is jolly in Raleigh, nostalgic in Charlotte, and very winning
in Winston-Salem but that only tells half the story.
North Carolina gears up for another spectacular year of Christmas
celebrations throughout the holiday season.
all out here ...
DID YOU KNOW? North Carolina Christmas fun facts
Welcome to Christmas at the Speedway.
• It's one of America’s largest holiday light shows. Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway features more than 3 million lights in 800 displays with a drive along the famous NASCAR motor racing track. The thrills continue at the infield Christmas Village with live actors and animals at Bethlehem Village, a petting zoo, a visit to Santa’s Workshop, and more.
• America's largest home, the 250-room Biltmore mansion in Asheville is big on the holidays with more than 55 decorated Christmas trees, 25,000 ornaments, and thousands of lights that welcome visitors to their annual open house.
• The North Carolina Fraser fir Christmas tree is by far the planet's most in-demand and shipped to every state in the U.S. - as well as Mexico, Canada, and worldwide. North Carolina harvests 5 million of the popular trees annually, making it one of the top five Christmas tree producing states in the USA.
More information about Christmas in North Carolina around the Web:
Christmas Fair - Enjoy traditional foods, folk dances,
music and singing plus the Lucia Procession, a visit by Santa,
and more family fun at this annual celebration in Raleigh.
Holiday Fun Fest - Have fun at the Christmas parade, along with visits with Santa at Durham Central Park, food and feasting, and a holiday petting zoo.
Tanglewood Festival of Lights - Check Winston-Salem's big holiday blowout including dates and schedules for horse drawn carriage rides, meetings with Santa and, of course, the big light and holiday music display!
Holiday Parade - The downtown area's holiday
extravaganza includes giant parade balloons, floats and marching
Village Dickens Festival
- There's three days of concerts, horsedrawn carriage rides, and strolling
vocalists in costumes of the period during the first weekend of
by the Sea - Come to Southport's coastal Christmas celebration
featuring a lighted boat parade, historic home tours, music concerts
and family-friendly fun over three weekends in December.
to Christmas Town USA - Check out a dazzling light display
put on each year by a McAdenville homeowner, with photo gallery
and December schedule.