≡ Menu

Christmas Lights in Windsor- It’s Magic

Christmas lights in Windsor – you can see the glow from half a mile away!

Magical Christmas lights in eastern NC for young and old | www.chloesblog.bigmill.com/christmas-lights-in-windsor-nc/

People come from everywhere to the small eastern North Carolina town of Windsor just to see these lights. Folks turn off their headlighs and drive slowly through the lighted arches, past elves and santas, angels and reindeer, cut-out critters and blow-up scenes – and lots of lights, up in the trees, on the scenes. It is almost too much to see at one time.

Some nights real elves are there, chatting with the folks. I talked to one, very nice chap. 

It takes Herman and Therman, and sometimes Sherman three months to put up all the characters and scenes – it takes two months to take them down.

Christmas lights in Windsor, NC by Herman, Therman & Sherman Hoggard | www.chloesblog.bigmill.com/christmas-lights-in-windsor-nc/

The Hoggard triplets began this loving project in 1997 as a tribute to Therman’s daughter. (Pictured above – Herman & Therman…or is it Therman & Herman?)

Herman does the painting of all the scenes; each year new decorations are added. They leave most of them up all year.  And their December electricity bill often tops $5,000 – they pay it gladly – there is a box for donations.

Magical Christmas lights in eastern NC for young and old | www.chloesblog.bigmill.com/christmas-lights-in-windsor-nc/

I have read  that this is one of the largest private Christmas light displays in the country – easy to believe with over 450,000 lights!

Starting the day after Thanksgiving, the magic of the lights begins – they will glow every night until New Year’s.

https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/christmas-lights-in-windsor-nc/


View Larger Map

DISTANCES FROM:

116 miles east of Raleigh, NC
90 miles south of Norfolk, VA
23 miles south of Edenton, NC
82 miles west of Manteo, NC (Outer Banks)
18 miles north of Big Mill Bed & Breakfast in Williamston, NC 252-792-8787

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Event: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. beginning the day after Thanksgiving through January 1st;  Phone:  252-794-4277  Bertie County Chamber of Commerce

Author: Chloe Tuttle

I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.

You Might Also Like

Homemade Eggnog Recipe – Yes, it is safe! Eggnog is the perfect holiday toddy National Public Radio (NPR) wanted proof, so they got some scientists to test the recipe. These scientists added ...
North Carolina Road Food – Mom and Pop Diner... Remember the Mom and Pop restaurants that were in every town? Well, we still have 'em here in eastern North Carolina. Take a ride with me to find the...
Sans Souci Ferry – A Fun Way to Cross the Ca... The Sign Says it Best:  "Blow horn for ferry." See the tiny house across the river? That is the other ferry dock. The San Souci Cable Ferry cross...
Sunnyside Oyster Bar in Eastern North Carolina If you like oysters, you cannot miss a trip to the Sunnyside Oyster Bar in Williamston, North Carolina. It is one of the few authentic raw bars in the...