Virginia continues the tradition to this day combining modern
holiday razzle-dazzle in places like Richmond, Busch Gardens, and Virginia Beach,
with celebrations of a glorious Christmas past in Mount Vernon and Colonial Williamsburg
More information about Christmas in Virginia around the Web:
Merry Christmas from Busch Gardens
Winter in Virginia - From the official VA tourism portal, this guide includes holiday happenings throughout the state.
Holidays at Mount Vernon - Tour the mansion, learn how
George and Martha Washington celebrated the holidays, and take
home Martha's own "Great Cake" recipe.
Hundred Miles of Lights - One-stop browsing for what's
happening this Christmas from Richmond to Virginia Beach, with
additional links to Williamsburg, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton
and Portsmouth seasonal events.
- The capitol city annual event featuring giant helium balloons,
floats, marching bands and, of course, the arrival of Santa. Check out the official route map, this year's line-up, and best viewing tips.
River Parade of Lights - Local boaters decorate their
vessels for the annual dazzler, starting in Richmond and traveling
onto Henricus Historical Park in Chesterfield County.
in Williamsburg - A feast of holiday events at Colonial
Williamsburg includes the annual fireworks tradtion in December to celebrate the holidays, and lots more.
Christmas Town Busch Gardens - The official site offers a complete guide to hours and admission prices, shows, attractions, rides and more, with online ticket purchase, directions and an interactive map.
Lights at the Beach - Blocks of festive displays - illuminated
by thousands of lights along the Virginia Beach boardwalk - feature festive fish, jumping dolphins, Santa & his reindeer, a Nativity
scene, and lots more stretching from 2nd to 33rd Street.
Holly Days Parade - Elaborate floats, marching bands,
classic antique cars plus Santa and his reindeer parading from
City Hall to Darling Stadium.
in Portsmouth - Check this year's schedule for the annual
Coleman Garden Nursery Yuletide displays and Old Towne Christmas