The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through North Carolina That’s Nothing Short Of Magical

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! North Carolina is positively aglow with holiday lights this season. If you’re looking to get into the spirit of Christmas, why not embark on a Christmas lights road trip through North Carolina? The route outlined below will take you to 8 destinations in the Tar Heel State famous for their enchanting light displays. From festive small towns to whimsical drive-thru displays, this Christmas lights road trip through North Carolina truly has a little something for everyone. For the interactive Google Map, click here.

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What are your thoughts about this Christmas lights road trip through North Carolina? Have you seen any of the festive displays outlined above? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience!

For more Christmas magic, these are the ten best Christmas towns in the state.

Address: Dillsboro, NC 28779, USA
Address: 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803, USA
Address: Forest City, NC 28043, USA
Address: McAdenville, NC, USA
Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027, USA
Address: 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012, USA
Address: New Bern, NC, USA
Address: 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
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Christmas lights road trip through North Carolina

December 16, 2020

Where else can I see light displays in North Carolina?

As you read about in the article above, North Carolina boasts several beautiful Christmas light displays each season. If you’re curious to see some additional holiday lights, there are a few more destinations that belong on your radar. These places include Enchanted Airlee in Wilmington, Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, Hill Ridge Farms Festival of Lights in Youngsville, Holidays at the Garden in Belmont, Holiday Lights in the Garden in Fayetteville, and the Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum.

Does North Carolina have any ski resorts?

Yes! If you’re a fan of skiing, you’ll be delighted to hear that North Carolina offers plenty of ski slopes for just about every skill level. Some ski resorts that you’ll want to visit in North Carolina include Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Beech Mountain Ski Resort, Appalachian Ski Mountain, Cataloochee Ski Area, and Wolf Ridge Ski Resort. Many of these places also offer equipment rental, so you’ll have everything you need for a fun and safe day out on the slopes.

Is winter a good time to visit North Carolina?

North Carolina is a wonderful state to visit in any season. Many visitors enjoy visiting during the warmer months, or to see the fall foliage, yet the Tar Heel State is just as enchanting during the wintertime. If you’re someone who loves the great outdoors, you’ll want to take advantage of the less-crowded hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Or, you can drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and take in the wintery mountain views.

Address: Dillsboro, NC 28779, USA
Address: 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803, USA
Address: Forest City, NC 28043, USA
Address: McAdenville, NC, USA
Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027, USA
Address: 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012, USA
Address: New Bern, NC, USA
Address: 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954, USA