Central Virginia's Largest Drive - Thru Christmas Light Show!

All Synchronized to music..


Where is  Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village?

It’s at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Va. Check out our Map & Directions page for detailed information. The Light Show entrance is GATE 1 on the right hand side of Rt. 30 if you are heading East.  Look for the tall purple lit Christmas tree!


When is the best time to visit?  Weekends near Christmas are extremely busy and you can expect to have waits of up to two hours prior to driving through the Light Show.  We encourage you to visit Monday through Thursday and take advantage of discounts offered in Santa's Village, plus, much shorter wait times.


Do I walk through the light show or drive?

Illuminate Light Show is experienced from the comfort of your vehicle. As you drive through the park you will be dazzled by nearly a million LED lights synchronized to music from your car radio.


How long does it take to drive through the light show?

The time it takes to complete your journey through the light show will vary based on the volume of guests, but typically between 20 and 45 minutes. If you’re interested in visiting Santa’s Village too, we recommend coming earlier in the evening to make sure you have time to see everything!


​Do I have to pay admission to enter Santa’s Village?

There is no admission fee for Santa’s Village; however, extra costs apply to several of the activities. There is an ATM located in Santa's Village.


Is Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village open even if it snows or rains?

Yes! The event will be open even in the rain and snow. If weather is severe enough to be a safety risk for our guests and staff, an inclement weather closure announcement will be made on Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

What is included in the admission price?

Admission includes access to the light show and to Santa’s Village. Extra costs are associated with some activities inside Santa’s Village.


Are pets allowed?  Pets are allowed in Santa's Village every Tuesday night until Christmas Eve.


What types of payment are taken at the Light Show ticket booth?  All major credit card cards, debit cards and cash.


Is there food available?   Yes, Two Kings Concessions offers a wide variety of hot and cold food options and sweet treats!


When is Santa available for photos?  November 17th through December 23rd

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