Christmas Lights in the Midlands 2022

Main Street Lights Newberry

Friday Nov 18 – Sunday Jan 1

Main Street will be all aglow when the City of Newberry sparkles brightly with lighted trees, holiday scenes, and Newberry’s beloved Community Christmas Tree. Details here.

Lights Before Christmas – Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Select Evenings Saturday Nov 19 – Friday Dec 30, 2021

Experience Columbia’s longest-running holiday tradition as the Zoo is lit up in nearly 1 million twinkling lights! 5pm – 9pm. More here.

Fireflies Holiday Lights

Saturday Nov 19 – Sunday Dec 31 (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days)

This holiday season, Segra Park will be decked out with over one million LED lights, featuring 10 themed areas. Holiday shopping, kids crafts and activities, and incredible holiday-themed food and drinks will take place during the event throughout the winter. Santa Claus and Mason, the Fireflies mascot, will be on-hand for select evenings throughout the 42 nights of lights. More here.

Children’s Garden Christmas Walk – Orangeburg

Monday Nov 21 – Sunday Jan 1

Over 60 still and animated displays await you on the Children’s Garden Chrismas, a drive-through display along Riverside Drive through the Gardens. Get out of your vehicle and enjoy another 40 displays along the Kid’s Walk! More here.

Holiday Lights on the River – Saluda Shoals Park

Wednesday November 23 – Saturday December 31

Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in millions of sparkling lights and colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Holiday Lights activities (included with admission): tube slide, hayride, and laser light show. Santa’s Claus’et Gift Shop will be open for holiday shopping. Concession, beer and wine will be available for purchase. 6pm – 10pm. 6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC. (Saluda Shoals Park East) More at

Lisznyai Christmas House

Thursday Nov 24 – Sunday Jan 1

Located in Spring Valley Subdivision at 725 Formby Drive, Columbia, SC 29223. 5:30pm – 10:30pm each evening. Donations received go to Make-A-Wish Foundation. More on Facebook.

Night of 1000 Lights

Thursday Dec 1

Enjoy walking our downtown streets lined with luminaries. Downtown shops will be open late! There will be carolers, elves and Santa himself. Enjoy the holiday festivities in Downtown Aiken where there’s something for everyone. Get the details.

Annual Downtown Tree Lighting

Friday Dec 2

Hosted by the City of Aiken. This free event will take place on Newberry Street in Historic Downtown Aiken. We will kick-off the holiday season with a live musical performance, a special hello from Santa, and a countdown to the lighting of the singing Christmas tree. Details here.

Fantasy of Lights – Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter

Thursday Dec 1 – Saturday Dec 31

Holiday cheer arrives in Sumter with the opening of the annual Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights. For the entire month of December, the gardens come alive with a display of twinkling holiday imagery created by more than one million lights. The Pilot Club’s floating Christmas tree is an annual favorite, along with Santa’s Village*, angels and characters of song and story. More here.

Christmas in Cayce Drive-Thru

Friday Dec 2 – Sunday Dec 31

Beginning on Friday, December 2nd and continuing through the end of the year, visitors can ride or stroll through Cayce City Hall grounds and enjoy the magic of thousands of twinkling lights and Christmas music. Christmas in Cayce is sponsored by several local partners, so all events are free! More here.

Carolina Lights

Saturday – Monday Dec 3 – 26 (Closed Christmas Day)

The South Carolina State Fair will usher in the holiday season with its 4th annual downtown drive-through holiday light show. It will feature more than 100 individual LED light displays along an expanded route in the Lexington Medical Center Fair Park at the S.C. State Fairgrounds. The light display will feature favorites from last year along with several new displays. More here.

Christmas in Hopelands – Hopelands Gardens, Aiken

Saturday Dec 10 – Thursday Dec 22

This enchanting walk-through exhibit features over two miles of lit pathways and holiday displays. Over 100,000 twinkling lights create the perfect backdrop for special holiday memories with friends and family. Get the details.

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