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A Very 2020 Holiday Celebration

In Do, October 2020, Web Exclusive by Lauren KruchtenLeave a Comment

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WEB EXCLUSIVE The City of Raleigh and WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting are hoping to brighten up the holidays this year with the first ever Nights of Lights Drive-Thru Light Show at Dorothea Dix Park. The event will take place instead of First Night Raleigh, which was cancelled due to COVID, and provide a family-friendly way for Raleighites to enjoy the festive season safely—while never having to leave their car.

Nights of Lights will feature a 1.3-mile route through Dix Park consisting of 5,000 strands of lights, a 25-foot-tall LED Christmas tree and 400 light displays including a holiday light tunnel, wintry light scene with snow, Christmas toy factory, reindeer scenes and a gingerbread house.

The City is working with Artsplosure to create unique pieces along the way that Joe Voska of City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources says will bring a “Raleigh flair” to the event. And of course, Santa and his elves will be in attendance.Tickets for Nights of Lights will be available November 21.

The event will take place December 16 through 31, excluding Christmas Day. For ticket pricing and additional information visit

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