By Katie Moosbrugger

No matter how we enjoy holiday events this year – either by social distancing, staying in our cars, or viewing events online – it will still be a festive season! We’re thrilled to once again share our list of amazing Triad Light Shows and Holiday Parades taking place in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, and beyond!

Check this directory often as we will update it with new events as soon as we learn of them!

Events are separated into three categories. Click the category you want to go directly to that section…
On-Going Holiday Lighting Productions
One-Time Holiday Lighting Events
Christmas & Holiday 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. Don’t forget: we have all of these events also listed on our event page HERE.

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 16, 2020 – January 1, 2021 from 6 to 11 pm (except for Dec 31: closes at 10 pm)
Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
Details here: forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/fol

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

Museum in Lights: A Drive Thru Experience
2020 Dates: Nov. 20-22, 27-29, Dec. 4-6, 10-13, 15-23, 26-30
6 to 10 pm
NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer
Details here: facebook.com/events/1082047088880259

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

Winterland Express & Celebration of Lights
2020 Dates: November 21st – December 30th (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day)
6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Kannapolis Village Park at 700 West C Street
Details here: kannapolisnc.gov/Government-Departments

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

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

Spectacular Holiday Blooms
November 25, 2020 – January 6, 2021
5:30 to 10 pm
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284
Details here: facebook.com/events/3451169764997922

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

Christmas on the Farm
2020 Dates: November: 27, 28, 29, December: 4 – 6, 10 -13, 18 – 23, 26 – 27
Friday & Saturday 4:30 – 11:00; Other days: 4:30 – 10:00
Denton Farm Park, 4259 Handy Rd, Denton
Details here: dentonfarmpark.com/christmas-on-the-farm

Christmas Hayride with Light Show at Millstone Creek Orchards
2020 Dates and Times: November 27th & 28th: (4-8pm), December 5th (6-9pm)
December 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd (4-8pm)
Millstone Creek Orchards, Ramseur, NC
Details here: millstonecreekorchards.com/christmas-with-the-kringles

Holidays at the Garden
2020 Dates: November 27 – January 3, 2021
5 pm – 9 pm
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd, Belmont
Details here: dsbg.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/holidays

6th Annual McLaurin Farms Christmas Lights
2020 Dates: Nov. 28, 29, 30; Dec. 1, 5 – 8, 12 – 15, 19 – 24, 26, – 29
6 pm – 9 pm
McLaurin Farms, 5601 N Church St Suite 1, Greensboro
Details here: mclaurinfarms.com/winter

Sunset Hills in Greensboro
Lights usually go up after Thanksgiving
Neighborhood decorated with lots of enormous lighted Christmas balls
Neighborhood blog link HERE

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/

Peppermint Alley
Dec. 4 – 27, 2020
Alley next to Boxcar Arcade, 120 W. Lewis Street
Details here: downtowngreensboro.org/downtown-in-december

Sonic Forest
Dec. 4 – 27, 2020
Open daily until 11 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr, Drive at Hamburger Square, Downtown Greensboro
Details here: downtowngreensboro.org/downtown-in-december

Tinsel Town
Dec. 4 – 27, 2020
Open daily until 9 pm
Kontoor Brands Parking Lot, 400 Elm St, Greensboro
Details here: downtowngreensboro.org/downtown-in-december

Gerringer’s Country Christmas
Dec. 18, 19 and 20
5 pm to 9 pm
Gerringer’s Greenhouse, 6334 Frieden Church Rd, Gibsonville, NC 27249
Details here: facebook.com/events/453801469109214

Gibsonville Lighting of the Green
November 20, 2020 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Downtown Gibsonville
Details here: gibsonville.net/lightingofthegreen

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

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Kannapolis
Nov. 21, 2020 from 6 – 9 pm
Village Park., 700 West C St.
Details here: kannapolisnc.gov/Government-Departments

Pittsboro Holly Days Online Tree Lighting 
November 22, 2020
5 pm
Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro
Details here: facebook.com/events/950688389082713

Rural Hall’s Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3, 2020
6 pm
Event page here: facebook.com/events/135635041339011

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

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
December 4, 2020
6 pm
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, High Point
Details here: facebook.com/events/601405900616068

49th Annual Pilot Mountain’s Tree Lighting
December 5, 2020
5:30 pm
Main Street, Pilot Mountain
Details here: pilotmountainnc.org/vist/page/christmas-parade-tree-lighting

Winterfest2020
December 5
5:30 – 7:30 pm
High Point Athletic Complex
Details here: facebook.com/events/2757123157868622

Lanes of Light
December 5 and 6, 2020
5:30 pm until 9:00
Twin Lakes Community, 3701 Wade Coble Dr, Burlington
Details here: twinlakescomm.org/News

Kernersville Tree Lighting
December 5, 2020
6 – 7 pm
Harmon Park, Kernersville
Details here: kvparks.com/events

Zion Wonderland
December 11 and 12
6 – 8 pm
Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1301 Alamance Church Road, Greensboro, NC 27406
Details here:mtzbc.com/event/zion-wonderland

Candy Cane Lane (*registration required)
December 17, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Gateway Gardens, Greensboro
Details here: greensboro-nc.gov

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
Details here: visitthomasvillenc.com/thomasville-christmas-parade

49th Annual Pilot Mountain’s Christmas Parade
December 5, 2020
Starts immediately after 5:30 pm tree lighting at
Begins at Main Street between East Surry High School and Academy Street
Details here: pilotmountainnc.org/vist/page/christmas-parade-tree-lighting

Winston-Salem Jaycees Downtown Drive-Thru “Reverse” Holiday Parade
December 5, 2020
4 pm
Downtown Winston-Salem
Details here: wsparade.org

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

Rural Hall Christmas Parade
Dec. 6, 2020
2:30 pm
Begins at intersection of Broad Street and Wall Street
Details here: facebook.com/events/380684436389249

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

Advance Christmas Parade
December 12, 2020
10 am to 1 pm
Advance Fire Department, 1869 NC Highway 801 S
Details here: facebook.com/events/813429026140575

B-Town Christmas Cruise-Thru
December 12, 2020
1 – 4 pm
Enter the event staging onto Kitchin Street from Mebane Street in downtown Burlington
Details here: btowneventsnc.com/christmas-cruise-thru.html

Balloon Regatta (a “Drive-Thru” parade experience)
December 12 and 13
12 to 4 pm
Begin at Greensboro Children’s Museum and run down Church Street to the Depot
Details here: downtowngreensboro.org

Lewisville Christmas Parade
Dec. 13, 2020
3 pm – 4:30 pm
Shallowford Square
Details here: facebook.com/events/397126688342573

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