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

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  2. ACTIVITIES
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  4. EVENT SHUTTLE

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

Admission Rate

  • Adult (ages 15+) = $14 in advance online,  $17 at the gate
  • Child (ages 2-14) = $6 in advance online, $10 at the gate
  • Savings Days (shown in green) = $2 off individual admission / $4 off groups of 10+

Questions & Contact Information

For general inquiries about the event or registration by phone, call (540) 387-6078 ext. 0. Our administrative office is open weekdays 8am to 5pm.




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ILLUMINIGHTS PEAK SEASON
Open 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM


SAVINGS DAYS
Open 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission $2 off / $4 off for groups of 10+

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Getting Here

The easiest way to get to Explore Park is to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and follow the signs at milepost 115 down the parkway spur to our location. Our physical location is 56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd, and postal address/ service entrance is 3900 Rutrough Rd, 24014.

Volunteers

Illuminights relies heavily on volunteers for support, with over 700 volunteer shifts available during our operating season. Your organization can be a part of it! View and register for volunteer positions online, or contact Charlie Goens at cgoens@roanokecountyva.gov. Please note volunteers must be 16 or older. 

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
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RoanokeTimes-Sponsor
Zoo-Sponsor
Grand-Sponsor
Vistar-Sponsor
Wells-Sponsor
Lunsford-Sponsor
Woods-Sponsor
BlueRidgeDental-Sponsor
MemberOne-Sponsor
CityMag-Sponsor
Pinnacle-sponsor
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Robertson-Sponsor
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