Illuminights Tickets On Sale Now

Advance tickets are now available for Illuminights, a holiday walking light event at Explore Park. Due to the high volume of visitors expected at the event, advance booking is strongly encouraged. 

See event details, schedules, online ticket sales and volunteer opportunities at


Enjoy the Seasonal Sights and Sounds

Take in the sights and sounds of the season and more than 500,000 lights as you journey at your own pace down a half-mile wooded path through Explore Park. Illuminights displays celebrate nature, fantasy, adventure and a variety of Christmas traditions.

Enjoy nightly marshmallow roasting or shop for artisan crafts at Explore Park's artisan Christmas market.

Additional family activities are available on selected nights, including Children's Santa Shop, Santa Visits, Edible Art, and Carriage Rides. See our Calendar and Hours for activity dates and more details.  


Volunteers Can Earn Rewards

Illuminights relies heavily on volunteers for support, with over 700 volunteer shifts available during our operating season. Your organization can now be a part of our holiday tradition! View and register for volunteer positions online, or call (540) 777-6340 for more information. Please note volunteers must be 16 or older. 

For every TWO nights you work at the event, volunteers may choose ONE of the following rewards:  Green Ridge Recreation Center day pass, Splash Valley Water Park day pass, Illuminights event pass, Kid Square day pass, STARCADE day pass, Pinball Museum day pass, or a Treetop Quest day pass (for 2020 season).

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