About Light Up the Tracks

Downtown Ashland is set to turn back the clock once again and transform into a vintage Christmas village that individuals of all ages will not want to miss.  A mile-long light display and a series of special events will welcome visitors to enjoy a unique vintage holiday experience.

With the help of Dominion Energy as sponsor, Ashland residents and visitors can enjoy a transformation of this quaint town during the month of December with holiday sights, sounds, festive Christmas decorations, live music, photo stations, appearances by Santa, and more.

Shoppers wanting to experience the charm of Ashland’s main street will find high-quality local gifts and decorations at many of the local shops. Visitors are also invited to warm up with a glass of wine or hot chocolate and enjoy the town’s many restaurants.

Creating this unique holiday experience requires the efforts of Ashland Main Street Association, sponsor Dominion Energy, the Town of Ashland, Randolph-Macon College, residents and business owners.

ABOUT ASHLAND, Virginia Located between Washington D.C. and Richmond, Ashland has been called “Andy Griffith’s Mayberry with trains.” A charming college town of 7,300 residents, it has welcomed trains traversing through Ashland’s main North-South street since 1836. It’s also perhaps the only town in America where the most prestigious real estate is along the railroad tracks. Many grand homes along the tracks date to the 1850s.