As the holiday season unfolds, Rowan County transforms into a winter wonderland, adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations. Embark on a magical journey through our county's most enchanting Christmas light displays, where the spirit of the season comes alive. In this blog post, we will highlight three must-visit locations that promise to fill your heart with joy and awe.


The N.C. Transportation Museum


Outdoor Christmas tree lights


At the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina, the holiday season is marked by a breathtaking display of Christmas lights. The historic locomotives and rail cars come alive under the radiant glow of thousands of twinkling lights, creating a festive atmosphere that captivates visitors of all ages.



Celebration of Lights & the Winterland Express


Miniature train going through Christmas lights arches


The Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express train in Kannapolis, North Carolina, combines the magic of Christmas lights with the enchantment of a festive train ride. As visitors wander through Village Park, they are treated to a breathtaking display of thousands of lights, illuminating the park in a kaleidoscope of colors. Visit Kannapolis, N.C. and check out the light display any day through December 30th.



The Village of Gold Hill


Gold Hill Christmas Lights


In Gold Hill, N.C., the Historic Gold Hill Village transforms into a picturesque winter wonderland adorned with enchanting Christmas lights every night. The historic charm of Gold Hill is accentuated by the warm glow of festive lights, creating a nostalgic and inviting atmosphere. As you stroll through the wood plank pathways, the lights illuminate the quaint shops and historic buildings, making the Christmas lights in Historic Gold Hill Village a captivating experience that captures the essence of the holiday season.



For more ideas for holiday fun and excitement, check out our Holiday Family Fun blog post and event calendar.