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Bull Run Festival of Lights

Holiday lights
The Bull Run Festival of Lights stretches 2.5-miles along a road lined with thousands of dazzling holiday light displays.

Life-size greeting cards designed by local schools mark the entrance. Visitors can drive down a road lined with stand-alone and animated displays featuring Candy Land, Toyland, the Wizard of Oz, and the Snowfall of Lights scene.

The Festival of Lights has been operating for 15 years and attracts more than 100,000 visitors each season.

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville VA
7700 Bull Run Drive Centreville, VA 20121

Seven days a week (weather permitting) from Nov. 19, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015.

Mondays – Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fridays – Sundays and Holidays: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(Holidays include Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day). Because Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are the busiest nights, visitors are encouraged to take advantage of lower admission rates on Monday through Thursday.

Monday – Thursday
$15 Cars (1-14 people)
$25 Van (15-34 people)
$50 Bus (35 or more people)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
$20 Cars (1-14 people)
$30 Van (15-34 people)
$55 Bus (35 or more people)

Exhibits and Events
After the driving tour, visit the Winter Wonderland Holiday Village and enjoy many activities, including hayrides, bonfires, holiday shopping, and photos with Santa.

Santa’s Enchanted Lights features more than 40,000 lights set to music. Holiday merchandise, including annual Festival of Lights ornaments, will be available for purchase. This year’s ornament features a rocking horse.

The Snowflake Stampede on Nov. 15 at 5:30 is an opportunity for families to run or walk along the Festival of Lights road.

The Bar C Ranch will offer camel rides Thursday, Dec. 11, through Tuesday, Dec. 23.

2014 Holiday Village Activity Schedule
After the light show, visitors may participate in a variety of activities at the Holiday Village. All activities in the green and white tent are free.

Dec. 4-7: Cookie Decorating
Dec. 11-14: NOVA Parks Naturalist
Dec. 15-21: Holiday Crafts
Dec. 22: Holiday Bingo
Dec. 23: Holiday Village Scavenger Hunt
Dec. 24-28: 10% off all merchandise in Santa’s Workshop

Carnival Information
The Jolly Shows Carnival features rides, games, and food.

Unlimited ride wristbands: $25 per person
Single tickets: $1.50
Sheet of 30 tickets: $35
Sheet of 50 tickets: $55
Rides require 3, 4, or 5 tickets
Carnival rides and other attractions accept cash only.

2014 Holiday Village Schedule
Mondays through Thursdays: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day: 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
The last day for Santa photos is Tuesday, December 23rd.

Directions: The Bull Run Festival of Lights is located on the grounds of Bull Run Regional Park. Take I-66 to Exit 52 (Route 29) at Centreville, drive 2 miles south, turn left onto Bull Run Post Office Road, and follow the signs to the park entrance.

Venue: Bull Run Regional Park
Date(s): Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Sunday, Jan. 01, 2017
Hours: Mondays – Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Thursdays-Sundays: 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Centreville
Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, 20121
Telephone: 703-631-0550
Web site:
Cost: Monday - Thursday; $15 Cars/vans (1-14); Friday - Sunday & Holidays ; $20 Cars/vans (1-14)
Latitude: 38.7430
Longitude: 77.3868
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