Tips & Information


Skating tickets are ONLY available online. 


PROMO codes are only valid online. Be sure to watch this video prior to your purchase to ensure you apply your code. Promo discounts may not be applied after the purchase.

Ticket transfers

While tickets are non-refundable,  you have the ability to transfer your ticket date and time prior to your ticket time.  Watch this video for detailed instructions. This does NOT work from a phone and must be completed on a desktop computer.


Be advised, this is a rain or shine event.  Tickets are non-refundable.  Tickets are transferrable to another date prior to the event ticket time only.  The ice rink may close due to unsafe weather conditions.  If this occurs, you may receive a rain check for another day.


Parking is free!  Please look for guests, especially small children, walking through the parking lots.  Please do not wait in line into the drive aisle.  If lines are long, please wait in your vehicle until it is safe to wait in line on the sidewalks.

Winter Village

The Winter Village admission includes admission to Ice & Lights but does NOT include ice skating or skate rentals.  Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and to dress for the weather.  The Village remains open during rain and snow, and is only closed during severe weather. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. 

Ice Skating

Timed skating tickets are available in limited quantities as an add on to the general village admission.  Skate session includes a one hour skate block and skate rentals.  There are no discounts for bringing your own skates.  A variety of size skates are available and are disinfected routinely.  Please do not take the skates off of the padded floor or ice.  This is a recreational skate rink, not intended for serious skaters. 


Please stay on the pathways at all times.  Many light displays have electrical cords and support wires so please do not walk near or around displays.  Please feel free to take pictures with the displays, but refrain from touching, climbing, or hanging on any displays or cords.  If you see something unsafe, please let staff know immediately.

Great Photos

Ice & Lights offers several great photo ops- the walk-thru tree and photo frame, giant wreath, and beautiful design stars are great photos, along with our “skating” photo op!   Bring your camera and capture memories! Be sure to tag us and post on social media! (@IceandLights #iceandlightscameron)


Only Service animals are permitted at Ice & Lights and must follow leash laws.

Food & Beverages

Visit Slice n’ Ice for hot chocolate, coffee and cold beverages, pizza, hot dogs, and delicious donut holes.   Outside food and beverages are prohibited.  


Ice & Lights is open on all holidays---Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, and News Eve & Day!  After your big holiday meal, why not take a walk among the beautiful lights?

Stay Informed

Learn about special events, discounts, and severe weather closings—LIKE Ice & Lights- The Winter Village at Cameron Run on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

Bundle Up!

Be sure to dress for the weather for your Ice & Lights experience. 

Always Sparkle!

Ice & Lights offers some fun retail items- light-up wands and swords, flashy blinky jewelry and headbands, cuddly stuffed animals, hand warmers and gloves, and a beautiful commemorative ornament!  Be sure to check out all of the great bling available for purchase at admissions, concessions, and the retail cart.

Ice Skating Rink Rules

  • Skating in a manner that endangers or interferes with other skater’s safety or enjoyment is strictly prohibited.
  • Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by a guardian at all times on the ice. A guardian is considered a responsible party 16 years or older. 
  • The rink is subject to capacity limits. NOVA Parks reserves the right to delay entrance to the rink at anytime.
  • NOVA Parks reserves the right to interrupt skating for resurfacing, cleaning, special events, or any purposes deemed necessary by Event Management.
  • No guests are admitted on the ice without skates. Socks must be worn at all times while using rental skates.
  • While wearing skates off the ice please stay on the rubber matting area only.
  • All guests must exit the rink while resurfacing is in progress. Guests may re-enter at the direction of the Skate Rink Supervisor.
  • Pass or overtake carefully. Horseplay, excessive speeding, skating against the crowd, or weaving through other skaters is prohibited.
  • Skaters are not allowed to carry children or secondary items such as cameras, handbags, or strollers while on the ice.
  • Please do not sit, climb, or jump on the rink boards.
  • Kicking, digging holes, scraping, or stomping the ice with your blades and kicking the railings are prohib­ited. Any skater engaging in this behavior will be asked to leave the rink immediately. 
  • Food is not permitted near the rail. No food or beverages allowed on the ice.
  • All skaters must listen to the instruction of the skate guards and rink staff.
  • Exit must be kept clear at all times. Please use caution when entering and exiting the rink.
  • Please return skates to the rental shed after use.
  • NOVA Parks is not responsible for any stolen or lost items. Please lock your items up!

Fun Facts

Did you know that this is the fourth year of Ice & Lights- The Winter Village at Cameron Run?    It quickly has become a wonderful family holiday tradition!

It takes Cameron Run staff, NOVA Park volunteers, and contractors three months to install all of the lights and displays.  A lot of hard work goes into preparing for this awesome show.

Behind the fence is Great Waves Waterpark!  We are excited to offer year-round family entertainment at Cameron Run Regional Park.  Ice & Lights runs from mid- November through early January, then ice skating only on weekends through February.  Then, we flip the switch on spring and the mini-golf, batting cages, and Paradise Playground open.  Then, Memorial Day Weekend, Great Waves Waterpark opens through Labor Day. Mini Golf, Batting Cages, and Paradise Playground stay open through October, then it’s time for Ice & Lights once again!

NOVA Parks has a trio of winter special events:  Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights is a beautiful walk through winter light show, Bull Run Festival of Lights is a fantastic drive-through light show, and we are so proud to add Ice & Lights to our portfolio!  Be sure to visit all 3!



Enjoy three unique holiday light show experiences in Northern Virginia

Happening now through early January. Reserve your preferred dates today before they sell out!

DRIVE through Northern Virginia’s largest light show at Bull Run Festival of Lights. WALK a sparkling garden trail for an enchanting evening at Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights. SKATE and explore a playful wonderland at Ice & Lights – The Winter Village at Cameron Run.