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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.

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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!

Tickets for WRAL Nights of Lights must purchased in advance online or through the E-TIX call center (800-514-3849).

General admission tickets are available in 30-minute time blocks. There are limited tickets available for each block.

Nights of Lights: Purchase tickets

Please plan to arrive no more than 10 minutes before your ticketed time block. In the event you arrive early, you may be asked to wait in a holding area before proceeding to the event.

General admission vehicles tickets are $20 - $30 per vehicle for cars and pickup trucks.

A 10% service fee, 3% credit card fee and 7.25% sales tax will be added to ticket purchases.

VIP Fast Lane Tickets

WRAL Nights of Lights VIP

Want to skip the ticketing line and have your very own dedicated entrance to Nights of Lights? That’s right! This year Fast Lane ticketholders will have a dedicated entrance to the event away from the general admission traffic. A very limited number of Fast Lane tickets are available within each 30-minute time block.

Fast Lane tickets are $40 per car and $50 per vehicle on Christmas Week nights (Dec. 17-Dec. 24).

Bike Nights

WRAL Nights of Lights Bike Nights

Bike Nights are back at Nights of Lights 2021! Two full nights dedicated to bikes are occurring on Sunday, Nov. 21 and Monday, Dec. 13.

A 10% service fee, 3% credit card fee and 7.25% sales tax will be added to ticket purchases.


Event nights: Saturday, November 20 to Friday, December 24*
*no event on Nov. 22-25, Monday, Nov. 29 or Monday, Dec. 6
WRAL Nights of Lights Dates and Times

Special event nights

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 6:30 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.


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