Virginia Beach hotel continues holiday tradition with 23rd annual illumination event

Posted at 11:09 PM, Dec 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-01 23:09:01-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - An annual holiday tradition is helping families get into the Christmas spirit!

Horse-drawn wagons carried families for a ride around the Founder's Inn and Spa on Indian River Road. Inside the hotel, singers, aerialists and other performers entertained everyone with loads of holiday merriment. It's all part of the hotel's annual illumination event. This is the hotel's 23rd year for the event and its free for the public.

"We now see families in their third generation coming with their kids. The parents have been here when they were young...and its great for them to see how we continue that tradition," says Sascha Hemmann, General Manager at the Founder's Inn and Spa.