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Nov
3
Sat
Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore Estate @ The Biltmore
Nov 3 2018 @ 6:00 PM – Jan 5 2019 @ 8:00 PM

Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and holiday lights on a towering Norway spruce. Inside, thousands of ornaments on dozens of Christmas trees reflect the flicker of candlelight, firelight, and twinkle lights. Live performances of Christmas music add to your self-guided evening visit, which includes admission to Antler Hill Village & Winery. The Village is a must-see part of your holiday experience: trees, buildings, and pathways to our restaurants, shops, and Winery are illuminated with a glittering cascade of lights, the fountain is aglow with special visual effects, and the champagne bubble ornament display that adorns the Winery’s Tasting Room ceiling is nothing short of stunning

Dec
12
Wed
Christmas Town at Bush Gardens @ Bush Gardens
Dec 12 all-day
Gingerbread House Competition in Asheville @ The Omni Grove Park Inn
Dec 12 all-day
Polar Express Train Ride
Dec 12 all-day
The Holiday Lights Tour on The Great Raleigh Trolley @ The Great Raleigh Trolley
Dec 12 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Speedway Christmas in Charlotte @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Dec 12 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Speedway Christmas has returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it’s bigger and better than ever!  The ninth edition of Charlotte’s spectacular drive-through light show features more than 3 million lights over a remarkable,3.75-mile course that includes most of the oval as well as the infield and the ROVAL™! But you can do more than just look  – listen, too! Tune into 101.3 FM to enjoy Christmas music as you take in illuminated Christmas displays.

*Mobile tickets will NOT be accepted for admission to Speedway Christmas. You must print your ticket and present it at the gate for entry.

 

For more information, visit: www.charlottemotorspeedway.com

Winter Lights at NC Arboretum @ The North Carolina Arboretum
Dec 12 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Don’t miss The North Carolina Arboretum’s elaborate Winter Lights show, transforming the gardens into a nighttime wonderland with 500,000 lights! Walk through spectacular displays and see the gardens in a completely new way – with even more lights this year including a “Fire & Ice” display. Designed with an artistic aesthetic, the Winter Lights show enhances the natural beauty of the gardens as you celebrate the holidays.

You must buy tickets in advance, they won’t be sold at the gate.

For more information, visit: www.romanticasheville.com/

Dec
13
Thu
Christmas Town at Bush Gardens @ Bush Gardens
Dec 13 all-day
Gingerbread House Competition in Asheville @ The Omni Grove Park Inn
Dec 13 all-day
Polar Express Train Ride
Dec 13 all-day
The Holiday Lights Tour on The Great Raleigh Trolley @ The Great Raleigh Trolley
Dec 13 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Speedway Christmas in Charlotte @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Dec 13 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Speedway Christmas has returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it’s bigger and better than ever!  The ninth edition of Charlotte’s spectacular drive-through light show features more than 3 million lights over a remarkable,3.75-mile course that includes most of the oval as well as the infield and the ROVAL™! But you can do more than just look  – listen, too! Tune into 101.3 FM to enjoy Christmas music as you take in illuminated Christmas displays.

*Mobile tickets will NOT be accepted for admission to Speedway Christmas. You must print your ticket and present it at the gate for entry.

 

For more information, visit: www.charlottemotorspeedway.com

Winter Lights at NC Arboretum @ The North Carolina Arboretum
Dec 13 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Don’t miss The North Carolina Arboretum’s elaborate Winter Lights show, transforming the gardens into a nighttime wonderland with 500,000 lights! Walk through spectacular displays and see the gardens in a completely new way – with even more lights this year including a “Fire & Ice” display. Designed with an artistic aesthetic, the Winter Lights show enhances the natural beauty of the gardens as you celebrate the holidays.

You must buy tickets in advance, they won’t be sold at the gate.

For more information, visit: www.romanticasheville.com/

Dec
14
Fri
Christmas Town at Bush Gardens @ Bush Gardens
Dec 14 all-day
Gingerbread House Competition in Asheville @ The Omni Grove Park Inn
Dec 14 all-day
Polar Express Train Ride
Dec 14 all-day
Santa’s Enchanted Workshop @ Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
Dec 14 @ 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
The Holiday Lights Tour on The Great Raleigh Trolley @ The Great Raleigh Trolley
Dec 14 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Speedway Christmas in Charlotte @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Dec 14 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Speedway Christmas has returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it’s bigger and better than ever!  The ninth edition of Charlotte’s spectacular drive-through light show features more than 3 million lights over a remarkable,3.75-mile course that includes most of the oval as well as the infield and the ROVAL™! But you can do more than just look  – listen, too! Tune into 101.3 FM to enjoy Christmas music as you take in illuminated Christmas displays.

*Mobile tickets will NOT be accepted for admission to Speedway Christmas. You must print your ticket and present it at the gate for entry.

 

For more information, visit: www.charlottemotorspeedway.com

Winter Lights at NC Arboretum @ The North Carolina Arboretum
Dec 14 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Don’t miss The North Carolina Arboretum’s elaborate Winter Lights show, transforming the gardens into a nighttime wonderland with 500,000 lights! Walk through spectacular displays and see the gardens in a completely new way – with even more lights this year including a “Fire & Ice” display. Designed with an artistic aesthetic, the Winter Lights show enhances the natural beauty of the gardens as you celebrate the holidays.

You must buy tickets in advance, they won’t be sold at the gate.

For more information, visit: www.romanticasheville.com/

Dec
15
Sat
Christmas Town at Bush Gardens @ Bush Gardens
Dec 15 all-day
Gingerbread House Competition in Asheville @ The Omni Grove Park Inn
Dec 15 all-day
Polar Express Train Ride
Dec 15 all-day
The Santa Express @ The Great Raleigh Trolley
Dec 15 all-day

Best for toddlers to young grade schoolers. Kids and parents hop aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley for a ride through Downtown with the guest of honor himself…Santa

Suggly Sweater 5K & Fun Run @ Sugg Farm Park
Dec 15 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM