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Raleigh Area’s Best Christmas Lights - Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

  • Dates: November 25, 2021 - January 1, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Presenting Organization: Built Story App
  • Venue: Wake County
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: Raleigh, NC
  • Times: 6-10pm
  • Admission: $10 for 30 days of tour access


Two self-guided tours offer up the colors and lights of the holidays! Take the whole family or a group of friends out for an evening of merriment! All of the best over-the-top and amazing home holiday displays are included here. You will be amazed at the beauty and creativity you will find. There are so many great light displays out there to see that they are divided into two tours - Raleigh Area's Best Christmas Lights! (Part 1) - South & West which covers South Raleigh, Holly Springs, Cary, Apex, and Morrisville and Raleigh Area's Best Christmas Lights! (Part 2) – North and East which covers North Raleigh, Wake Forest, Knightdale, and Wendell. Each tour has more than 20 festive stops for you to enjoy.

To experience the tours: download the free Built Story app, available for both iOS and Android. Once in the app, just search “Raleigh”. Each tour costs $10. Once purchased, Tour Takers can start, pause, stop and re-take the tour as many times as they wish for 30 days. The tours will be available starting Thanksgiving night, November 25, 2021. The tours are excellent activities for socially-distanced fun. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each tour goes to support The Hope Center at Pullen which connects young people aging out of foster care in Wake County with the resources and support they need for a successful transition to adulthood.