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Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights - November 18 - January 1, 2017

Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights

Tanglewood PArk's rolling countryside transforms every holiday season into a shimmering Winter Wonderland with more than a million twinkling lights aglow. Entering its 25th season, the Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park is open nightly from 6-11 p.m. starting Nov. 18 - Jan. 1, 2017. 

Festival of Lights attendees enjoy listening to festive tunes on the interactive musical displays in which the music is original compositions from the UNC School of the Arts Music Technology students. There will be over 80 displays along the route! Also, to make the show more eco-friendly and brighter, majority of all displays will now feature the low-energy LED Lights.

The Holiday Gift Village, located halfway through the light show route, features locally crafted gifts, concessions, and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Gift available at the barn include holiday crafts, wood workings, and other fine items made by over 70 local vendors. Photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus are available Sunday-Tuesday, and Thursdays from 6 – 9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. – close. Visitors have the option of paying for tractor-pulled hayrides and horse-drawn carriage rides. Reservations are required and can be placed by calling Tanglewood Stables at (336) 766-9540.


  • Family: cars, vans and trucks: $15
  • Commercial: vans, limos and mini-buses: $35
  • Motorcoaches and buses: $100

Save money by coming on a Discount Night (these dates ONLY):
Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd
Monday, November 28th and Tuesday, November 29th

  • Family: cars, vans and trucks: $5
  • Commercial: vans, limos and mini-buses: $15
  • Motorcoaches and buses: $65


For more information about Tanglewood Park or the Festival of Lights and special events surrounding the light show, visit or call (336) 703.6400.

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