Looking for some opportunities for family fun this holiday season, without the inherent risk of crowds? Nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like some twinkling Christmas lights! We've got the info you need to enjoy some no-risk, zero-contact holiday fun! Light displays are one way to enjoy the season and jump start your holiday cheer. I can remember as a child piling into the family car to go look at the Christmas lights, and today's kids will enjoy having those memories just as much. Because you'll be staying inside your vehicle, you're minimizing any health risks in regard to COVID-19 for both your family and others. Pick up some carryout from a local eatery to enjoy along the way, on your way home or at a local park if the weather's mild.
Festival of Lights at Jimmy Nash Park
November 28 - January 1, Martinsville
The Festival of Lights is a Martinsville tradition, and the perfect way to end the evening after a visit to the Martinsville Candy Kitchen for holiday candy canes! (The Martinsville Candy Kitchen does require face masks and is limiting the number of customers inside the store for candy cane pours. They are also currently offering curbside pickup for call in orders, if you'd rather not go inside the store this year.) This year's light display may be a bit smaller than usual, as they've been operating with a smaller crew than usual, but the holiday spirit is still there! Drive through the lower loop of Jimmy Nash City Park in Martinsville to see this year's light display.
Cuppa's Christmas Challenge
December 1-25, Martinsville
Sponsored by locally-owned coffee bar Cuppa Jejo, maps will be available for this holiday light tour beginning December 1. Participating residences in the Martinsville area will not only have beautiful displays of twinkling lights to enjoy as you navigate the self guided map, you'll also want to keep an eye out for the "Secret Jejo" at each location (be sure to snap a photo)! After you've seen all the displays, and hopefully spotted all the hidden "Secred Jejo's," be sure to vote for your favorite online for the people's choice award! Turn in your "Secret Jejo" photos to earn a prize. Register now to receive the map via email. Online Map.
Mooresville Christmas Lights Tour
December 5-24, Mooresville
The Mooresville Christmas Lights Tour is now in its second year, and it's quickly becoming a popular tradition. Beginning on December 5, get your tour map at a participating businesses or by download (we'll add it to our calendar listing). Navigate the self-guided trail to enjoy a wide variety of Christmas lights displays in and around Mooresville. Be sure to vote for your favorite display using the code printed on the yard sign at each location. Each time you vote, you'll be making a small donation to local area non-profit organizations such as Churches in Mission, the Boys and Girls Club and Peace Restored. Those small donations add up and you can feel good about spreading some holiday cheer and doing some good at the same time! Download Map.