Lake Julian Festival of Lights!
18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.
The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses. Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.
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. Tickets for Lights By the Lake Stroll Night on December 1 are available here.
Lake Julian Festival of Lights takes place nightly December 23. 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 benefit Buncombe County
Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.
20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.