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Drive, Walk and Skate into the Holiday Season!

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Enjoy three unique holiday light experiences in Northern Virginia.

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Experience the magic of the holidays at the Bull Run Festival of Lights, Northern Virginia’s largest drive-through holiday light experience! A family favorite for three decades, the Bull Run Festival of Lights dazzles with a 2.5-mile display of holiday and fairytale vignettes. Enjoy time with family while staying warm and cozy as you slowly drive through the animated displays in Bull Run Regional Park (Centreville, VA). New displays are added every yeardrive through our Winter Wonderland where it's always snowing and see the tallest light display yet.

Open November 10, 2023 through January 7, 2024. 

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Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights is an elegant garden trail decorated with thousands of sparkling lights, perfect for a date night or family holiday outing. The half-mile walk through the enchanting Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (Vienna, VA) features lighted nature themes and animated displays along a paved wheelchair and stroller-accessible trail. Stay warm by sipping on a hot beverage (with or without spirits) as you walk and finish the evening with some tasty s’mores by the fire pit. Plus, treat your pup to their favorite walk of the year on specific dates!

Open November 10, 2023 through January 7, 2024. Capacity is limited; reservations are required to ensure access on a specific date.

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Enjoy ice skating amidst a winter wonderland at Cameron Run Regional Park (Alexandria, VA). Ice & Lights offers a fun, unstructured outdoor family experience to explore unique light displays, snap family pictures or selfies with a variety of displays, and take a spin on the outdoor ice rink.

Tickets are available for the Village Only or Village and Ice Skating. The Winter Village will be open November 17, 2023 through January 1, 2024. Evening Ice Skating is available December 1 through January 1. Daytime ice skating is available December 18 through January 1, and weekends and holidays in January and February 2024. Capacity is limited; reservations are required to ensure access on a specific date. Ice skating reservations are required.

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Can you conquer Climb UPton?

Climb UPton—the largest ropes course in the Mid-Atlantic— is NOW OPEN DAILY! Climb UPton offers 90 different elements and three levels of difficulty.

Waterparks Open May 25 – Purchase a Pass Now and Save!

Purchase an Annual Waterpark Pass now for Spring Sale Savings! Starting at $80 per individual. Receive admission to all 5 waterparks; discounts on concessions and retail; early entry; and special savings on NOVA Parks attractions and events.