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Festival of Lights:  Nov. 22 - Jan. 1

Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights

Entering its 24th season, the Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park is open nightly from 6-11 p.m. starting Nov. 22 - Jan. 3. 

Festival of Lights patrons can listen to festive tunes on our 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.

The cost for the Festival of Lights for a family vehicle is $15 for Monday-Thursday and $15 Friday-Sunday. Commercial vans are $35 and motorcoaches are $100 every day.

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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