The joy of the holiday fills cities, as shimmering lights and inflatable Santas start to pop up in neighborhoods. Despite all that’s going on in the world, Hampton Roads is alive with the holiday spirit. Are you looking for safe ways to enjoy the season in your favorite city? Take in a light show. Here are a few places where you can enjoy holiday light displays.
Hampton Holiday Wonder Walk
Take a stroll at Hampton Coliseum and Air Power Park to view a socially-distanced light show to remember. Take in the Hampton Holiday Wonder Walk now until December 23rd.
Celebration in Lights
Newport News, VA
From now until January 1st, enjoy two miles of twinkling lights at the Celebration in Lights. See the woods and waterways of Newport News Park light up with millions of dazzling lights.
WinterFest on the Wisconsin
Try something new this year with WinterFest on the Wisconsin. View over 250,000 lights and a special WinterFest tour of the Battleship Wisconsin. Enjoy now through December 31st.
Garden of Lights
The Norfolk Botanical Garden may have announced the cancellation of the Million Bulb Walk, but they plan to continue to spread cheer safely through their drive-thru Garden of Lights show now through January 2nd.
Suffolk Festival of Lights
Suffolk also had to alter its plans for its traditional holiday parade due to COVID-19 concerns, but residents are encouraged to attend the Suffolk Festival of Lights through December 30th. Enjoy a free display of over 35,000 holiday lights at Sleepy Hole Park.
BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights on the Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
The Virginia Beach fan favorite, BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights on the Beach, is returning for another year of magic along the boardwalk. Tickets must be purchased in advance and scanned on a mobile device to limit person-to-person contact, so make your plans early. The event runs now through January 3rd.
Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration
Pair your viewing of a dazzling holiday lights display with a ride on a coaster, a Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt, or a little holiday shopping at Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration. Enjoy a limited-capacity experience now until January 3rd.
Continue to use precautions as we navigate the holiday season during the pandemic. The Hampton Roads community is doing all that it can to keep events as safe as possible, while spreading the joy you’re all familiar with every year. We encourage you to continue to follow CDC guidelines. Have a safe and happy holiday.
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