By Katie Moosbrugger

This directory is sponsored by ClemmonsWonderland.com, THE resource for everything to see and do in the Village of Clemmons during this magical season.  Find out the inside scoop on holiday events, Santa stops, and special discounts and promotions!  Click HERE for details.

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!  Our directory not only includes holiday parades happening all around the Triad, but also on-going light shows and one-time lighting events (such as Christmas tree lightings).

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 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 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

LIST IS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY CITY

Advance Christmas Parade
Dec. 14 at 10 am
Advance Fire Department, 1869 NC Highway 801 S,
Details here: facebook.com/events

Archdale Christmas Parade
Dec. 8 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Details here: facebook.com/events/1017653298426389

Asheboro Christmas Parade
Dec. 6 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Downtown Asheboro
Details here: chamber.asheboro.com/events/details

Burlington Christmas Parade
Nov. 23 from 10 am to 11:30
Downtown Burlington
Details here: facebook.com/events/337109983727499/

Concord Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Downtown Concord
Details here: facebook.com/events/584415448962019

Dobson Christmas Parade
Dec. 7 at 2 pm
On Main Street between Surry Community College and Town Hall
Details here: facebook.com/events/528680047715059

Elkin Holiday Parade
Dec. 8 at 3 pm
Details here: lightupelkin.com

Gibsonville Christmas Parade
Dec. 14 at 2 pm – 4 pm
Begins at Minneola and Whitsett Streets
Details here: gibsonville.net/events

Graham’s Annual Christmas Parade
Dec. 7 from 10 am to Noon
Downtown Graham
Details here: acebook.com/events/1379035392272309/

Greensboro’s Holiday Parade
Dec. 7 at Noon
Downtown Greensboro
Details here: downtownindecember.org/holiday-parade

High Point Holiday Festival Parade
Nov. 24 from 3 to 5 pm
Downtown High Point
Details here: facebook.com/events/751462471964330

Jamestown Christmas Parade
Dec. 1 from 3 pm to 6 pm
Details here: facebook.com/events/448555039084040

Kernersville Christmas Parade
Dec. 8 from 2:30 to 4:30
Downtown Kernersville
Details here: chambermaster.kernersvillenc.com/events

King Christmas Parade 
Dec. 7 at 2 pm
Details here: facebook.com/events/486921488563594/

Lewisville Christmas Parade
Dec. 8 at 3 pm
Shallowford Square
Details here: lewisvillenc.net/sites

Lexington Christmas Parade
Dec. 2 at 6 pm
Starts on Main Street
Details here: uptownlexington.com/christmas-parade

Liberty’s Celebrate Christmas (Parade & Tree Lighting Festival)
Dec. 7 from 2:30 to 6 pm
N. Depot St, Liberty
Details here: facebook.com/events/479586369438779

Mebane Christmas Parade
December 6 at 7 pm
Downtown Mebane
Details here: facebook.com/events/1756494217978381

Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade
Dec. 7 from 2 to 4 pm
Downtown Mocksville
Details here: business.daviechamber.com/events

Mount Airy Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 30, 5 p.m
Downtown Mt. Airy
Details here: mountairydowntown.org/christmas-parade.html

Oak Ridge Thanksgiving Parade
Nov. 23 from 3:30 pm – 8:30
Town of Oak Ridge, NC
8315 Linville Road, PO Box 374, Oak Ridge, North Carolina 27310
Details here: facebook.com/events/2326330921029108

Pilot Mountain’s 49th Annual Christmas Parade
Dec. 7 at 6 pm
Begins at East Surry High School, Pilot Mountain
Details here: pilotmtnrescue.org/parade

Reidsville Christmas Parade
Nov. 24 from 4 – 6 pm
S. Scales St, Reidsville, NC 27320
Details here: facebook.com/events/2431757847039027

Rural Hall Christmas Parade
Dec. 8 at 2:30 pm
Begins at intersection of Broad Street and Wall Street
Details here: ruralhall.com/events/2019-christmas-parade

Southern Rowan Christmas Parade
November 26, 2019 at 3 pm – 6 pm
China Grove
Details here: facebook.com/events/2195819707212098

Thomasville Christmas Parade
December 12 at 6:30 pm
Downtown Thomasville
Details here: visitthomasvillenc.com

Walkertown Christmas Parade
Dec. 7 at 12:30 pm
Details here: facebook.com/events/567521760679753

Walnut Cove Christmas Parade
Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 pm
Masonic Lodge #629, 812 Summit St, Walnut Cove
Details here: facebook.com/events/356192715119403/

Winston-Salem’s 29th Annual Jaycees Downtown Holiday Parade
Dec. 7 at 5 pm
Downtown Winston-Salem
Details here: wsparade.org

LIST IS IN ORDER BY START DATE OF EVENT

28th Annual Tanglewood Festival of Lights!
Nightly November 15, 2019 – January 1, 2020 from 6 to 11 pm (except for December 31st when the show closes at 10 pm)
Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
Details here: forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/fol

Speedway Christmas
Friday, November 22 – Sunday, January 5
6:00 PM 10:00 PM (Closed on Christmas Day)
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Details here: charlottemotorspeedway.com/events/speedway-christmas

Wonderland of Lights
Opening weekend: November 22nd and 23rd; Open every night from November 27th to January 4th
Sunday-Thursday 6pm-9pm; Friday & Saturday 6pm-10pm
Zootastic Park, 385 Ostwalt Amity Rd, Troutman
Details here: zootasticpark.com/special-events.html

Tweetsie Christmas
November 22-23, 29-30, December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, & 27-28
Gates open at 5 pm
Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock
Details here: tweetsie.com/special-events/tweetsie-christmas

Winterland Express & Celebration of Lights
November 23rd – December 30th (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 6-9 p.m., Sundays – Thursdays,
and from 6 – 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays
Kannapolis Village Park at 700 West C Street
Details here: facebook.com/pg/CityofKannapolis/events

Christmas Lights at McLaurin Farms
Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, Dec. 5 – 8, Dec. 12 – 15, Dec. 19 – 24, Dec. 26 – 29
From 6 to 9 pm
5601 North Church Street
Details here: mclaurinfarms.com

High Country Lights at Felts Park
Nightly starting Nov. 28 through New Year’s Day; 6:00 p.m. and ending 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
and 11:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
601 S. Main Street, Galax, VA
Details here:  highcountrylights.com

11th Annual Denton FarmPark Country Christmas Train
Nov. 29, 30, and several dates throughout December
4:30 to 10 pm
Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Rd, Denton
Details here: facebook.com/events

Holiday Light Spectacular
Kicks off November 29 and runs through December 31
Mooresville, Town Hall –  413 N. Main Street
Details here: downtownmooresville.com/signature-events

Millstone Creek Christmas Hayrides
Fri, Nov 29 to Mon, Dec 23
5 to 9 pm
506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd. Ramseur
Details here: millstonecreekorchards.com/events

Holidays at the Garden
Daily Nov 29  – Jan 5
5 – 9 p.m. Each Evening *Closed Christmas Day
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd, Belmont
Details here: dsbg.org/event/holidays-at-the-garden

Christmas Town USA (about 1.5 to 2 hours south of the Triad)
Dec. 2 – 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: mcadenville-christmastown.com/

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 (12/14/19) race link HERE

LIST IS IN ORDER BY DATE OF EVENT

Gibsonville Lighting of the Green
November 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Downtown Gibsonville
Details here: gibsonville.net/lightingofthegreen

Hometown Holiday Celebration
Nov. 23 from 10 am to 8 pm
Downtown Mebane
Details here: visitalamance.com/event/hometown-holiday-celebration

Light up the Holidays
November 23 from 2 – 8 pm
E Main St, Thomasville, NC 27360
Details here: facebook.com/events/1166159946908858

Light up the Night Event
Nov. 23 from 3:30 pm – 8:30
Town of Oak Ridge, NC
8315 Linville Road, PO Box 374, Oak Ridge, North Carolina 27310
Details here: facebook.com/events/2326330921029108

Summerfield Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov. 23 at 5:30 pm – 7:30
Summerfield Athletic Park, 5200 US 220 North
Details here: facebook.com/events/936086433443088

Pittsboro Holly Days Tree Lighting 2019
Nov. 24 from 4 to 6 pm
Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro
Details here: facebook.com/events/775112259577664

Lexington Tree Lighting
Nov. 24 from 6:15 pm
Uptown Lexington, 13 E 1st Ave, Lexington
Details here: facebook.com/events/402588933963970

Dobson Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov. 30 at 6 pm –  8 pm
Dobson Square Park
Details here: facebook.com/events/404300083780644

Clemmons Annual Tree Lighting
Dec. 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Village of Clemmons, 3715 Clemmons Rd
Details here: facebook.com/events/468494873873396

Lighting of the Quad
Dec. 3 from 7 – 8 pm
Hearn Plaza, Wake Forest University
Details here: facebook.com/events/2424632881127748

Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 5 from 6 pm to 7 pm
Rural Hall Town Hall
Details here: facebook.com/events/399587747607303

Downtown Mayodan Christmas Stroll & Tree Lighting
Dec. 6 from 5 pm to 8 pm
Details here: facebook.com/events/400283114242866

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 6 from 6 – 7 pm
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, High Point
Details here: facebook.com/events/564242581008607

Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa!
Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 pm
Medaloni Cellars, Lewisville
Details here: facebook.com/events/2505580166354173

Festival of Lights
Dec. 6 from 6 p to 9 pm
Downtown Greensboro
Details here: facebook.com/events/252293609020610

Christmas in the Park
Dec. 6 from 6 to 8:30 pm
Beth Schmidt Park, 2150 Elon Park Dr, Elon
Details here: facebook.com/events/2592778024142525

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

Lewisville Tree Lighting
Dec. 6 at 7 pm
Shallowford Square
Details here: lewisvillenc.net/sites/default/files/lewisville

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 6 pm
Wesley Memorial UMC, 1225 Chestnut Dr, High Point
Details here: facebook.com/events/750841375284063

Light Up the Night Luminary Event
Dec. 7 from 6 – 8 pm
Oak Ridge Town Park, 6231 Lisa Dr, Oak Ridge
Details here: oakridgenc.com

Candlefest
Dec. 7 from 6 – 9 pm
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro
Details here: facebook.com/events/768936176866707

Celebrate Christmas in Liberty (Tree Lighting Festival)
Dec. 7 from 2:30 to 6 pm
N. Depot St, Liberty
Details here: facebook.com/events/479586369438779

Lanes of Light
December 7 and 8 from 5:30 to 9 pm
Twin Lakes Community, 3701 Wade Coble Dr, Burlington
Details here: twinlakescomm.org/News

Winston-Salem Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec. 7 after the parade
Downtown Winston-Salem
Details here: www.wsparade.org

Kernersville Tree Lighting
Dec. 7 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Harmon Park
Details here: kvparks.com/events

Downtown Graham Tree Lighting
Dec. 8 from 5 to 8 pm
213 S Main St, Graham
Details here: facebook.com/events/2431751740413413

2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Jingle Mingle
Dec. 8th @ 5:00 pm
Irving Park UMC, 1510 West Cone Blvd
Details here: ipumc.org/

Need pictures with Santa in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem or Burlington?  Or just hoping to catch a glimpse of the man in red? Our comprehensive directory has Triad Santa photo opps, holiday parades, holiday lighting events and other special Santa events in the greater Triad area and beyond! Click HERE!

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