CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Christmas is just about four months away, but you can already mark your calendars now for a dazzling display of holiday lights at Ballantyne's Backyard!
The Carolina Holiday Light Spectacular is set to sparkle at the park from Dec. 12 through Dec. 31. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day, guests can wander through an outdoor walking trail with more than a million lights shining in the night. Larger-than-life holiday installations and scenes also promise to enchant guests of all ages as they walk through the self-paced exhibit.
Beyond the lights and scenes, the experience promises to be complete with a Winter Wonderland featuring dozens of oversized snow globes, hundreds of decorated trees, the Alpine Avalanche Snow Tube Slide, ballerinas, and of course Santa Claus himself! A Christmas village is also slated to feature boutiques, shops, and a rotation of food trucks with seasonal fare. Live performances are also planned for some days -- visitors should check online for scheduling at the link above or call 800-830-3976 for more information.
All visitors ages 3 and up need a ticket to get in. Admission starts at $15 per person for general admission Mondays through Thursdays. Friday through Sunday, general admission tickets are $20 per person. You can also get Any Night General Admission tickets for $25, and VIP tickets go for $35.
VIP admission includes hot chocolate, candy canes, a souvenir swag bag, tickets to the snow tube slide, an expedited line to enter, and a VIP toilet trailer. Meanwhile, those who enter on general admission can add on the slide for $10, which gets a person three rides down.