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    High Country Lights

    601 S Main St, Galax, VA 24333, USA
    250,000 lights with 34 years of experience lit from November 23-January 1 6:00pm-10:00pm.

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    Irvine Christmas

    11912 Gardengate Rd, Clover Hill, VA 23112
    60,000 lights with 5 years of experience lit from November 25-January 1 5:00pm-11:00pm.

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    Christmas On Wendhurst

    9716 Wendhurst Drive,Glen Allen,VA 23060 US
    203,271 lights with 25 years of experience lit from November 23-December 31 5:30pm-10:00pm. Supporting Tunnel to Towers .

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    Stern Family Holiday Light Show

    108 Sheffield Way, Newport News, VA 23602, United States
    50,000 lights with 22 years of experience lit from December 1-December 25 5:30pm-9:30pm. Supporting Thrive Peninsula Foodbank .

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    The Jones Family Christmas Extravaganza

    1-385 Colonial Dr, Surry, VA 23883, USA
    20,000 lights with 38 years of experience lit from November 1-January 2 5:00pm-12:00am. Supporting Toys for Tots .

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    Christmas Fantasyland in Traveler's Run Subdivision

    6444 Little Sorrel Drive,Mechanicsville,VA 23111 US
    10,000 lights with 27 years of experience lit from November 25-December 31 5:00pm-9:00pm.

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    True Blue

    306 Gardenville Dr, Yorktown, VA 23693, USA
    14,250 lights with 19 years of experience lit from December 1-January 6 5:00pm-11:00pm.

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    Shawn's Christmas lights

    1109 Shore Road,Chesapeake,VA 23323 US
    103,752 lights with 15 years of experience lit from November 25-December 27 5:30pm-9:30pm. Supporting Food Bank of Southeastern VA .

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    9625 Peppertree Drive

    9625 Peppertree Drive,Richmond,VA 23238 US
    72,000 lights with 41 years of experience lit from December 1-December 31 5:00pm-10:00pm.

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What is the Tacky Lights Tour?

Every year Richmond, Virginia hosts the most spectacular Christmas light displays. Hundreds of homeowners decorate their homes with ridiculous amounts of Christmas lights. Cars, limos and buses filled with families, friends and coworkers plan tours throughout the city of Richmond and its suburbs like Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanvover. The Tacky Lights Tour has become an annual tradition for thousands of people.

Is the Tour of Lights Tacky?

No! These spectacular Christmas lights are not tacky at all! In Richmond, tacky is a term of endearment. Tacky represents the houses most overloaded with Christmas lights. Tacky comes in all colors, blinking sequences and holiday designs. Tacky is a Christmas label Richmonders respect and adore.

How to plan a Tacky Lights Tour?

Choose Dates and Times for your Lights Tour

When planning a night out on the town, it's important to choose a date and time that will work well with both your schedule and the traffic. If you're looking to avoid traffic, the best times to head out are Sunday nights and Monday nights. However, if you're looking for a more lively nightlife, Friday and Saturday nights are typically the best bet. Of course, these are just general guidelines - ultimately, the best time for your tour will depend on your specific plans and preferences. With a little advance planning, you can ensure that your night out is both enjoyable and hassle-free.

Gather New Friends and Family to Tour the Lights

While some people might enjoy going out on their own, others prefer to have a group with them. If you fall into the latter category, then you'll be happy to know that there are plenty of ways to gather friends and family and join in on the fun. One option is to rent a van or limo and hit the town together. Or, if you're looking for something a little more laid-back, you can book a bus and tour the countryside. No matter what you decide to do, gathering friends and family together is sure to create lasting memories.

Map a Route to Lights in Richmond

One of the best parts of the holiday season is taking in all of the amazing light displays. If you're looking to plan a route that will take you to some of the best light displays in your area, here are a few tips to help you map it out. First, take a look at your local times dispatch newspaper or website. Many times they will have a list of the best light displays in your area. Once you've made a list of the ones you want to see, start mapping out your route. Keep in mind that some displays may be closed on certain days or times, so you'll want to plan accordingly. Finally, don't forget to factor in things like traffic and parking when you're planning your route. By taking these things into account, you can ensure that you'll have a magical night checking out all of the best light displays in your area.

Dress in Tacky Outfits for the Lights Tour

The holidays are a special time of year when families come together to celebrate. For many, this means dressing up in their best clothes and attending holiday parties. However, there is also a tradition of dressing up in tacky holiday outfits for the occasion. This practice is thought to have started in the Victorian era, when people would dress up in outlandish costumes for times such as Mardi Gras and Halloween. The tradition has continued in modern times, with people often wearing tacky sweaters or Santa hats to holiday parties. While some people find this practice to be in bad taste, others see it as a fun way to celebrate the holidays. Whichever side you fall on, there's no denying that dressing up in a tacky holiday outfit can be a fun way to celebrating the season.

Enjoy Christmas Treats Along the Tour

What's more festive than enjoying hot chocolate and cookies while dispatch times are running? The Newspaper has you covered with a list of the best places to enjoy these holiday treats. From classic cafes to trendy new eateries, there's something for everyone on this list. So whether you're looking for a quick pick-me-up or a leisurely snack break, be sure to check out one of these hot spots. And while you're there, why not pick up a copy of the latest edition of The Newspaper? After all, 'tis the season!

Take New Pictures to Capture the Memories!

In the age of social media, it's easy to snap a chat and share your memories with your friends. But what if you want to remember the details of a special event years from now? That's where taking lots of pictures comes in handy! By taking lots of pictures, you can capture all the small moments that make up a big event. And if you print out the pictures or put them in a photo album, you can enjoy looking back at them for years to come. So next time you're at a party or on vacation, make sure to take plenty of pictures to capture all the memories!

It's that time of year again when the streets are lit up with dazzling displays of holiday lights. If you're looking for a fun way to see all the best light shows in your area, why not try a Tacky Lights Tour? Gather your friends and family and map out a route that will take you to all the best spots. Dress up in your tackiest holiday outfits for the occasion and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and other festive snacks along the way. Take lots of pictures to capture the memories! If you need some inspiration, check out our tips for putting together a successful Tacky Light Tour. Happy holidays!

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