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Fayetteville Winter Events

Dec 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - Jan 1, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Six Can’t-Miss Winter Events:

Holiday Lights in the Garden – December 1 – December 21, 2023
Cape Fear Botanical Garden – 536 N. Eastern Blvd., Fayetteville, NC
Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Walk along the garden’s mile-long illuminated path, roast s’mores, or take photos with Santa! For more information: https://www.capefearbg.org/

Sweet Valley Ranch, Festival of Lights – December 1 – December 26, 2023
Sweet Valley Ranch – 2990 Sunnyside School Road, Fayetteville, NC
Grab your loved ones and head over to Sweet Valley Ranch’s Festival of Lights! This drive-through light show features over 1 million lights and over 350 animals. e Stop by Tiny’s Winter Wonderland across the street to visit Santa and check out vendors, amusement rides, food, and a gift shop! For more information: https://www.sweetvalleyranchnc.com/festival-of-lights

Holiday Jubilee – December 3, 2023
Museum of the Cape Fear – 801 Arsenal Ave., Fayetteville, NC
Take a journey back in time at the Museum of the Cape Fear Holiday Jubilee. Enjoy the glow of elaborate Christmas decorations as you listen to live Victorian caroling on the Poe House front porch. For more information: https://museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov/

Fayetteville Rotary Christmas Parade – December 9, 2023
Pearson Street, Fayetteville, NC
Spreading joy since 1920, the annual Christmas Parade features over 100 businesses and organizations participating in the homemade float competition, performers from local schools, and beloved characters including the Grinch and the man of the season, Santa. To learn more about the parade: https://www.rotarychristmasparade.com/

Night Circus, New Year’s Eve Celebration – December 31, 2023
Downtown Fayetteville – 222 Hay St, Fayetteville, NC
Night Circus: A District New Year’s Eve Spectacular, is coming to Fayetteville for a third time! This beloved event will feature the vibrant beats of Grammy-award-winning DJ and rapper, Spinderella, along with the award-winning group, Dru Hill. For more information: https://bizfayetteville.com/hospitality/2023/11/15/night-circus-returns-for-nye-2023/2430

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade – January 2024
Pearson Street, Fayetteville, NC
Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual parade in downtown Fayetteville. Starting on Person Street and ending on Winslow Avenue, the parade will feature school bands, churches, and civic groups. For more information: https://www.distinctlyfayettevillenc.com/events/annual-events-festivals/


Dec 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am
January 1 @ 5:00 pm