From Carolina Parent:

’Tis the season for dazzling light displays. These annual sparkling and twinkling displays are a great way to celebrate festive fun with the family. Here are our top picks of holiday light shows across the state to help bring out your family’s holiday spirit. Shows are listed in alphabetical order. Scroll through the slides or jump to specific light shows below:

Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings (Asheville)
Chinese Lantern Festival (Cary)
Country Christmas at Denton Farm Park (Denton)
Enchanted Airlee (Wilmington)
Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort (Blowing Rock)
Hill Ridge Farms Festival of Lights (Youngsville)
Holidays at the Garden (Belmont)
Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla (Carolina Beach)
Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo (Columbia, S.C.)
Lights on the Neuse (Clayton)
McAdenville – Christmas Town USA (McAdenville)
Meadow Lights (Benson)
North Carolina Holiday Flotilla (Wrightsville Beach)
Speedway Christmas (Concord)
Tanglewood Festival of Lights (Clemmons)
Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum (Asheville)
Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park (Troutman)
Lights for Lupus (Raleigh)

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