McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach

November 21, 2014 to January 3, 2015


On the boardwalk between 2nd and 34th Streets

Here's a new feature for McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach!

Don’t want to WAIT to experience the lights?  Purchase the Holiday Lights Express Pass and avoid any lines!

On select nights (Fridays and Saturdays on December 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27), purchase the Express Pass for a certain time: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, or 10pm.  ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER ARE SOLD EACH NIGHT!

Drive down Atlantic Avenue in the trolley lane, and remain in the outside lane around Rudee Loop until you get to the entrance to the lights at 2nd Street.  Upon showing your pass, our traffic personnel will admit you directly to the entry booth!

The McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach Express Pass may only be purchased through Ticketmaster (online, by phone, or at outlets).

The Express Pass is only $35 (plus convenience fees).

This special pass is ONLY available IN ADVANCE through Ticketmaster.

Click here to order your pass:

The lights are on at McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, presented by Liberty Tax Service, bringing joy and wonder to Hampton Roads this holiday season!  From November 21 through January 3, take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk.  Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach.  They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach boardwalk. 

Over 30,000 families a year make this unique light show a part of their holiday celebration!  This “Fanta-Sea” of lights is sure to dazzle and amaze holiday travelers visiting Virginia Beach.  One of the highlights is the giant “12 Days of Christmas” display, where some fixtures stand 20 and 30 feet high!  For the first time, this year, drivers will be able to tune their car radio to a frequency to hear holiday music along the McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach display, making it easy to see AND hear why this event has been named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 November Events” and the American Bus Association's "Top 100 Events in North America for 2011!"

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach opens nightly beginning at 5:30.  Hours of operation are 5:30pm-10:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:30pm-11:00pm Friday-Saturday.

USE THE "HOLIDAY LIGHTS COUPON" FOR A $3 DISCOUNT PER CAR GOOD MONDAY-THURSDAY (not good for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and not to be combined with any other discount offer).

Admission prices:

Cars, $15 nightly

Limos, $25

Motor coaches, $45

Mini buses, $25

Combo Ticket, $25 - one-time entry to Holiday Lights at the Beach and Norfolk Botanical Garden of Lights (limited number of these tickets available)

On “Military Mondays,” presented by Liberty Tax Service, military receive over a 50% discount each Monday night from December 1-December 29.  Military Monday tickets are $7 per car.

All vehicles enter through the main entrance at 2nd Street.  Cash only is accepted at the gate.

New for 2014!  Click on the logo below for information about the ice skating at the Oceanfront Ice Park at Rudee Loop!

For complete information about McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, presented by Liberty Tax Service, visit  or call 757-491-SUNN.

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, presented by Liberty Tax Service, is sponsored by McDonalds, Liberty Tax Service, Verizon Wireless, the City of Virginia Beach, WAVY-TV, FOX43, Pepsi, Monster Energy, the Oceanfront Inn, and is produced by Integrated Management Group.









Website Design by