Winter Light Shows in Virginia – Bull Run Festival of Lights
Christmas time is perfect to explore the Bull Run Festival of Lights. If you are in Virginia for the holidays, drive towards the Bull Run Regional Park at Centreville and enjoy some good family time at Bull Run Festival of Lights.
The Bull Run Festival of Lights is a sparkling 2.5 mile display of around 5k light works circling around a long winding road. As you drive through the whirlwind of lights and designs, often encountering Christmas-themed reindeer and snowmen, you can experience for yourself the soft haze of colours playing tricks with your eyes.
Curious? Watch this video taken at the Bull Run Festival of Lights to see for yourself!
The light show ends in a happening carnival, complete with a lighted ferris wheel and games. This makes the park a great option for an evening with children.
Monday-Thursdays have highly discounted prices – almost half! While there is less rush on the weekends, the wait to get tickets is quite long. Hence, be ready to stay in traffic for a while, even with advance reservations. Also, the gates close at 9:30 pm on weekdays and 10 pm on weekends. We waited for an hour to enter after arriving at 8 pm on a Friday. The show begins at 5:30 pm.
Dates: Beginning with Thanksgiving and ongoing till 2nd week of January every year.
Official website to purchase tickets: Bull Run Festival of Lights – Nova Parks
Other famous light festivals or light shows in Virginia:
- Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights, Vienna
- Chinese Lantern Festival, Reston
- Winter Light Festival, Seneca Creek State Park
Winter is a good time to visit the museums of New York and DC. Many museums have free hours which you can take advantage of.
Here’s a list of free hours at some of the premium New York museums – See list here.