Leland in Lights
The light display program in Founders Park kicks off on Dec. 4, 2021, with a free, family-friendly celebration featuring warm drinks, sweet treats, train rides through the lights, and Santa. This event is a community benefit and is considered a best-kept secret for thousands of families that make their way through Leland for the Christmas season. Read more about this celebration.
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NC Eat & Play is proud to be the statewide partner of Leland in Lights and the Town of Leland’s Christmas activities.
The Leland in Lights Grand Illumination was so successful, I thought to myself, “I am so proud to be here.” Read more about this festive event and my favorite moments from the evening.
When compared to their extravagant counterparts, small town Christmas displays can be easy to overlook, but shouldn’t be missed.
December is packed full of events to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year, headlined by a bigger and brighter Leland in Lights than ever before.
Christmas in Leland is a special time of year when the town officials, locals, and tourists are entranced with lights.
Leland in Lights is coming up quickly and the man in red will be there! Santa Claus has been cordially invited to attend and even sent a letter to your children telling them how excited he his.
Leland may be a small town, but there are a few great opportunities to gift a family member or friend a product or experience from a local business.
Leland in Lights FAQ
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On December 4th, at the Grand Illumination, families can witness the entire Leland in Lights display go live for the 2021 holiday season. Children will have the opportunity to write a letter to Santa, visit Santa’s workshop, and take a photo with him. There will also be train rides through the park and light display on the brand new Leland Express.
The Leland in Lights display will be up December 4 – January 9, with lights on at sunset each evening.
On December 11, Movies in the Park series will feature Elf at Founders Park, with the Leland in Lights display twinkling in the background.
Two Jingle Jogs (running group meet-ups for all paces) will happen December 12 and January 5 at 5:30pm.