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Richmond Christmas light displays

Nothing beats the holiday season like seeing extravagant Christmas light displays with friends and family.

Here are a few Richmond Christmas light displays done by the pros to check out and make new holiday traditions!

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Lewis Ginter Garden Fest of Lights

A holiday tradition featuring one million twinkling lights, handcrafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate.

When: November 23 – January 7 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25), Nightly 5–10 p.m.

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Dominion Energy Illuminate Light Show

Drive through the park as you’re dazzled by nearly a million LED lights synchronized to music from your car radio.

When: November 16 – December 31, Nightly 5:30–10 p.m.

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Grand illumination
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James Center

The holiday lights presented in the Grand Illumination will be turned on through January 2, 2019. The grand illunimation was held on Friday, November 30.

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Light Up the Tracks Ashland

Downtown Ashland is set to turn back the clock once again and transform into a vintage Christmas village that individuals of all ages will not want to miss. A mile-long light display and a series of special events will welcome visitors to enjoy a unique vintage holiday experience.

When: Every Saturday in December: December 1, 8, 15 and 22.

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Kings Dominion WinterFest
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Kings Dominion WinterFest

Holiday traditions come to life at Kings Dominion’s WinterFest. Friends and families are treated to an ultimate holiday celebration as we magically transform our park into a winter wonderland – full of enchantment, cheer and classic family fun.

When: Select nights November 23 through December 31.

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Busch Gardens Christmas Town

The world’s most beautiful theme park is one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the spirit of the season come alive.

When: Select nights November 17 through January 5.

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