Check Out These Amazing Clayton Holiday Light Displays


Looking for a show that’ll really put you in the holiday spirit? Take a drive short drive and witness some amazing works of light! These Clayton-area holiday light displays will leave you astounded… and more than ready to take on the holidays.

Meadow Lights

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Location: 4546 Godwin Lake Rd., Benson
Hours: 5 pm. – 10 pm Sun – Thurs, 5 pm – 11 pm Fri & Sat

Details: Stretched across 30 acres, the Meadow Lights features 20 custom mannequins, a train ride through 10 acres of lights, and a carousel. Driving through is free, but there’s a $3 charge for the train and $2 for the carousel. This show, which has been running for 40+ years, and does have a religious theme, but can be enjoyed by anyone in search of an amazing light display!

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Lake Myra Christmas Lights

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Location: 10 S. Cypress Street, Wendell (Downtown)
Hours: 6pm – 10pm Sun – Thurs, 6pm – 11pm Fri & Sat

Details: Nearly 400,000 beautiful lights make up the wondrous display that includes lights synchronized to music and visits with Santa. Best view is from a (BYO) lawn chair, and each show runs between 30 and 90 minutes.

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Lights on the Neuse

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Location: 1620 Loop Road, Clayton
Hours: 6pm – 9pm Fri – Sun and Dec 19 & 23. Last day Dec 24, 5pm – 7pm

Details: It’s more than just a light show! Located in a cozy down-home farm (Boyette Family Farms), Lights on the Neuse features a 30-minute hayride, visits with Santa, a cookie decorating station, and even a delicious Sweet Shoppe with candy, hot chocolate, kettle corn, self-cooked smores, and more.

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Festival of Lights at Hill Ridge Farms

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Location: 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville
Hours: 5pm – 9pm Sun – Thurs, 4pm – 10pm Fri & Sat

Details: This one’s a bit more of a drive, but well worth the effort! Not only is the farm transformed by hundreds of thousands of lights, there’s also a covered wagon ride through the lighted wonderland… and bonfires, train rides, a giant slide, an old-fashioned candy store, hot chocolate, and more. Tickets are $9 – $12 dollars, depending on the day.

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Chinese Lantern Festival

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Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
Hours: 6pm – 10pm Tues – Sun (closed Mon except Dec 23 & Dec 30)

Details: For a truly unique light show (and totally different from previous years, thanks to its 20 new displays), the Chinese Lantern Festival is a definite must-see. Each display is comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of lights, for an awe-inspiring work of art. Tickets range from $10 – $20, depending on age and day of attendance.

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Ready to Come Home to Clayton?

Are you looking for Clayton holiday light displays because you’re thinking of buying a home in or relocating to the Johnston County area? Contact Home Towne Realty today to learn more about how we can help you find the perfect home in just the right location.

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