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Celebration of Lights

Lynchburg Virginia’s Parks and Recreation department is hosting it’s third annual Celebration of Lights in December 2018.  Riverside Park will be lit with displays, snowflakes and various light features to honor and celebrate the season.  This event is free and family-friendly.  Between December 7 until December 31, 2018 the event will be open nightly between the hours of 5:00 until 9:00.  Except on two special occasion nights this event is a drive-thru event.

There will be three special event nights during the Celebration.  Friday, December 7, 2018 will be the grand opening.  Members of the Parks and Recreation department will be on hand to welcome you and wish you holiday greetings as you begin your travel, via car, through Riverside Park.  Friday, December 14, 2018 is Pedestrian Night.  Pedestrian Night allows visitors to walk through Riverside Park to slowly take in the ambiance of the light displays.  Thursday, December 20, 2018 presents a magical night of carriage rides throughout Riverside Park.  The carriage rides are hosted by Lexington Carriage Company.  You can enjoy a hot cup of cocoa while the horses do all of the work, pulling you through the park.  **Please note: all carriage rides are offered on a first come, first served basis.  It is advised you register in advance to ensure you get a seat!  Rides cost $6.00 per person.  Tickets are required.  Tickets can be purchased on the Lynchburg Parks and Rec website www.lynchburgva.gov or at any of the community enters throughout Lynchburg.

Riverside Park is located 2238 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503.  Check-in for the special event nights is located at the tennis courts.  For more information visit www.lynchburgparksandrec.com/programs-and-activities/celebration-of-lights