• Going Griswold: Local homes light up for the holidays


    For most of us, the holidays are meant to be a fun and festive time. Across the Carolinas, decking the halls, or neighborhoods in many cases, has become as much of a tradition as trimming the tree and exchanging gifts. 

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    In fact, the number of houses offering elaborate holiday light displays seems to grow each year, and some could give Clark Griswold (from “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation”) a real run for his money!

    Here’s a list of houses in and around the greater Charlotte area where you can see a spectacular display of lights … and then some!  Most of these displays are synchronized to Christmas music so you can tune your car radio in to a specified station and listen. (Signs are usually posted with station information.)

    Many light up around 6 p.m. each night and typically run longer hours on the weekends.

    Before you head out, just be sure to check the individual websites listed below for updates, times and radio information. Sometimes shows can be canceled if there’s inclement weather.        

    Several locations also accept donations for designated charities and that information is usually listed on their website and/or Facebook page as well.


    Fallatt’s Charlotte Christmas
    3801 Maple Forest Court, Charlotte, NC, 28270

    Harbin Family Christmas Lights
    10223 Summer House Court, Charlotte, NC, 28210


    Fantetti Light Show
    263 Palaside Drive, Concord, NC, 28025


    Coleman Lights
    7661 Natalie Commons Drive, Denver, NC, 28037

    Lights of Raz
    315 Ramano Drive, Denver, NC, 28080

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    Swan Family Christmas
    14013 Holly Stream Drive, Huntersville, NC, 28078

    Zimnowski Light Show
    15419 Hugh McAuley Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078

    Indian Trail

    Five Alarm Lights (static display only this year)
    1001 Rosewater Lane, Indian Trail, NC, 28079

    Garden Oak Holiday Lights
    4026 Garden Oak Drive, Indian Trail, NC, 28079


    A Sweitzers Christmas
    1001 Sunnyview Circle, Matthews, NC, 28105

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