Brighten your nights and explore your holiday spirit through a dazzling world of over 600,000 lights at Illuminights Winter Walk of Lights. Travel down our half-mile wooded path while taking in the sights and sounds of the season. Visitors will experience 100,000 new lights, new displays, trail enhancements and family activities. Advanced ticket purchases are required to enter the trail.
Start your Christmas shopping early at the Artisan Market beginning Saturday, November 20 at the Explore Park Visitor Center. The market features unique, handcrafted Christmas items from 50 local and regional artisans. Check the calendar for Artisan Market operating hours.
And while you’re here, roast marshmallows around the campfire, visit Santa, and enjoy additional family activities like the Snowville Miniature Christmas Display and the Southwest Virginia Ballet on select nights. #Illuminights #ExplorePark #CenterInTheSquare
Travelers can access Explore Park (Milepost 115) from the Blue Ridge Parkway North from US220 at Milepost 121 or by the Alternate Entrance at 3900 Rutrough Road. Click here for more information, maps and details on how to get to Explore Park! Our physical location is 56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd, and postal address/ alternate entrance is 3900 Rutrough Rd, 24014.