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McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach
McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/22/2013 - 01/01/2014
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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The lights will be turning on at McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, bringing joy and wonder to Hampton Roads this holiday season!  From November 22 through January 1, take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk.  Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach.  They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach boardwalk.  Over 30,000 families a year make this unique light show a part of their holiday celebration!  This “Fanta-Sea” of lights is sure to dazzle and amaze holiday travelers visiting Virginia Beach.  Hotels create special packages that include free tickets to the light show.

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New displays are added each year so it’s never the same show twice!  One of the highlights is the giant “12 Days of Christmas” display, where some fixtures stand 20 and 30 feet high!  For the first time, this year, drivers will be able to tune their car radio to a frequency to hear holiday music along the McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach display, making it easy to see AND hear why this event has been named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 November Events” and the American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in North America for 2011!”

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach opens nightly beginning at 5:30.  Hours of operation are 5:30pm-10:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:30pm-11:00pm Friday-Saturday.

Admission prices:

Cars, Monday-Thursday, $12 per car

Cars, Friday-Sunday and holidays, $15 per car

Limos, $25

Motor coaches, $45

Mini buses, $25 (vehicles larger than a 15 passenger van)

Combo Ticket, $25 - one-time entry to Holiday Lights at the Beach and Norfolk Botanical Garden of Lights (limited number of these tickets available)

On “Military Mondays,” military receive a 50% discount each Monday night from November 25-December 30.

All vehicles enter through the main entrance at 2nd Street.  Cash only is accepted at the gate.

Two exciting events “kick-off” this year’s McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach:

Walk through the Lights for Ronald McDonald House Charities Norfolk

Wednesday, November 20

5:00pm-8:00pm

Donations accepted at the entrance

Walk through the Lights is an opportunity to get a “sneak peek” at 2013 McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, while also helping to support a vital charity in Hampton Roads!  The Ronald McDonald House Charities Norfolk provides a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children.  On Wednesday, November 20, families can make a donation at the entrance at 2nd Street and walk through the lights from 5:00-8:00pm.  It’s the onlytime that people get to walk through this amazing holiday lights show!

$8 “Opening Weekend Special

Friday, November 22-Sunday, November 24

Be among the first to experience what has become a holiday tradition for thousands of Hampton Roads families!

From Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24, visit McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach for $8 per car!

Friday, November 22 – 5:30pm-11:00pm, $8 special for cars

Saturday, November 23 – 5:30pm-11:00pm, $8 special for cars

Sunday, November 24 – 5:30pm-10:00pm, $8 special for cars

Monday, November 25 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – regular pricing in effect.

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach is sponsored by McDonalds, the City of Virginia Beach, Pepsi, Monster Energy, Coastal Limousines, the Oceanfront Inn, and Integrated Management Group.

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach…lighting up the holiday season!

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