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Tacky Wonderland Courses

Show off your holiday spirit and take the hassle out of finding RVA’s best lightshows by participating on one of our official courses or on a course of your own!

Official Course Information

  • Multiple marked courses in the Richmond region (listed below)
  • Courses will be marked from 5 to 8 p.m. on December 11-13
  • Roads are NOT closed to vehicular traffic so please follow all rules of the road (i.e. when there is a stop sign, you should stop) and stay alert
  • Please plan to wear appropriate, bright clothing as well as reflected or lighted safety vests, headlamps, flashing lighted accessories or other such bright and lighted attire
  • When running on an official course where traffic is sharing the road, be sure to stay to the left
  • For the safety of yourself and those around you, masks are strongly encouraged while on course
  • Please check out the COVID-19 policies and other safety procedures for this event
  • Please note that all courses are subject to change

Museum District (City of Richmond)

This course takes you through Richmond’s historic Museum District showing off some of the city’s best lights. Clocking in at 2.15 miles, this course gives you the perfect lighted loop to get you feeling merry and bright. Get ready for a real show stopper on the 3300 block of Kensington Avenue that is sure to knock your Christmas socks right off!

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Parking and Restrooms: Recommended street parking near the start of Park Avenue and Arthur Ashe Boulevard. There will be no restrooms provided at the course.

Glen Allen (Henrico)

This course is proud to be the shortest of the bunch, because what it lacks in mileage the cul-de-sacs on Trillium have made up for in lights! Be sure to bring your letters for Santa Claus because there is even an Official Santa Mailbox on the route. And, if you pay close attention to the festive homes along Brookley, you might even spot Santa in his workshop. This 1.4-mile course is bound to have plenty of glowing reviews!

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Parking and Restrooms: Parking available at the Jack Bourne Park parking lot (10801 Brookley Road, Glen Allen, VA 23114. Porta-johns will be located in the Jack Bourne Park parking lot.

Ashcreek (Hanover)

AshCreek bills itself as “A Friendly Community That You Can Call Home” and you’ll feel that spirit all along the 3.25-mile route. The vast majority of the 600 homes in the neighborhood decorate for the holidays and you’ll love the eclectic mix of styles – from traditional and understated to wild and tacky! The four cul-de-sacs along the route include the uber-festive Cottleston Circle with its lighted arch that spans the street and Aldingham Place with its side-by-side over-the-top houses synced to music!

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Parking and Restrooms: Limited parking available at the AshCreek Community Center Pool (10854 Linderwood Dr, Mechanicsville, VA 23116). If the lot is full, parking is available on surrounding streets. There will be no restrooms provided at the course.

Walton Park (Chesterfield) – the original CarMax Tacky Light Run neighborhood

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Parking and Restrooms: Parking is available at Midlothian Mines Park (13301 N Woolridge Rd, Midlothian, VA 23114). Police officers will be located at the park entrance to help direct traffic on Woolridge Road. Overflow parking is available in the American Family Fitness parking lot. Note: if you park here, please follow the sidewalk down to the police-controlled crosswalk to access Woolridge Road. Porta-johns will be located in the Mines Park parking lot.

Deer Run (Chesterfield)

Prance your way through Deer Run, where the reindeer are lit, stars are hung high, trees are aglow, and houses are decked with boughs of holly! We heard Rudolph’s favorite landing spot can be found along this 2.6 mile route – on Velvet Antler Run of course! Run Rudolph, Run!

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Parking and Restrooms: Parking is available at the Clover Hill Library (6701 Deer Run Dr, Midlothian, VA 23112). Porta-johns will be located in the Clover Hill Library parking lot.


Participate Virtually

If you are unable to participate on one of our marked courses, complete your festive journey on a course of your own.

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