Whitlock Holiday Light Show

November 25 - December 31, 2021, Richmond, VA
12:00 am (Eastern Time)

The Whitlock family has been doing their Christmas Lights display at their home on River Road in Richmond, VA for over 20 years. What started as a simple project to give the yardman work for Christmas has grown into a drive-thru display popular on the “Tacky Light” tour featuring over 250,000 lights with a life-sized nativity, winter wonderlands, a gingerbread playground, 12 Days of Christmas, blow-ups, farm animals and wildlife, water scenes, snow fights, snowmen, bears, penguins, a birthday cake and of course, Santa, his reindeer and elves. And, don’t miss some of the hidden gems like Spiderman climbing at the roofline, live Santa in the window, or the eagle soaring through the trees. The Whitlocks like to call it “tastefully tacky”.

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The Whitlock’s youngest daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14. She is now married and her husband also has T1D. In 2013, they started a text to donate and a secure cash collection box to collect donations for JDRF at the end of the drive through the lights. Since then, they have collected over $25,000 for JDRF. The Whitlock family invites you to come by and enjoy the lights, celebrate the Christmas season, and support JDRF.

Visit the Whitlock Holiday Light Show page on Facebook for show updates and weather cancellations.


8720 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229

Event Contact

Meredith Grosser
202-465-4115 | mgrosser@jdrf.org

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