Winter Lights at the Arboretum
A Spectacle of Lights
The North Carolina Arboretum is an amazing area amenity that showcases the vibrant and thriving natural world in our amazing corner of the state. From November 20th to January 2nd, the sprawling gardens are transformed into a dazzling wonderland of color, and it is truly an event you won’t want to miss. Read on to learn more about this fantastic wintertime event.
What It Is
The elaborate Winter Lights Show at the North Carolina Arboretum is an amazing spectacle of color draped over the expansive gardens. The Arboretum, in collaboration with former designer and manager of holiday decorations at Walt Disney World® Jerry Stripling, creates for its visitors an absolutely breathtaking arrangement of holiday lights. The show is composed of energy-efficient LED lights, so visitors can feel confident that what they’re enjoying is also guided by principles of Green-Design. Oh, and for those that love the classic holiday entertainment there will be the Rocky Cove Railroad with garden scale model trains!
What to Expect
The Arboretum has introduced some exciting new elements to the event this year, so you can expect to be wowed by the spectacle. Several additional displays will be synchronized with music (holiday themed, of course), and there will be live nightly entertainment. Visitors can also plan on a comprehensive evening of entertainment and food as the Savory Thyme Cafe will be offering a dinner buffet and delicious beverages. Guests planning on taking part in this awesome event will need to plan ahead as tickets will NOT be sold at the gates! Advanced tickets may be purchased on the Arboretum website.
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