Published on
Dec 13th 2022

Triangle Area Holiday Lighting must see

Apex, Cary and Morrisville

  1. MG’s Vision & Lights on Holt Road 1012 Holt Road, Apex, but please line up at 6112 Old Jenks Road Please check the above link for the schedule, as there are many days when the display is closed to the public.
    12/16 6:15-9:15 PM
    12/17 6:15-9:15 PM
    12/18 6:15-9:15 PM
    12/19 Invitation only
    From this point forward we are open every night.
    12/20 5:45-10:00 PM
    12/21 5:45-10:00 PM
    12/22 5:45-10:00 PM
    12/23 5:45-10:00 PM
    12/24 5:30-10:30 PM
    12/25 6:15-10:30 PM
    12/26 6:00 -9:00 PM time to wave our goodbyes as this will be the last night we will be open.
This is a huge, elaborate, drive-through light display. The organizer is very active in helping to bring Ukrainian families to safety, so make sure to check the page to see how you can help. Frequent flyer mile donations are a big part of the effort!
  1. Rogers Family Lights
    700 Bay Bouquet Lane, Apex
    Starting December 1st, 2022
    Sunday to Thursday: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday: 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
    The Rogers Family Christmas Lights is a synchronized Christmas light show on 93.5 FM
Please check the above link for the schedule. This light show is synchronized to music. The show is in memory of their son, Caden who passed away from SMA. Donate to help find a cure for SMA at
  1. Gebhardt Family Lights 1033 Horton’s Creek Road, Cary
    Starts November 25th, 2022
    5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on weeknights and 5:30 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
    Light show synchronized to music.
  2. 114 Heidinger Drive, Cary, NC
    5 to 10 p.m., nightly Lights synchronized to music. Tune to 106.7 FM. Video: 2022 update: Confirmed
  3. Lights on Waverly
    416 Waverly Hills Drive, Cary, NC 27519
    Check schedule on Facebook page.
    Light show synchronized to music. Tune to 91.7FM
  4. 624 Briarcliff Street, Apex, NC
    Synchronized music and light show. Tune your car radio to 93.3 FM. The show runs about 30 minutes and then repeats. Park across the street for the best view.
  5. 4008 Jockey Club Circle, Cary, NC
    Light show set to music from 5:30 to 9 p.m. every night.
  6. Holidays on Hemby 1001 Hemby Ridge Lane, Morrisville
    Check Facebook page for schedule
    he tentative train schedule for the season can be found below. Trains will run from 5-8:30ish nightly, weather permitting.
    Friday, 12/16 Saturday, 12/17 Sunday, 12/18 Friday, 12/23 (Final Scheduled Run of the season)
The display contains thousands of lights, 82 inflatables (81 at night and 1 during the day), 4 wire frame displays, a walking path open from 5-10 nightly and an outdoor G Scale train layout. Trains don’t run every night, but schedule will be posted in advance. 2022 update: Confirmed

Raleigh Area

  1. The Nelsons’ Christmas Lights
    3909 Falmouth Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604
    Will start November 26th, 2022
    Thursday to Saturday: 6 to 10 p.m.
    Sunday: 6 to 9 p.m.
    Check Facebook page (link above) for changes to the schedule.
    This display has music, inflatables, moving parts, and lights, with a Candyland theme.
  2. Goldman Family Lights
    6331 Deerview Drive, Raleigh
    Starts some time the weekend before Thanksgiving.
    Check Facebook page (above) for the schedule, and for updates, especially due to weather.
    Listen to WGFL 90.9 to hear music synchronized to the lights.
  3. Olde Time Christmas on Valley Drive
    1401 Valley Drive, Raleigh
    Starts on Thanksgiving
    4 p.m. (or dusk) until 9 p.m. (later on weekends and as we get closer to Christmas)
    45-minute light show. Check Facebook page (above) for updates.
  4. Turner Farms Subdivision
    5401 Rockholly Court, Garner, NC 27529
    November 27th, 2022, to January 7th, 2023
    5 to 11 p.m. unless it’s raining
  5. Stonehenge Neighborhood
    The Stonehenge neighborhood in North Raleigh is known or its over-the-top Christmas decorations throughout. Stonehenge is just south of the Northern Wake Expressway. Creedmoor Road goes through the neighborhood.
  6. Piper Lights
    5725 Fixit Shop Road, Wake Forest, NC
    Friday, November 25th, 2022, through January 1st, 2023
    Sunday to Thursday: 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 5:30 to 10 p.m.
    Admission is free but donations are accepted, to help with light repairs and the electricity bill. Drive through 7 acres of Christmas lights!
  7. Lights on Cedar
    206 W Cedar Avenue, Wake Forest
    Starts November 25th, 2022, and runs through New Year’s Eve
    5 to 10 p.m.
    Santa will be there for FREE photos Friday to Sunday from December 2nd to December 23rd, from 6 to 8 p.m. Check for updates on Facebook page (link above)

Durham and Orange Counties

  1. Christmas Plugged at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church
    4109 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27712
    November 25th, 2022, to January 8th, 2023
    Dusk into midnight
    9 Christmas songs synchronized with almost 40,000 LED lights on the exterior of the church building.
  2. P&C Holiday Lights
    38 Bennett Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC
    December 4th to 25th, 2022
    5:30 to 9 p.m.
    Check Facebook page for schedule and changes.
    Christmas lights set to music. You can view the show outside or from your car, by tuning to 101.3. On Fridays and Saturdays, Santa will be outside from 6 to 7 p.m., and he’ll be handing out candy canes and waving.
    There’s even one song that triggers a snow shower. Check Facebook page for any changes. Collecting donations for the animals at the Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption Center. Accepting cat and dog food, including puppy and kitten food, cat litter, bleach, laundry detergent, garbage bags, old blankets, collars, leashes and cash.
  3. Mangum Family Christmas Lights
    7510 Guess Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278 Tune in to 90.3 FM to hear synchronized music.
    Check Facebook page to see if there are any changes due to weather, and to see the dates/times.