Illuminights

Explore Park's Winter Walk of Lights

Explore your holiday spirit through a dazzling world of over 500,000 lights. Journey at your own pace on a walking tour of displays celebrating nature, fantasy, adventure and Christmas traditions. Travel down our half-mile wooded path, and take in the sights and sounds of the season. #Illuminights #ExplorePark #CenterInTheSquare

While you're here, enjoy nightly marshmallow roasting or shop for artisan crafts at Explore Park's artisan Christmas market. Choose from additional family activities on select nights. 

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All proceeds from Illuminights go to support the valuable missions of Center in the Square and Explore Park!

ParticipantsAdvance OnlineAt the Gate
Adult (ages 15+)$13  Book Online Now!$15
Child (ages 2-14)$6    Book Online Now!$8

Discounts & Appreciation Nights

  • Group Discounts Nights - Every Thursday, groups of 10 or more receive 10% off admission with advance registration.
  • Military Night - On Monday, December 16, all active and retired military personnel showing valid ID will receive a 20% discount on admission.
  • First Responder Night - On Monday, December 23 all fire, rescue and law enforcement professionals showing valid ID will receive a 20% discount on admission.
  • Human Services Night - On Monday, December 30, all teachers, social workers and medical professionals showing valid ID will receive a 20% discount on admission.

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New Year's Eve

Join us on Tuesday, December 31 and celebrate the new year with special activities, including:

  • Act of Kindness Tree - Make a commitment to doing good in the new year by creating and hanging a special ornament.
  • Craft Activity - Create a noisemaker and festive hat.
  • Toast at Ten - A sparkling cider toast in the main plaza, complete with plastic fluted glasses and glow sticks for the kids. Make lasting memories at a special photo op.


Volunteers

Illuminights relies heavily volunteers for support, with over 700 volunteer shifts available during our operating season. Your organization can be a part of it! 

Contact Charlie Goens at cgoens@roanokecountyva.gov or call (540) 777-6340

Illuminights is Proudly Sponsored by the Businesses & Donors Below:

Want to help create some magic at Explore Park this holiday season? Email our sponsorship coordinator

Carilion-Sponsor
Cox-Sponsor
Jarrett-Sponsor
WSLS-Sponsor
Zoo-Sponsor
Grand-Sponsor
Vistar-Sponsor
Wells-Sponsor
Woods-Sponsor
Lunsford-Sponsor
BlueRidgeDental-Sponsor
MemberOne-Sponsor
CityMag-Sponsor
Pinnacle-sponsor
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Robertson-Sponsor