Every evening from November 22 through December 31, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk will be transformed into a magical display of busy elves, musical crabs and festive fish that sparkle against the velvety night sky. This annual attraction, called Holiday Lights Merry Mile, this year sponsored by BayPort Credit Union, brings holiday spirit to more than 25,000 families who visit it during Christmastime each year.

As you drive through the display, you’ll see snow globes and a giant castle, as well as fish that appear to swim above your car. And of course, Santa and his reindeer always appear in lights. In addition, you can tune your car radio to a frequency to listen to yuletide music. Once you experience this pleasure, you’ll understand why the American Bus Association included it in their list of “Top 100 Events in North America for 2011.”

Admission is $10 cash per car. Hours run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly. The main entrance is at 2nd Street.

Sparkle Night at Landstown Commons

The evening of November 23 is a good time to do some Christmas shopping at Landstown Commons. As you look for gifts for loved ones, you’ll enjoy the caroling and giveaways at this event called Sparkle Night.

Hours are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The address is 3312 Princess Anne Road.

Thanksgiving at the Hilton

If you’re looking for a wonderful place to have a grand Thanksgiving meal, try the Hilton. Tickets are $45 for adults and $19 for children ages 5 to 12. The address is 3001 Atlantic Avenue.

Stay With Us

Are you expecting family for the holidays? While this can be wonderful, it can be trying to have company underfoot 24/7. Your relatives can stay in one of our deluxe cabins that offer many of the amenities of home. If they come between November 15 and January 5, they’ll receive 25 percent off the entire stay with a two-night minimum.

Do you live in one of the neighboring cities and towns of Virginia Beach such as Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Poquoson, Newport News, Portsmouth or Eastern Shore? If so, it’s nice to take a camping trip without having to travel far. If you stay at our campground now through April 1, you’ll get 25 percent off with our Neighbors Discount. For more information on these hot deals, visit our websiteand book your spot today.