• By Jessica Sanders
  • Posted Friday, November 15, 2019

28th Season of Tanglewood Festival of Lights

The 28th annual Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park opens Friday, November 15, 2019 and runs through Tuesday, January 1, 2020. The show’s operating hours are 6 p.m.-11 p.m. nightly, with the exception of December 31 when Festival of Lights closes at 10 p.m. Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is excited to have Lowes Foods returning as the title sponsor for the 2019-2020 season.

For the most enjoyable experience, visit Festival of Lights Monday-Thursday evenings early in the season. Friday-Sunday evenings as well as the days just before Christmas are very busy and extremely long wait times should be expected.

We are excited to announce that Santa and Mrs. Claus have returned to Festival of Lights! Santa John Kringle, Mrs. Claus and all Santa's helpers will be at Festival of Lights Friday, November 15 through December 23. Santa will be at the show until 10 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Friday and Saturday hours are from 5:45 p.m. until the Gift Shop closes. Santa will offer hard copy and digital images.

S’moresville, operated by Lowes Foods, will continue the marshmallow roasting tradition at the Gift Village, right outside the Gift Shop. Lowes will sell roasting sticks with marshmallows and s’mores kits on-site. Visitors to S’moresville may not bring their own sticks or food items for roasting. Other family friendly activities will be held at S’moresville on select nights throughout the show. S’moresville will close each evening at 10 p.m. and will be closed the entire evening of December 25.

The Gift Village is anchored by the Gift Shop located inside the Red Barn. The Gift Shop will have holiday crafts, wood workings, seasonal treats, and other fine gifts for sale made by local artisans. The Gift Shop will be open each night of the show and will close at 11 p.m. Sundays- Thursdays and 12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with the exception of December 31 when it will close at 10 p.m.

Tanglewood Farms is now taking reservations for horse-drawn carriage rides and tractor- pulled hayrides. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 336-766-9540.

Nightly ticket prices are as follows:
-Family vehicles (cars, vans and trucks): $15
-Commercial vehicles (vans, limos and mini-buses): $35
-Motorcoaches and buses: $100

Festival of Lights also offers Discount Nights! On the following nights only, receive reduced pricing: -Monday, November 18th -Tuesday, November 19 -Monday, November 25-Tuesday, November 26

The reduced pricing is as follows:
-Family {cars, vans and trucks}: $5
-Commercial {vans, limos and mini-buses}: $15 -Motorcoaches and buses: $65

Stay at Tanglewood and enjoy the lights for free. Guests of the Manor House and RV campground receive free admission to Festival of Lights. Call 336-703-6494 for reservations.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/fol/ or call 336-703-6480.