday season off with a magical evening of fun.


Date: No information is posted for 2020
Where: Blair Middle School, Colley & Spotswood Avenues, Norfolk VA
What: Enjoy caroling from area school groups, a special performance by The Hurrah Players, refreshments, and a visit from Santa!
Cost: Free 

Military - 2019 Winter Wonderland (Norfolk)

Date: No information is posted for 2020
Where: Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk VA
What: Naval Station Norfolk MWR presents the 2019 Winter Wonderland. Join us on Saturday, December 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. for some family fun. There will be activities for the children to include bounce houses, hot cocoa bar, arts & crafts, storytime with Santa and a tree lighting.


Pagoda & Garden LightFest (Norfolk) 

Dates: No information is posted for 2020   
Where: Pagoda & Oriental Garden 265 West Tazewell St Norfolk VA
What: Featuring beautiful sparkling lights glowing in the Oriental Garden & Pagoda. 

Christmas in Cradock (Portsmouth)

Date: No information is posted for 2020 
Where: Cradock Baptist Church 96 Afton Parkway, Portsmouth, VA
What: Lighting of the Gazebo, Christmas Party with Christmas Carols, refreshments, hats, gloves, and art & crafts.

Olde Town Holiday Market & Tree Lighting Ceremony (Portsmouth)

Date: No update posted for 2020
Where: Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth VA
What: Enjoy a hometown holiday tree lighting complete with decorations, music, a Sugar Plum fairy, Father Christmas, and even a little snow! Add the Olde Towne shops open late, 30 crafters & authors selling their wares, an art opening, free chorale concert, strolling colonial carolers, hot cider, prize drawings, and shuttle rides, and you can be sure to get in the holiday spirit right here in Olde Towne! Tree Lighting takes place from 5:30-6pm.

Snow and Light Show - formerly Snow Wonders (Portsmouth)

Dates: No information is posted for 2020
Where: Children's Museum of VA, High Street, Portsmouth VA
What: Bring the kids down to the Children’s Museum Friday and Saturday and plan to stay for the
magical music and light show accompanied by snow.
Cost: There is no cost for the light show as it takes place outside of the museum.

Smithfield Lighted Boat Parade (Smithfield)

Date: No 2020 event information posted
Where: Smithfield Station, Smithfield VA
What: Christmas in Smithfield is a very special time of year and a large part of what makes it so beautiful is the marina here at Smithfield Station!  Join us for dinner in the restaurant (reservations recommend) and then join us for our lighted boat parade at 8:00 pm! 


Date: No 2020 event information posted
Where: Smithfield Times Gazebo, 228 Main Street, Smithfield VA
What: John & Anne Edwards will be the 2019 honorary Christmas Tree Lighters on Friday, December 6 at the Times Gazebo. The Woman’s Club of Smithfield will serve complimentary cookies and refreshments on Hayden’s Lane following the ceremony. Shops will stay open until 8 pm and Tourism will hold the 2nd annual Light Up Main Illumination contest. The community is invited to stroll Main Street and vote for their favorite holiday or light display by casting a vote at the Visitors Center at 319 Main St. from 6 to 8 pm on Dec. 6. (one vote per person). All voters will be entered to win a $40 gift certificate from Bubba & Franks.
Cost: Free 

The Cavalier Grand Illumination (Virginia Beach)

Dates: No 2020 event information posted
Where: Cavalier Hotel 4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
What: We will be hosting our annual Grand Illumination on December 1st from 5-8 PM, From 5PM until the lights go on, enjoy Santa and Mrs. Claus, carolers, complimentary hot chocolate, spiced wine and cookies, and a special appearance by The Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia. A special reception in The Raleigh Room will follow. Come see our hotel and Cavalier residences light up for the holidays — children of all ages are welcome! Open to the public - this is a free event!


CBN Christmas Village (Virginia Beach)

Dates: Canceled for 2020 
Where: 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23463
What: As current circumstances have forced everyone to make adjustments to lives, schedules, and expectations, so too we have found it necessary to adjust. Regrettably, CBN will not be able to offer Christmas Village to our communities and region this year.

CXB Grand Illumination 2019
 (Virginia Beach)

Date: No information is posted for 2020 
Where: Bayside Christian Church 2224 Greenwell Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
What: We would like to welcome you to our annual Grand Illumination on the front lawn of Bayside Christian Church.  We have a new live tree that we will be lighting this year.  This is a very exciting new event. - Live Music - Food Truck - Kid's Activities - Visit from Santa Claus 


Dates: No 2020 event information posted
Where: The Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
What: Start the Holiday Season Off Right by Attending Founders Annual Illumination Event! Activities to include: Puppet Caravan Cultural Dancers Christmas Choirs in the Atrium Pictures with Santa Strolling Entertainment Face-Painting and Balloon Artistry Horse-drawn Carriage (weather permitting) At 6:00 pm, don't miss a reading of "The Christmas Story" followed by the "Illumination" of the English Gardens This event is one you won't want to miss and is fun for the whole family! Free and Open to the public.
Cost: Free and open to the public

Grand Illumination at Lynnhaven Mall (Virginia Beach)

Date: No update posted for 2020
Where: Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach VA
What: Bring the whole family to Lynnhaven Mall for one of Hampton Roads beloved annual holiday traditions - the Grand Illumination. 
Cost: Free  


Dates: No information is posted for 2020 
Where: Yorktown, VA Waterfront
What: Join us at the Yorktown Waterfront from 6-8 p.m. Pre-parade festivities start at 6 and include caroling around a beach bonfire, a musical performance by the Fifes & Drums of York Town, and complimentary hot cider. The boats will finish out the evening, as they make their way down the river in a dazzling show of lights that starts at 7 p.m. This annual event has been a community tradition for more than two decades, and brings neighbors together to celebrate the season. Some of the boats take almost 20 hours to decorate! As an added safety precaution, families are encouraged to bring flashlights to assist in navigation around town at night. No rain dates are scheduled for the holiday weekend events. In the event weather conditions pose a threat, please call the York County event weather hotline for the most current information at 757.890.3520. This event is sponsored by the Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade Committee.
Cost: Free



Neighborhood Light Displays


2020 Fallen Hero's Tree

Dates: See link for 2020 updates
Where: Now located on Main Street in front of the fire station), Buchanan, VA. The tree will be lit in late November and stay lit until January 2021. 
What: Each ornament on the tree has the name of a firefighter or police officer who died in the line of duty in 2020. Everyone is welcome.

Christmas on Mansion Cross

Dates: November 30-December 28, 2019. Sunday-Thursday 5:30-9pm and Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:30pm 
Where: Mansion Cross Lane, Virginia Beach across from Hunt Club Farm
What: Over 50,000 lights on display, all synched to music. All donations will benefit St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Holt Family Lights

Dates: Each night beginning Friday, November 20, 2020. See link for updates/details
Where: 705 Tallahassee Dr, Chesapeake VA
What: The Grand Illumination of the Holt Family Lights Christmas display is Friday, November 20th. It will run nightly, exact times to come, so stay tuned. There will be no character nights this year, but we hope you all can come and enjoy the lights and inflatables and music and help us spread Christmas cheer

Lights by Michael Guzman

Dates: See link for 2020 dates/updates
Where: 13227 Harbor Drive, Carrollton, VA
What: Over 30,000 lights, walking path around the entire house, enjoy a candy cane at the end of you walk 

Piazza Family Christmas Lights  

Dates: See link for 2020 dates/updates.
Where: 913 Pleasant Ridge Drive Chesapeake, VA 23322
What: Holiday Light Display set to music.

Priest Family Christmas

Dates: See link for 2020 dates/updates
Where: 820 Sydenham Blvd Chesapeake, Virginia
What: ChristmasPalooza featuring thousands of bright lights and characters--synchronized to music which can be heard on your radio or out on the sidewalks. Watch out for the Grinch--he's always trying to swipe our lights!

Scroggins Family Christmas Light Show

Dates: See link for 2020 dates/updates
Where: 905 Deer Crossing Chesapeake, VA
What: We are a family in Chesapeake who put on a Christmas Light show from the day after Thanksgiving to December 31st. 


Sheeley Family Lights

Dates: See link for 2020 dates/updates
Where: 703 Ava Ct, Chesapeake VA 
What: Holiday Light Display. Radio station 89.7FM Please respect our neighbors by not blocking driveways and giving them the right of way. Keep your radios at a comfortable listening level. Please do not litter and enjoy the show!
Cost: Free - donations will be accepted for the Eliza Hope Foundation

Stern Family Holiday Light Show

Dates: See link for 2020 dates/updates
Where: 108 Sheffield Way, Newport News VA 
What: Holiday light display

Woodland Christmas Wonderland

Dates: See link for 2020 dates/updates
Where: 4028 Woodland Drive, Chesapeake VA
What: light display runs throughout the holiday season and is free to the public. Donations for the Portsmouth Humane Society are accepted on site.

Looking for your local neighborhood light displays? Check out this fantastic map put together by Hampton Roads Real Estate Agent Sam Sansalone.

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