Electric Light Fantasy

In 2020, COVID-19 restrictions did not allow for the traditional Christmas Parade.

Wilson Downtown Development Corporation

and the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

created an exciting NEW holiday tradition for 2021 and the future…




Drive-In Holiday Laser and Music Extravaganza

Imagine colorful laser beams dancing across the sky to a backdrop of gigantic spinning whirligigs.
Add in holiday music, a little synchronization, and you have an extravaganza of sight and sound named
Electric Light Fantasy…or ELF for short!

Wilson Downtown Development,
the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park & Museum,
and Emerald Owl Productions
 created this first-of-its-kind holiday feast for the eyes and ears
to provide families with a safe and exciting NEW holiday tradition.

Follow Historic Downtown Wilson and the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park on Facebook and Instagram for news about the 2021 show!


Find a full directory of shops and restaurants, and calendar of activities at HistoricDowntownWilson.com.


For logistical questions, contact Jeff Bell,
Executive Director, Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park at whirligigpark @wilsonnc.org.

For media and promotional requests , contact Susan Kellum,
Downtown Marketing & Communications Specialist at skellum@wilsonnc.org.