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Hometown Hello: Holiday celebrations

Posted December 11, 2011

The Meadow Lights covers 30 acres and is believed to be the oldest and largest Christmas light show in eastern North Carolina.

WRAL's Bill Leslie takes the "Hometown Hello" to North Carolina towns that throw memorable holiday celebrations.


The Biltmore House is Asheville features a 35-foot tall Fraser fir tree and a massive poinsettia display. It offers Christmas storytelling sessions and special winery tours.

Old Salem

This living historical village in Winston-Salem re-creates a 19th century Moravian Christmas, with candlelit tours, a traditional candle tea and costumed interpreters. Winklers Bakery, with a wood-fired brick oven, cooks up holiday treats.


This Johnston County town's light display is in its 30th year. It features a special train ride and a new, 16-horse carousel. The show is open until Dec. 31.


Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord throws one of the largest light shows in the U.S., with 3 million lights. Visitors even get to drive down pit road. The show runs through Dec. 31.


The 20th annual light show in Clemmons' Tanglewood Park is all new this year. You can even buy a Christmas tree here. The show runs through Jan. 1.


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