Celebration in Lights

Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event, opens for its 22nd season on Thanksgiving night (November 27, 2014).

Newport News Park will be transformed by over 800,000 individual lights, creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes.

New for 2014 is the Lee Hall Depot Train Station display. The historic Lee Hall Depot was constructed in the 1880s as part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad’s efforts to establish its Atlantic terminus at Newport News, thereby linking the Ohio River Valley with the sea. Traditionally, the depot served the Yorktown, Lee Hall, and lower James City County communities and was the social and economic focal point of the village of Lee Hall that grew around the station. The City of Newport News is restoring the depot to preserve an entity important to the city’s development.

The new Forest of Lights features nine new color-changing trees.

The Peace Garden display area will “grow” with the additions of daffodils, tulips, daisies, a dragonfly, and a grasshopper.

The event also continues to refurbish older displays with energy efficient LED bulbs. The event will be open each evening, 5:30 - 10:00 p.m., through New Year’s (January 1, 2015).

  • 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
  • $10.00 per car; $60.00 per bus
  • Advance purchase at the Newport News Visitors Center. 

Event Dates/Times

11/26/2015 - 1/1/2016


 $10/car; $60/bus