Instead of posting just the regular local news, I wanted add some cheerful holiday blogs in a creative way. While I organizing my thoughts yesterday, I came up with the idea to post on blog for every day remaining in the month of December about local events or fun activities to enjoy for the holidays. For today, I choose the locally well-known “Festival of Lights” in Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia. If you have never been, I highly suggest loading up the car with seasonal music, family and friends one evening during the week to check it out. Starting just a little over a decade ago, the light display now stretches over 3 miles of park grounds and attracts about 30,000 cars every season!
The Festival of Lights is open 7 days a week from now until January 10th during the hours of 5:30pm-9:30pm on weekdays and 5:30pm-10pm on weekends and holidays (Christmas Eve and New Years Eve). The drive through light show only costs $15 per car on weekdays and $20 per car on weekends.
If you so well choose, the fun does not stop there! At the end of the light show, get out and enjoy carnival rides, food and gift vendors, and even take a picture with Santa Claus! The Holiday Village Carnival tickets cost $15/person for an all-you-can-ride wristband or tickets sheets are sold separately increments of $27 for a sheet of 30 tickets and $40 for a sheet of 50 tickets (rides are 2, 3, & 4 tickets).
2009 Holiday Village & Carnival Schedule:
The Village will be open from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm in December per the following schedule. Friday, December 4th Saturday, December 5th Sunday, December 6th Friday, December 11th Saturday, December 12th Sunday, December 13th Friday, December 18th Saturday, December 19th Sunday, December 20th Monday, December 21st
For more information as well as directions, go to http://www.nvrpa.org/parks/brfestoflights/