Holiday Lights at the Beach

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

The Holiday Lights at the Beach display is quite an unusual treat. There are more huge lighting displays than you can imagine, and you get to drive on the boardwalk, which is very cool. The lights look great against the very dark backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.

There are animated nautical and holiday-themed light displays along the boardwalk. Thirty blocks of festive fish, jumping dolphins, and frolicking porpoises, sailboats gently rocking in the wind, and mermaids! Add to this surfing Santas, giant gift-wrapped packages, and a three-story Christmas tree, and it's easy to see why over 100,000 visitors enjoy the Holiday Lights at the Beach each year.

Holiday Lights at the Beach is the largest grand illumination display on the Atlantic seaboard. Come drive on the Virginia Beach boardwalk and see the lights. There is an entrance fee for all vehicles. Military personnel receive a discount on Monday nights. New Pricing for 2015: $15 nightly admission. $7 for Military Monday.

Virginia Beach boardwalk, between 2nd and 34th Streets. The entrance is located at 2nd Street.

2015/2016 Dates: November 20, 2015 - January 2, 2016

The official McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach web page

Oceanfront Hotels: See special offers.

More Hampton Roads Holiday Events

Other things to do during the colder months in Virginia Beach include horseback riding on the beach from October to May and whale watching cruises.


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Virginia Beach & Norfolk

The region's two biggest cities are very different but both have so much to offer. The good news is they're only a short drive apart.