Megan Davis and her family were looking forward to taking a hayride, seeing some lights and, of course, seeing Santa.
“Most of the year, during the wintertime, it’s just dark and dreary. It’s something exciting about the different colored lights. You get happy and feel the spirit,” visitor Todd Phillips said.
This year, Par Golf teamed up with Lin and Cindy Honeycutt of Raleigh for "Santa's Holiday Light Show Hay-Ride." Visitors to the course can play miniature golf and even see Santa.
The course, located at 5715 Fayetteville Road, is also collecting nonperishable items for the North Carolina Food Bank.
Admission is $8 per adult; children 5 to 8 years old are $4, while children 4 and under are free.
In downtown Raleigh, holiday cheer is taking over the usually quiet streets of Historic Oakwood neighborhood.
“It just brings home that feeling of Christmas,” said Doris Jurkiewicz, of the Oakwood Inn.
“This neighborhood is magical all year round, but it’s magical at Oakwood Tour time. Everybody comes together. It’s a tradition for families,” Jurkiewicz said.