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Old 11-10-2008, 08:24 AM
 
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Looking for places to see the best Christmas displays, sight, lights whatever...(within 1 to 2 hours of Charlotte area)
Blowing Rock looks like it would be very nice during the holidays.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park (http://www.forsyth.cc/tanglewood/fol_info.aspx - broken link). It's in Clemmons about 1.5 hours north of Charlotte.
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Entering our 17th season, Tanglewood’s Festival of Lights continues to be one of the largest and most spectacular light shows in the entire southeast. From storybook scenes to Holiday themes, over one hundred displays and over a million lights fill Tanglewood Park with the entire splendor and joy of the Holiday season.
If you want to see what it's like, I found this Youtube video from last year:
Festival of Lights Part One and
Festival of Lights Part Two
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Blowing Rock is nice! We make a drive around Chetola to see their light displays . . . it is a tradition. The lake reflects the lights and makes the scene quite festive. You have to put a trip to the High Country on the list!!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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Thanks NCgirl, my kids will love Tanglewood's Feastival of Lights and thanks for the Youtube link.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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Blowing Rock is nice! We make a drive around Chetola to see their light displays . . . it is a tradition. The lake reflects the lights and makes the scene quite festive. You have to put a trip to the High Country on the list!!!
I think Blowing Rock is on my list of new favorite places to visit. I've already been there 3 times. I keep telling my son when he starts school at APP State he is going to see me more then he does now. You can imagine how thrilled he is about that.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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Anything in Charlotte or surrounding towns?
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Anything in Charlotte or surrounding towns?

McAdenville comes to mind.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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Here some things to do to make the trip to Tanglewood even more fun Go do your shopping around noon at Hanes Mall it a beautiful mall .

Visit the beautiful holiday displays, flowers and art at the Reynolda House.
http://www.reynoldahouse.org/index.php

Then spend the rest of the afternoon til sunset in old style Moravian town Old Salem.
Old Salem Museums and Gardens | Home (http://www.oldsalem.org/index.php?id=1&mo=12&yr=2008 - broken link)
Some events they may go on during your trip is symphonies,

While you are there dont forget to pick up some Moravian Cookies made right there .
Mrs. Hanes' Moravian Cookies

Then cap your evening off at the Festival of Lights
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Christmas at the Biltmore Estate. Around 2 hours from CLT.

Christmas at Biltmore begins Nov. 7 | CITIZEN-TIMES.com | Asheville Citizen-Times
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Anything in Charlotte or surrounding towns?
If you like to ice skate: WBT Holiday on Ice in uptown.
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