Holiday Lights

This page lists places to see holiday lights, and festivals of light in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
Kids Charlotte: Holiday Lights - Fun 4 Charlotte Kids
11/17 - Santa Arrival Parade & Tree Lighting at Birkdale Village

Join us at our annual celebration benefitting Ace & TJ's Grin Kids as we welcome Santa to Birkdale Village for the holiday season. The event includes ...

November 17th, 2018.
Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Area: North
8712 Lindholm Drive, Ste. 206,, Huntersville, NC, 28078
11/17-01/06 Winter Wonderland SouthPark Ice Skating Open

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink is an open-air holiday experience in Charlotte, North Carolina nestled between South Park Mall and Symphony Park. I ...

Nov. 17th, 2018 through Jan. 6th, 2019.
Hours: Mon-Thu: 4pm-11pm Friday: 4pm-12am Saturday: 11am-12am ...
Range $10-$20
4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28211-3525
11/18 - 12/31 - Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Speedway Christmas is returning to Charlotte Motor Speedway and is even bigger and better in its eighth year. Speedway Christmas will have over 3,000, ...

November 18th - December 31st, 2018. (Closed Dec 25th)
Hours: Open Thursday-Sunday and all Christmas week, except for...
VILLAGE OPEN: Thursday-Sunday Nights Thursday & Sunda...
Area: North
5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC, 28027
11/18-12/31 - Carowinds’ Inaugural WinterFest Holiday Festival

Carowinds comes alive with holiday spirit during WinterFest. Friends and families are treated to an ultimate holiday celebration as we magically trans ...

Nov 18th, Nov 23rd, Nov 24th, Nov 25th, Nov 30th, Dec 1...
Hours: Nov 18th: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m./ Nov 23rd: 5:00 p.m. -...
Area: Central
14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28273
11/22 - 01/01- Zootastic Park's Christmas Wonderland of Lights

The wonderland of lights is open EVERY night from November 21st to January 1st. The price is $7 a person which includes a drive through light show ...

November 21 to January 1
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 6 ...
$7.00 per person.
Area: North
448 Pilch Road, Troutman, NC, 28166
11/23-01/06 Holidays at the Garden

Holidays at the Garden is bigger and better than ever! You’ll discover new displays, more lights than ever before and fun for the whole family. Experi ...

Daily. November 23rd – January 6th
Hours: 5 – 9 p.m. Each Evening *Closed Christmas Day
Range: $8.95 - 16.95 & Child Under 2: Free
Area: West
6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC
11/23-01/06 Holidays at the Garden at DSBG

Holidays at the Garden is bigger and better than ever before! Experience an all-new musically-orchestrated topiary display, wander through the new ill ...

November 23th, 2018– January 6th, 2019 (Closed Dec 25th...
Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Area: West
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 6500 S New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC, 28012
11/24 -  South End Tree Lighting

This family-friendly event will include hot chocolate and cider, and holiday performances. Santa Claus himself may even stop by. The tree will come to ...

November 24th, 2018.
Hours: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Area: South
Atherton Mill – 2140 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/24 - 12/30 - A Kannapolis Christmas

A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018. The Cel ...

Nov 24th-Dec 30th . Please note: the Celebration of Lig...
Hours: The Winterland Express takes riders through the lights ...
Admission to the park and viewing of the lights is free...
Area: North
Village Park, 740 W C Street, Kannapolis, NC
11/24 7th Annual Light Up Cornelius 2018

Each year, hundreds of people join us for our annual tree lighting on the lawn at Cornelius Town Hall on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Attendees ca ...

November 24th, 2018.
Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free community event. Concessions available for purchas...
Area: North
Community Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC, 28031
11/24 Annual Tree Lighting at Kannapolis Village Park 2018

Join us on Saturday November 24th at 6:00pm to celebrate the start of the Christmas season in Kannapolis with our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy ...

November 24th, 2018.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Area: North
Kannapolis Village Park, Kannapolis, NC, 28083
11/24 Tree Lighting Celebration at NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tree lighting at approximately 7:15 p.m. The NASCAR Hall of Fame brings the holiday season to light with the fourth annual tree lighting on the NASCA ...

Nov 24th, 2018.
Hours: Tree lighting at approximately 7:15 p.m.
Area: Central
NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/29 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Town of Mint Hill 2018

Join us for the Town's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Santa will be present to hear how wonderful the children have been and make note of their Chris ...

November 29th, 2018.
Hours: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Area: East
Town of Mint Hill, North Carolina 4430 Mint Hill Village Ln, Mint Hill, NC, 28227
11/29-12/01 -  Christmas in Davidson

Kick off the holiday season at the 30th annual Christmas in Davidson festival. Take a ride in a carriage, stroll down Main St, start your holiday shop ...

Nov 29th-December 1st, 2018.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Area: North
Town of Davidson, Davidson, NC
11/30 A Huntersville Christmas. Tree Lighting and visit with Santa

Free activities include: rides, ice carving, holiday performances on stage from a variety of local groups, Carolers of Christmas Past, airbrush tattoo ...

Nov 30th, 2018.
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Skate on the ice rink for $6 per person!
Area: North
101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
11/30 Town Center Tree Lighting at Huntersville Parks & Recreation 2018

Town Center Tree Lighting presented by Pridemore Properties November 30 / 6:00-9:00pm. We will light the tree at 7:00pm Free activities include: ...

November 30th, 2018.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free activities. Skate on the ice rink for $6 per perso...
Area: North
Huntersville Parks & Recreation, 105 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC, 28070
12/01 -  Matthews Hometown Holiday and Holiday Tree Lighting

Brighten up your holiday at our annual Hometown Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting! Live entertainment, train rides, pictures with Santa, face pai ...

December 1st, 2018.
Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Area: South
232 Matthews Station St, Matthews, NC, 28105
12/01 A Huntersville Christmas

Free activities include: rides, ice carving, holiday performances on stage from a variety of local groups, Carolers of Christmas Past, airbrush tattoo ...

Dec 1st, 2018.
Hours: 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Skate on the ice rink for $6 per person!
Area: North
101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
12/01 and 12/08 Christmas Tours by Candlelight at Historic Latta Plantation

Join us for a Christmas themed tour of the plantation house by candlelight. The tour will conclude with hot cider and cookies by the fire in the plant ...

Dec 1st and 8th, 2018.
Hours: Tours are at 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
$15 per person.
Area: North
5225 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC, 28078
12/03 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at McCrorey YMCA

TURN ON THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Join the McCrorey Community as we kick off the holiday season with friends and family. All are welcome!

Dec 3rd, 2018.
Hours: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Free and open to the community.
Area: North
McCrorey YMCA 3801 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28216
12/06 and 12/13 Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show at Phillips Place

Come enjoy: • 2 Holiday Light Shows each Thursday night • A special visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus • Holiday stilt walkers and elves • Good ...

December 6th and 13th, 2018.
Hours: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This is a FREE EVENT and open to the public.
Area: South
6800 Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC, 28210
12/08 4th Annual Christmas Enchantment in the Garden 2018

Save the Date! The 4th Annual Christmas Enchantment at the Mount Holly Community Garden will be held Saturday 12/8/18 from 5pm-9pm. Often called the " ...

December 8th, 2018.
Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Area: West
Mount Holly Community Garden 126 N Main St, Mount Holly, NC, 28120
12/08 Colonial Christmas and Candlelighting at The Schiele Museum of Natural History

Celebrate Christmas on the Carolina Frontier. Join in the “Procession of the Yule Log”, decorating with greenery, early American carols, and English c ...

Dec 8th, 2018.
Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Members: Free Non-Members: Included with museum admissi...
Area: West
The Schiele Museum of Natural History 1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC, 28054