Dec 17, 6:00 PM - Jan 6, 10:00 PM EST

Admission fee for Nights of Lights is $12 for 2 years and up! Included in your admission fee is all lighted displays (please see list below) and rides, there are 4 carnival rides and one small fun house walk through and there is no limit of how many times your little ones can ride. PLEASE NOTE that the rides (except for the fun house are for CHILDREN from 30-48 INCHES TALL).

We highly recommend you take in the “Around the World” synchronized light show in the family pavilion this show was designed by a local small Christmas lighting company and is programmed to 5 popular Christmas songs. Additionally, there are frolicking holiday penguins (also locally built), a 30 foot digitally lit tree, a snow tube/snow fall pavilion, lighted holiday maze (also for CHILDREN and their families), a 14-foot lit world, a fountain display, Nativity, 12 days of Christmas, Christmas train, firepits, local venders, light up swings a holiday themed café and more! Visit this family-friendly holiday event and celebrate the spirit of Christmas!

Date and time


Dec 17

6:00 PM EST

Jan 6

10:00 PM EST

Plan for The Weather

This is a Christmas walk through light show, many lights are in covered open air barns, however many displays are out in the open. Please dress appropriately. Mostly this is a rain, snow or shine event, however in the case of high or dangerous winds, ice or other hazardous weather conditions we reserve the right to close in order to protect our patrons. For information on Nights of Lights closings please see postings to our Facebook page.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2021/2022 season is the first year for the Prince William County Fairgrounds Nights of Lights event. The Virginia Lighting Company is a small local family owned company excited to partner with the fairgrounds in order to bring the fairgrounds first ever Christmas experience to Prince William County. To get more details as well as event directions, weather information and more please view our "frequently asked questions" page.

Date and Time

Fri, Dec 17, 2021, 6:00 PM –
Thu, Jan 6, 2022, 10:00 PM EST


Prince William County Fairground
10624 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112

Your new… Christmas Tradition!

Walk Through Details

The beauty of magically lighted displays intertwined seamlessly in the nostalgic family friendly fairgrounds where locals can reminiscent youthful days spent at their local county fair, only now seeing the grounds lit up in a way like never before. Come make life long memories while taking in a merry festival of walk-through lights, Christmas Village, synchronized light show, festive food trucks, fire pits, the Gingerbread Café and more.
This experiential walk thru lighted Christmas village (and synchronized light show) is an adventure that’s easily enjoyed and shared by all walks of life. Keep scrolling to discover what lies ahead in this magical journey.

PENGUINS AT PLAY, Santa and Snowman

To your left as you enter the main gate you will see the adorable Penguins frolicking at play in front of the old fairgrounds Christmas barn. Penguins were hand cut by local Christmas company (VirginiaLights.com). 20 foot Santa and Snowman are also to the left as you enter.

Towering toy soldiers greet you before you are wrapped in dazzling color within a light tunnel featuring alternating patterns and effects. When you emerge, you travel between firework lights bursting with color and a 19-car toy train.

18 foot world

As you continue on your journey past the firepits you will see the large and magical 18-foot-tall globe, let this magical globe remind you of the holiday joy that’s felt all around the world.


As you approach the end of your drive through journey, enjoy the nostalgia of the original Christmas story captured in this display depicting a night in a manger long ago.

Holiday Lighted Maze Pavilion

Kid friendly fun of a Christmas lit maze! Challenge a friend or family member to see who can navigate this life sized maze the fastest.

30 foot tower tree

Directly in front of the entrance is a 30-foot lit tree tower of dazzling lights.

A wall of tree canopies drips with shimmering icicles just overhead, and a giant fountain of lights transports you to a place as cold as it is beautiful.

skating bears

Turn to the right and you will see the life size silly skating bears inviting you to continue on your
journey! Gorgeous and elegant angels sound trumpets, declaring peace over a massive illuminated, sparkling globe.

12 Days of Christmas

The classic Christmas”12 Days of Christmas” singalong is brought to life in vivid color with whimsical displays.

Family Pavillion

Gather in the family pavilion to enjoy illuminated swings, games, and a photo ops with a stunningly decorated tree (the most Instagram worthy spot of the evening) and morphing stained glass holiday projection mapping display.

Christmas Around The World Show Barn

Thirteen of the most recognizable landmarks from around the world are adorned with dazzling lights and arranged to holiday music to create a show you will want to view over and over.

Date and Time

Fri, Dec 17, 2021, 6:00 PM –
Thu, Jan 6, 2022, 10:00 PM EST


Prince William County Fairground
10624 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112


What type of light show is this?

Nights of Lights is a Christmas walk-through experience that includes a synchronized light show (with 5 popular holiday songs), penguin display, 30-foot holiday tree, large lit fountain, meteor/snow barn walk through, nativity, 12 days of Christmas, toy train, fire pits with Gingerbread Cafe, food trucks and 4 carnival rides (Children 30-48 inches tall only), a small walk-through fun house, local vendors and more.

What kind of attire should we bring/wear?

We suggest dressing for the weather as this is a walk-through event, many walk-through exhibits are in a covered open air outdoor barns but many are out in the open as well, the carnival and fire pit areas are not under a covered area.

Can I purchase my tickets online?

Yes, we recommend purchasing your ticket online if you can.

Can I purchase my ticket at Nights of Lights?

Yes, you may purchase your ticket at the event.

How do I get to Nights of Lights (click for directions)

Use 10624 Dumfries Rd, Manassas, VA 20112 for your GPS.

For those coming from the WEST (Haymarket, Warrenton):

  • Use Prince William Parkway South/East
  • Turn Left onto Dumfries Road
  • Turn Left into the Prince William County Fairgrounds


For those coming from the NORTH (Centreville, Reston):

  • Use Sully Road (Route 28) South
  • Turn Left onto Liberia Avenue
  • Turn Right onto Hastings Drive
  • Turn Left onto Dumfries Road
  • Turn Right into the Prince William County Fairgrounds


For those coming from the EAST (Alexandria, Springfield):

  • Use I-95 South
  • Take Exit 152-B (Dumfries Road) Towards Manassas
  • Turn Right onto Dumfries Road
  • Turn Left into the Prince William County Fairgrounds


For those coming from the SOUTH (Stafford, Fredericksburg):

  • Use I-95 North
  • Take Exit 152-B (Dumfries Road) Towards Manassas
  • Turn Right onto Dumfries Road
  • Turn Left into the Prince William County Fairgrounds


Is parking free?

Yes! Parking is free. If needed on site staff will help direct you to a spot when you arrive.

Where should I park?

Free parking is available in lots within a short walking distance of all walk-through experiences. If needed there will be parking attendants to direct you to the closest available parking areas when you arrive.

How long does it take to visit Nights of Lights?

While every visit is unique, it will take approximately 30-45 minutes to see and experience all of the walk-through displays. (The “Christmas around the World” synchronized light show is 5 songs long and approximately 20 minutes long by itself), add extra time for photo ops at the family pavilion and for writing your letter to Santa.

How long is the drive through portion of Nights of Lights?

The drive through portion is approximately one mile.

Is Nights of Lights ADA accessible/stroller friendly?

The display areas of this event is flat pavement, gravel and some grass.

Are there wheelchairs or strollers available onsite?

No. Guests who need a wheelchair or stroller should bring their own.

Are pets allowed at Winter Wander?

No. For the safety of our guests, no pets of any kind are permitted at Nights of Lights. Service animals are allowed.

Are food and drinks available?

There will be local venders including the Gingerbread Café providing seasonal treats and well as food trucks providing dinner options. Outdoor seating is available both around the firepits as well as seating in the show barn where you can simultaneously watch the “Christmas around the World” synchronized light show, and seating in other areas as well.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

No outside food is permitted. Due to Virginia ABC regulations, outside beverages are not permitted.

Will Nights of Lights cancel due to rain or snow?

Nights of Lights will stay open with light rain, snow or wind in the case of dangerous weather conditions we reserve the right to cancel the evenings events in order to protect our patrons. Please check our social media account on Facebook @NightsofLightsManassas. Please dress for the weather as the event is an outdoor event.


Date and Time

Fri, Dec 17, 2021, 6:00 PM –
Thu, Jan 6, 2022, 10:00 PM EST


Prince William County Fairground
10624 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112