Tickets must be purchased online this year. Your ticket is valid for a one-time use any night of the festival; tickets are not date-specific.

  • $10 for personal vehicles (standard cars/vans)
  • $25 for sprinter vans, trailblazers, and conversion vans
  • $50 for buses and motorcoaches
  • 20% of the proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County

Lake Julian Festival of Lights has become a tradition for many mountain families and visitors. Visitors are invited to watch the lights twinkle over the lake and to turn on Rewind 100.3, the local station playing holiday hits from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus) is spreading rapidly in our community. Since COVID-19 can spread easily in close spaces, limit those riding in your car to only your immediate household members when attending drive-thru events this holiday season.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights takes place nightly from December 1-23 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Please check our Facebook page for information on closings due to winter weather.


Venue Details
Lake Julian Park
406 Overlook Road Extension, Arden, North Carolina, 28704, United States
Buncombe County Recreation Services: Connect Communities. Preserve Culture. Change Lives.