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
- 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
BAYPORT CREDIT UNION HOLIDAY LIGHTS at the BEACH (VIRGINIA BEACH)
Christmas Celebration at Busch Gardens (Williamsburg)
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.
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.
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.
Where: Fountain Plaza, Town Center Virginia Beach
What: 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.
Where: All Around Town Center, Virginia Beach VA
What: 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.
NEWPORT NEWS CELEBRATION IN LIGHTS (NEWPORT NEWS)
Nature Nights Holiday Lights at The VLM (Newport News)
Illuminating Hayden's Lane (Smithfield)
Deck The Hall (Chesapeake)
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.
NlightN (NEWPORT NEWS)
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
SUFFOLK GRAND ILLUMINATION (Online/SUFFOLK)
Grand Illumination EVENT (Norfolk)
Holiday Light Stroll "Roll" Drive-Thru Benefit (Newport News)
Cost: $22.85 (fees included). Purchase tickets online
FARMHOUSE GRAND ILLUMINATION! (Virginia Beach)
THE PORT WARWICK HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING (Newport News)
Military: Little Creek - Holiday Concert & Tree Lighting (Virginia Beach)
Where: Yorktown Victory Monument 331 Water Street Yorktown, VA 23690
Lynnhaven Inlet Christmas Lights by Boat (Virginia Beach)
2020 - Canceled or Not Yet Updated
Holiday Tree Lighting at the Marketplace (Chesapeake)
MILITARY FAMILIES - Illumination Celebration (Chesapeake)
DOWNTOWN HAMPTON LIGHTED BOAT PARADE (Hampton)
PENINSULA TOWN CENTER'S TREE LIGHTING (HAMPTON)
PHOEBUS ANNUAL ILLUMINATION (Hampton)
Lights On- Illumination of Historic Hilton Village (Newport News)
Snowman’s Wonderland (Newport News)
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.
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!
Annual Tree Lighting Event (Norfolk)
GHENT ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING (Norfolk)
Military - 2019 Winter Wonderland (Norfolk)
Where: Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk VA
Pagoda & Garden LightFest (Norfolk)
Christmas in Cradock (Portsmouth)
Olde Town Holiday Market & Tree Lighting Ceremony (Portsmouth)
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)
TOWN OF SMITHFIELD CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING (Smithfield)
The Cavalier Grand Illumination (Virginia Beach)
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.