2017 Holiday Light Shows & Parades

By Katie Moosbrugger

Looking for a Christmas light show or holiday parade near you? It’s time to share our list of amazing Triad Light Shows and holiday parades in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, and beyond!  This year, we expanded our Holiday parade and light show directory to include several one-time lighting events (such as Christmas tree lightings) as well as other fun special Triad Christmas lighting events.

We organized the events into two categories: Holiday Light Shows (On-Going Lighting Productions and One-Time Lighting Events) and Parades.

If we forgot to add your favorite Triad area light show or parade, email Katie@TriadMomsOnMain.com and we’ll add it. This list will be on our Directory Page so you can always access it for updates.

  • We have all of these events also listed on our event page HERE.
  • We will also publish a list of weekly holiday events beginning November 13 through the new year. Check out our blog roll each Monday to see these weekly event blogs.
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Holiday Light Shows

On-Going Christmas & Holiday Light Productions

26th Anniversary Season of Tanglewood Festival of Lights ~ Tanglewood Park in Clemmons
~ Nightly from November 17th through January 1st from 6 pm to 11 pm (except for December 31st when the show closes at 10 pm)

Holidays at the Garden ~ Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd, Belmont
~ November 17 – December 31, 2017

Speedway Christmas – ~ Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord
~ Sunday, November 19 – Sunday, December 31 from 6 to 10 pm (Closed on Christmas Day)

Christmas Wonderland of Lights ~ Zootastic Park, 448 Pilch Road, Troutman
~ Runs November 22 to January 1, 2017

9th Annual Country Christmas Train ~ Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton
~ November 24 – December 27 (check calendar online for specific days and times)

Millstone Creek Christmas Hayrides ~ 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur
~ Friday, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22: 5-9pm Saturday, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23: 5-9pm

Foxfire Christmas Lights Kick Off ~ 1901 Foxfire Rd, Asheboro
~ Friday, Nov. 24 at 5:30 – lights run through the season

Tweetsie Christmas ~ Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock
~ Friday and Saturday nights from Nov. 24 to December 30

Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights ~ The Light of the World Church, 1306 Thomason St, Lexington
~ The first three weekends in December (Fridays and Saturdays) from 7 pm to 11 pm.

Festival of Lights ~ Center City Park and Elm Street, Greensboro
~ Friday December 1 from 6pm-9pm

Christmas Town USA ~ 100 Main Street, McAdenville (about 1.5 to 2 hours south of the Triad)
~ Dec. 1 – Tuesday, December 26; Monday – Friday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday from 5:30 pm to 11 pm

Lanes of Light ~ Twin Lakes Community, 3701 Wade Coble Dr, Burlington
~ December 2 and 3

Light Up the Night Luminary Event ~ Oak Ridge Town Park, 6231 Lisa Dr, Oak Ridge
~ Saturday, December 2 from 6 – 8 pm

McLaurin Farms Country Christmas ~ 5601 N Church St, Greensboro
~ Nightly from 6 pm to 10 pm

Sunset Hills in Greensboro ~ All throughout Sunset Hills neighborhood
~ Neighborhood decorated with lots of enormous “Lighted Christmas Balls.” Keep checking link to confirm when these lights begin.

One Time Lighting Events

Clemmons Annual Tree Lighting ~ Village of Clemmons, 3715 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons
~ November 28 from 6 to 7 pm

Dobson Christmas Tree Lighting~ Dobson Square Park
~ November 30 at 6 pm; tree lit at 6:30 pm

Creekside Christmas (Tree lighting and luminary ride), Archdale
~ Fri, December 1st from 5 – 8pm

2017 Light Up Night, Elkin
~ Fri, December 1st from 6-8pm

Yadkinville Tree Lighting ~ Yadkinville Town Community Park, 606 N. State Street
~ December 1 from 6 – 8 pm

Lewisville Tree Lighting ~ Shallowford Square
~ December 1 at 7 pm

Kernersville Christmas Tree Lighting ~ Harmon Park in Downtown Kernersville
~ December 2 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Holiday Magic: A Dickens Christmas ~ Downtown Burlington
~ December 8 from 6pm – 9 pm

Candlefest, Greensboro Arboretum
~ Sat, December 2nd from 6 – 9pm

Ramseur Christmas Tree Lighting ~ Front lawn of Town Hall in Downtown Ramseur
~ December 9 at 5 pm

Running of the Balls ~ Sunset Hills neighborhood in Greensboro
~ December 9 at 6 pm

Holiday & Christmas Parades

November

Southern Rowan Christmas Parade ~ Starts in Landis at 3 pm and re-starts in China Grove at 40 pm.
~ November 21 at 3 pm

Downtown Mt. Airy Christmas Parade ~ Parade leaves from Veteran’s Park
~ November 25 at 9 am

Thomasville Christmas Parade ~ Downtown Thomasville
~ November 25 from 11 am to 1 pm

Midway Christmas Parade ~ Downtown Midway
~ November 25 at 1 pm

December

Asheboro Christmas Parade  ~ Downtown Asheboro
~ December 1 from 7 – 8:30 pm

Mebane Christmas Parade ~ Downtown Mebane
~ December 1 at 7 pm

Dobson Christmas Parade  ~ Main Street between Surry Community College and Town Hall
~ December 2

Graham Christmas Parade ~ Downtown Graham
~ December 2 at 10 am.

Greensboro Holiday Parade ~ Downtown Greensboro
~ December 2 at Noon

Walkertown Christmas Parade ~ Parade lines up behind Walkertown High School
~ December 2 at 1 pm

King Christmas Parade ~ Parade route will start on East School Street
~ December 2 at 2 pm

Liberty Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Festival ~ N Depot St, Liberty
~
December 2 at 2:30 pm (parade); 3 pm – 6 pm (tree lighting festival)

27th Annual Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade ~ Downtown Winston-Salem
~ December 2 from 5 to 7:30 pm

47th Annual Pilot Mountain Christmas Parade  ~ 801 W Main St, Pilot Mountain
~ December 2 at 6 pm

Rural Hall Christmas Parade ~ Broad Street in Rural Hall
~ December 3 at 2:30 pm

Kernersville Christmas Parade ~ Downtown Kernersville
~ December 3 at 2:30 pm

Jamestown Christmas Parade ~ 301 E Main St, Jamestown
~ December 3 at 3 pm

Uptown Lexington Christmas Parade ~ Main Street in Lexington
~ December 4 at 6 pm

Randleman Old Fashioned Christmas Parade ~ Downtown Randleman
~ December 7 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Advance Christmas Parade ~ Advance
~ December 9 from 10 am to Noon

Gibsonville Christmas Parade ~ The parade will begin at Minneola and Whitsett  Streets
~ December 9 at 2 pm

Stokesdale Christmas Parade ~ Downtown Stokesdale
~ December 9 at 2 pm

Ramseur Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting ~ Front lawn of Town Hall
~
December 9 at 5 pm

Lewisville Christmas Parade ~ Shallowford Square
~ December 10 from 3 to 5 pm

2017 Elkin/Jonesville Christmas Parade  ~ Begins in Jonesville and continues over the bridge into Elkin
~ December 10 from 3 pm to 5 pm

Related Links:

Where to See Santa in the Triad
Local Event Calendar
Holiday Events (Nov. 13 – 19, 2017)
Holiday Events (Nov. 20 – 26, 2017)

Events To Watch for in 2018:

Lighting of the Green ~ Downtown Gibsonville

Tree Lighting ~ Downtown Reidsville

Light up the Holidays in Thomasville ~ Thomasville Clock Tower Parking, Lot E Main Street, Thomasville

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event ~ Summerfield Athletic Park, 5200 US 220 North, Summerfield

Christmas Open House and Tree Lighting ~ Uptown Lexington

71th Annual Burlington Christmas Parade ~ 1333 Overbrook Rd., Burlington

Hometown Christmas Parade ~ Downtown Mocksville

High Point Holiday Festival Parade ~ On Main Street from Green Drive to Westwood Ave


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