The 2017 holiday frenzy is in full swing. Schedules are packed to the max with holiday parties, shopping that needs to be done, school activities for the kids, family gatherings and so much more. It is definitely a busy time of year with much to be done and much to be seen. One of those that can be seen are all the holiday lights on display this time of year. There are several places around the Triangle area to go see lights. This is an outing that every age can enjoy.
Located in Wake Forest is Piper Lights. This is a light display started by a local family and it has turned into a popular attraction for many every holiday season. You are able to drive through to view the light display or there is also a free train ride that takes you through. Piper Lights also has a candy store with lots of treats available to purchase and Santa is even there. He is there certain days of the week, so if interested in visiting with Santa it would be a good idea to look online ahead of time and make sure it works out schedule wise.
Just outside of Wake Forest in the town of Youngsville is Hill Ridge Farms. It is actually open all year long, but specifically during the holiday season starting toward the end of November and lasting to the end of the year is the Festival of Lights. Take a seat on a wagon and embark on a hayride through a magnificent display of lights. In addition to the lights, you can visit with Santa and get your picture taken, and sip on hot chocolate and hot apple cider as you stay warm by the bonfire. There are also s’mores kits available to enjoy.
In Cary at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre is the Chinese Lantern Festival. Visitors walk through to view all the lights on display. It has become a popular attraction every year and it’s exciting to have it back in the Trianlge this year again. The Chinese Lantern Festival goes on November 27 – January 14. For more information, click here.
These are just highlights of a few of the many lights displays in the area. In addition to the above light displays mentioned, there are also local neighborhoods where houses are decorated for the holidays. You may not even have to venture out far to catch glimpses of lights. There may be some right down the street at a neighbor’s house or down the road in another nearby community. Wherever you may choose to go, we hope it is a fun and memorable time for everyone.