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Nights of Lights at Dorthea Dix Park

November 25 @ 6:00 PM - December 24 @ 10:00 PM


Brighten your holiday season with WRAL Nights of Lights Drive-Thru Light Show at Dorothea Dix Park, brought to you by WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting Company in partnership with the City of Raleigh.

Towering oaks, rolling hills and open fields will be the magical backdrop for this dazzling light show throughout the park. Illuminated trees, festive light displays, and local art installations will delight visitors of all ages along the 1.3-mile route.

New This Year: Make your Nights of Lights visit even more magical with the addition of our Holiday Outpost or Igloo Experience options.

Vehicle Nights of Lights: Friday, November 25th through Saturday, December 24th. Vehicle tickets are sold as general admission or Fast Lane levels and do not include package extras. Vehicle nights are strictly drive-thru. No pedestrians or cyclists are permitted on the route. Purchase Vehicle Nights of Lights.

Enjoy Nights of Lights on TWO Wheels! Two exclusive bike nights on Wednesday, November 30th and Wednesday, December 7th. Purchase Bike Night tickets here.

5K Fun Run/Walk: Returning in 2022 is the Nights of Lights 5K Fun Run/Walk hosted by Runologie on Saturday, November 19th. Event details.

Food Lion Feeds Night: Visit WRAL Nights of Lights on Saturday, December 10th and make a canned food donation to Food Lion Feeds in support of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Bring 5 or more cans and receive a $20 Food Lion gift card (limit 1 per vehicle)!


November 25 @ 6:00 PM
December 24 @ 10:00 PM


Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh, NC