Some holiday traditions in Virginia have stood the test of time. Celebration in Lights is one of them, and if you’ve yet to experience this magical drive-through, you’ll want to plan your visit this season. Hosted by the Newport News Parks Division, it’s the oldest drive-through lights show in the entire state. You’ll look forward to admiring more than one million lights, 350 display pieces, and three miles of rope lighting. Here’s more about this magical wintertime event you’ll want to enjoy with the whole family.

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Curious to learn more about Celebration in Lights? We don’t blame you! Head on over to the official Celebration in Lights website and learn more about this not-to-be-missed event. Have you attended this magical drive-through Christmas display before? If so, we’d love to hear all about your visit!

And, while we’re on the subject of the holidays, be sure to check out our official gift-giving guide for this season. We bet you’ll find something for everyone on your list this year!

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Winter In Virginia

What are some of the best winter activities and attractions in Virginia?

Virginia in the wintertime is a beautiful thing. Take a look at our recommendations for the best winter activities and attractions in Virginia:

  • Illuminate Light Show and Santa's Village
  • Holi-Rays at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
  • Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Old Town, Alexandria
  • Garden of Lights at the Norfolk Botanical Garden
  • Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion
  • Snowtubing at Wintergreen Resort
  • Skiing and snowboarding at Liberty Mountain Snow Centre
  • The Omni Homestead Resort
  • Massanutten Lodge

 

Curious to learn more about these places? Check out our list of some of the best winter activities and attractions in Virginia.

Are there any winter hikes in Virginia?

Take a look at the following list of winter hiking trails in Virginia:

  • Peaks of Otter in Bedford
  • Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park
  • Great Falls Park in McLean
  • Caledon State Park in King George
  • Huntley Meadows State Park in Fairfax County
  • York River State Park in James City County
  • Catoctin Mountain in Loudin County
  • Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing
  • Shenandoah River State Park in Bentonville

 

Have you experienced any of these hiking destinations during the wintertime? For more details, check out our full list of beautiful winter hiking destinations in Virginia.