North Carolina’s Best Christmas Lights According To Travel + Leisure
We started seeing Christmas lights displays pop up all over the place this month. And, if you’re looking to find North Carolina’s best Christmas lights, Travel + Leisure tells us where they are. But, if you know North Carolina you might be surprised at the light display they picked for the Tar Heel State.
So, when Travel + Leisure published their list for the Best Christmas Lights Displays in Every State I was curious. Which one made the list for North Carolina? Well, most of us think McAdenville when we think massive Christmas light displays in these parts. However, Travel + Leisure selected the Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights as North Carolina’s best Christmas lights this year.
And, this is one unfamiliar to me. However, in browsing their site, we find Tanglewood Park is located just 10 minutes west of Winston-Salem right off I-40 in Clemmons, North Carolina. Show dates run through January 1, 2024. And, entrance to the event starts at $20 for families in cars, vans and trucks. Plus, if you want to take a big group in a motorcoach or bus, that entry starts at $115. And, their website lists certain nights designated as “discount nights.” Tanglewood Park cautions they prohibit riding in the back of pickups or in/on trailers connected to vehicles.
But, in researching this very special display dubbed North Carolina’s best Christmas lights, I found so many beautiful events connected to it. For example, there’s S’moresville. The event is in the festival Gift Village. And, Lowes sells roasting sticks with marshmallows or s’mores kits. But, visitors are not allowed to bring their own.
Also, inside the park take part in horse-drawn carriage rides and tractor-pulled hayrides. The rides are by appointment. But, Travel + Leisure says the festival area is more than 1,000 acres with over a million Christmas lights. So, it’s definitely worth a visit.