Self-guided tours to the Triangle’s best holiday light homes

A home on the Raleigh holiday lights tour | Photo by @builtstory

If you’re ready to hop in the car and take a tour of the Triangle homes with the best holiday lights, we’ve got you covered. Local blogger and tour creator Al Parker has teamed up with Built Storya self-guided tour marketplace founded by locals in Durham — to create two driving tours that take you across the Triangle + show some of the best holiday lights

How does it work?

On Built Story, anyone can create self-guided tours for anything in their community that is significant to local residents (cue the Triangle’s love for holiday lights). 

The Raleigh tours

How to get started 

  • Download the Built Story app; available for both iOS + Android
  • In the app, search “Raleigh.” 
  • Choose the Triangle tour you’d like to take.
  • Each tour costs $10. Once purchased, you can start, pause, stop + retake the self-guided tour for up to 30 days.  

Interested in checking out the South Durham Holiday Lights Tour, created by Sienna? Find it here.  

About the tour creator 

Al Parker is a NC native who enjoys researching history, legends, and lore of the Carolinas + Virginia. Active in historic preservation in Eastern NC, Parker has collected these Triangle display locations for the last ten years, with each tour having 20+ festive stops for you to enjoy. 

 A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Raleigh tour goes to support The Hope Center at Pullen — which connects young people aging out of foster care in Wake County with the resources + support they need for a successful transition to adulthood.