Bull Run Festival of Lights

Bull Run Festival of Lights 2.5 miles of beautiful light displays, guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!
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The Bull Run Festival of Lights is so much more than just a light show! After almost two and a half miles of beautiful light displays, treat yourself and your family to our Holiday Village! Complete with fire pits for marshmallow roasting, carnival rides, a rock wall and an animated, set to music light show featuring over 40,000 lights, the Holiday Village is the perfect end to an evening of holiday fun! And don't forget to get your picture taken with Santa!

Operating as usual

Who’s excited for this year’s Festival of Lights? This week we spent two days unloading all the displays and wrapped 6 t...
09/04/2020

Who’s excited for this year’s Festival of Lights? This week we spent two days unloading all the displays and wrapped 6 trees! Next week starts full time installation to get ready for our early opening!

Are you looking for a safe outdoor venue for a Labor Day bar-b-que? 🍔🌭🥪Our picnic shelters are the perfect place for a s...
09/03/2020

Are you looking for a safe outdoor venue for a Labor Day bar-b-que? 🍔🌭🥪

Our picnic shelters are the perfect place for a safe gathering with family or friends.

For more information: http://ow.ly/h8xd50Bh8Oj

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Only a few more days left to register for our 2nd Annual S'more Fun 5k!This is a safe event for the whole family!Our sta...
08/26/2020

Only a few more days left to register for our 2nd Annual S'more Fun 5k!

This is a safe event for the whole family!

Our staff adheres to all COVID 19 safety precautions and regulations. The 5K course allows for plenty of room for physical distancing from other participants.

To register: http://ow.ly/LBBa50B9z5n

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #smorefun5k #summer2020 #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks

Who is ready for S'more safe fun? Join us THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH for our 2nd Annual S'more Fun 5K. This is a sociall...
08/24/2020

Who is ready for S'more safe fun?

Join us THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH for our 2nd Annual S'more Fun 5K. This is a socially distanced summer evening run or walk followed by individual s'mores.

Participants receive a custom campfire mug, medal, professional chip timing and plenty of post-race s'mores treats!

Can't join us on Saturday? We are also offering a virtual 5K option!

For more information: http://ow.ly/1RCG50B7sHz

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #smorefun #summer2020 #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks

08/21/2020

S'more what? S'More Fun 5K that's what!

Join us on August 29th for our 2nd Annual S'More Fun 5K.

Our staff will be implementing additional safety features and we will socially distance race participants at the start of the race.

For more information: http://ow.ly/ncQx50B5IDJ

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #smorefun5k #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks

Are you ready for a safe family outing full of fresh air and exercise? Join us on August 29th for our 2nd Annual S'More ...
08/19/2020

Are you ready for a safe family outing full of fresh air and exercise? Join us on August 29th for our 2nd Annual S'More Fun 5K! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃

We are implementing several new safety and physical distancing measures to make sure you and your family and friends stay safe during our 5K.

If you can't make it on the 29th we also have a VIRTUAL option! You run and we'll mail you the medal. 👍

For more information: http://ow.ly/EQYL50B2RsQ

#happinesshere #smorefun5k #familyfun #summer2020 #safefun #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks

08/16/2020

Who needs s'more weekend?

We can't give you that but we can give you an awesome fun run.

Join us on August 29th for our 2nd Annual S'more Fun 5K.

We will have enough space for social distancing and all our staff adheres to current COVID 19 safety precautions and regulations.

To register: http://ow.ly/X7wQ50AZQF0

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #smorefunrun #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks

Register today for our S'more Fun 5k on August 29th!Enjoy a summer evening run or walk followed by a gourmet s'mores bar...
08/13/2020

Register today for our S'more Fun 5k on August 29th!

Enjoy a summer evening run or walk followed by a gourmet s'mores bar. Participants receive a custom campfire mug, medal, professional chip timing and plenty of post-race s'mores treats!

To register: http://ow.ly/2jmk50AYtg9

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #smorefun5k #summer2020 #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks

We're counting down the days to our S'More Fun 5K. Have you registered yet? Our staff will be adhering to all COVID 19 s...
08/07/2020

We're counting down the days to our S'More Fun 5K. Have you registered yet?

Our staff will be adhering to all COVID 19 safety precautions and our s'mores will be enjoyed at mini-tabletop "fire pits".

If you can't join us on August 29th? No worries--we have a virtual 5K option as well.

To register: http://ow.ly/gftH50ATzWz

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #smorefun5k #bullrunregionalregionalpark #novaparks

Enjoy a summer evening run or walk followed by a gourmet s'mores bar. Participants receive a custom campfire mug, medal,...
07/30/2020

Enjoy a summer evening run or walk followed by a gourmet s'mores bar. Participants receive a custom campfire mug, medal, professional chip timing and plenty of post-race s'mores treats!

To register: http://ow.ly/WWSq50AMvhk

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #smorefun5k #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks

07/24/2020

Mmmmmm....s'mores!

Join us on August 29th for our S'More Fun 5K. Enjoy a summer evening run or walk followed by a gourmet s'mores bar. Participants receive a custom campfire mug, medal, professional chip timing and plenty of post-race s'mores treats!

Can't join us on that date? No worries! We're also having a virtual 5K option. You run the 5K when you can and we'll mail you the medal.

To register: http://ow.ly/nw9X50AHhZc

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #novaparks #bullrunregionalpark #smorefunrun

Who's ready for S'More fun? Come out to Bull Run Special Events Center on August 29th for our 2nd Annual S'More Fun 5k.O...
07/15/2020

Who's ready for S'More fun? Come out to Bull Run Special Events Center on August 29th for our 2nd Annual S'More Fun 5k.

Our staff will be implementing all current COVID 19 safety precautions.

For more information please visit: http://ow.ly/Z6DZ50Azek7

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #smorefun5k #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks

04/16/2020

Hello Facebook friends! Our staff is exploring options for online ticketing for the 2020 Festival of Lights season. Can you help us out and let us know if YES you would purchase your entry online in advance 🎟, or NO you would rather continue paying on site when you arrive 💲. Your input is important to us. Thank you!

As per Governor Ralph Northam’s Stay at Home Order, issued today and effective immediately, do not drive to our parks. I...
03/30/2020

As per Governor Ralph Northam’s Stay at Home Order, issued today and effective immediately, do not drive to our parks. If you live close enough to walk or ride a bike you may access the trails, but there is no parking. Also please note, Governor Ralph Northam stated all Virginia residents only make essential trips which including seeking medical attention, work, care for family or household members, obtain goods and services like groceries, and prescriptions.

If you are seeking recreation and physical activity look for a park that is within walking or biking distance of your home. Please note: no picnicking, sports, boating or fishing are allowed at this time at NOVA Parks. You may walk on the trails only if you can get to them by foot or on bicycle.

03/16/2020

UPDATED: A NOTE FROM NOVA PARKS REGARDING COVID-19

Due to the continuing spread of COVID-19 infection in the United States, NOVA Parks has focused significant efforts on the safety of guests and staff. This is a dynamic situation and conditions are subject to change. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, we have updated this message with some new important details.

CURRENT STATUS:
While park and facilities are open for individual use, programs organized by NOVA Parks are canceled.
All NOVA Parks facilities and buildings will be closed beginning at the close of business on March 16 and remaining closed for at least two weeks. Many parks will remain open for passive use – trails, general visitation, etc.

Should COVID-19 affect any future operations, we will update you as things change, especially regarding hours of operation and availability of services.

Most importantly, take care of yourself and each other. Practice the good health guidelines that have been communicated on the state’s COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) page. The page also contains resources for healthcare professionals, travelers and more.

Join us for a fun-filled day with the Easter Bunny at Bull Run Regional Park on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Children ages 2 ...
03/09/2020

Join us for a fun-filled day with the Easter Bunny at Bull Run Regional Park on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Children ages 2 to 11 years old are invited to celebrate spring with games, crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera!), culminating with an Easter egg hunt.

To register for the morning session: http://ow.ly/l1pd50yGOCi

To register for the afternoon session: http://ow.ly/mM4M50yGOGi

Please note: You MUST BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE. There will be no day-off sales.

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks #egghunt

Have you made your plans for Spring Break? Don't forget to include Bull Run's Easter Egg Hunts in your festivities. Regi...
03/05/2020

Have you made your plans for Spring Break? Don't forget to include Bull Run's Easter Egg Hunts in your festivities.

Register early since this event usually sells out and we can not accept walk-up registrations.

For more information: http://ow.ly/GlH150yE3JJ

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #easteregghunts #bullrun #novaparks

The Festival of Lights may be over, but check out Bull Run's Egg hunt while you await our return!
03/03/2020

The Festival of Lights may be over, but check out Bull Run's Egg hunt while you await our return!

Only 5 more weeks until Bull Run Regional Park's Annual Easter Egg Hunts!

This event usually sells out every year so register early!

For more information: http://ow.ly/z6LP50yAQgg

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #easteregghunt #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks

Only 5 more weeks until Bull Run Regional Park's Annual Easter Egg Hunts! This event usually sells out every year so reg...
03/02/2020

Only 5 more weeks until Bull Run Regional Park's Annual Easter Egg Hunts!

This event usually sells out every year so register early!

For more information: http://ow.ly/lzvU50yAQgf

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #easteregghunt #bullrunregionalpark #novaparks

Searching for a Summer Job?? Look no further!
02/19/2020

Searching for a Summer Job?? Look no further!

Parents--are your kids looking for a summer job? They can secure their perfect job RIGHT NOW!

Atlantis Waterpark in Bull Run Regional Park is NOW HIRING!

Lifeguards apply: http://ow.ly/xzW050ypGpK

Water Safety Officer apply: http://ow.ly/5G5U50ypGpH

Attendants apply: http://ow.ly/yYL150ypGpO

Concessions Cooks apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o9j3bfwq&s=Facebook

Concession Supervisor apply: http://ow.ly/g27q50ypGpN

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #atlantiswaterpark #novaparks

Sadly...all good things come to an end. 😥Tonight is our last night of Bull Run's Festival of Lights! Come out tonight an...
01/05/2020

Sadly...all good things come to an end. 😥

Tonight is our last night of Bull Run's Festival of Lights!

Come out tonight and say good-by to the holiday season with a festive drive through the holiday lights.

Thank you everyone who supported our show. Every visit to the light show helps conserve 12,000 acre of parkland!

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #festivaloflights #novaparks

What are you doing on your first Saturday of 2020?Why not make it an enchanted night with family and friends at Bull Run...
01/04/2020

What are you doing on your first Saturday of 2020?

Why not make it an enchanted night with family and friends at Bull Run Festival of Lights!

Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow.

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #festivaloflights #novaparks

01/03/2020

Didn't get a chance to enjoy Bull Run Festival of Lights during the holidays?

That's okay---we're open tonight through Sunday, January 5th.

Enjoy a Friday Family Fun Night at Festival of Lights!

Even better news--the cost of admission is only $20 per car and it will be significantly less crowded!

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #festivaloflights #novaparks

01/01/2020

Let Bull Run Festival of Lights light up your New Year and New Decade!

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #festivaloflights #novaparks

12/31/2019

End the year with an enchanted ride through the lights at Bull Run Festival of Lights!

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #festivaloflights #novaparks

12/30/2019

We may not get to see snow over the holidays but you can enjoy our beautiful Winter Woods tonight at Bull Run Festival of Lights!

Come out tonight for an enchanted ride through our holiday lights!

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #fetivaloflights #novaparks

Due to weather conditions, the carnival and camel rides are closed for the remainder of the evening, December 29.  The l...
12/30/2019

Due to weather conditions, the carnival and camel rides are closed for the remainder of the evening, December 29. The light show is open until 10pm and we still have bonfires, hot chocolate, and free family Bingo until 10pm.

12/27/2019

No better way to end a holiday week than an enchanted drive through our holiday lights at Bull Run Festival of Lights!

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #festivaloflights #novaparks

Looking for something fun to do tonight with your holiday guests? Bring them to Bull Run Festival of Lights for an encha...
12/26/2019

Looking for something fun to do tonight with your holiday guests? Bring them to Bull Run Festival of Lights for an enchanted ride through the holiday lights!

Tonight will be busy so please be patient!

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #festivaloflights #novaparks

Spending time with your family and friends tonight? It’s a busy night at the Festival of Lights. Please expect about a 3...
12/26/2019

Spending time with your family and friends tonight? It’s a busy night at the Festival of Lights. Please expect about a 30-45 minute wait to pay and another 30-45 minutes to drive through the show. We close at 10pm tonight. #bullrunfestivaloflights #happyholidays #familyandfriendstime #prettylights

12/24/2019

Traffic update: at about 8pm you can expect a 30-45 minute wait to pay, and a 30-45 minute drive through the show. We will continue to be busy through the weekend and recommend you come early to avoid waits!

Tonight is our last night to visit with Santa in our Holiday Village! (He's going to be very busy tomorrow night!)Please...
12/23/2019

Tonight is our last night to visit with Santa in our Holiday Village! (He's going to be very busy tomorrow night!)

Please note that this week is our busiest week of the season so please be patient and considerate. We recommend arriving as close to 5:30 PM as possible.

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #festivaloflights #novaparks

This weekend is generally one of our busiest of the year, and tonight is no exception! As of 6:30, expect a thirty minut...
12/22/2019

This weekend is generally one of our busiest of the year, and tonight is no exception! As of 6:30, expect a thirty minute wait to get to the cashier huts. We wheelie appreciate you spending the holiday season with us!

#Festivaloflights #fol2019 #novaparks #happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext

This weekend is traditionally our busiest of the year. Currently at 7:30pm traffic is chugging along nicely. Expect abou...
12/22/2019

This weekend is traditionally our busiest of the year. Currently at 7:30pm traffic is chugging along nicely. Expect about a 30-45 minute wait to pay and another 30-45 minutes to get through the show. We are open until 10pm tonight. #bullrunfestivaloflights #FOL2019 #prettylights #choochootrain #toys

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It’s one of the best lights show..... check out the video.... thnx!
Is the drive single lane or dual lane? I heard a rumor that it had converted to two lanes and it was sometimes difficult to see the opposite side of the road, but I can't see for sure in the pictures. Hoping the rumor is unfounded.
Can you buy tickets in advanced?
Thank you so much for a wonderful time. Took my husband, son and his girlfriend to this winter wonderland. Drove 2 hours there and enjoyed every minute of it. Hope to do it again in the future. Definately worth the time and money.
How much are the pictures with Santa?
Another year in the books and what a year! 😍😍. Friday night at 8pm, the rain had stopped and still we didn’t wait any time to begin our adventure. We drove straight up to the booth. I now always want to go when it’s raining/has rained 😉. Although, we’ll probably be back so we can enjoy the festival on a dry night! Santa, oh Santa...I can’t even say enough about Santa at Bull Run. He is simply, the BEST! My 7 year old STILL can’t believe the REAL Santa is there. He was swoon last year with this Santa and swoon again this year. My shy shy boy went up to Santa, for the first year, alone! Santa took his time to review his wish list and his Nice List Certificate we had got in the mail from Santa. I wish I had gone up to hear the sweet conversation. The lights were gorgeous too but seriously if you’re in the market for the worlds best Santa, Bull Run is where he’s at! The coffee and s’mores weren’t bad either 😉. Thank you Santa! Thank you Bull Run! 😍🎅🏼❤️
Open every day?
Does the carnival run during the week as well?
I need two tickets for Sunday. If anyone wants to sell their tickets, I will buy them. Thanks.
I have not received notification of when to pick up our shirts. Are you doing it ahead of time or only the day of the event?
Is there a Snowflake Stampede this year?