It's that time of the year again. The weather is getting colder, Christmas decorations are going up, and SilverFox Limos is taking you to see the Lights!!
Every year around this time we are fortunate to have some of the best Christmas Lights Displays in our area. These places include the Billy Graham Library, Tanglewood Park, McAdenville, NC, Zootastic Park at Lake Norman, and Carolina Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway. A great way to see the lights is in one of SilverFox Limos beautiful vehicles. Some things have changed this year due to COVID-19, so please make sure to check each each place's website for more details and restrictions.
We are able to accommodate any size group. This is perfect for families or groups of friends who want to enjoy the Christmas lights around town, but who don't want to have the hassle of driving and parking. SilverFox Limos give you the opportunity to enjoy the lights with a group instead of having to take multiple vehicles. All of our chauffeurs are well experienced and know the best routes to take to get you to your destination. Holiday Lights tours and our Holiday Lights Packages make a great early Christmas gift.
3 Hour Holiday Lights Tour Packages (Sunday-Thursday)
Includes driver gratuity, all taxes and fees
Price does not include any applicable admission to see the lights. For Tanglewood Park please call for rates
Additional charges may apply for pickups outside of Charlotte city limits
|4 Passenger Genesis G70||$ 278.85|
|4 Passenger Genesis G80||$ 300.30|
|4 Passenger Genesis G90||$ 343.20|
|6 Pax Cadiallc Escalade Luxury Edition||$ 407.55|
|7 Passenger Chevy Suburban LT||$ 407.55|
|10 Passenger Chrysler 300 Limo||$ 493.35|
|10-12 Passenger Luxury Sprinter Limo||$ 514.80|
|13 Passenger Ford Transit Van||$ 471.90|
|14 Passenger Mercedes Luxury Sprinter Van||$ 536.25|
|12-15 Passenger Sprinter Limo XL||$ 536.25|
|20-24 Passenger Luxury Party Bus||$ 536.25|
|24 Passenger Luxury Mini Bus||$ 557.70|
|28-32 Passenger Mini Bus||$ 622.05|
|35 Passenger Luxury Mini Bus||$ 664.95|
|55 Passenger Motor Coach||$ 750.75|
Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.*
Friday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.*
*Christmas activities begin at 5 p.m. Both admission and parking are free.
Closed on Sundays.
Listed below are the main activities available to help you make the most of your Christmas at the Library visit. In addition to the Christmas-only activities, the Billy Graham Library’s ongoing attractions are available for extended hours during Christmas. Hours listed below for special activities are in addition to our normal operating hours. Although admission and parking to Christmas at the Library are free; registration is required.
See a real life representation of the birth of Jesus, including shepherds, a camel, donkey, lambs, and other animals. This free attraction is located between the Library entrance and the Graham Family Homeplace. Please don’t pet or feed the animals during the evening nativity scene.
Live Nativity Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Experience the ambiance of Christmas at the Library from a horse-drawn carriage. Purchase tickets in the Library parking lot, then get on board for a 15- to 18-minute ride around the BGEA Headquarters and Library grounds. Each carriage comfortably seats four adults.
Carriage Ride Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Last ride at 8:45 p.m.)
Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Last ride 9:45 p.m.)
Saturday, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Last ride 9:45 p.m.)
Cost: Adults – $8, Children under 12 – $4; reservations are required.
Bring the little ones to the Billy Graham Library patio for a special time of reading from Christmas books available in Ruth’s Attic Bookstore. Kids of all ages are welcome, but this free event is especially recommended for those under age 12. The patio is covered and heated so everyone stays warm.
Story Time Hours:
Story Time will begin every 30-minutes beginning at 5 p.m.
Celebrate the Savior’s birth with family and friends over a wonderful Christmas dinner. This traditional holiday meal features turkey and carved ham with maple Dijon glaze, cranberry cornbread stuffing, other savory dishes, and an assortment of festive desserts. Dinner will be served just behind the Library in the BGEA headquarters, with parking available or shuttle bus transportation provided from the Library.
Christmas Dinner Dates:
Nov. 30-Dec. 23
Time: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each night
Please email LibraryDinners@bgea.org for any questions.
Cost: Adults – $25, Children under 12 – $12; reservations are required.
From “Joy to the World” to “O Holy Night,” songs of the season can be heard live each night of Christmas at the Library. This activity includes a variety of performances by different groups.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, this activity will be limited.
Come join us for our Christmas Wonderland of Lights!
We are open every night from November 25th to January 1st! Drive through reindeer forest, the Christmas Wonderland of Lights, watch the light show dance to music, and walk around part of the zoo!
Tiger feeding, Giraffe Feeding, Carousel rides, Train rides, S'mores, and more available to purchase to add extra magic to the night!We can't wait to see you at the zoo!
Sunday-Thursday: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
*Admission to Zootastic's Christmas Wonderland of Lights is $8 per person*
Yes, We will have CHRISTMAS TOWN USA 2020. However, due to the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) pandemic it will be on a limited basis. As with so many other aspects of our lives touched by the pandemic, there will likewise be changes to CHRISTMAS TOWN USA 2020, so that this event may be celebrated safely, responsibly and within CDC guidelines.
*THE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY.
*THE YULE LOG CEREMONY.
*THE CHRISTMAS TOWN 5-K
WILL BE VIRTUAL THIS YEAR...SEE INFORMATION BELOW.
LIGHTS IN THE COMMON AREAS OF TOWN
Trees will be lit in the downtown area from the PHARR FAMILY YMCA on Main Street (N.C. Highway # 7)
to the SPRUCED GOOSE RESTAURANT on Wesleyan Drive (Near the lake)
AREAS WITH NO LIGHTS
Areas where the public has historically congregated WILL NOT BE LIT such as the CHRISTMAS TOWN LAKE.
Churches, Organization and Homeowners
Will not distribute refreshments or create photo opportunities.
With the scaled down version of CHRISTMAS TOWN USA 2020, some homeowners may choose not to decorate. This will be at their discretion.
If you visit, and choose to walk thru, please respect our homeowners and stay on the sidewalks.
SHOP AND DINE WHILE VISITING CHRISTMAS TOWN
Merchants IN TOWN Will be open as usual.
Times are Monday-Sunday from 5:30pm-10:00 pm. From December 1st - December 26th. Please visit their website information on cancelled events and changes to the Christmas Town USA 2020 season. www.mcadenville-christmastown.com/
New this year, bring the family for ice skating fun at The Rink at Speedway Christmas! Ice skating tickets are available for purchase in person at the event.
As an added bonus, cozy up to FOX 46 WJZY Movie Nights on the giant Speedway TV every Thursday-Sunday. Come see the most awe-inspiring, Christmas-themed drive-in theatre around!
NOTE: Heavier traffic is expected on Friday and Saturday nights. If your schedule allows, consider finding an alternate night to attend. For the best experience, plan to arrive early.
Advance Tickets are sold for the vehicle only – Car, Truck, Mini Van and SUV
Monday-Wednesday: $20 per car (max 10); **$40 per van (max 36); $140 per bus (max 57)
Thursday & Sunday: $25 per car (max 10); **$50 per van (max 36); $175 per bus (max 57)
Friday & Saturday: $30 per car (max 10); ** $50 per van (max 36); $175 per bus (max 57)
Express Lane Thursday-Sunday: Additional $20 to above pricing ** Purchased at Gate
CLOSED December 8 & 9 for Private Events and CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
12/21-12/24 (Week of Christmas)
Monday-Thursday: $25 per car (max 10); $50 per van (max 36); $175 per bus (max 57)
Express Lane: Additional $20 to above pricing **Purchased at gate
Saturday: $30 per car (max 10); **$50 per van (max 36); $175 per bus (max 57)
Sunday: $25 per car (max 10); ** $50 per van (max 36); $175 per bus (max 57)
Express Lane Saturday & Sunday: Additional $20 to above pricing ** Purchased at Gate
Monday-Sunday $20 per car (max 10);**$40 per van (max 36 people);**$140 per bus (max 57 people
Stay tuned for more information about movie nights and other holiday happenings at Speedway Christmas. Click here for more information https://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/events/speedway-christmas/
Festival of Lights is open nightly, Friday, November 13th, 2020 through Friday, January 1st, 2021 from 6PM to 11PM.
Thursdays-Sundays are very popular nights at Festival of Lights. During these nights, long lines and wait times should be expected. Weekends are especially busy and 4 hour wait times should be expected. Also, if visitors are not inside the park gate by 11PM, they may not get into the show before it closes.
We accept cash, checks, or credit cards as payment for entrance to the Festival of Lights. (rates are the same throughout the entire week including holidays and holiday eves)
- Family: cars, vans and trucks: $15
- Commercial: vans, limos and mini-buses: $35
- Motorcoaches and buses: $100
Save money by coming on a Discount Night:
- Monday, November 16th
- Monday, November 23rd
- Tuesday, November 17th
- Tuesday, November 24th
- Family: cars, vans and trucks: $5
- Commercial: vans, limos and mini-buses: $15
- Motorcoaches and buses: $65
Due to safety concerns, riding through Festival of Lights in the back of a pick-up truck or in/on a trailer that is connected to a vehicle is prohibited.
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides with our professional staff will take you and up to three guests for a ride through the Tanglewood Festival of Lights. Experience the light show in the comfort of a traditional white carriage drawn by a Percheron horse. Carriage rides are scheduled by reservation only. Call early for reservations while they last.
The cost is $80 cash or check plus Festival of Lights admission. Ask about our alternate route. For more information, contact the Tanglewood Stables at (336) 766-9540.
Tractor-pulled Hayrides View the magic and splendor of Tanglewood's Festival of Lights with your family and friends on one of our tractor pulled hayrides. This year, due to COVID-19, hayrides will only be available for individual family groups. We regret that we cannot accommodate large church or company party groups for social safety reasons. Hay rides are available by reservation every night during the light show.
The cost is $150 cash or check plus Festival of Lights admission paid either by cash or check. For reservations or more information, please call the Stables at (336) 766-9540.
Click here for more information: https://www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/fol/#home
Other Christmas Lights Around Charlotte, NC
- Christmas Village at Truist Field - $10 per person. Expect tens of thousands of lights displayed on Thursday through Sunday from now until Christmas.
- Bank of America Stadium - Beautiful Christmas Tree (Corner of S. Mint and W. Stonewall St. )
- Intersection of Trade and Tryon - The waterfall at the is lit us with colored Christmas lights
- Big Christmas balls in front of the Mint Museum on S. Tryon and Stonewall
- NASCAR Hall of Fame - Big Christmas tree and trees lit up with white lights so it looks like a wonderland at the corner of MLK Blvd and S. Brevard.
- Hillside Street - between Park Road and Selwyn avenue has a whole street where all the houses have those big balls hanging from the trees and the houses are lit up too. Probably 2-3 thousand balls.
- Santa's House: 7323 Sherwood Forest Drive, Charlotte NC 28226 (off Colony between Carmel Road and Rea) - lights on every night. Santa's out there on Friday - Sunday
- The neighborhood right down the street from Santa's house if you turn right on Colony and then right on Stonecroft Park Drive, immediate left on Summerhill Ridge Drive, right on Greenway Bend Drive, there are some beautiful homes with lots of lights.