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Festival of Lights at Lake Julian


Festival of Lights

Time spent with family creating lasting memories is priceless. Grab a cup of cocoa and celebrate your holidays at Lake Julian's Festival of Lights!

Wind your way to the center of the park where you will find, games, crafts, s’mores and more! Santa will be on hand or photo ops and to take Christmas requests from children.

Festival of Lights Drive Through

Drive through the Festival of Lights December 2 - 23 from 6 - 9pm nightly. Take a magical journey through tunnels of dazzling, animated and stationary light displays. Watch the lights twinkle over the lake and turn on your favorite holiday music. Admission is:

  • $10 per passenger vehicle
  • $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses
  • Advance tickets may be purchased for $7 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.
  • Advance tickets can be purchased online at festivaloflights.buncomberecreation.org.

Not only are you creating fantastic family memories, you are also helping the community! 20% of proceeds are donated to Buncombe County Special Olympics, while the remaining income is reinvested to enhance the Festival of Lights for the following year.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights is presented by Buncombe County Recreation Services. Businesses interested in partnering with this time treasured event are encouraged to contact Buncombe County Recreation Services for sponsorship information. For more information, call 250-4260.