December 18, 2020

Twinkling Christmas At Natural Tunnel State Park

Christmas lights are on most every house and street corner in America during the holidays.  But, you’ve never really experienced a real “Christmas Lighting” until you visit “Lighting of the Tunnel” at Natural Tunnel State Park in Scott County, Virginia.  Here you will find a 450’ tunnel, described by Walter Jennings Bryan as “the Eighth Wonder of the World,” lighted with huge spotlights and thousands of twinkling Christmas lights.  A short chairlift ride from the Swiss Mountain-like gondola takes you to the bottom of the tunnel, where you will follow the lighted path to the mouth of the tunnel.  You can enjoy traditional Christmas performed by local artist; grab a cup of hot chocolate and sit around the campfire roasting marshmallows.  Santa is also there to greet the children and listen to their Christmas wishes.  A little off the beaten path, make your way to the Carter Cabin where you will experience an authentic 1700s Christmas.  Sit around the large stone fireplace and hear local re-enactors describe Christmas during the time of Daniel Boone and the country’s first pioneers. You need to see this to believe it!


Total cost of this tour is as follows:

     Adults $89 per person

     Children $44.50 per person (6-16)


This tour includes the following:

  • Motor coach transportation
  • Supper
  • Admission to the Natural Tunnel


Full payment is due when you sign up and no refunds or cancellations after December 4, 2020.