Nights of Lights Park Impact

November 17, 2021

Nights of Lights 2021 - Glas neon elf forest

Nights of Lights is coming...

Here's What Dix Park Visitors Need To Know

WRAL Nights of Lights drive-thru holiday lights experience is back at Dix Park starting this Saturday, November 20 through Friday, December 24. Beginning this week park visitors, neighbors and campus employees will begin to experience some impacts around the park. 

Park Closures

On nights of the event, Dix Park will be closed to the public. To ensure everyone's safety, all entrances into Dix Park will be closed by 5:45pm. Park visitors, please be mindful to exit the park before this time. As a reminder, the park is open from dawn until dusk daily.

Traffic Around the Park

To reduce traffic and ticket holder wait times, the number of tickets for each vehicle night has been reduced from last year and more nights added to spread out the event. VIP Fast Lane ticketholders will also have a dedicated entrance into the event. Check out the event map.

Event Nights

  • Test Night: Friday, November 19
  • Night of Lights 5K: Saturday, November 20
  • Bike Nights: Sunday, November 21 & Monday, December 13
  • Vehicle Nights: Friday, November 26 - Friday, December 24

Nights of Lights Tickets

Brighten your holiday season with WRAL Nights of Lights Drive-Thru Light Show at Dix Park brought to you by WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting in partnership the City of Raleigh. Once again, local neon artists at Glas are installing custom illumination creations along the 1.3 mile route!

General Admission and VIP Fast Lane tickets are available! 


Night of Lights 5K

For the first time, we're kicking off the event with a 5K through the lights! Lace up those trainers because Runologie has partnered with us to bring you an illuminated run/walk like no other around! Learn more and register below. 


Event Questions

Do you have questions about Nights of Lights? Email