GUIDE: Christmas Light Displays in Charlotte

From free, family-made efforts to professional experiences
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Though many holiday events in Charlotte have had to evolve this year, light displays that you can drive through remain safe and joyful.


Free Light Displays by Families

Harbin Family Christmas Lights
10223 Summer House Ct.
Dec. 1-31
Donations go to Make-A-Wish Central & Western Carolina

Arndt Christmas Lights
14904 Carbert Ln., Huntersville
Dec. 1-31, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. nightly

Nov. 25-Dec. 26
3943 Black Sycamore Drive
“On the 18th, we will have a Live Nativity fundraiser for the Charlotte Rescue Mission.  We have raised over $10,000 each of the last 2 years and have a goal of 20k in 2021.

Fantetti Light Show
263 Palaside Dr., Concord
Nov. 28-Dec. 25, starting at 6 p.m.
Donations go to charity chosen by family.

Lights on Indian Beech
9592 Indian Beech Ave., Concord
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tune to 87.9 FM for accompanying Christmas music

Hard Family Christmas Lights
1641 Shadow Creek St., Concord
Nov. 28-Jan. 1; 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. nightly, “with longer hours on the weekends.” Tune to 91.5 FM for accompanying Christmas music

Zimnowski Light Show
15419 Hugh Mcauley Rd., Huntersville
Nov. 27-Dec. 31, 6-10 p.m. nightly.
Tune to 101.3 FM for accompanying Christmas tunes.

Lights on 13th Street
319 W. 13th St., Newton
Nov. 19-January 2; 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. nightly
Donations go toward Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry. “We will have theme nights this year as follows:
Monday is 80’s night
Tuesday is Anything goes
Wednesday is Disney and Star Wars
Thursday is Transiberian Orchestra
Friday to Sunday is Christmas music with Christian Artists on Sundays.
Each night will have unique music so please visit often to experience everything we have to offer.
Please only park on the far side of the street opposite the traffic cones to allow traffic to pass.
Tune to 93.9FM or you can listen to our speakers.”



Corporate/Paid Light Displays

Speedway Christmas
5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord
Nov. 19-Jan. 16
Cost: $30-$170, depending on day and vehicle size
More info at link above.

Holidays at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

6500 South New Hope Rd., Belmont
Nov. 26-Jan. 2, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Cost: $14.95 for adults; $12.95 for seniors; $7.95 for kids 2-12
More info at link above.

Tanglewood Festival of Lights
4061 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons
Nov. 12-Jan. 1; 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
$20-23 per vehicle
More info at link above.

Christmas Town USA
McAdenville, N.C.
Dec. 1-26; 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
More info at link above.

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