Hampton Roads Holiday Lights Displays

 

Grand Illumination & Lynnhaven Lights Mall Light Show

Dates: November 21, 2014. The show performs at the top each each evening hour 5PM - 8PM.
Where: Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
What: Santa's Grand Illumination of the Lynnhaven Lights! Face Painting, Balloon Artists, Costumed Stilt Walkers and souvenir LED snowflake wands for the kids*: 5PM - 8PM Musical Entertainment: 6PM - 8PM Santa's Arrival Parade, Accompanied by the Nutcracker Ballet: 6:45 - 7PM Santa's Grand Illumination: 7PM Santa Meet & Greet: 7PM – 8PM *While supplies last
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

 

McDonalds Holiday Lights on the Beach

Dates: Preview Night is November 19, 2014 from 5-8pm. Donations will be accepted for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Families can make a donation at the entrance at 2nd Street and walk through the lights from 5:00-8:00pm. (Rain date is November 20, 2014.) Regular Season runs November 21, 2014 - January 3, 2015. Hours of operation are 5:30pm-10:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:30pm-11:00pm Friday-Saturday.
Where: On the boardwalk between 2nd and 34th Streets, Virginia Beach VA
What: 30 Blocks of festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, a nautical and holiday-themed light display at the Virginia Beach oceanfront!
Cost: November 19th Admission with Donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Opening weekend November 21-25 (Admission $8). November 26-January 3,Admission is Cars $15, Limos $25, Motor coaches $45, Mini buses $25. Combo Ticket, $25 - one-time entry to Holiday Lights at the Beach and Norfolk Botanical Garden of Lights (limited number of these tickets available) On “Military Mondays,” military receive $7 admission each Monday night beginning December 1.
Additional Information: Visit their website


Million Bulb Walk at Norfolk Botanical Garden

Dates: November 21-26, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA 23518
What: Enjoy a festive and healthy way to kick off the holidays. Walk through 2 miles of spectacular lighted displays.
Cost: $10 per person ($8 per member), 2 and under free. This event is rain or starshine. Tickets are available each night at the ticket booth.
Additional Information: Visit their website


14th Annual Pagoda and Garden LightFEST

Dates: November 22 - December 31, 2014 from 5pm to midnight
Where: TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront
What: A beautiful display of lights featuring over 40,000 sparkles of friendship glowing in the Garden and Pagoda.
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website


Newport News Celebration In Lights

Dates: November 27, 2014 - January 1, 2015. The event will be open each evening, 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. through New Year’s
Where: Newport News Park at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Blvd. and Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA
What: Drive through two miles of holiday light displays with over 800,000 individual lights creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes. 
Cost: $10.00 per car and $60.00 per bus (cash, credit cards, and checks made payable to the City of Newport News are accepted; advance/gift tickets may be purchased at the Newport News Visitors Center)
Additional Information: Visit their website


Dominion Garden of Lights at Norfolk Botanical Garden

Dates: November 27-December 31, 2014 from 5:30-10pm
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, VA 23518
What: The garden is transformed into a winter wonderland where you can enjoy a 2-mile drive through a million sparkling lights bringing the four seasons to life.
Cost: General Admission is $15 Per Car (Monday – Thursday) and $20 Per Car (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Specials include Military Mondays ($10 per car with Military ID), Tuesday Member NIghts ($10 with membership card), Food Lion Discount & City of Norfolk Employees is Monday-Thursday only ($14 per car with Food Lion MVP Card or employee ID). Payment is Cash Only.
Additional Information: Visit their website


Snow Wonders! Snow and Light Shows

Dates: November 28 - December 31, 2014 on Fridays & Saturdays. Snow Wonders starts at 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. and continues for ten-minute intervals. Snow Wonders remain on view through Wednesday, December 31, 2014, during which extended hours are offered: Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The museums are closed on Christmas day and Mondays, except December 22nd & 29th, and close at 5:00 p.m. on December 24th & 31st.
Where: Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth VA in the mall area (between the County St. Parking Garage and the Museum entrance on High Street)
What: Enjoy "Snow Wonders" 
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website


Laser Light Show at Abbitt Planetarium 

Dates: Days and times vary. Check planetarium schedule. 2014 Evening shows: November 29 at 6:30pm and December 20 at 7:30pm
Where: The Virginia Living Museum 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601
What: Featuring classic holiday favorites like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," modern hits like "Jingle Bell Rock," and unique reimaginings of timeless songs, this is an animated Christmas light display like no other you've ever seen!
Cost: $4 plus Museum admission/free for members. Evening shows $6 non-members, $3 for members
Additional Information: Visit their website



Cape Henry Lighthouse Grand Illumination

Dates: Celebrate the Grand Illuination with JEBFSLC as the holiday lights are illuminated on December 4, 2014 at 5:30pm for the first time this season. 
Where: Cape Henry Lighthouse, Fort Story, VA
What: The lighthouse will be open for tours following the illumination. Guests must be at least 42" tall to climb the lighthouse.
Cost: This is a public event, and a $5 donation is recommended.
Additional information: Visit their Facebook page


Cape Henry Lighthouse Night Climb

Dates: During December enjoy an evening atop the Preservation Virginia's Cape Henry Lighthouse from 5-7pm. on the following dates: December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2014. The last visitor will be allowed up at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Cape Henry Lighthouse, Fort Story, VA
What: The lighthouse will be open for tours following the illumination on December 4th. Guests must be at least 42" tall to climb the lighthouse.
Cost: Preservation Virginia Members: Free; Adults (13 & over): $8; Youth (12 & under -- must be 42 inches tall): $6; Military, AAA, Senior (55+): $7
Additional information: Visit their Facebook page


Christmas Lights On The Farm

Dates: Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays from 5pm-8pm, December 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 2014
Where: Mount Pleasant Farms, 2201 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake VA
What: Enjoy the Christmas Lights and Displays on a wagon ride through our orchard. BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket). Hot beverages, snacks, sweets and treats will be available for sale inside.
Cost: $6/person, ages 2 and younger are Free
Additional Information: Call (757) 482-0739

 

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade

Dates: December 6, 2014 starting at 7pm
Where: Yorktown, VA Waterfront
What: Lighted Boat Parade
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website


Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade

Dates: December 6, 2014 beginning at 7:15pm
Where: on the Downtown Hampton Oceanfront.
What: Lighted Boat Parade
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website


2014 Confirmed Neighborhood Displays

Holt Family Lights
Dates: Grand Illumination on November 21, 2014 at 5:15pm. Lights will be on Sun-Thursday 5:15-10:00pm, Fri and Sat 5:15-10:30pm.
Where: New location! 900 Teakwood Court Chesapeake, VA
What: Holiday Light Display and more
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page

 

2011, 2012, & 2013 Neighborhood Suggestions (not confirmed for 2014) from MyActiveChild.com readers:

Colane Road 
Dates: Thanksgiving through the holidays
Where: Colane Rd in Norfolk, VA 23518.
What: There are over 10,000 lights all choreographed to music! And it is literally a hop, skip, and jump from the Botanical Gardens. Swing by after you tour the Garden's lights and see ours for free. The lights are on from 5:30-9:30 nightly.
Cost: Free

"There Glows The Neighborhood!"
Dates: December 1 -31, 2013 from 5-10pm
Where: Port Norfolk neighborhood, Portsmouth
What: Self Guided Light Display
Cost: Free
Additional Information: Visit their website

Palmyra Road
Dates: TBD
Where: 5316 S. Palmyra Drive, Virginia Beach
What: see the video (via WTKR) from 2012 HERE
Cost: They accept donations for the Foodbank
Submitted by: Stacey

Hillwell Road
Dates: TBD
Where: 1167 hillwell road, Chesapeake, va
What: lights go to a radio station!!!  Beautiful!!
Submitted by: Renae

Submitted by Pam: There's a house at 4028 Woodland Drive in Chesapeake (Western Branch area off Dock Landing Road) that has an amazing Christmas Display! The owner said he starts putting it up in October because there is so much!  Viewers are invited to park and walk through the circle driveway to see all the displays.

Submitted by Annie: Walden Street in Chesapeake, VA 23324

Submitted by Brian: 1800 Block of Kensington Dr, Hampton. 50,000 lights that play to music and transmitted on FM radio. 5-11pm nightly through NYE

Yorktown- N. Joshua Street (thanks Marketing Monster!) has a huge light show!

Submitted by Deborah D and Jennifer S: Brockie St, Virginia Beach 23464 (corner of Brockie and Lynnhaven) Even has a train for the kids to ride in!

Submitted by Megan S: ‎569 Catalina Ave, Virginia Beach 23452. They have a light show set to radio station 92.5

Submitted by Chelsea: 1117 Orkney Dr Virginia Beach

Submitted by Katie: 

There is a beautiful show off Kempsville/Volvo in Chesapeake @ 1337 Simon Drive, it's a new neighborhood called Emerald Forest. Also the Orkeney one off Providence in Virginia Beach was great.

Just visited the Holt family lights, when visiting them you should stop by the one on Hawley Ct, all Disney, unique with wooden cutouts instead of blow ups. 

Checking out the http://tackylighttour.com/ website, we also found: 1700 Rose Petal dr, VB 23453. 596 Old Post Rd, VB 23452 and 964 Westerly Trail, VB 23464.  They were all pretty good to. Near us on Rellen off Volvo, Chesapeake 23320....he lights up the neighborhood.

Submitted by Bill: Mona Ave in Norfolk's Roosevelt Gardens and Commodore Park on West Bayview Blvd off Granby St.

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