November 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Cars: $8
Shuttle buses, mini-buses, 12-15 passenger vans: $15′

“Tickets are only available on site on the night of the tour.”

The N.C. Transportation Museum will host a holiday light show, N.C. Transportation Museum In Lights: A Drive Thru Experience.  This first ever museum offering will allow visitors to enjoy this historic site, illuminated by thousands of holiday lights, all from the comfort of their car.

The museum’s historic structures and antique railroading equipment will be part of the scenery, shining like never before.

This 1.25 mile drive-thru experience is available for just $8 per car or $15 for 12-15 passenger vans, mini-buses or shuttle buses.  Price includes tax.  Members will receive a special voucher to enjoy this experience free of charge.

The museum’s Gift Station will be open during the tour, offering a great opportunity to support the museum and take care of your holiday shopping at the same time.

You can get your picture made with Santa (in a socially distanced fashion) and enjoy s’mores at the Gift Station.

N.C. Transportation Museum In Lights: A Drive Thru Experience will be offered from 6-9pm on the following dates: Nov. 20-22, 27-29, Dec. 4-6, 10-13, 15-23, 26-30.


  • Cars will enter the property at 1 Samuel Spencer Drive and exit from the south end of the property onto Hwy 70/US29
  • No motorcoaches
  • No riding in pick-up truck beds, rear doors of vans and SUVs must remain closed
  • This is a drive-thru only event, admission to the museum is not included