Now is a great time to be a Hampton Roads, VA resident. We here in this part of Virginia really know how to go all out in family-friendly holiday celebrations!
Continue reading to learn about where some of the best places to view holiday lights will be during this last week before Christmas.
Check Out These Incredible Holiday Light Displays in Hampton Roads, VA
Here are just some of the holiday light displays that you and your family could be enjoying this year as a Hampton Roads, VA resident:
Grand Illumination at Colonial Williamsburg: This one-night event at Colonial Williamsburg is a spectacular display of vibrant colors and holiday icons. There are even three syncnronized fireworks displays during the celebration! And to add to the effect, organizers set out hundreds of candles in the windows of historic shops, taverns and more in the area.
Hollydazzle: This Newport News holiday celebration features live music, carolers, bell ringers, concessions and more! This is the kind of program you’ll definitely want to take your grandchildren to. There’s even an opportunity to ride in a horse drawn carriage!
Celebration in Lights: Drive through this two-mile long holiday lights display near Newport News Park. More than 650,000 lights are hung up each year to make this one of the most unforgettable holiday lights displays you’ve ever seen! There are also several animated and still scenes throughout, including ones of a leaping reindeer, falling snowflakes and more!
The Garden of Lights: This display at the Norfolk Botanical Garden is also a drive-through winter wonderland. The unique thing about this attraction, however, is that visitors can drive their own car or use the open-air tram.
Winter Wonderland: Enjoy a memorable holiday lights display at the Courthouse Galleries in Historic Olde Town Portsmouth. This display, which is laid out in a large open room at the restored 1846 courthouse, features an array of themed Victorian settings, such as Santa’s Workshop, Snow Palace, Christmas Town 1890 and more. Several puppets and mechanical marionettes help to drive home the effect.
Celebrate the Spirit of the Holidays in Hampton Roads, VA This Year!
I hope you get a chance to take a tour of at least one of these holiday displays in the Hampton Roads area this month. If you do, let me know what you thought of it!
Until next time,