North Carolina is a state located in the Southeastern region of United States. It is bordered by South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Raleigh is the capital and Charlotte is the largest city of North Carolina.
Other big cities and towns in North Carolina include – Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, Greenville, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in North Carolina include – Cullasaja Falls, Graveyard Fields, Charlotte Motor Speedway, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in North Carolina :
The WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade is held every year on third Saturday in month of November. Is is considered to be the largest Christmas Parade in Southeastern United States.
The Scandinavian Christmas Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina is an authentic celebration of the traditions of the Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. It is held every year on the first Saturday in month of December at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Lucia Procession is one of the highlights of this fair. Children and adults perform traditional songs in costumes of Lucia, gnomes, and Staffan the Farmhand.
Durham Holiday Fun Fest is held in Durham, North Carolina on first Saturday in the month of December. This free event features snow sledding, snow play areas, Santa Claus, pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting, train rides, inflatable obstacle course, toddler playland, slide, s’mores, food vendors, craft vendors and sounds of the season.
Parkwood Annual Christmas/Holiday Parade also takes place on first Saturday in month of December.
Tanglewood’s Festival of Lights is one of the largest and most spectacular light shows in the entire Southeast. There are a million individual holiday lights on display along a four mile stretch near Winston-Salem.
Greenboro Jaycee’s Holiday Parade takes place every year on first Saturday in the month of December in Greensboro, North Carolina. This parade includes giant parade balloons, floats and marching bands.
Biltmore Village Annual Dickens Festival is a tradition in Historic Biltmore Village. It takes place for three days from first Friday to Sunday in month of December. Enoy a magical weekend of merriment, music and memories–all on the streets and in the shops, restaurants and galleries of Historic Biltmore Village.
Christmas by the Sea Parade is organized every year on the first Saturday in December on Oak Island. The parade starts features lots of decorated floats and Sata of course.
Every year, in the month of December, McAdenville, a tiny town in eastern Gaston County turns into Christmas Town USA. This old mill village will sparkle with more than 500,000 holiday lights that line trees, homes, wreaths and streets. The event, which has garnered national accolades, draws more than 600,000 visitors a year.
In Asheville, you can stroll through impressive light displays in the Arboretum gardens, especially designed to compliment the plants and trees in this beautiful setting.
For the holiday season, Charlotte Motor Speedway is transformed into a Winter Wonderland for the Christmas Holidays! Charlotte Motor Speedway Millions of Lights is one of the largest drive-through light parks and villages in the country. There are more than a million lights, a skating rink, Bethlehem Village with old-world artisans, marshmallow roasting, a Festival of Trees, photos with Santa and so much more! It is open every night in the month of December.
A holiday tradition in Blowing Rock, Chetola Resort Festival of Lights features a dazzling display of illuminations.
Broyhill Inn in Boone, NC is partnering with Circle C Tree Farms to offer your family a Christmas Tree Package.
Lights on the Neuse, outside of Raleigh North Carolina, is an old fashioned Christmas theme park celebrating the magic of Christmas.
Meadow Lights is a 30-acre display of Christmas lights near Meadow, North Carolina open yearly from Thanksgiving through New Years. The display features light displays, some several stories tall, alongside displays of mannequins depicting the life of Jesus.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!