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Christmas Light Displays in Raleigh-Durham - Where to see Holiday Light Displays

Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Lights


During the holiday season, the Raleigh-Durham area is aglow with displays of Christmas lights (and the occasional Hanukkah or Kwanzaa display). Here are some of the best places in the Triangle to see holiday lights on display.

Lake Myra Christmas
Nov. 23 through Dec. 31
Lake Myra Christmas is a spectacular light show set to music. This year's display will feature over 180,000 lights that are computer synchronized to "dance" in time to the music. The display is created by the Williams family of Wendell, who painstaking design and assemble the glowing extravaganza every year.

Admission to the light show is free, and Santa is at the show from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Saturday nights.
6601 - 6605 Lake Myra Rd. Wendell, North Carolina
6:00-10:00 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
6:00 to 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday

Lights on the Neuse Christmas Light Park
Nov 28 through Dec 26
Enjoy a 30 minute tractor-drawn hayride through a light display and winter wonderland complete with holiday music. After the ride, take some time to visit with Santa, or enjoy some candy or hot cocoa from Santa's Sweet Shop.
1620 Loop Road , Clayton (919) 553-0016
Admission is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5. Scheduled hours vary but are generally weekend evenings between Thanksgiving and Christmas from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Light Up Durham at the American Tobacco Campus
December 5
The Lucky Strike Tower at the American Tobacco Campus will be lit up again this year. This year's official lighting ceremony, complete with live entertainment, will take place on December 5, 2008.

Christmas by Candlelight at Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Road , Durham (919) 477-5498
December 5 & 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Join in a 19th century-style Christmas celebration complete with caroling, snacks and candlelight. Admission is free.

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