Posted on: December 16, 2022 Posted by: Comments: 0

Last Updated on December 16, 2022

Light up the night when you take in some of the prettiest sights in all of the Carolinas this holiday season. Here are our favorite holiday light events across the region.

Greater Asheville Area

North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights Show

Walk through a beautifully lit forest when you visit the Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum. With over one million lights, this holiday event can’t be beat. Running nightly now through December 31st.

Christmas at the Biltmore (Antler Hill Village and Candlelight Tour)

Now through January 8th, Christmas at Biltmore is a holiday bucket list item for people all over the world, not just those residing in North Carolina. Purchase daytime tickets to see America’s largest home all decorated for Christmas or come back after dark for the Candlelight Christmas Evenings event.

Light Events in Charlotte

Light the Knights

Light the Knights event is a kids’ paradise. With tons of lights, ice skating, and even tubing, this is a perfect event to ring in the holidays.

Holidays at the Garden

Located within the breathtaking gardens at Daniel Stow, this spectacular lights display is a beloved Queen City tradition. Open now through December 31st. Purchasing tickets online to reserve your time slot is highly encouraged.

Light events in the Triangle

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival

Open every night now through January 8th, The Chinese Lantern Festival is a must see. Open from 6-10 pm each night, it’s strongly encouraged to buy tickets in advance.

Illuminate Art Walk

Looking for something a little unique? Try the Downtown Raleigh Illuminate Art Walk. This completely free event features large, interactive, light-based art. Open now through January 6th.

Light events in the Upstate

Greenville-Pickens Speedway Holiday Light Show

Now through the end of the year, the Greenville-Pickens Speedway is home to millions of lights. Gather up the family and view the areas largest Christmas light display from the comfort of your car. Fast passes available on the weekends so you can skip the line.

Light events in the Triad

Tanglewood Festival of Lights

Drive through a festival of lights in Tanglewood Park. Open now through January 1 from 6-11pm each night.

Winter Wonderlights at Greensboro Science Center

The Greensboro Science Center is all lit up for the holidays, with an open-air, walk through display. Open now through the end of the year, visit the light experience before it’s too late. Tickets can be purchased in advance and are highly encouraged.

Light Events in the Highlands

Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC

Open to the public and free, this is a holiday tradition that is fun for everyone!

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