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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Nov 16

This Year’s Celebration in Lights is Almost Here

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 8:36 AM by Communications Department

November 24 through January 1

Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event, opens for its 24th season on Thanksgiving night. Come see Newport News Park transformed by over 800,000 individual lights creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes. lights_SCNew display pieces being added this year include blooming cherry trees in the Peace Garden, Magical Trees that change colors, a penguin snowball fight, gingerbread people, new toys, and more animated snow tubes that create a snowfall effect. Old displays are continuing to be refurbished with energy efficient LED bulbs. The event features more than 300 individual display pieces including 70 animated displays, 43 arches, and rope lighting to enhance the natural beauty of the two-mile drive along Newport News Park’s main road.

Celebration in Lights is open each evening, 5:30 - 10 PM, Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day. The fee to enter is $12.00 per car and $60.00 per bus. Cash, credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) and checks made payable to the City of Newport News are accepted; advance/gift tickets may be purchased at the Newport News Visitors Center at the entrance to Newport News Park, located at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue. For more information, call 757-926-1400 or visit