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Festival of Lights at Lake Julian Park

December 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

$10 – $50

Lake Julian Festival of Lights has become a tradition for many mountain families and visitors. The driving-only tour includes thousands of dazzling lights and displays placed along a magical journey on the road circling Lake Julian Park.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights takes place nightly from December 2-23 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Please check our Facebook event page for information on closings due to winter weather.

Tickets are $10 at the gate for a standard passenger car or van at the gate ($8 in advance). A portion of the proceeds benefits the Buncombe County Special Olympics.


December 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
December 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
$10 – $50


Lake Julian Park
406 Overlook Ext
Arden, NC 28704 United States


Buncombe County Recreation Services