Nov 26, 2012 - 5:30 pm to Jan 01, 2013 - 11:00 pm
November 16, 2012 to January 1, 2013
The lights are on at McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, bringing joy and wonder to Hampton Roads this holiday season! From our Grand Opening November 21 through New Year's Day, January 1, take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk. Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach. They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Over 30,000 families a year make this unique light show a part of their holiday celebration! This “Fanta-Sea” of lights is sure to dazzle and amaze holiday travelers visiting Virginia Beach. Hotels create special packages that include free tickets to the light show.
New displays are added each year so it’s never the same show twice! One of the highlights is the giant “12 Days of Christmas” display, where some fixtures stand 20 and 30 feet high! A free CD of holiday music is provided to each vehicle entering McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, making it easy to see AND hear why this event has been named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 November Events” and the American Bus Association's "Top 100 Events in North America for 2011!"
McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach opens nightly beginning at 5:30.
Hours of operation:
5:30pm – 10:00pm Sunday through Thursday
5:30pm – 11:00pm Friday & Saturday
Cars, Monday-Thursday, $10
Cars, Friday-Sunday and holidays, $15
Motor coaches, $45
Mini buses, $25
Combo Ticket, $20 - one-time entry to Holiday Lights at the Beach and Norfolk Botanical Garden of Lights (limited number of these tickets available)
On “Military Mondays,” military receive a 20% discount each Monday night from November 26-December 31.
All vehicles enter through the main entrance at 2nd Street. Cash only is accepted at the gate.
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McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach is sponsored by McDonalds, the City of Virginia Beach, Pepsi, Monster Energy, WAVY-TV, WVBT FOX43, the Oceanfront Inn, and Integrated Management Group.
McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach…lighting up the holiday season!
- Virginia Beach Oceanfront
- 2nd and 34th Street
- Virginia Beach, VA