Holiday Light Shows
Bull Run Festival of Lights and Holiday Village
November 23, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus. The cost of driving through the light show is Mon-Thurs, $15 per car ; Fri-Sun & Holidays, $20 per car (vans w/ 15-34 people and motorcoaches cost extra - visit website for details)
Want to avoid the crowds? Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are our busiest nights. Please take advantage of the Monday through Thursday discounted price and avoid a long wait.
The Bull Run Festival of Lights is more than just a light show! After enjoying two and a half miles of light displays, don’t forget to stop at the Holiday Village. Complete with bonfires, s’mores, holiday merchandise, and free children’s activities, the Holiday Village is fun for the whole family. Don’t forget to get your photo taken with Santa!
The Village also has great events that take place during the show! Enjoy holiday cookie decorating, holiday crafts, holiday bingo, or a visit with the NOVA Parks naturalist and his wild friends!
We are happy to have Bar C Ranch back this year, offering camel rides!
Check out the video below for a small sample of Santa's Enchanted Lights, which are located near the Holiday Village. Over 40,000 animated lights set to music is sure to amaze and astound those in the holiday mood! So stop on by and see what the excitement is about after you view the schedule and see when you and your family can plan the perfect drive through light show experience!
Friday thru Sunday are our busiest days. Please consider taking advantage of our Monday - Thursday discount to avoid long waits. For more information call the park's holiday hotline at 703-359-4633.
Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights
November 18th, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Bring the family to enjoy the magical Winter Walk of lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. Every year around Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, the garden is transformed into a half-mile, animated light show. Revisit perennial favorites such as the Holly Berry Hill, the Fountain of Lights, and the Holiday Nature Walk. Put on your walking shoes and bring the family to experience a Northern Virginia festive tradition. Round out your visit with roasted marshmallows, then warm up with a coffee, or hot chocolate. Dates for this year's Winter Walk of Lights will be announced soon! Check out the video below for a preview of the show which has become a holiday tradition for thousands throughout the region!
PLEASE NOTE: A limited number of tickets are on sale at the door and online each night. Admission is not guaranteed. No discounts may be applied at the door. Service dogs only are permitted; no pets allowed otherwise. Outside food is not permitted.
* Monday-Thursday ONLY; November 21 through December 8. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make the required reservation at least one week in advance. Tickets go on sale October 1. Must present one payment for group to receive this discounted price.