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 three categories. Click the category you want to go directly to that section…
Christmas & Holiday Parades
On-Going Holiday Lighting Productions
One-Time Holiday Lighting Events

If we forgot to add your favorite Triad area light show or parade, email 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 19 through the new year. Check out our blog roll each Monday to see these weekly event blogs.
  • Click here to find out where to see Santa in the Triad
  • Click here to see other festive events happening in November

Christmas & Holiday Parades

Dobson Christmas Parade
Dec. 1
On Main Street between Surry Community College and Town Hall
Details here:

58th Annual Christmas Parade
Dec. 1 from 10 am to Noon
Downtown Graham
Details here:

Holiday Parade
Dec. 1 at Noon
Downtown Greensboro
Details here:

Hometown Christmas Parade
Dec. 1 from 2 to 4 pm
Downtown Mocksville
Details here:

Celebrate Christmas in Liberty (Parade & Tree Lighting Festival)
Dec. 1 from 2:30 to 6 pm
N Depot St, Liberty
Details here:

28th Annual Winston-Salem Jaycees Downtown Holiday Parade
Dec. 1 at 5 pm
Downtown Winston-Salem
Details here:

48th Annual Christmas Parade
Dec. 1 at 5:30 pm
Begins at East Surry High School, Pilot Mountain
Details here:

2018 Archdale Christmas Parade
Dec. 2
Details here:

Rural Hall Christmas Parade
Dec. 2 at 2:30 pm
Begins at intersection of Broad Street and Wall Street
Details here:

Kernersville Christmas Parade
Dec. 2 from 2:30 to 4:30
Downtown Kernersville
Details here:

Jamestown Christmas Parade
Dec. 2 at 3 pm
Details here:

Archdale Christmas Parade
Dec. 2 from 3 to 6 pm
N Main St, Archdale
Details here:

Uptowne Lexington Christmas Parade
Dec. 3 at 6 pm
Starts on Main Street
Details here:

Randleman Christmas Parade
Dec. 6 from 6:30 to 8 pm
Details here:

Mebane Christmas Parade
Dec. 7 at 7 pm
Downtown Mebane
Details here:

Asheboro Christmas Parade
Dec. 7 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Downtown Asheboro
Details here:

2018 Advance Christmas Parade
Dec. 8 at 10 am
Advance Fire Department, 1869 NC Highway 801 S,
Details here:

Gibsonville Christmas Parade
Dec. 8 at 2 pm
Begins at Minneola and Whitsett Streets
Details here:

Walnut Cove Christmas Parade
Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 pm
Masonic Lodge #629, 812 Summit St, Walnut Cove
Details here:

Elkin Holiday Parade
Dec. 9 at 2 pm
Details here:

Lewisville Christmas Parade
Dec. 16 at 3:15 pm
Shallowford Square
Details here:

On-Going Holiday Lighting Productions

27th Annual Tanglewood Festival of Lights!
Nightly Friday, November 16, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 6 pm to 11 pm, except for December 31st when the show closes at 10 pm
Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
Details here:

Christmas Lights at McLaurin Farms
Nov. 23 – 25, Nov. 30, Dec. 1 -2, Dec. 7-9, and Dec. 14 – 24
From 6 to 8 pm
5601 North Church Street
Details here:

10th Annual Denton FarmPark Country Christmas Train
Nov. 23, 24, 25 & 30, plus additional dates throughout December
Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Rd, Denton
Details here:\

Wonderland of Lights
Every Night from Nov. 21 to Jan. 1
Zootastic Park, 385 Ostwalt Amity Rd, Troutman
Details here:

Millstone Creek Christmas Hayrides

Tweetsie Christmas
Nov 23-24, 30, Dec. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29; Gates open at 5 pm
Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock
Details here:

Speedway Christmas
November 18 – December 31 from 6 to 10 pm (Closed on Christmas Day)
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Details here:

Holidays at the Garden
Daily November 23, 2018 – January 6*, 2019
5 – 9 p.m. Each Evening *Closed Christmas Day
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd, Belmont
Details here:

Sunset Hills in Greensboro
Keep checking links to confirm when these lights begin.
Neighborhood decorated with lots of enormous lighted Christmas balls
Neighborhood blog link HERE
Running of the Balls race link HERE (2018 race SOLD OUT)

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

Holiday Light Spectacular
Now through Dec. 28
Downtown Mooresville, 215 N Main St
Details here:

One-Time Holiday Lighting Events

Clemmons Annual Tree Lighting
Nov. 27 from 6 to 7 pm
Village of Clemmons, 3715 Clemmons Rd
Details here:

Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov. 29 at 6 pm
Rural Hall Town Hall
Details here:

Dobson Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov. 30 beginning at 6 pm
Dobson Square Park
Details here:

Festival of Lights
Nov. 30 from 6 to 9 pm
Downtown Greensboro
Details here:

Lewisville Tree Lighting
Nov. 30 at 7 pm
Shallowford Park
Details here:

Celebrate Christmas in Liberty (Parade & Tree Lighting Festival)
Dec. 1 from 2:30 to 6 pm
N Depot St, Liberty
Details here:

Lanes of Light
December 1 and 2 from 5:30 to 9 pm
Twin Lakes Community, 3701 Wade Coble Dr, Burlington
Details here:

Winston-Salem Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec. 1 after the 5 pm parade
Details here:

Downtown Graham Tree Lighting
Dec. 1 at 6 pm
213 S Main St, Graham
Details here: (details in info section)

Light Up the Night Luminary Event
Dec. 1 from 6 – 8 pm
Oak Ridge Town Park, 6231 Lisa Dr, Oak Ridge
Details here:

Dec. 1 from 6 – 9 pm
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro
Details here:

Kernersville Tree Lighting
Dec. 1 at 7 pm
Harmon Park
Details here:

First Annual Irving Park Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 2 beginning at 5 pm
Irving Park UMC, 1510 West Cone Blvd
Details here:

Downtown Mayodan Christmas Stroll & Tree Lighting
Dec. 7 from 5 pm to 8 pm
Details here:

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 6 pm
Wesley Memorial UMC, 1225 Chestnut Dr, High Point
Details here:

Christmas in the Park
Dec. 7 from 6 to 8:30 pm
Beth Schmidt Park, 2150 Elon Park Dr, Elon
Details here:

Light Up Elkin
Dec. 7 at 6:30 pm
Rock Facade Park, Elkin
Details here:

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Watch for These Events Next Year

Burlington Christmas Parade
Nov. 17 from 10 am to Noon
Downtown Burlington
Details here:

Concord Christmas Parade
Nov. 17 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Downtown Concord
Details here:

High Point Holiday Festival Parade
Nov. 18 from 3 to 5 pm
Downtown High Point
Details here:

Downtown Reidsville Christmas Parade
Nov 18 at 4 pm

Southern Rowan Christmas Parade
Nov. 20
Starts at 3 pm in Landis, and then again at 4 pm in China Grove
Details here:

2018 Christmas Parade
Nov. 24 from 9 am to 11 am
Downtown Mt. Airy
Details here:

Downtown Thomasville Christmas Parade
Nov. 24 from 11 am to 1 pm
Details here:

Reidsville Christmas Tree Lighting & Celebration
Nov. 16 at 6 pm
Downtown Reidsville
Details here:

Lighting of the Green
Nov. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Downtown Gibsonville
Details here:

Hometown Holiday Celebration
Nov. 17 from 10 am to 8 pm
Downtown Mebane
Details here:

Diwali – Festival of Lights
Nov. 17 from 4 to 11 pm
Walter Hines Page Senior HS, 201 Alma Pinnix Dr, Greensboro
Details here:

Summerfield Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov. 17 at 5:30 pm
Summerfield Athletic Park, 5200 US 220 North
Details here:

25th Lexington Christmas Open House
Nov. 18 from 1 to 6 pm
Uptown Lexington, 13 E 1st Ave, Lexington
Details here:

Deck the Halls 2018
Nov. 24 from 10 am to 6 pm
Main Street in Pilot Mountain
Details here: