Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Journey through more than two miles of lights featuring over 400 colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create lasting family memories this year at Holiday Lights on the River. Read more here.
A Very Berry Christmas
Now – Friday Jan 1, 2021
Main Street is all aglow as the City of Newberry sparkles brightly with lighted trees, holiday scenes, and Newberry’s beloved Community Christmas Tree, which is covered in thousands of colorful bulbs, strung with garland, and surrounded by large hand-painted boxed gifts! When you head to Newberry this season to enjoy the lights, look for signage with their QR codes that will enhance your experience! Scan with your smartphone and
watch videos of carolers singing, story-telling and more! Visit the website here
Friday Nov 27 – Thursday Dec 24
Dutch Square Center welcomes the “big guy” to the mall on Friday! Free! Bring your own camera and take your own pics of Santa (safely behind plexiglass) and your children on a bench in front of glass.Check out Santa’s dates and hours on Facebook! And do some shopping while you’re at the mall! Gifting galore!
Fantasy of Lights
Tuesday Dec 1 – Thursday Dec 31
South Carolina’s largest FREE Christmas light display! 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. For hours and more information, visit their
The Nutcracker Video Experience 2020!
Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet
This year enjoy this local favorite from the comfort of your own living room or desktop! Once again, Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will put on the largest production of The Nutcracker in the Midlands! Most performers, most hand-sewn costumes, most scenery and real snow! They will be taping the performance so that you may enjoy it safely. For details visit their website, follow them on Facebook or Instagram or call 803-771-6303.
The 29th Annual Christmas in Hopelands event will transform Hopelands Gardens in Aiken, South Carolina December 1-23, and 26 -27 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Guests can spend time with family as they stroll through Hopelands Gardens, taking in the sights of the holiday season. This enchanting walk-through exhibit
features over two miles of lighted pathways and illuminated displays. With over 100,000 twinkling lights in the peaceful setting of Hopelands Gardens, this event is a favorite holiday tradition among families. The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and the Rye Patch Stables will be open and decorated for visitors to enjoy. The event is free, donations accepted. There are some changes this year due to COVID. Get all the info here.
Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at These Local Farms!
Nothing smells like Christmas as a fresh cut tree and greenery! Start a family tradition this year. Visit one or these local farms to cut your own! Get all the info here.
Holiday Market on Main
Friday Nov 27 – Sunday Nov 29
The Soda City Market folks bring a new holiday market to Main Street. You’ll find local artists and vendors with holiday wares as well as music, lights, food and more!More here.
Lights Before Christmas
Various Dates Now – Dec 30
Riverbanks Zoo magically morphs into a winter wonderland! Bring your family to this beautiful way to experience the zoo together! Your kids will cherish the memories made under sparkling lights! See this and our info on ten holiday light events here.
11th Annual Country Christmas
Saturday Dec 5 – Sunday Dec 6
Looking for a unique gift for someone special? Need a hostess gift, a pie for a neighbor or Christmas decor items? Old McCaskill’s Farm is once again hosting this wonderful trunk show, where you’ll find amazing foods, jewelry, baked goods, decor, wool products and much more! Come hungry – concessions available!
This year support your local favorite arts organization, now more than ever! They are struggling but are doing their best to stay alive. They can’t do it without us! Some are having virtual performances, some are offering live performances with COVID precautions, but all are celebrating the season… read more.
Spending Thanksgiving Alone This Year?
This year seems like a wash when it comes to the holidays, especially if you’re having to spend it by yourself or with just your immediate family. Why not plan a day you’ll look forward to? For some suggestions, click here.
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