Festival of Lights is open nightly, Friday, November 16th, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 from 6:00PM to 11:00PM, with the exception of Sunday, December 31, when the show will close at 10:00PM. The Gift Shop will close at 11:00PM Sundays-Thursdays and at 12:00AM on Fridays and Saturdays, with the exception of Sunday, December 31st when it will close at 10:00PM.
Thursdays-Sundays are very popular nights at Festival of Lights! During these nights, long lines and wait times should be expected. Weekends are especially busy and 4-6 hour wait times should be expected. Also, please note that if visitors are not inside the gate by 11PM, they may not get into the show before it closes.
We accept cash or credit cards as payment for entrance to the Festival of Lights. (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover only).
Rates are the same throughout the week.
- Family: cars, vans and trucks: $15
- Commercial: vans, limos and mini-buses: $35
- Motorcoaches and buses: $100
Save money by coming on a Discount Night:
On the following nights ONLY, receive reduced pricing!
- Monday, November 19th
- Tuesday, November 20th
- Monday, November 26th
- Tuesday, November 27th
- Family: cars, vans and trucks: $5
- Commercial: vans, limos and mini-buses: $15
- Motorcoaches and buses: $65
Due to safety concerns, riding through Festival of Lights in the back of a pick-up truck or in/on a trailer that is connected to a vehicle is prohibited.
Lowes Foods has brought back the marshmallow cooking experience to Festival of Lights with S'moresville! This long-loved family tradition is located in the Gift Village, right outside the Gift Shop. Lowes will be selling the roasting sticks with either marshmallows or s'mores kits on-site. Visitors to S'moresville may not bring their own sticks or food items for roasting. S'moresville will close each evening at 10PM. S'moresville will be closed on Christmas day.
Click below to listen to an original music composition by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Music Technology students created for the Festival of Lights.
FOL Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, November 18th, 2018. Lunch will be served at 11:00 am then there is a 12:00 noon shotgun start on the Championship Course with awards immediately following play. The entry fee is $60 per person or $50 for Tanglewood members.
The Souper 5K (Saturday, Nov. 10th) Supporting the Manna Meals soup ministry will be the first event through the Festival of Lights. Join the fun to help feed those in need!
TOAST Walk (Sunday, Nov. 11th) is the perfect event for families, walkers, strollers and wagon rollers through the majestic lights. This event is appropriate for people of all ages and abilities.
Paws in the Park (Monday, Nov. 12th and Tuesday, Nov. 13th) This unique event offers animal lovers the opportunity to bring their four-legged friends with them to Tanglewood Park for a walk through the enchanted holiday light display.
Running of the Lights (Dec. 31st) Start off the New Year with a race through the Festival of Lights at midnight!
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides with our professional staff will take you and up to three guests for a ride through the Tanglewood Festival of Lights. Experience the light show in the comfort of a traditional white carriage drawn by a Percheron horse. Carriage rides are scheduled by reservation only. Call early for reservations while they last.
The cost is $80 cash or check plus Festival of Lights admission. Ask about our alternate route. For more information, contact the Tanglewood Stables at (336) 766-9540.
Tractor-pulled Hayrides View the magic and splendor of Tanglewood's Festival of Lights with your family and friends on one of our tractor pulled hayrides. Holiday hayrides are available for groups of up to 25 people per ride. Hay rides are available by reservation every night during the light show.
The cost is $150 plus Festival of Lights admission paid either by cash or check. For reservations or more information, please call the Stables at (336) 766-9540.
Santa and Mrs. Claus Complete your Festival of Lights memories with a photo opportunity with Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 6PM – 9:30PM and on Fridays and Saturdays from 6PM – closing. Stop by the Holiday Gift Village to share your wish list with Santa! Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be at the Gift Village on the assigned days of the week listed above until Saturday, December 23rd, 2018.
Manor House Bed and Breakfast, which is located in beautiful Tanglewood Park, is restored to reflect the gentility of the Victorian era. The William Johnson family constructed one section of the house in 1859, and when tobacco magnate William Neal Reynolds and his wife Kate bought the tract of land in 1921 to be their country estate, they added the remainder.
The Manor House is a magical place for you to spend a wonderful evening during the Festival of Lights. Book your stay to enjoy a mix of genuine antique and reproduction furnishings throughout, including original staircases, crystal chandeliers, and ten bedrooms with unique charm. Guests staying at the Manor House receive free admission to the Festival of Lights! Just show your room key at the front gate.
RV Campground Extended SeasonThe RV Campground season will be extended to December 2nd! Our campers also receive free admission to the Festival of Lights. Just show your campground pass at the front gate!
Beginning November 16th, 2018 through January 1st, 2019, Tanglewood Park's rolling countryside will be transformed into a winter wonderland of giant, twinkling snowflakes and whimsical scenes! Entering our 27th season, Tanglewood's Festival of Lights continues to be one of the largest and most spectacular light shows in the entire Southeast.
Each year we make our show better and brighter with brand-new and improved light displays, a wide variety of vendors at Holiday gift Village, and even Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus themselves! We are so excited for you to join us this year in celebration of our favorite season!
Do your holiday shopping at the Gift Shop located at the Red Barn. The Gift Shop is located approximately halfway through the light show route. Here you will find holiday crafts, wood workings and other fine gifts made by local artisans. A pre-sale event will be held November 11th and November 12th from 10:00AM-4:00PM. During the show, the Gift Shop will close at 11:00PM Sundays-Thursdays and at 12:00AM on Fridays and Saturdays, with the exception of Sunday, December 31st when it will close at 10:00PM. An ATM is available inside.
Address - 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012
Telephone - (336) 703-6400
E-Mail - Marketing & Events Manager
Directions Tanglewood Park is located just ten minutes west of Winston-Salem right off I-40 in Clemmons, NC From Winston-Salem (the East): Take I-40 West to Exit 182 (Harper Rd/Tanglewood) and follow the Tanglewood Park signs OR take Exit 180A (801 South/Bermuda run) and follow the Tanglewood Park signs From the West: Take I-40 East to Exit 180 (NC-801-Tanglewood/Bermuda Run) and follow the Tanglewood Park signs