Lake Linda's Christmas Lights - Carolina Country

Lake Linda's Christmas Lights

By Leah Chester-Davis

Lake Linda's Christmas Lights

218 Old House Road, Hampstead  |  910-279-3892   | Facebook 

“Let your light shine” seems to be Mike and Tonia Register’s mantra. What started as this couple’s desire to brighten the holidays with a few Christmas lights 11 years ago has turned into a holiday extravaganza.

Lake Linda’s Christmas Lights is so big that many people think it’s put on by the local municipality. The holiday lights display is synchronized to music and brightens not only the holidays for the Surf City area, it has captured national attention. Two years ago, ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” showcased the popular and fun Christmas wonderland. The Registers, along with their friends and family, plan all year. Santa often visits to add to the merriment, and thousands visit from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, from dusk to 10 p.m. on weeknights, and to 10:30 p.m. on weekends. The light display is free, but donations are accepted. You can drive through or, for the optimal experience, walk through.

“Everything about it is amazing! The lights are spectacular, and every year there is a little something different or new. They do it for the people and the community.”

—Patty Foley, RockyPoint, a member of Four County EMC

About the Author

Carolina Country Contributing Editor Leah Chester-Davis loves to explore North Carolina. Her business, Chester-Davis Communications (, specializes in food, farm, gardening and lifestyle brands and organizations.

Comments (2)

  • Love going to watch the lights with our 2-grandsons and watching how their eyes lite up watching everything. They love walking the path.

    SMITH, Anita |
    October 28, 2022 |

  • My Kids and I enjoyed that awesome place. That's awesome! Thanks to this lovely couple to make us happy with it.

    Beraly Briceno |
    January 07, 2023 |

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