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EPIC Life | Christmas Lights

Charles Burgess

Raised in a 'real estate' family, it was a natural fit that Charles would return home after college and join the family business way back in 2007...

Raised in a 'real estate' family, it was a natural fit that Charles would return home after college and join the family business way back in 2007...

Dec 21 4 minutes read

It's the most magical time of the year...

...and you’re likely tired of feeling trapped by the holiday craze and wintery weather. Get out and enjoy the holiday experience of local lighting displays! Here’s our list of epic nearby lights and sights to make your countdown to New Years merry and bright! 

McAdenville aka Christmas Town | Exit 22 off I-85 North, Turn Right

Nearly all the community homes and 375 trees are a lit in spectacular fashion with red, white and green lights! It is a sight to behold for the 600,000 annual visitors, both old and young at heart that walk or drive along the wreath-lined route through the center of town. Join a unique Christmas tradition that has spanned more six decades! For more info: Click here. 

Downtown Forest City | 110 East Main St, Forest City, NC 28043

Hop on a Friday night hayride with a pair of magical eyeglasses or a Saturday night stroll in horse and carriage for an up close and personal tour of the Town! Also visit Santa at the Santa House or show off your skill on the ice skating rink while meandering down Main Street. More Info: Click here.

Charlotte Motor Speedway | 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027

Drive through the infield and see 800 displays made up of more than 3 million holiday lights. The Christmas Village will be open Thursday through Sunday each week, plus all Christmas week, with the exception of Christmas Day. The hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. More Info: Click here.

Hollywild Zoo | 2325 Hampton Rd, Wellford, SC 29385

Drive through millions of sparkling holiday lights decorating the nearly 100 acre animal park then take some time to stroll in to see Santa and his many animals in the barns at Santa's Village where relaxed fun sets the tone for time with family and friends. More Info: Or purchase tickets: 

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge | Town Center Walkway, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Immerse yourself in the night-time charms of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge all lit up for the holidays. It's free, open to the public, and the perfect holiday activity either before or after dinner in the Gorge!

NC Arboretum | 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 28806 

Walk through an outdoor winter wonderland and enjoy unique displays and landscapes composed of more than half-a-million holiday lights. Listen to the sounds of your favorite holiday tunes or enjoy a cup of holiday-inspired cocoa, cider or beer.

Small Town Christmas in Carolina | Downtown Rutherfordton, 229 N Main St Rutherfordton, NC 28139

The largest cedar Christmas Tree in NC is lit on the courthouse lawn all season long. Stop by and snap a pic of the star topper after an evening of dinner and shopping!

These will give a good start to your celebration of the season. Leave us a comment: What’s your favorite place to pass by in the holiday season? And do you prefer white or colored lights on your tree?

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