Going Griswold: Local homes light up for the holidays

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

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.

We’ve compiled 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 to a specified station and listen. (Signs are usually posted with station information.)

Many light up around 6 p.m. each night and go until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. with longer hours on the weekends. Before you head out, be sure to check the individual websites listed below for updates, times and radio information. Sometimes shows can be canceled if there’s bad weather.

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

And as a courtesy to neighboring houses, be sure to not block any driveways, turn off or dim your headlights if you park to watch the show and be mindful of your radio volume.

If you have a display that you’d like added to the list, email the information to staff@your704.com.


Betler Lights

1410 Hillwood Court, Charlotte, NC, 28210

Berewick Lights

6315 Baltray Road, Charlotte, NC, 28278

Brown Family Lights

323 Eastover Road, Charlotte, NC, 28207

Chapman Family Lights

534 Sunnywood Lane, Charlotte, NC, 28270

>> Watch the video below to see the Chapman Family Lights display (recorded in 2020).

Fallatt’s Charlotte Christmas (opening Dec. 18, check Facebook page to confirm)

3801 Maple Forest Court, Charlotte, NC, 28270

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Harbin Family Christmas Lights

10223 Summer House Court, Charlotte, NC, 28210

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Hillside Avenue (in Myers Park)

See lighted Christmas balls draped throughout the neighborhood.

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Queen Family Christmas

3943 Black Sycamore Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28226

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Christian Family Lights

In the 28027 zip code in Concord. Send them a message via their Facebook page and they’ll send you the address.

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Fantetti Light Show

263 Palaside Drive, Concord, NC, 28025

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The Hard Family Christmas Lights

1641 Shadow Creek Street, Concord, NC, 28027

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James Family Lights

Moss Creek subdivision in Concord, NC

Send them a message via their Facebook page and they’ll send you the address.

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Lights for Joy

2634 Lansing Street NW, Concord, NC, 28027


Lights on Indian Beech

9592 Indian Beech Avenue, Concord, NC, 28027

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Riebold Holiday Lights

Hammermill Drive, Harrisburg, NC, 28075

Send them a message via their Facebook page and they’ll send you the exact address.

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Arndt Christmas Lights

14904 Carbert Lane, Huntersville, NC, 28078

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Jones Family Holiday Lights

12623 Hollyhock Lane, Huntersville, NC, 28078

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Zimnowski Light Show

15419 Hugh McAuley Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078

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Indian Land

Shelly Woods Christmas Lights

Multiple houses have lights and displays along Creek View Court, Indian Land, SC, 29707

Indian Trail

Nikitas Christmas Wonderland

1417 Deer Spring Court, Indian Trail, NC, 28079

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Isenhour Lights

411 E Dixon Street, Lincolnton, NC, 28092

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A Sweitzers Christmas

1001 Sunnyview Circle, Matthews, NC, 28105

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Hammond Family Light Show

508 Chamberlain Court, McAdenville, NC, 28101



Broy Family Christmas Display

191 Scanlon Road, Mooresville, NC, 28115

Gibson Family Lightshow

178 Kilborne Road, Mooresville, NC, 28117

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Jordan Family Holiday Lights

107 Spartina Court, Mooresville, NC, 28117

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Lights at Chesapeake Pointe

317 Cove Creek Loop, Mooresville, NC, 28117

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Mount Holly

The Enchanting of Scaleybark Manor

113 Scaleybark Court, Mount Holly, NC, 28120


Lights on 13th Street

319 W 13th Street, Newton, NC, 28658

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Rock Hill

Stafford Park Christmas Light Show — Dec. 16-17

Multiple houses have lights and displays along Keswick Lane, Rock Hill, SC

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