A lot of people love the tradition of strolling around Richmond during the month of December to see the Christmas lights. Whether you are mapping out a route to enjoy the Richmond Times Dispatch Tacky Light Tour of lit homes, strolling along commercial centers, or going to a light show at the Ginter Botanical Garden, you’ll still find options to brighten your holidays. Take a look at this list to see the best places that are still open and safe to attend.
- Illuminate Light Show and Santa’s Village–Pile into the car and take a trip to 13191 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA 23047 to drive through a lit winter wonderland. As the lights synchronize to the radio in your car, sit back and enjoy the 25-40 minute light tour, pricing at $25.00 for family vehicles. Runs through Jan. 2, 2022
- Light up the Tracks – Main Street in Ashland-For free, take a drive to Ashland and drive down Main Street. For the third year in a row, the people of Ashland have decorated their Main Street in Christmas decorations, making an enjoyable drive for the people in their community. All December through Jan. 1, 2022.
- Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Dominion Energy Gardenfest of Light–Nothing says Christmas like a trip to the Botanical Gardens Gardenfest of Light, located at 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228. Open daily from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, it only costs around $15.00 to walk around a garden, decorated from head to toe in LED lights. Open through January 9, 2022.
- Monument Avenue-Get the family together and take a car ride downtown to Monument Avenue to see the lights, decorated and strung by the residents of one of Richmond’s most elegant avenues. Each house has its own unique flare and it will never be dull as each twinkling light accentuates the beauty of each individual house.
- Short Pump Town Center–Take a shopping trip and head down to Short Pump while enjoying the large tree in the middle of the shopping mall, the beautiful lights, and the joyful music. Short Pump is the perfect place to get gifts for friends, loved ones, family members, and significant others. The lights make that even better.
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