100 miles of lights and holiday events across the Seven Cities, from Richmond to Virginia Beach.
100 Miles of Lights began in 1998 as a regional effort to promote holiday events and light shows from Richmond to Virginia Beach. The program began when there was still a light show at the fairgrounds in Richmond, which is approximately 100 miles or so from Virginia Beach. Today, the effort provides a list of light shows and holiday events across the seven cities of Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.
Drive-through and walk-through light shows will dazzle and shine with more than two million lights, providing a colorful backdrop to the wide range of events and activities for the young and young-at-heart. Lighted boat parades, city illuminations, festivals, parades, living history re-enactments, caroling, dining events, music and dance are among the many activities occurring throughout the region from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day.