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November 28, 2016
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Here's a list of some of the best Christmas Lights Displays and Events in the Triad this season! 

Holidays at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Nov. 18, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017, Belmont
You and your loved ones can enjoy an elegant lighting display, a fire pit for toasting marshmallows and making s’mores, and a host of other traditions in the Visitor Pavilion. The Orchid Tree stands sentinel over the Great Hall, as children visit with Santa or make nature-based crafts with their families.

Meadow Lights
Nov. 18 – Dec. 31, 2016, Benson
The farming community of Meadow celebrates the season with a sparkling holiday display with more than 30 acres of lights. Your family will also enjoy the old-fashioned candy store, train rides, carousel rides and time with Santa.

Tanglewood Festival of Lights
Nov. 18, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017, Clemmons
From storybook scenes to holiday themes, more than 100 displays and 1 million lights fill Tanglewood Park with bright holiday spirit. You’ll enjoy everything from giant snowflakes to tractor-pulled hayrides and horse-drawn carriages. The Holiday Gift Village has 120 exhibitors, photo ops with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, plus Throwback Nights.

Now in its 25th season, Tanglewood Festival of Lights has grown to a route of nearly four miles

Speedway Christmas
Nov. 19 – Dec. 31, 2016, Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord
One of America’s largest holiday light shows, Speedway Christmas features more than 3 million lights in 800 displays along 3.1 miles – plus a drive on the 1.5-mile super speedway. But the drive is only the beginning. The infield Christmas Village includes live actors and animals at a Bethlehem Village, a petting zoo, games and activities in Santa’s Workshop. And on Friday and Saturday nights, you can watch holiday movies on the world’s largest HDTV.

Country Christmas Train
Nov. 25 – 27; Dec. 2 – 4, 8 – 11, 15 – 21, 26 – 27, 2016, Denton
Ride the Handy Dandy Railroad to see the lights and enjoy a nativity movie, visit the church and sing carols. You can also explore the service station, gingerbread house, general store, doll museum, arts and crafts exhibits and, of course, see Santa.

Lights on the Neuse
Nov. 25 - 26, Dec. 2 – 4, 9 – 11, 15 – 24, 2016, Clayton
Boyette Farms creates old-fashioned family fun with its holiday light park, which visitors experience by tractor-pulled hayride. The merriment continues at the Christmas Barn, where Rudolph, Santa and a winter wonderland await. Candy, cocoa and s’mores from Santa’s Sweet Shoppe round out a festive evening.

Christmas Town USA
Dec. 1 – 26, 2016, McAdenville
This small Gaston County town has been transforming into Christmas Town USA for 60 years. Visitors can walk or drive the two-mile route at no cost to enjoy nearly 400 decorated trees, more than 200 festive wreaths, Santa and his reindeer and more.

Festival of Lights
Dec. 2, 2016, Greensboro
Savor the spirit of the season with live music, strolling carolers and Santa. Stroll along Elm Street from Center City Park and enjoy downtown Greensboro’s shops, galleries and restaurants. Stop by the community tree at Center City Park, grab a warm cup of hot chocolate and embrace the spirit of the season.