By Katie Moosbrugger

*The 2020 dates are currently being updated

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 ORDER BY START DATE OF EVENT

Winter Wonderlights
Nov. 6, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Greensboro Science Center
Details here: greensboroscience.org/winterwonderlights

29th Annual Tanglewood Festival of Lights!
Nightly November 13, 2020 – January 1, 2021 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
Saturday, November 21, 2020 – Sunday, January 17, 2021
6:00 PM 10:00 PM (Closed on Christmas Day)
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Details here: charlottemotorspeedway.com/events/speedway-christmas

Wonderland of Lights
November 25, 2020 -January 1, 2021
Sunday-Thursday 6pm-9pm; Friday & Saturday 6pm-10pm
Zootastic Park, 385 Ostwalt Amity Rd, Troutman
Details here: zootasticpark.com/special-events.html

Tweetsie Christmas
Nov 13 – Dec 31, 2020
Gates open at 5 pm
Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock
Details here: tweetsie.com/special-events/tweetsie-christmas

High Country Lights at Felts Park
November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021
6 pm – 11 pm
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 2020
4:30 to 10 pm
Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Rd, Denton
Details here: facebook.com/events/1473367842874522

Holiday Light Spectacular
November 27 – December 31, 2020
Mooresville, Town Hall –  413 N. Main Street
Details here: downtownmooresville.com/signature-events

Christmas Town USA (about 1.5 to 2 hours south of the Triad)
Dec. 1 – Dec. 26, 2020
5:30 to 10 pm weeknights and weekends
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/

Winterland Express & Celebration of Lights
2020 Dates TBD
Kannapolis Village Park at 700 West C Street
Details here: facebook.com/pg/CityofKannapolis/events

Christmas Lights at McLaurin Farms
2020 Dates TBD
5601 North Church Street
Details here: mclaurinfarms.com

Millstone Creek Christmas Hayrides
2020 Dates TBD
5 to 9 pm
506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd. Ramseur
Details here: millstonecreekorchards.com/events

Holidays at the Garden
2020 Dates TBD
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd, Belmont
Details here: dsbg.org/event/holidays-at-the-garden

Sunset Hills in Greensboro
2020 Dates TBD
Neighborhood decorated with lots of enormous lighted Christmas balls
Neighborhood blog link HERE
Running of the Balls (12/12/20) race link HERE

Hometown Holiday Celebration
November 21, 2020 at 3 pm
Downtown Mebane
Details here: visitalamance.com/event/hometown-holiday-celebration

Light Up Elkin
December 4th 2020
Rock Facade Park, Elkin
Details here: lightupelkin.com

Gibsonville Lighting of the Green
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Gibsonville
Details here: gibsonville.net/lightingofthegreen

Light up the Holidays
2020 Date TBD
E Main St, Thomasville, NC 27360
Details here: facebook.com/events/1166159946908858

Light up the Night Event
2020 Date TBD
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
2020 Date TBD
Summerfield Athletic Park, 5200 US 220 North
Details here: facebook.com/events/936086433443088

Pittsboro Holly Days Tree Lighting 
2020 Date TBD
Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro
Details here: facebook.com/events/775112259577664

Lexington Tree Lighting
2020 Date TBD
Uptown Lexington, 13 E 1st Ave, Lexington
Details here: facebook.com/events/402588933963970

Dobson Christmas Tree Lighting
2020 Date TBD
Dobson Square Park
Details here: facebook.com/events/404300083780644

Clemmons Annual Tree Lighting
2020 Date TBD
Village of Clemmons, 3715 Clemmons Rd
Details here: facebook.com/events/468494873873396

Lighting of the Quad
2020 Date TBD
Hearn Plaza, Wake Forest University
Details here: facebook.com/events/2424632881127748

Christmas Tree Lighting
2020 Date TBD
Rural Hall Town Hall
Details here: facebook.com/events/399587747607303

Downtown Mayodan Christmas Stroll & Tree Lighting
2020 Date TBD
Details here: facebook.com/events/400283114242866

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
2020 Date TBD
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, High Point
Details here: facebook.com/events/564242581008607

Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa!
2020 Date TBD
Medaloni Cellars, Lewisville
Details here: facebook.com/events/2505580166354173

Festival of Lights
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Greensboro
Details here: facebook.com/events/252293609020610

Christmas in the Park
2020 Date TBD
Beth Schmidt Park, 2150 Elon Park Dr, Elon
Details here: facebook.com/events/2592778024142525

Lewisville Tree Lighting
2020 Date TBD
Shallowford Square
Details here: lewisvillenc.net/sites/default/files/lewisville

Light Up the Night Luminary Event
2020 Date TBD
Oak Ridge Town Park, 6231 Lisa Dr, Oak Ridge
Details here: oakridgenc.com

Candlefest
2020 Date TBD
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro
Details here: facebook.com/events/768936176866707

Celebrate Christmas in Liberty (Tree Lighting Festival)
2020 Date TBD
N. Depot St, Liberty
Details here: facebook.com/events/479586369438779

Lanes of Light
2020 Date TBD
Twin Lakes Community, 3701 Wade Coble Dr, Burlington
Details here: twinlakescomm.org/News

Winston-Salem Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Winston-Salem
Details here: www.wsparade.org

Kernersville Tree Lighting
2020 Date TBD
Harmon Park
Details here: kvparks.com/events

Downtown Graham Tree Lighting
2020 Date TBD
213 S Main St, Graham
Details here: facebook.com/events/2431751740413413

2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Jingle Mingle
2020 Date TBD
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!

Mount Airy Christmas Parade
Nov. 28, 2020
5 pm
Downtown Mt. Airy
Details here: mountairydowntown.org/christmas-parade.html

Thomasville VIRTUAL Christmas Parade
Month of December
Downtown Thomasville
Details here: visitthomasvillenc.com/thomasville-christmas-parade

Archdale Christmas Parade
Dec. 6, 2020
3 – 6 pm
Details here: facebook.com/events/2251207188513606

Kernersville “Reverse” Christmas Parade
Dec. 6, 2020
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Downtown Kernersville
Details here: facebook.com/events/783229319129746

Lexington Christmas Parade
Dec. 7, 2020
6 pm
Starts on Main Street
Details here: uptownlexington.com/christmas-parade

Advance Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Advance Fire Department, 1869 NC Highway 801 S,
Details here: facebook.com/events

Asheboro Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Asheboro
Details here: chamber.asheboro.com/events/details

Burlington Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Burlington
Details here: facebook.com/events/337109983727499/

Concord Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Concord
Details here: facebook.com/events/584415448962019

Dobson Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
On Main Street between Surry Community College and Town Hall
Details here: facebook.com/events/528680047715059

Elkin Holiday Parade
2020 Date TBD
Details here: lightupelkin.com

Gibsonville Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Begins at Minneola and Whitsett Streets
Details here: gibsonville.net/events

Graham’s Annual Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Graham
Details here: facebook.com/events/1379035392272309

Greensboro’s Holiday Parade
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Greensboro
Details here: downtownindecember.org/holiday-parade

High Point Holiday Festival Parade
NO PARADE for 2020
Downtown High Point
Details here: facebook.com/events/751462471964330

Jamestown Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Details here: facebook.com/events/448555039084040

King Christmas Parade 
2020 Date TBD
Details here: facebook.com/events/486921488563594/

Lewisville Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Shallowford Square
Details here: lewisvillenc.net/sites

Liberty’s Celebrate Christmas (Parade & Tree Lighting Festival)
2020 Date TBD
N. Depot St, Liberty
Details here: facebook.com/events/479586369438779

Mebane Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Mebane
Details here: facebook.com/events/1756494217978381

Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Mocksville
Details here: business.daviechamber.com/events

Oak Ridge Thanksgiving Parade
2020 Date TBD
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 Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Begins at East Surry High School, Pilot Mountain
Details here: pilotmtnrescue.org/parade

Reidsville Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
S. Scales St, Reidsville, NC 27320
Details here: facebook.com/events/2431757847039027

Rural Hall Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Begins at intersection of Broad Street and Wall Street
Details here: ruralhall.com/events/2019-christmas-parade

Southern Rowan Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
China Grove
Details here: facebook.com/events/2195819707212098

Walkertown Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Details here: facebook.com/events/567521760679753

Walnut Cove Christmas Parade
2020 Date TBD
Masonic Lodge #629, 812 Summit St, Walnut Cove
Details here: facebook.com/events/356192715119403/

Winston-Salem’s 29th Annual Jaycees Downtown Holiday Parade
2020 Date TBD
Downtown Winston-Salem
Details here: wsparade.org

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