The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through South Carolina That Will Take You To 7 Magical Destinations

The holiday season is always brimming with fun, family-oriented activities… so much so that it may be hard to tie them all together into a cohesive fun-filled day everyone can enjoy. What better way to kick off the season than to hop in the car and take a Christmas road trip through South Carolina? From Christmas shopping to a festival of lights that USA Today named among the best holiday light shows in America, this Christmas-themed road trip promises to kick off your holiday season with flair. Christmas in South Carolina has never been so fun.

How do you usually kick off the holiday season and what are your favorite things to do at Christmas in South Carolina? Any plans for a Christmas road trip? Let us know!

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Christmas Lights Road Trip In South Carolina

November 02, 2019

What city has the best Christmas lights in South Carolina?

What city has the best Christmas lights in South Carolina? It's a tough call, but the City of Charleston pulls out all of the stops each year with the largest drive-through lights display in South Carolina, plus added walk-through activities to extend the fun after driving through the more than two-mile loop of light displays. For more information, see the article above.

What is the one best light display in South Carolina?

Another one of the best light displays in South Carolina, the Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia, features more than 400 displays visitors drive through, and even more displays on a walk-through lighted trail and other fun activities for the entire family.

But for the absolute BEST light display during the holidays, you'll want to score many sought-after tickets for the Nights of a Thousand Candles event at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Marvel at the twinkling lights throughout the gardens, sip hot chocolate, witness the nightly tree lighting ceremony, and more while enjoying Brookgreen's special holiday event.

What else can I do around the holidays in South Carolina?

For more things to do around the holidays in South Carolina, head to Rock Hill, where the Old Town transforms each year into ChristmasVille with events galore and a multi-day visit from Santa. There are so many things to see and do in ChristmasVille everyone is sure to have a wonderful time!