By Katie Moosbrugger

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! We are even more thrilled with all the events that are happening in person again. It’s really beginning to feel a lot like the holiday season is upon us now!

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 me 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.

Christmas Festival
Nov. 26 – 28, 2021 + Dec. 2–5, 9, 10–12, 16–19, 20–23, & 26
McLaurin Farms, 5601 N. Church Street, Greensboro
Details here: mclaurinfarms.com/christmas-festival.html

Christmas Town USA (about 1.5 to 2 hours south of the Triad)
Dec. 1 – Dec. 26, 2021
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/

Christmas with the Kringles

Millstone Creek Orchards
Details here: millstonecreekorchards.com/events/

Christmas Wonderland of Lights 
Nov. 19, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022
Zootastic Park, Troutman, NC
Details here: zootasticpark.com/christmas-wonderland.html

Country Christmas Train
Select dates Nov. 26, 2021 – Dec. 27, 2021
Denton Farmpark
Details here: facebook.com/events/222327996406740

High Country Lights at Felts Park
November 25, 2021 – January 2, 2022; 6 pm – 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
601 S. Main Street, Galax, VA
Details here:  highcountrylights.com

Holidays at the Garden
Nov. 26, 2021 – Jan. 3, 2022; 5 pm – 9 pm
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont
Details here: dsbg.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/holidays/holidays-2021/

Kersey Valley Christmas
2021 Dates: Nov. 26, 27, 28; Dec. 3 – 5, 10 – 12, 17 –  23
Kersey Valley, Archdale
Details here: kerseyvalleychristmas.com/christmas-experience

Light Festival 2021
Nov. 26 – Dec. 11, 2021; Fridays & Saturdays from 7 – 10 pm
1306 Thomason Street, Lexington, NC 27295
Details here: facebook.com/LLDMAnnualFestivaloflights

Magic of Lights
November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022; Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10pm and Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm
Coastal Credit Union Music Park Raleigh
Details here: magicoflights.com/events/raleigh

Peppermint Alley
Dec. 3 – 31, 2021
Alley next to Boxcar Arcade, 120 W. Lewis Street
Details here: downtowngreensboro.org/downtown-in-december/events/peppermint-alley

Polar Express Train Ride – Great Smoky Mountains
Now through Dec. 31, 2021
Bryson City, NC
Details here: https://www.gsmr.com/events/polar-express/

Polar Express Train Ride – NC Transportation Museum
Nov. 12-13, 19-21, 26-28; Dec. 3-5, 9-12, 14-23
NC Transportation Museum
Details here: nctransportationmuseum.org/the-polar-express-train-ride

Spectacular Holiday Blooms
Nov. 26 – Dec. 30 (select dates) from 5:30 – 9 pm
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville
Details here: facebook.com/events/616419309494476

Speedway Christmas
Nov. 19, 2021 – Jan. 16, 2022 (Check website for specific closure dates)
6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Details here: charlottemotorspeedway.com/events/speedway

Sunset Hills in Greensboro 2021
Lights usually go up after Thanksgiving
Neighborhood decorated with lots of enormous lighted Christmas balls
Neighborhood website here: https://www.sunsethillsneighborhood.org

Tanglewood Festival of Lights
November 12, 2021 – January 1, 2022; 6PM – 11PM – Except on 12/31 when the show closes at 10PM
Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
Details here: forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/fol/

Tinsel Town
Dec. 3 – 31, 2021
Open daily 9 am until 9 pm
LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Details here: downtowngreensboro.org/downtown-in-december/events/tinsel-town

Tweetsie Christmas
Select Evenings Nov. 19 – Dec. 30, 2021 starting at 5 pm
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock
Details here: tweetsie.com/special-events/tweetsie-christmas/

Winterland Express & Celebration of Lights
2021 dates: November 20-December 30 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) Open 6-9 p.m. Sundays thru Thursdays; 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Kannapolis Village Park at 700 West C Street
Details here: kannapolisnc.gov/Government-Departments

Winter Wonderlights 2021
Nov. 6 – Jan. 2, 2021
Greensboro Science Center
Details here: greensboroscience.org/winterwonderlights

Lighting of the Green
Nov. 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Downtown Gibsonville
Details here: gibsonville.net/events

High Point Holiday Party & Tree Lighting
Nov. 20, 2021 from Noon to 10 pm
Truist Point in High Point
Details here: furniturelandrotary.org/FRCweb/FRC-HighPointHolidayParty.shtml

Light Up Downtown (North Wilkesboro)
Nov. 19, 2021 from 6 to 9 pm
Town of North Wilkesboro
Details here: facebook.com/events/1235119570337223

Light up the Holidays
Nov. 20, 2021 at 4 pm
Downtown Thomasville
Details here: facebook.com/events/263540675635242

Summerfield Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov. 20, 2021 at 5:30 pm
5200 US-220 N, Summerfield, NC 27358
Details here: facebook.com/events/194399149508179

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Kannapolis
Nov. 20, 2021 at 6 pm
Village Park, 700 West C St, Kannapolis
Details here: kannapolisnc.gov/Government-Departments/Parks-Recreation/Kannapolis-Christmas

Pittsboro Holly Days Tree Lighting 
November 21, 2021 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Downtown Pittsboro
Details here: facebook.com/events/3138269016447366

Clemmons Annual Tree Lighting
Nov. 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Village of Clemmons
Details here: facebook.com/events/1043214999828814

Light Up Elkin
December 3, 2021
Downtown Elkin
Details here: lightupelkin.com

Festival of Lights (Downtown Greensboro)
December 3, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Center City Park, Greensboro
Details here: downtowngreensboro.org/downtown-in-december/events/festival-of-lights/

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3, 2021 from 6 to 7 pm
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, High Point
Details here: facebook.com/events/330955095462206

Tree Lighting
Dec. 3, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Winston-Salem Fire Department Station 18
1505 N. Peace Haven Road

Downtown Christmas Stroll & Tree Lighting
Dec. 4, 2021 at 10 am
Downtown Madison
Details here: facebook.com/events/677223536531657

Light Up the Night
Dec. 4, 2021 from 2 to 8 pm
Oak Ridge Town Park
Details here: facebook.com/events/487513002624984

Be The Light Night in the Park
December 4, 2021 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Archdale Farmers Market at Creekside Park
Details here: facebook.com/events/200639335529894

Pilot Mountain’s Tree Lighting
December 4, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Details here: pilotmountainnc.org/vist/page/christmas-parade-tree-lighting

Kernersville Tree Lighting
December 4, 2021 from 6 to 7:30 pm
Harmon Park, Kernersville
Details here: kvparks.com/event/christmas-tree-lighting-2021/

Burlington Christmas Parade
Nov. 20, 2021 at 10 am
Downtown Burlington
Details here: facebook.com/events/360834985737097

Mount Airy Christmas Parade
Nov. 27, 2021 at 5 pm
Downtown Mt. Airy
Details here: mountairydowntown.org/christmas-parade.html

Downtown Thomasville Christmas Parade
Nov. 28, 2021 at 2 pm
Details here: facebook.com/events/1502373303459021

King Christmas Parade
Dec. 4, 2021 from 2 pm to 3 pm
S. Main St, King
Details here: facebook.com/events/272089784869860

Winston-Salem Jaycees Downtown Holiday Parade
December 4, 2021 at 5 pm
Downtown Winston-Salem
Details here: wsparade.org

Pilot Mountain’s Christmas Parade
December 4, 2021
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

Kernersville Christmas Parade
Dec. 5, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Downtown Kernersville
Details here: facebook.com/events/4247518512036767

Rural Hall Christmas Parade
Dec. 5, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Begins at intersection of Broad Street and Wall Street
Details here: ruralhall.com/events/christmas-parade

Christmas Parade – Pleasant Garden
Dec. 5, 2021 from 3 to 6 pm
Town of Pleasant Garden
Details here: facebook.com/events/5412134922204305

Archdale Christmas Parade
Dec. 5, 2021 at 3 pm
Downtown Archdale
Details here: facebook.com/events/377911460700132

Lexington Christmas Parade
Dec. 6, 2021 at 6 pm
Starts on Main Street, Uptown Lexington
Details here: uptownlexington.com/christmas-parade

Advance Christmas Parade
December 11, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm
Advance Fire Department, 1869 NC Highway 801 S
Details here: facebook.com/events/217187400497473

Doo Dah Kids’ Christmas Parade
Dec. 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm
5th Street and South Yadkin Ave, Spencer
Details here: facebook.com/events/241694261283635

Yadkin Valley Christmas Parade
December 12, 2021 from 3 to 4:30 pm
Starting Jonesville on 21
Details here: facebook.com/events/955688231695205

Lewisville Christmas Parade
Dec. 12, 2021 from 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Shallowford Square
Details here: facebook.com/events/384863249951727

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