Holiday Lights at the Beach

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

The Holiday Lights at the Beach boardwalk lights display has been a holiday tradition in Virginia Beach for over 20 years.

The Holiday Lights display at the boardwalk once covered 30 blocks. However, due to long-term wear and tear on the light displays, the event was shortened last year to feature 50 favorite displays over 12 blocks along the boardwalk, from 8th Street to 22nd Street.

The Holiday Lights Merry Mile returns for 2018 with 50 specially selected displays.

Holiday Lights Merry Mile Display for 2018

Over 50 of the most popular light displays have been hand-picked for inclusion in this year's Merry Mile.

Visitors can view the light displays by driving along a special designated route along the boardwalk. There are animated light displays along on either side of the boardwalk, with some arching over the boardwalk path.

We don't know yet which displays have been selected for the 2018 show, but past displays have included jumping dolphins, sailboats gently rocking in the wind, surfing Santa, and more.

Location: Virginia Beach boardwalk, from 8th to 22nd Street. The entrance is located at 2nd Street.

Oceanfront Hotels: See special offers.

2018 Dates & Hours: November 22, 2018 - December 30, 2018.  5:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 p.m. -11:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

2017 Admission Prices (2018 prices not year announed): $5 per vehicle Friday - Sunday and holidays. $4 per vehicle Monday - Thursday. $2 Military Mondays. $25 for motocoaches.

Visit the official Holiday Lights Merry Mile website for additional details.


Photos from previous years:

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Visit Bush Gardens Williamsburg this holiday seaon!

Enjoy lights, holiday shopping, special entertainment, and festival food and drink at Busch Garden's Christmas Town, plus many of the park's rides and attractions are still open.

Single Day Bush Gardens Christmas Town tickets are now on sale and priced at $15 to $25 (deprending on the date) through November 6th. The price for single-day tickets purchased at the park is $49.

Pick a date and purchase early for the biggest savings.

Last minute deals on Williamsburg hotels - See deals on hotels for the next two weekends.



Virginia Beach & Norfolk

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