Dazzling Displays: Virginia Beach Holiday Lights & Events!

Dazzling Displays: Virginia Beach Holiday Lights & Events!

Virginia Beach is not just a summer destination; it also knows how to shine during the holiday season! As the weather cools down, the city comes to life with stunning Virginia Beach holiday lights that are sure to fill you with festive cheer. Whether you're a local looking for a new tradition or a visitor exploring the area, these holiday light displays in Virginia Beach are not to be missed. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the most captivating light shows in the area, ensuring you have a magical and memorable holiday season.

1. "BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach presented by Food Lion":

Location: Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Dates: November 17 - December 31, 2023

Virginia Beach's oceanfront transforms into a winter wonderland with "Holiday Lights at the Beach." This beloved annual event features a stunning drive-through display of over 50 enchanting light displays along the boardwalk. From underwater scenes to animated holiday characters, this display will transport you to a world of holiday magic.

2. "Garden of Lights":

Location: Norfolk Botanical Garden (just a short drive from Virginia Beach)

Dates: November 20, 2023 - January, 2024

If you're willing to venture a little further, make sure to visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden's "Garden of Lights." This event features more than a million twinkling lights spread throughout the garden, creating a breathtaking holiday spectacle. Stroll along illuminated pathways and enjoy hot cocoa as you take in the dazzling displays, including a 30-foot tall animated light show.

3. "Holiday Parade at the Beach":

Location: Virginia Beach Town Center

Date: December 2, 2023

Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more joined forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages!

4. "Surf n Santa 5 Miller":

Location: Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023

For those looking to combine fitness and festivity, participate in the "Surf n Santa 5 Miller." Participants can choose between a a 5 piece Santa Suit or an official race shirt during registration to prepare them for their run through a nautical holiday wonderland along the Atlantic ocean. The event is held at twilight along the boardwalk so runners can enjoy the Holiday Lights Merry Mile and a festive evening being mesmerized by the holiday spirit.

Enjoy Virginia Beach Lights and Events This Holiday Season

Learn more about winter activities in Virginia Beach! As you are looking at places to stay, check out our ways to stay for a Tent, RV, or Cabin site that are available to accommodate your group! Stay up to date with winter fun in Virginia Beach by checking out our calendar for year-round campgrounds and local events to make the most of your visit! To get started with booking your winter getaway, reserve a site online or call our toll-free reservation number at (800) 560-4150. 

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