Electric Light Fantasy

2023 Electric Light Fantasy dates, times, and location


7-9 & 14-16



6pm, 7pm, 8pm

Electric Light Fantasy (ELF) is a holiday laser & music extravaganza. Set against the backdrop of gigantic spinning whirligigs, ELF is a unique, drive-in laser show synchronized to holiday music. Launched in December of 2020, the event was designed to draw residents and regional visitors to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Historic Downtown Wilson. 

The show has been a resounding success, with over 60% attendees driving from up to two hours outside of Wilson county to attend. Wilson Downtown Development and the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park &  Museum non-profit organizations were awarded the 2021 Award of Merit from the North Carolina Main Street Center for the BEST DOWNTOWN EVENT OR EVENT SERIES statewide for Electric Light Fantasy. 

Presenting Sponsor
Wilson County Tourism Development Authority

Wilson Energy