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Nights of Lights

Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh, NC

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Brighten your holiday season with WRAL Nights of Lights Drive-Thru Light Show at Dorothea Dix Park, brought to you by WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting Company in partnership with the City of Raleigh.

Towering oaks, rolling hills and open fields will be the magical backdrop for this dazzling light show throughout the park. Illuminated trees, festive light displays, and local art installations will delight visitors of all ages along the 1.3-mile route.

Along the route, attendees, safe inside their vehicle, will enjoy the oaks of Dix Park wrapped in holiday lights as well as many holiday themed light installations. 
The event is coordinated as a “COVID-safe” experience, with all tickets purchased electronically in advance and handled with onsite ticket scanners vs. paper tickets. The event is planned to run from Friday, November 26th - Friday, December 24th. 

The event is strictly drive-thru. No pedestrians or cyclists are permitted on the route during Nights of Lights, except during special bike events on Sunday, November 21st and Monday, December 13th. 

Frequently asked questions, ticket link and map route can be found at