Tacky Light Tour
Tours Available Nightly from November 23rd, 2023 thru December 31st, 2023 (Thanksgiving thru New Years Eve)
TOUR TIME INFORMATION
Friday, Saturday and Sunday night tours are offered in two time slots
– 5:00PM to 8:00PM
– 8:30PM to 11:30PM
Weeknights (Monday thru Thursday) prior to 12/15/23 or after 12/26/23 may choose any three hour block in the evening. All dates 12/15/23 thru 12/26/23 (excluding 12/24 & 12/25) must choose either a 5PM to 8PM or 8:30PM to 11:30PM block.
The 3 hour time blocks are based on pickup and drop in the Richmond area or more specifically within 20 mins of the Gaskins Rd Park & Ride. If you’re not local to that area, your group can either meet at the Gaskins Park & Ride or rent the limousine for a 6 hour duration instead of 3.
All Limos Have 5% Tinted Windows
Please be aware all limo style vehicles including the Sprinter Van Limo have “limo tint” which is 5% tint on the windows. The lights outside the vehicle are still completely visible however things that aren’t illuminated such as other houses and vehicles will be somewhat shadowed out. Many love this effect.
The Tacky Light Tours are Rain or Shine
Our chauffeur services for the Tacky Light Tours in Richmond go on rain or shine. Some displays may be off during torrential rainfall. You are able to reschedule your tour date with us one time per season due to weather (availability permitting) up to 72 hours before your scheduled pickup. Disclaimer: Virginia Limousine has no control over weather or the light displays. Refunds will not be offered due to weather (unless we have to cancel due to ice or snow) or if some displays are not lit on the night of your tour.
About the Tacky Light Tour
A holiday tradition that’s fun for all ages.
A Full Tour is 3 Hours
Based on a Richmond area pickup and drop off point, our standard Light Tour uses a pre-mapped route created by us and is 3 hours long from start to finish. If you do not live in the Richmond area we suggest meeting as close to I64 and Broad St in Short Pump as possible.
Focuses on the West End & Glen Allen
While there are spectacular holiday light displays all across central Virginia, our pre-planned route focuses on approximately 12 houses located in Glen Allen, Short Pump, Tuckahoe and the West End of Richmond.
Award Winning Lights
At most of the houses the group will remain inside the vehicle where your driver will pull over curbside for a few minutes while the group enjoys the lighting display. The largest displays we’ll park down the block and let the group exit the vehicle. These are the houses that have won awards over the years for their Christmas lights.
Customizable Route Options
Make a night of the occasion and double your time with the limo to factor in things like dinner, drinks, dessert or other special requests. These additions must be made in advance otherwise there will likely be another tour immediately after yours which requires us to enforce a hard drop-off time.
Richmond Light Tour FAQ’s
When Does My Time Start?
Your pickup time is when your rental period begins. The vehicle will arrive to your pickup location at your selected pickup time and the drop off time is when your time ends. For example if you have booked a 3 hour light tour from 5pm until 8pm then the vehicle will arrive at your pickup address at 5pm and the group must have exited the vehicle with any personal belongings by 8pm.
What Can We Bring? (Includes alcohol policy)
We allow passengers to bring any beverages of their choosing. Alcohol is restricted to those over the legal drinking age of 21. Virginia ABC laws prohibit us from providing any alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages brought by group members are permitted. Alcoholic beverages must be left inside the vehicle at houses where passengers are allowed to exit the vehicle. Light snacks such as chips, cookies, crackers, etc are allowed but no hot foods, sauces or ice cream. Any group that spills food or drinks inside the vehicle will be charged a cleaning fee ranging from $50 to $250 depending on the severity of the mess.
Do I have to plan the route?
One of the most enjoyable parts of our Tacky Light Tour is that it’s already mapped out for you. The Richmond Times Dispatch publishes a list of homes that make up the official Tacky Light Tour. We cherry pick from those, add in others that aren’t on their list and create our own route for you to enjoy. It’s basically effortless on your part (aside from getting the group together).
Is the tacky light tour kid friendly?
The Tacky Light Tour is fun for all ages and is 100% kid friendly. It offers a great memory making opportunity for the little ones.
Can We Stop For Bathrooms?
Our Light Tour route is mapped out with two convenient bathroom stops factored into the 3 hour time block. Additional stops can be made upon request, however, you will want to keep in mind added bathroom stops will have to be factored into your time block so the tour we get abbreviated. Additional time will likely not be available.
Are We Allowed To Get Out?
The majority of the tour is a riding tour. We do allow the group to exit the vehicle at the key spots which will be the biggest award winning houses. Between those houses and the included bathroom/refreshment stops there will be plenty of time to stretch your legs.
Tacky Light Tour Pricing
Prices are per 3 hour time block and are based on a Richmond area pickup and drop.