The Festival of Lights is open nightly from 6:00 pm through
11:00 pm November 23, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are very popular nights to visit the lights show. Because of this, long lines should be expected, and wait times sometimes exceed 2 hours. Please visit the Festival of Lights Mondays - Thursdays to avoid extended wait times. Thank you!
We accept cash, checks, or credit cards as payment for entrance to the Festival of Lights.
Friday - Sunday and All Holidays
(including Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve)
- Family: cars, vans and trucks: $15
- Commercial: vans, limos and mini-buses: $25
- Motorcoaches and buses: $90
Monday - Thursday
(excluding Holidays and Holiday "Eves")
- Family: cars, vans and trucks: $10
- Commercial: vans, limos and mini-buses (25 passengers or less): $20 - Motorcoaches and buses: $90
Trailers connected to the back of vehicles with people riding on the trailers are not allowed to go through the Festival of Lights due to unforeseen danger that may occur.
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.
Looking for overnight accommodations? View discounted room rates at Marriott Springhill Suites!
FOL Golf Tournament will be held on the Festival of Lights' opening night—Saturday, November 23, 2013. 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. Find a friend and click here to find out more and sign up!
The Souper 5K (Nov. 9) 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!"
Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes (Nov. 16) Be among the first to view the Festival of Lights while helping make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Hayride Night Hayride Night is Sunday, Nov. 17th from 6pm to 9pm. The cost is $10. Reservations are required. Please call 766-9540 to make a reservation.
Arts for Life Roll & Stroll (Nov. 22) is the perfect event for bike riders, stroller pushers, and wagon rollers through the majestic lights benefitting Arts for Life.
Holiday Gift Village Pre-Sale—No Line, No Wait! Santa Claus will be available for pictures and the Gift Shop will be open from 6pm to 9pm on the following days—Nov. 18th, 19th, & 20th. Also, on Nov. 23rd the Gift Shop will be open early during the day and Santa Clause will be available for pictures from 10am to 3pm!
Running of the Lights (Dec. 31) 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 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 $135 plus Festival of Lights admission. For reservations or more information, please call the Stables at (336) 766-9540.
Come see Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at the Holiday Gift Village during the Festival of Lights on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 pm to close!
Memories of your visit will be available on a photo CD with rights to have the pictures printed at a shop of your choice.
Photo Pricing Options: $10 package includes a single picture on a disc (Photographer’s choice of pose)
$15 package includes 3 different pictures/poses on a disc (Customer’s choice of pictures)
$25 package includes at least 6 pictures/poses on a disc (Customer’s choice of pictures)
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.
RV Campground Extended SeasonThe RV Campground season will be extended to December 1st! RV Night is Thursday, Nov. 21st! RV’s staying at the RV Campground will be able to enjoy a complimentary pass to see the Festival of Lights on Thursday, Nov. 21st!
Beginning Saturday, November 23, 2013 to January 1, 2014 Tanglewood Park's rolling countryside will be transformed into a winter wonderland of giant, twinkling snowflakes and whimsical scenes! Entering our 22nd season, Tanglewood's Festival of Lights presented by BB&T continues to be one of the largest and most spectacular light shows in the entire Southeast.
Each year we make our show newer and brighter with brand-new and refurbished 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 the season's holidays! From storybook scenes to holiday themes, over one hundred displays and over one million lights fill Tanglewood Park with the splendor and joy of one of our favorite seasons.
Gift ShopVisit Tanglewood’s Gift Shop located at the Red Barn. It is approximately halfway through the lights show route. Here you will find holiday crafts, wood workings, and other fine gifts made by over 70 local craftsmen. The Gift Shop is open 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm each night. For those who would like to visit the Gift Shop before the Festival of Lights starts, please take advantage of our Holiday Gift Village Pre-Sale—No Line, No Wait! Santa Claus will be available for pictures and the Gift Shop will be open from 6pm to 9pm on the following days—Nov. 18th, 19th, & 20th. Also, on Nov. 23rd the Gift Shop will be open early during the day and Santa Clause will be available for pictures from 10am to 3pm!. To find out more, contact the Gift Shop at (336) 778-6352 any day after 4:00 pm. ATM available inside.
This year the Gift Shop is offering eco-friendly, non-woven tote bags to customers with their purchase.
ConcessionsConcessions will be provided by Bullzhead Brandz. People can enjoy concessions right outside the Red Barn. Bullzhead Brandz will offer a variety of items from hot chocolate, stews with crackers, chili, corn on the cob, brownies, and BBQ sliders.
Mr. and Mrs. Santa ClausComplete your Festival of Lights memories with a photo opportunity with Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 pm – closing. Stop by the Holiday Gift Village to share your wish list with Santa!
Address - 4201 Manor House Circle, 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