Updated by TMoM Team Member Sandy Harper

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.

Celebration of Lights
2022 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

Christmas Festival
Nov. 25–26, 2022 + Dec. 1–4, 8–11, 15–23, & 30
McLaurin Farms, 5601 N. Church Street, Greensboro
Details here: mclaurinfarms.com/christmas-festival/

Christmas Town USA (about 1.5 to 2 hours south of the Triad)
Dec. 1 – Dec. 26, 2022
5:30 to 10 pm weeknights and weekends
100 Main Street, McAdenville
Details here: mcadenville-christmastown.com/

Christmas with the Kringles

Millstone Creek Orchards
Details here: millstonecreekorchards.com/events/2021/11/26/christmas-with-the-kringles-dzmsj

Christmas Wonderland of Lights 
Nov. 18, 2022 to Jan. 1, 2023
Sunday-Thursday 6pm-9pm & Friday-Saturday 6pm-10pm
Zootastic Park, Troutman, NC
Details here: zootasticpark.com/christmas/

Country Christmas Train
Select dates Nov. 25, 2022 – Dec. 27, 2022
Denton Farmpark
Details here: facebook.com/events/

High Country Lights at Felts Park
November 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023; 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. 25, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2022; 5 pm – 9 pm                                                                                                                     CLOSED Mondays, Tuesdays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont
Details here: dsbg.org/visit/holidays-at-the-garden

Kersey Valley Christmas
2022 Dates: Nov. 25 – 27; Dec. 2 – 4, 9 – 11, 16 –  23
Kersey Valley, Archdale
Details here: kerseyvalleychristmas.com/christmas-experience

Light Festival 2022
Nov. 25 & 26; Dec. 2 & 3 and 9 & 10, 2022; Fridays & Saturdays from 7 – 10 pm
1306 Thomason Street, Lexington, NC 27295
Details here: facebook.com/LLDMAnnualFestivaloflights

Magic of Lights
November 18, 2022 – December 30, 2022; 5pm-10pm (Closed on Mondays in November)
Coastal Credit Union Music Park Raleigh
Details here: magicoflights.com/events/raleigh

Peppermint Alley
Dec. 1 – 31, 2022
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
Nov. 10 – Dec. 31, 2022
Bryson City, NC
Details here: gsmr.com/events/polar-express/

Polar Express Train Ride – NC Transportation Museum
Nov. 11-12, 18-20, 25-27; Dec. 2-4, 8-11, 13-23
NC Transportation Museum
Details here: nctransportationmuseum.org/the-polar-express-train-ride

Spectacular Holiday Blooms
Nov. 25 – Dec. 30 (select dates) from 5:30 – 9 pm (some dates end at 8:30pm)
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville
Details here: facebook.com/events/

Speedway Christmas
Nov. 18, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023 (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 2022
Lights usually go up after Thanksgiving
Neighborhood decorated with lots of enormous lighted Christmas balls
Neighborhood website here: sunsethillsneighborhood.org

Tanglewood Festival of Lights
November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023; 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. 2 – 31, 2022
Open M-F, 8AM-10PM; Sat, 9AM-6PM; Sun, 1PM-6PM
Greensboro Cultural Center, Greensboro
Details here: downtowngreensboro.org/downtown-in-december/events/tinsel-town

Tweetsie Christmas
Select Evenings Nov. 25 – Dec. 30, 2022 starting at 5 pm
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock
Details here: tweetsie.com/special-events/tweetsie-christmas/

Winter Wonderlights 2022
Nov. 17, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023
Greensboro Science Center
Details here: greensboroscience.org/winterwonderlights

Tree Lighting & Holiday Fireworks Show
Nov. 19, 2022 from 5 – 6 pm
Truist Point in High Point
Details here: hpholidayparty.com/tree-lighting

Light Up Downtown (North Wilkesboro)
Nov. 18, 2022 from 6 to 9 pm
Town of North Wilkesboro
Details here: facebook.com/events/1235119570337223

Summerfield Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov. 19, 2022 at 5:30 – 8 pm
5200 US-220 N, Summerfield, NC 27358
Details here: facebook.com/events/637479974736600

Small Town Twilight Christmas Parade
Dec. 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm
Downtown Boonville
Details here: boonvillenc.com/news/small-town-christmas-2022-202210272044

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Kannapolis
Nov. 19, 2022 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 
Nov. 20, 2022 festivities start at 3:30 pm
Chatham County Courthouse
Details here: facebook.com/events/504198991646922

Clemmons Annual Tree Lighting
Nov. 29, 2022 at 6 – 8 pm
Village of Clemmons
Details here: facebook.com/events/1043214999828814

Light Up Elkin
December 2, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Downtown Elkin
Details here: lightupelkin.com

Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa
December 2, 2022 at 7 pm
Shallowford Square, Lewisville
Details here: lewisvillenc.net/lewisvilles-special-events

Festival of Lights (Downtown Greensboro)
December 2, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Center City Park, Greensboro
Details here: downtowngreensboro.org/downtown-in-december/events/festival-of-lights/

Downtown Christmas Stroll & Tree Lighting
Dec. 3, 2022 at 10 am – 6 pm
Downtown Madison
Details here: facebook.com/events/795883194813839

Be The Light Holiday Event
December 3, 2022 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
New Holiday Event at Creekside Park
Details here: archdale-nc.gov/449/Be-the-Light-Holiday-Event

Pilot Mountain’s Tree Lighting
December 3, 2022 at 5:30 pm                                                                                                                                           Downtown Pilot Mountain                                                                                                                                                   Details here: pilotmountainnc.org/vist/page/christmas-parade-tree-lighting

Kernersville Tree Lighting
December 3, 2022 from 6 to 9 pm
Harmon Park, Kernersville
Details here: kvparks.com/event/christmas-tree-lighting-2022/

Winterfest Opening Night Celebration
December 2, 2022 from 4 to 8 pm
450 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer
Details here: facebook.com/events/1277063636441950

Yadkinville Christmas Parade 
December 3, 2022 at 10 am
Downtown Yadkinville
Details here: yadkinville.org/residents-visitors/special-events/christmas-tree-lighting-and-parade

30th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1, 2022 from 6 to 9 pm
Downtown Rural Hall
Details here: ruralhall.com/events/30th-annual-christmas-tree-lighting/

Burlington Christmas Parade
Nov. 19, 2022 at 10 am
Downtown Burlington
Details here: facebook.com/events/823313915358878

Mount Airy Christmas Parade
Nov. 26, 2022 at 5 pm
Downtown Mt. Airy
Details here: mountairydowntown.org/christmas-parade.html

Downtown Thomasville Christmas Parade
Dec. 10, 2022 at 11 am
Details here: facebook.com/events/381436440777896/?ref=newsfeed

Gibson Christmas Parade
Dec. 10, 2022 at 2 pm
Details here: gibsonvillenc.org/events#gsc.tab=0

Winston-Salem Jaycees Downtown Holiday Parade
December 3, 2022 at 5 pm
Downtown Winston-Salem
Details here: wsparade.org

Pilot Mountain’s Christmas Parade
December 3, 2022
Starts immediately after 5:30 pm tree lighting at 6 pm
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. 4, 2022 at 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Downtown Kernersville
Details here: kernersvillenc.com/events/kernersville-christmas-parade-2022

Rural Hall Christmas Parade
Dec. 4, 2022 at 2:30 pm
Begins at intersection of Broad Street and Wall Street
Details here: ruralhall.com/events/2022-christmas-parade/

Christmas Parade – Pleasant Garden
Dec. 4, 2022 from 3 to 8 pm
Town of Pleasant Garden
Details here: facebook.com/events/1251498891692779

Archdale Christmas Parade
Dec. 4, 2022 at 3 – 6 pm
Downtown Archdale
Details here: facebook.com/events/875595163406716

Lexington Christmas Parade
Dec. 5, 2022 at 6 – 8 pm
Starts on Main Street, Uptown Lexington
Details here: uptownlexingtonnc.com/event/lexington-christmas-parade-2022/

Advance Christmas Parade
December 10, 2022 from 10 am
Advance Fire Department, 1869 NC Highway 801 S
Details here: facebook.com/events/434928355436976

‘Tis the Season Spectacular Christmas Parade
Nov. 23, 2022 starting at 2 pm in Spencer and will reach Salisbury by 3 pm
Route of main street through Spencer and Salisbury’s historic downtown
Details here: tistheseasonspectacular.com/

Yadkin Valley Christmas Parade
December 11, 2022 from 3 pm
Route starts in Jonesville at 200 South Bridge St. & ends at Elkin High School
Details here: facebook.com/Yadkin-Valley-Christmas-Parade-100664465702398

Lewisville Christmas Parade
Dec. 11, 2022 at 3 pm
Shallowford Square
Details here: lewisvillecivicclub.com/christmas-parade-1

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