November 22, 2023

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Family and Friends at Holiday Lights at the Beach

The lights are back at the Boardwalk through Dec. 31 with a final Bike Night event on Jan. 1.

Holiday Lights at the Beach

Don’t miss out on this holiday tradition at the Oceanfront! Take a twinkling nautical holiday trip along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk as the annual holiday lights illuminate the beach nightly.

Holiday Lights at the Beach
On display nightly through Dec. 31, 5:30-10 p.m., Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Price: Varies based on vehicle

Holiday Lights at the Beach returns to the Oceanfront this year with more than 25 new light displays, two additional blocks of lights and a new 600 ft. LED tunnel—the largest and longest curved LED light tunnel in the U.S. The light show is open to vehicles nightly from 5:30-10 p.m. until Sunday, Dec. 31.

Don’t miss the “Melting Snowman,” a new display this year created from a drawing by Old Donation School student, Kylie Zhu. Local artist, Andy Vakos turned the student’s creation into a 17-foot-high by 14-foot-wide display located at 29th Street.

To minimize wait times, the event will utilize timed entry and advanced purchase of tickets is required. Tickets are available for purchase at Vehicles should enter the Oceanfront via 21st Street, proceed to Atlantic Avenue and follow all event and traffic signs. From Atlantic Avenue, vehicles will enter the Boardwalk via 2nd Street and will be directed to the 10th Street box office location on the Boardwalk for the start of the light show.

Note: The Boardwalk and bike paths will be closed for this event from 2nd-33rd streets nightly through Jan. 1 from 5:30-10 p.m. Pedestrians are prohibited on the Boardwalk while the show is in progress each night.

Holiday Lights at the Beach Bike Night

Holiday Lights at the Beach Bike Night
Jan. 1, 2024, 5:30-8 p.m., Virginia Beach Boardwalk
FREE and open to the public

Start the new year off right and jump start those resolutions by coming down to the Boardwalk on Monday, Jan. 1, for Bike Night. Enjoy the final night of Holiday Lights at the Beach by riding your bike through the enchanting lights with family and friends.

Bike Night is free and begins at 2nd Street on the Boardwalk, north towards 33rd Street. Only bicycles will be admitted; no motorized vehicles or pedestrians are permitted.

Parking for the event will be available at the Rudee Loop Municipal Lot at 2nd Street on a first-come, first-served basis. Free, on-street two-hour parking is also available in the outside southbound lane of Atlantic Avenue until 11 p.m. from 5th-38th streets with the exception of the block(s) between 10th and 11th streets, 19th and 22nd streets, and 29th and 31st streets. The area for eligible parking is signed.

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