Community Holiday Light Show
December 7 - 23, 2023 in Ballou Park (760 West Main Street)
Daily 6 to 9 p.m.
Admission to the show is $10/car and $20/mini-bus/15 passenger van. Cash and credit cards will be accepted onsite. Tickets are not available prior to arriving at the show.
Best in Show Vote - Each builder designates a non-profit that they decorate their spot for. Each vehicle that drives through the show receives one ballot. At the end of the route the ballot is turned in. Displays that place in the Best in Show votes receive money donated to their non-profit.
Display Builders - Businesses, organizations, and families are encouraged to build a display in the Community Holiday Light Show to help spread the holiday cheer to all that visit the show. It is also a great way to support a local non-profit! There is no cost to enter a display. Over 12,000 people visit the show annually! If you would like to enter a display into the show, contact Taylor at (434) 857-3384.
Display Builder Form
If you would like more information on building a display in the 2023 Community Holiday Light Show, fill out this form and staff will answer your questions: https://form.jotform.com/223534694095160.
Volunteer Gate Workers - Volunteer gate workers receive a portion of the money from each vehicle that attends the show the night they work.
Volunteer Gate Worker Form
Children's Village - Visit Children's Village inside Ballou Recreation Center during the hours of the show. Children's Village includes free pictures with Santa, train model display, hot chocolate, and more! Pictures with Santa will be upstairs and the other activities will be downstairs.
If you would like to register your group to volunteer inside Children's Village, fill out this form.
In 2022 a total of $17,710 was donated back to the community between the gate workers and the Best in Show contest.11,200 people attended in 3,160 cars and 21 buses. Over 300 volunteers helped make this event a success! Thank you to all of the visitors, volunteers, and builders that contributed to this event!
2022 Best in Show Winners:
First Place - Kiwanis Club of Danville building for the Kiwanis Club of Danville
Second Place - North Main Baptist Church building for North Main Baptist Church
Third Place - Central Boulevard Church of God building for Central Boulevard Church of God
Fourth Place - Danville Krampus building for Danville Pittsylvania County Cancer Association
Fifth Place - St. Luke's UMC - Habitat for Humanity and St. Luke's Missions
Sixth Place - Fraternal Order of Eagles Piedmont Aerie 4420 building for Danville Pittsylvania County Cancer Association