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Holiday Lights: Wake Forest light display added

Posted November 17

Holiday lights

Just a quick update to the this week's holiday lights post.

Piper's Lights, a homegrown display that's turned into a destination, will open Nov. 24, Thanksgiving evening. Glenda Leggett tells me her mom started putting up Christmas lights in the 1980s. The display has gotten bigger and bigger each year.

About five years ago, the family started letting visitors drive through their property to see the displays, which sparkle courtesy of more than 1 million lights. People enter the display at Leggett's mom's house and leave from her brother's property.

"We do it to give back to the community," Leggett tells me.

Hours will be 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Visitors can drive through the display or stop for a quick train ride and to buy concessions and candy from a small store. It's free to see the lights and take the train ride (though donations are appreciated).

The address is 5725 Fixit Shop Rd., Wake Forest (some websites list other addresses, but Leggett tells me this is the address you'll want to key into your GPS).

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