Check Out These Holiday Light Shows in the Queen City

'Tis the season! Strolling (or driving) through a beautiful trail with thousands of LED lights is pretty much a required activity in our book. Here's our guide to some of the best Charlotte holiday lights! And we want to see you enjoying the lights! Take a picture and share it with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #QueenCityWknd. Is Facebook your thing? We've got that, too.

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McAdenville Christmas

Address: 1.3 miles of Downtown McAdenville
Dates: November 30th – December 26th
Hours: Monday to Friday: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Price: Free!

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Speedway Christmas

Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy S.
Concord, NC 28027
Dates: November 18th -December 31st
Hours: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: Monday to Wednesday: $20/car
Thursday and Sunday: $25/car
Friday and Saturday: $30/car

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Carowinds' Winterfest

Address: 300 Carowinds Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
Dates: November 30th, December 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th – 23 and 26th – 31st
Hours: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. other days
Price: Starting at $25+

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Holidays at the Garden

Address: 6500 South New Hope Road
Belmont, NC 28012
Dates: November 23rd – January 6th
Hours: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $12.95 online or $14.95 at the door (Mon – Thurs)
$14.95 online or $16.95 at the door (Fri and Sat)

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Garden Oak Holiday Lights

Address: 4026 Garden Oak Drive
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Dates: November 24th – December 31st
Hours: Weeknights: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Weekends: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: Free, but 100% of donations go to The National Foundation for Cancer Research
Radio Station: 94.5 FM

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A Sweitzers Christmas

Address: 1001 Sunnyview Circle
Matthews, NC 28105
Dates: December 2nd – January 7th
Hours:Sunday – Thursday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: Free!
Radio Station: 107.3 FM


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Zimnowski Light Show

Address: 15419 Hugh Mcauley Rd
Huntersville, North Carolina 28078
Dates: November 30th – January 1st
Hours: Monday to Friday: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: Free!
Radio Station: 87.9 FM

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Christmas at the Library

Address: 4330 Westmont Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Dates: November 29th – December 22nd
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Price: Free!

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