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Nights of Lights returns to Dix Park for 2021 holiday season

Posted August 17, 2021 1:20 p.m. EDT
Updated October 20, 2021 2:34 p.m. EDT

Brighten your holiday season with WRAL Nights of Lights Drive-Thru Light Show at Dorothea Dix Park, brought to you by WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting Company in partnership with the City of Raleigh.

The 2nd annual WRAL Nights of Lights event is here! Tickets are on sale now. This year's event features MORE LIGHTS, MORE NIGHTS, and FEWER CARS Saturday, November 20 to Friday, December 24*
*no event on Nov. 22-25, Monday, Nov. 30 or Monday, Dec. 6


What is WRAL Nights of Lights?

Towering oaks, rolling hills and open fields will be the magical backdrop for this dazzling light show throughout the park. Illuminated trees, festive light displays, and local art installations will delight visitors of all ages along the 1.3-mile route.


WRAL Nights of Lights Dates and Times

Walk or run through Nights of Lights: Enter the Nights of Lights 5K Fun Walk/Run. Enjoy the view on foot, no cars on the route on Saturday, Nov. 20 beginning at 7 p.m.

Ride the route on your bike: Bike Nights are Sunday, Nov. 21 and Monday, Dec. 13, 2021

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Food Lion Feeds: Bring five canned goods to WRAL Nights of Lights on Dec. 17. and receive a $20 Food Lion Gift Card! All donations go to Interfaith Food Shuttle. You can also donate online.

Nights of Lights is a festive experience for families and friends to safely celebrate the season. COVID-19 precautions have been established to ensure the health, safety and happiness of all guests and staff.

The Light Installation

The light installations and themed drive-thru design is managed by Southern Outdoor Restoration (formerly Vortex), a local Raleigh-based property services company that has been serving our community since 2001. Their team was responsible for the 2020 Nights of Lights display.

The Durham Bulls & Mix 101.5 wish the Triangle happy holidays

Expect to see an encore appearance from the Durham Bulls and MIX 101.5 along the light route in 2021.

Don't miss out! Get your tickets now!