‘Tis the season: 20 gorgeous holiday light displays you can find in Charlotte

Entertainment Features

December 7, 2018

In search of the greatest Christmas light displays around Charlotte to get into the holiday spirit?

There are so many lights to see, between private residences, professional exhibitions and even town-sponsored events.

Many families put so much time, creativity, money and Christmas spirit into their creations — some of them even synchronize holiday music with their light displays. Hear the music by tuning into the listed radio stations.

Certain displays collect donations for charitable causes, making it convenient to show them some love this year.

Most exhibits launch shortly after Thanksgiving. However, check back frequently: the many moving pieces are an evolving task, especially for the individual families. Check out the linked Facebook pages and websites below for additional information, scheduling details and progress videos.

Let the Christmas spirit commence!

Carowinds WinterFest

300 Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill, SC

Charlotte Christmas Village

Corner of 7th & North Tryon streets

Christmas Town USA

I-85 North to Exit 22 to Lowell/Cramerton, NC; or
I-85 South to Exit 27; in Belmont, NC, right on Hwy 74/29 West; right on Wesleyan Drive, McAdenville, NC

Coleman Lights

7661 Natalie Commons Dr., Denver, NC

Country Christmas Train

Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC

Fallatt’s Charlotte Christmas

3801 Maple Forest Ct. (90.1 FM)

Friends of Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour

West 9th & North Poplar streets

Garden Oak Holiday Lights

4026 Garden Oak Dr., Indian Trail, NC (94.5 FM)

Harbin Family Christmas Lights

10223 Summer House Ct.

The Hard Family Christmas Lights

1641 Shadow Creek St., Concord, NC

Hillside Holiday Hunger Drive Through

Hillside Avenue in the Myers Park area

Holidays at the Garden

6500 South New Hope Rd., Belmont, NC

Holiday on Ice

400 East Martin Luther King Blvd.

Kannapolis Christmas

Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis, NC

Lights on the Neuse

1620 Loop Road, Clayton, NC

Panthers Tree

800 S. Mint St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Sherwood Forest

7323 Sherwood Forest Dr. & more displays

Speedway Christmas

5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord, NC

A Sweitzers Christmas

1001 Sunnyview Cir., Matthews, NC (107.3 FM)

Tanglewood Festival of Lights

4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC

Thomas Avenue Lights

Thomas Avenue in the Plaza Midwood area

Zimnowski Light Show

15419 Hugh Mcauley Road, Huntersville, NC


Cover image by @TheHardFamilyChristmasLights on Facebook

Intel of Your Wildest Dreams!


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