Celebration of Lights

  • Available Event Dates:
    December 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Riverside Park
  • Event Admission: Free - Special event nights may have a separate charge
  • 2238 Rivermont Avenue
  • Lynchburg, VA 24503

Celebration of Lights

Join Lynchburg Parks and Recreation as we light up Riverside Park for the second annual Celebration of Lights! This free, family-friendly attraction will open nightly from 5:00pm–9:00pm, December 1, 2017, through January 1, 2018, and will include light displays from various Lynchburg businesses and organization as you drive through Riverside Park. The theme for this year’s Celebration of Lights is “Lynchburg Winter Wonderland.” Lynchburg businesses, schools, and organizations are all encouraged to submit a light display that represents our beautiful Hill City. 

Schedule of Events

There will be four special event nights. On December the 1st, the Celebration of Lights will kick off with a Grand Opening celebration, featuring food trucks and festive music, while Parks and Recreation staff distributes holiday wishes to the riders. December 7th is Pedestrian Night allowing the community to walk through Riverside Park and slowly take in the ambiance of lit displays. December 14th hosts a Glow Ride encouraging cyclists to decorate their bikes and ride through the park. December 21st is a magical night with hot cocoa, horses, and carriage rides hosted by Lexington Carriage Company. Sip on a cup of hot chocolate, and sink into the experience.

F 12/1                   Grand Opening

Th 12/7                 Pedestrian Night (no vehicles)

Th 12/14               Glow Ride (bikes only)

Th 12/21               Carriage Rides ($6 per person)