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Richmond Times-Dispatch - Tacky-lights
Friday, December 6th, 2019

It is time to plan your tour of the best Tacky Lights in Richmond! Get out and see these over-the-top decorations and enjoy the holiday festivities. Browse our Tacky Lights guide updated for 2019 with new houses and information.



Richmond Tacky Lights List 2019

Here’s the full list of houses in the Richmond area lighting up with over-the-top, mega-wattage displays.


Richmond-area house to compete on ABC's 'The Great Christmas Light Fight' (again)!

Chuck and Sherry Hudgins’ home at 6444 Little Sorrel Drive in Mechanicsville will be featured on the reality show Dec. 16.


PHOTOS: Homes on the 2019 Tacky Lights Tour

Here are photos of most of the homes included on this year's Tacky Lights Tour. 


The dark side of Richmond's tacky lights: peeing on lawns, drunken and disorderly behavior, Henrico Police aim to crack down this season

Tacky Lights is a Richmond-area tradition. But the neighborhood displays also bring issues, such as snarled traffic, drunken and disorderly behavior and people using the bathroom on lawns after a long night of partying.


TONIGHT: Richmond Grand Illumination is no more; now it's RVA Illuminates at Kanawha Plaza

Don’t head to the James Center for the Grand Illumination this year, because it isn’t happening.


Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights: Magic in the Air

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's theme for this year is "Magic in the Air."


More from the Richmond Times-Dispatch


Richmond Memories III: a stroll down memory lane

The RTD is excited to introduce an all-new volume in our popular hardcover coffee-table book series, "Richmond Memories III: Hidden Treasures from the 1800s Through Today." The book includes photos from the Greater Richmond area and is available now for $10 off the cover price.


Holiday Events

Find fun holiday events happening in and around the Richmond area in our calendar listings!


Get Featured

Do you think your house should featured on the Tacky Lights List?  Let us know about it!  Houses on the list must have a minimum of 40,000 lights and be located in Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover or Henrico.