The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through Virginia That’s Nothing Short Of Magical

Most of us have taken the scenic drive to tour the neighborhood’s light display. There’s nothing more charming than seeing the familiar completely transformed by dazzling lights year after year. And this year, we’ve expanded this sentiment into a whole Christmas-themed road trip! Rather than seeing only the nearby light displays, you can see some of the brightest in all of Virginia with this conveniently mapped-out drive. So queue up that Christmas playlist, grab a group of friends and family, and enjoy the festivities! For the interactive map, click here. Here are some of our picks for the best Christmas lights in Virginia that you ought to check out:

What do you think about this Christmas lights road trip? Is it something you would take? Share your thoughts with us – we’d love to hear from you! What are your favorite places to see Christmas lights in Virginia?

Address: 13560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23603, USA
Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518, USA
Address: 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA
Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228, USA
Address: 100 2nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Address: 1899 Callis Rd, South Hill, VA 23970, USA
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Christmas Lights in Virginia

October 28, 2021

What is winter in Virginia like?  

Virginia is a state that’s perfect for those who love the cold! Winters here tend to be very cold (read: frigid) and snow and ice are common. January is typically the coldest month of the year, with temperatures averaging about 26 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. At night, it gets much chillier. Warm clothes are essential! Virginia is also prone to large-scale winter storms that bring plentiful snowfall, like Nor’easters and other storms related to cold air masses moving in from the north. Average snowfall varies depending on which part of the state you’re in; along the coast, you may only see 8 or 9 inches of snow, but in parts of the Appalachians, you can expect upwards of about 100 inches of snow annually (that’s 8.3 feet). To say it’s a little cold here is a bit of an understatement. But don’t let that worry you or scare you off; cold winters like ours are what warm clothes and heaters are for. Should you play your cards right, you could turn a bitter, grey winter into a cozy, festive time to get closer to your person indoors. It’s up to you to make it perfect, and we’re certain you will.  

What are some fun road trips in Virginia to take?  

Virginia is a gorgeous state, and the best part about gorgeous states is taking fun road trips to explore them. There are plenty of awesome options in Virginia for your road-tripping needs. Some of our favorite road trip ideas include our awesome small-town Virginia road trip, which will lead you through six of our most awesome small towns, and the unforgettable lighthouse road trip, which takes you on a picturesque adventure to visit five historic lighthouses along the beautiful Virginia coast. There’s also a waterfalls road trip, a natural wonders road trip, and so much more. For more information on each of these ideas, plus a few more you’re sure to love, make sure to check out this article for nine of the best road trips in Virginia to take ASAP.  

Address: 13560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23603, USA
Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518, USA
Address: 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA
Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228, USA
Address: 100 2nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Address: 1899 Callis Rd, South Hill, VA 23970, USA