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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Join us for our 23nd season! Beginning Saturday, November 22, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015. Tanglewood Park's rolling countryside will be transformed into a winter wonderland of giant, twinkling snowflakes and whimsical scenes!

 

CAMP OUT DURING FOL

View the splendor of the Festival of Lights while camping out! The Tanglewood RV Campground will extend its reservations until December 1st!

LISTEN FOR THE BELLS

A huge thank you to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Music Technology Students for their original musical compositions for our Jingle Bells display.

TUNE YOUR RADIO TO 99.5

Tune your radio to 99.5 WMAG to hear the tunes of festive holiday music as you drive through the Festival of Lights (lasts through December 25).

DANCING LIGHTS

A huge thank you to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Music Technology Students for their original musical compositions for our Dancing Christmas Tree display.

 

HOURS AND RATES

#Operating Hours

The Festival of Lights is open nightly from 6:00 pm through 11:00 pm November 22, 2014 through Wednesday, January 1, 2015


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!


Rates

We accept cash, checks, or credit cards as payment for entrance to the Festival of Lights.


Sunday - Saturday

(rates are the same throughout the entire week including holidays and holiday eves)

- Family: cars, vans and trucks: $15
- Commercial: vans, limos and mini-buses: $35
- Motorcoaches and buses: $100


Save money by coming on a Throwback Night: Monday, November 24; Tuesday, November 25; Monday, December 1; & Tuesday, December 2


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!

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    FOL Golf Tournament will be held on the Festival of Lights' opening night—Saturday, November 22, 2014. 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. 8) 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. 15) Be among the first to view the Festival of Lights while helping make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses.

    Throwback Nights

    Arts for Life Roll & Stroll (Nov. 21) is the perfect event for bike riders, stroller pushers, and wagon rollers through the majestic lights benefitting Arts for Life.

    Running of the Lights (Dec. 31) Start off the New Year with a race through the Festival of Lights at midnight!

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    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.

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    Come see Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus Complete 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! Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be at the Gift Village on the assigned days of the week listed above until Monday, December 22, 2014

    Memories of your visit will be available on a photo CD with rights to have the pictures printed at a shop of your choice. Santa Claus will be at the Gift Village on the assigned days of the week listed above until Monday, December 22, 2014.

    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)

  • OVERNIGHT

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    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 Season
    The RV Campground season will be extended to December 1st!

 

ABOUT FOL

Beginning Saturday, November 22, 2014 to January 1, 2015 Tanglewood Park's rolling countryside will be transformed into a winter wonderland of giant, twinkling snowflakes and whimsical scenes! Entering our 23rd 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.


  • Tanglewood Park's Festival of Lights began in 1992 with a generous grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Charitable Trust as well as funds raised by the Tanglewood Park Foundation.
  • The first Festival of Lights in 1992 was a 1.5 mile route with only twenty-five displays. Today the route has grown to just under 4 miles and almost one hundred displays.
  • The Holiday Gift Village began in 1994 with only ten exhibitors under an enclosed tent. The Gift Village has since moved to the Red Barn and has grown to include 120 exhibitors.
  • On average, 250,000 visitors attend this yearly event.
  • The largest attendance for the Festival of Lights was in 2001. As we celebrated our 10th Anniversary and honored those who sacrificed their lives on 9-11, an estimated 300,000 visitors converged on Tanglewood to lift their spirits and celebrate the holidays.
  • The Driving Golfer display was one of the original displays of the Tanglewood Festival of Lights back in 1992 and remains today as one of the favorites of visitors. Each year Tanglewood adds or replaces exciting displays to the Festival.
  • Tanglewood Festival of Lights has historically partnered with the 2nd Harvest Food Bank to help benefit over 12,000 disadvantaged adults and children from the community.
  • Tanglewood begins setting up displays during the month of August to be ready for this large-scale event which begins in mid-November.
  • There are now over approximately a million individual lights, most of which are LED, that complete Tanglewood’s Festival of Lights.
  • Tanglewood’s Festival of Lights has been selected as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast and a Top 100 Event in North America.
  • America’s Best Online gave an honorable mention to the Festival of Lights as one of the best light shows in the US.
 

GIFT VILLAGE

Gift Shop
Visit 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 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.


Concessions
Concessions 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 Claus
Complete 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! Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be at the Gift Village on the assigned days of the week listed above until Monday, December 22, 2014.

 

CONTACT US

Address - 4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons, NC 27012

Telephone - (336) 703-6400

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