Illuminights

Explore Park's Winter Walk of Lights

Explore your holiday spirit through a unique experience featuring over 500,000 lights, dazzling features and memorable moments. Travel down our half-mile wooded path while taking in the sights and sounds of the season.

While you’re here, shop for artisan crafts, roast marshmallows around the campfire, and enjoy additional family activities on select nights. #Illuminights #ExplorePark #CenterInTheSquare

  1. ADMISSION FEES
  2. ACTIVITIES
  3. TIPS & FUN FACTS
  4. COVID19 INFO

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

Admission Rates

  • Adult (ages 15+) = $14 in advance*
  • Child (ages 2-14) = $6 in advance*
  • Savings Days (shown in green) = $2 off individual admission 
  • Groups of 10+ = Save an additional $1 on Savings Days, available by phone only at (540) 387-6078 ext. 0.

How to Purchase Tickets

  • Option 1 (preferred): Online Purchase - Use the calendar shown here to select a date and proceed to our online registration portal.
  • Option 2: Phone Purchase - Reserve your tickets with credit card only via phone at (540) 387-6078 ext. 0. Available weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Option 3: Walk-in Purchase- COMING SOON! Reserve your tickets with cash or credit card at the following locations
    • Public Service Center, 1206 Kessler Mill RD 24153  (M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM)
    • Brambleton Center, 7415 Brambleton AVE 24018  (M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM) 
    • Explore Park Visitor Center, 56 Roanoke River PKWY 24014  (Th-Su, 9 AM - 5 PM) 
    • Center in the Square Box Office, 1 Market SQ 24011  (Tu-Sa, 9:45 AM - 4:45 PM, Su, 12:45 PM - 4:45 PM) 

* Please note that due to COVID-19 precautions, walk-up tickets will not be available at the event this year. Time slots will be sold in advance on the half-hour, with strict participation limits.





November 2020

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930





December 2020

SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT


12345
6789101112
131415
16171819
20212223242526
27282930311 (JAN)2 (JAN)


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


SAVINGS DAYS
Open 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission $2 off / $3 off for groups of 10+

CLOSED




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 many 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
Jarrett-Sponsor
WSLS-Sponsor-REV
RoanokeTimes-Sponsor
Zoo-Sponsor
Grand-Sponsor
Vistar-Sponsor
Wells-Sponsor
Lunsford-Sponsor
Woods-Sponsor
BlueRidgeDental-Sponsor
MemberOne-Sponsor
CityMag-Sponsor
Pinnacle-sponsor
Tillar-Sponsor-Edit
Robertson-Sponsor
Web-Filler