CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Looking for the biggest, best Christmas lights in the Charlotte area for the 2016 Christmas season? Here are some resources for tracking them down. All these displays, often synchronized to Christmas music, are put on by regular people, at their own expense, and it takes an incredible amount of time and creativity. So visit and let them know you appreciate it. If a radio station is listed, tune your car radio to that station to listen to the coordinated music. Please be considerate of these folks’ neighbors. If a website or Facebook page is listed, make sure to visit and check out the hours, start dates, and any additional information that you need to know. Some families show videos and pictures of their works in progress as well.

McAdenville Christmas

McAdenville’s famous Christmas lights will be turned on Thursday, December 1st, 2016, and will be lit every night through December 26th. The above link also includes information on the lighting ceremony December 1st, and the Yule Log Ceremony and parade December 16th. McAdenville is in Gaston County, a short drive from Charlotte. The lines can be long to get into the town. Follow the above link for some information on avoiding the lines.

Garden Oak Holiday Lights

4026 Garden Oak Drive, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Brandon Oak Subdivision (94.5 FM)
Donations collected for The National Foundation for Cancer Research

Fountainbrook Fallatts

1028 Fountainbrook Dr. Indian Trail, NC 28079
Accepts donations for Union County Christmas Bureau

Zimnowski Light Show

15419 Hugh Mcauley Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078 (87.9 FM)

Hillside Drive in Myers Park

The neighborhood has a tradition of creating chicken-wire Christmas balls and hanging them from tall trees. It’s very impressive.
Accepts donations for Loaves and Fishes.

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