Raleigh

Holiday Lights

This page lists places to see holiday lights, and festivals of light in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
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11/18/2017 Annual Tree Lighting - North Hills

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, located in the Commons of North Hills, is a beloved holiday event. This year’s Tree Lighting event wil ...

November 18th
Hours: 3:30 - 7:30 pm
Free
Area: Midtown & N Raleigh
4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave, Raleigh, NC, 27609
11/18/2017 Lighting of the Tree - Lafayette Village

Ready to kick off that Holiday Spirit? We are on during our spectacular Tree Lighting ceremony in North Raleigh’s Lafayette Village. There’s is sure t ...

November 18th
Hours: 3-6 pm
Free
Area: Midtown & N Raleigh
8450 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27615
11/18/2017 Sparkle Night - Parkside Town Commons Cary

Join us for a night of FREE fun, music and celebration with SNOW! Join us as Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht flips the switch for the Parkside Town Comm ...

November 18th
Hours: 4pm - 7pm
Free
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
7129 Okelly Chapel Road, Cary, NC, 27519
11/22-12/31 Lake Myra Christmas (Spectacular Light Show)

Lake Myra Christmas Lights will start its 2017 show at 6 p.m., Nov. 22, at 10 S. Cypress St., in Wendell. Admission is free for this display, which is ...

11/22-12/31
Hours: 6pm-10pm (Mon-Thur); 6pm-11pm (Fri & Sat)
Free
Area: Knightdale & Wendell & Zebulon
10 S. Cypress St., Wendell, NC, 27591
11/23-12/31/2017 Festival of Lights at Hill Ridge Farms

During our Festival of Lights, Hill Ridge Farms will be transformed into a magical celebration of Hometown Christmas Cheer! We will have plenty of gr ...

11/23-12/31/2017
Hours: Sun-Thur 5pm-9pm; Fri & Sat 4pm-10pm
Ages 2-64 $12 includes Hayride; Seniors 65+ $11; Groups...
Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC, 27596
11/24-12/24 Lights on the Neuse - Boyette Family Farms Clayton

Event is closed on select dates. See schedule online. Bring your family and celebrate Christmas at Lights on the Neuse. This down home Christmas ...

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Select Dates from 11/25-12/24: Check schedule online
Hours: 6-9 pm except 12/24 7-9 pm
$9; Ages 2 & Under FREE
Area: SE Raleigh & Garner
1620 Loop Rd, Clayton, NC, 27527
11/24/2017-01/14/2018 NC Chinese Lantern Festival - Cary

The Festival will include more than 20 ALL NEW displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts, and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a ...

November 24th - January 14th
Hours: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kids 2 & Under Free; Ages 3-17 $10; Adults $15
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, NC
11/30/2017 Christmas Village & Tree Lighting - Clayton

Ring in the holiday season with the Town of Clayton’s festive and ever-popular Christmas Village and Tree Lighting. Come downtown Thursday, Dec. 1, 20 ...

November 30th
Hours: 5:30 pm
Free
Area: SE Raleigh & Garner
Main Street, Clayton, NC
11/30/2017 Ticketed Sleigh Rides - Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Fuquay-Varina Downtown will host a TICKETED Sleigh Ride on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:55 pm during the Town Christmas Tree Lighting. Th ...

November 30th
Hours: 6:00 pm - 7:55 pm
$3 per ticket- 2 & under ride free
Area: Holly Springs & Willow Springs & Fuquay-Varina
120 S. Main St. - TR Ashworth, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526
12/01/2017 Christmas on First Avenue & Tree Lighting - Knightdale

The 2017 Christmas Tree Lighting will include letters to Santa, visiting with Mrs. Claus and the head elves, activities, food trucks, music, performan ...

December 1st
Hours: 6-8 pm
free!
Area: Knightdale & Wendell & Zebulon
810 North First Avenue - Knightdale Station Park, Knightdale, NC, 27545
12/01/2017 Christmas on Salem Street - Tree Lighting, Sleigh Rides, Kiddy Christmas Train Ride

The Annual “Christmas on Salem Street” events begin at 5:00 PM on Friday December 1st with Christmas Carols at the Depot, followed by the Lighting of ...

December 1st
Hours: 5-9 pm
Free; Sleigh Rides $10 (2 & Under Free); Train Ride $5 ...
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
Downtown Apex, Apex, NC
12/01/2017 Christmas Tree Lighting - Morrisville

Join us as we kick off the Holiday season with our Town of Morrisville Christmas Tree Lighting! This annual event will be held at Indian Creek Trailhe ...

December 1st
Hours: 7-9 pm
Free
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
101 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville, NC
12/01/2017 Holiday Magic Tree Lighting - Brier Creek Commons

Join us at Brier Creek Commons for a tree lighting party, including train and carriage rides, face painting, and Santa!

December 1st
Hours: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Free
Area: Brier Creek & NW Raleigh
8311 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC, 27617
12/01/2017 Light Up Main - Garner

Light Up Main, the annual Downtown Garner Christmas tree lighting. Join your friends and neighbors for great food, crafts and entertainment from our ...

December 1st
Hours: 6-8 pm
Free
Area: SE Raleigh & Garner
Main Street, Garner, NC
12/01/2017 Lighting of Wake Forest

Area residents are invited to experience the full magic of the holiday season at the 2017 Lighting of Wake Forest on Friday, Dec. 1. Sponsored by T ...

December 1st
Hours: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
Wake Forest Town Hall 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC, 27587
12/01/2017 Wendell Wonderland

Kick-off the holiday season the first Friday in December with Wendell Wonderland. Visit with Santa Claus; experience historic downtown with a trolley ...

December 1st
Hours: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Free
Area: Knightdale & Wendell & Zebulon
J. Ashley Wall Town Square and throughout Downtown, Wendell, NC, 27591
12/02/2017 Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration

Save the Date for the Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration, presented by Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, on Saturday, December 2 from 4 pm - 8 pm. This ...

December 2nd
Hours: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
400 Block of Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
12/02/2017 Town of Cary Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Welcome in the holiday season with the official Christmas tree lighting for the Town of Cary. This festive night features actors, singers, and musicia ...

December 2nd
Hours: 6 pm
Free
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
316 N. Academy St. - Town Hall Campus by the Town Tree, Cary, NC, 27513
12/02/2017 Zebulon Tree Lighting and Caroling

Dec. 2: 5 pm – 6 pm Tree Lighting and Caroling

December 2nd
Hours: 5pm-6pm
Free
Area: Knightdale & Wendell & Zebulon
12/04/2017 Love Light & Cheers for Children - WakeMed Raleigh Campus

You and your family are invited to join us for the annual Love Light Tree – our special tree-lighting ceremony. Lights and Stars on the Love Light Tre ...

December 4th
Hours: 6pm - 8pm
Free
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh, Midtown & N Raleigh
3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, NC, 27610
12/06/2017 State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Visit

Join the State Capitol and Gov. Roy Cooper for the annual tree-lighting tradition on Wednesday, Dec. 6th! The festivities begin on Capitol Square a ...

December 6th
Hours: 5-7:30 pm
Free
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
1 E Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601
12/08/2017 Main Street Christmas & Tree Lighting - Holly Springs

Celebrate the holidays with Holly Springs! Event highlights include: Visit with Santa at Town Hall until 7:15 p.m. (Please plan to visit Santa early) ...

December 8th
Hours: 6-8 pm
Free
Area: Holly Springs & Willow Springs & Fuquay-Varina
Holly Springs Town Hall and Cultural Center, Holly Springs, NC, 27540
12/09/2017 Mordecai Holidays Lantern Tours

Join us at Mordecai Historic Park and take a step back in time to Christmas from years past. These one hour guided tours will take participants throug ...

December 9th
Hours: 5-9 pm
$5
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh, NC, 27604
Hill Ridge Farms Festival of Lights

Beginning November 26 through December 26 Hill Ridge Farms will be transformed into a magical celebration of hometown Christmas cheer! Make your plans ...

Season: Winter
Day: Everyday
Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC, 27596