Holiday Road at Morven Park

Holiday Road is a wonderful new addition to the DC area holiday lights scene. Morven Park in Loudoun County has been transformed for the season with millions of lights for the season.

It is a delightful way to celebrate the holiday season. Holiday Road is an enormous light display that spans a half mile. The lights along Holiday Road are beautiful and varied.

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Holiday fun at Holiday Road

There is a huge field of lights that are mesmerizing as they change color, a candy cane lane, enormous glowing ballerinas, a family of bright polar bears, kissing swans, gingerbread men and more.

The mansion in Morven Park is decorated with larger-than-life Nutcrackers and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

There are plenty of insta-worthy photo ops too, including sets decorated for Christmas and New Year’s that serve as fun backdrops for photos.

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Holiday Road also has displays dedicated to Hanukkah and Kwanzaa which was a nice addition.

Exploring Holiday Road with Family!

How long exploring Holiday Road will take is highly dependent on your pace! Most people spend between an hour and hour and a half exploring the trail.

It’s possible to complete the trail faster if you don’t spend a lot of time stopping to look at the lights and if you take more time taking the in the sights you can spend longer!

Although Holiday Road is great for families it would also make a great date night or Moms Night Out. There are plenty of food trucks selling a very wide variety of food and drinks at the on-site food trucks.

My family had pizza and hot chocolate, but more grown-up food and drinks are available too. There is plenty of outdoor seating that is heated and stays surprisingly warm.

Although Holiday Road might be a drive for some (it took my family over an hour to get there) it is well worth the drive to experience this immersive light exhibit.

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Good To Know Before You Go

  • Holiday Road runs through January 2nd.
  • If you visit on a colder night look for hot chocolate for sale at the food trucks when you enter. There is a second place to buy hot chocolate about halfway through the trail at a gift shop.
  • There are stalls with gifts for sale near the entrance.
  • The trail is about a half mile long and is stroller friendly.
  • There are port-a-potties near the parking lot and along the trail.
  • Tickets and a parking pass must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold on site.
  • Tickets vary in price based on the day with most weekdays being less than weekends. Expect to pay $29.99 and up although there is at least one day with $9.99 tickets.
  • Each vehicle needs a $9.99 parking pass.
  • Dress for the weather! In order to get the most of your visit you will want to be as comfortable as possible. Bundling up is key! There are a few heaters along the trail as well.

By Jamie Davis Smith

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Michaela Lee

Michaela lives in Northern Virginia and is a mom of 2 young kids. She enjoys writing, reading and going new places with her family.

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