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Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow!

December 13, 2010

Okay, cheesy I know, but come on, it’s probably not going to be a white Christmas – we do live in the south after all. But some of us do know how to light it up and while the weather this week has been frightful, it will be warming up to a balmy 45 degrees towards the end of the week. As we enter the last few days before Christmas, consider something old and something new:

 New Lights for 2010:

 “Santa’s Holiday Hayride”
off 401S; Raleigh
Drive east on South Saunders Street.
When Highway 70 and 401 split, travel 2.2 miles South on 401, on left
919-772-5261
http://www.santashayrideofraleigh.com/
Santa’s Holiday Hayride and Light Show have been a dream of Lin and Cindy Honeycutt of Raleigh for many years. The Honeycutts have enjoyed decorating their home in Raleigh off of 1010 Road for more than 15 years and have shared their display with thousands of visitors from all over North Carolina. Their love of Christmas Lights led them to open a Christmas Light store in 2004 called “The Holiday Light Store.” By partnering with 401 Par Golf, the Honeycutt’s dream has become reality. A beautiful venue of hundreds of thousands of lights have transformed Par Golf into an experience for the whole family.

Hours: 5:30 – 10:30 each Thursday through Sunday and week following Christmas until New Year’s eve.
Admission: Adults $8.00, children 8 and under $4.00; 4 and under free.

Old Favorites:

‘Lights on the Neuse’ Christmas Light Park
1620 Loop Road
Clayton, NC
919-553-0016
http://www.lightsontheneuse.com/

Choose this venue, and you’ll be whisked away (slowly) on a mile long tractor-pulled hayride, which concludes at the banks of the Neuse River. (30 minutes). Along the way, you’ll be privy to 15 lighted scenes, containing over 1 million lights in total! In addition to the ride itself, the Lights on the Neuse also offers kids a chance to have their picture taken with the jolly old elf himself, Santa Clause! And if Santa’s lap proves to be a frightening experience for your youngster, walk them over to Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, and get them a little treat such a hot chocolate, cider, or a sugary snack guaranteed to keep them up the entire car ride home.

Open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Thanksgiving until December 26, 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Also December 22-24, 6:00pm – 10:00pm (until 9:00pm on 24th).
Admission is $8.00 per adult, $5.00 for children ages 5-12, while children under 5 are admitted for free.

Lake Myra Christmas
6601 – 6605 Lake Myra Rd.
Wendell, NC
http://lakemyrachristmas.com/1.html

Lake Myra Christmas is a spectacular light show set to music. This year’s display will feature over 180,000 lights that are computer synchronized to “dance” in time to the music. The display is created by the Williams family of Wendell, who painstaking design and assemble the glowing extravaganza every year.

Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, Sunday – Thursday 6:00-10:00p.m.; Friday and Saturday 6:00 to 11:00pm. Santa is at the show from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Saturday nights.
Admission to the light show is free.
What I love to see the most are people’s homes. There are some absolute favorites, but we are always looking for something new. Help us out and let us know if there are any houses we need to visit this year. Post the street and the town, here are some to get you started:

Near SouthPoint Mall:

Located in the Lakehurst Subdivision off of Herndon Rd.; the 3rd street on the right. This house has many unique hard to find lighted pieces that are not seen at other homes. It is said to look nice even during the day.

Cary:

Coronado Way (off of Walnut ,not far from the mall):  http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=…8925&z=15&om=0

The other one was a cul de sac that was lined with large candy canes and quite a few of the houses had a large display- Melanie Ln or Webster St. The cul de sac was on the left coming from Coronado Way:  http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=…8925&z=15&om=0

Kilarney Drive/Crimmons Circle

Penny Road/Holly Springs Road: http://www.city-data.com/forum/2297740-post34.html

Green Level West Road has two amazing displays on opposite sides of the street, put up by two brothers who keep expanding every year.
To get there take High House Road West away from Preston and CROSS NC55 (CVS will be on your left as you cross). High House becomes Green Level West Road wast of 55. Drive about a mile – can’t miss it.

Hope you have a safe and twinkly holiday season!

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