During long winter nights, twinkling holiday light displays illuminate the night and spread holiday cheer. Oftentimes, families return to the same light shows year after year, piling into their vehicles and enjoying the festive fun as a family. This year, you should consider venturing out to explore some of the top lights shows across the state. Here are a few we recommend:
- Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings: Although located a distance away from New Bern, if you’ve never visited Biltmore, around the holidays is a wonderful time to do so. During this time, the Biltmore Estate is decked out in holiday finery, featuring 135,000 lights and displays across the grounds.
- Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum: While visiting Asheville for the Biltmore holiday light display, head to the North Carolina Arboretum. This annual light exhibition features over half a million holiday lights throughout the arboretum’s beautiful gardens.
- Hill Ridge Farms’ Festival of Lights: At this festival, enjoy a covered wagon ride through the lights, as well as various holiday treats – including hot chocolate and s’mores – to keep you nice and warm.
- Holiday Lights in the Garden (Cape Fear Botanical Garden): This wondrous light show includes the Polar Express, beautiful lights over Cyprus Pond, and entertainment for the whole family.
If you need a vehicle for traversing this merry and bright displays, consider a model from Trent Buick GMC.