High Country Lights, Northwest North Carolina's premier animated light show and the winner of "Best Animated" on the Tacky Light Tour two years in a row, features thousands of lights choreographed to your favorite Christmas tunes on 96.5FM. Not only are there thousands of lights blinking, it uses smart
LED technology on a large scale making endless colors and effects. LED technology uses 80% less electricity which equals to a cost savings electric bill and much brighter than a typical Edison style incandescent light. This free light show, located at Glade Creek Fire Department in Alleghany County, can be seen nightly from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, 11:00pm on weekends, Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. Parking is available at Glade Creek School and/or fire department parking lots. Make sure to check out our viewing tips before arriving to enhance your experience.
Countless hours are placed throughout the year in making High Country Lights an incredible light show for all ages. It's a project that requires planning, preparation, and patience. And, since we're giving our time, we give 100% of all monetary donations as well. They are returned back to the community through the local fire department. Not one cent is used in the production, purchase, or maintenance of the display. That is privately funded.
If you're planning to visit High Country Lights, make it a day trip. Come to the mountains of Alleghany County, N.C. to find a fresh Christmas tree at a participating Choose & Cut tree farm. Then, visit one of the many restaurants serving BBQ, homemade burgers, to seafood. Finally, after topping off the tank with gas or food, come by and visit the light show.
Note: In the event of Inclement weather, the display will be turned off as a safety precaution. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask to check here, Facebook or Twitter page before visiting.
If you like this light show and want to see more, visit one of our neighbors by clicking here. They put a lot of time and effort in to enhance your Christmas spirit like we do. And, tell them High Country Lights sent ya'.