South Carolina Events October 09, 2022
by Robin Jarvis 5 More Christmas Light Displays In South Carolina That Are Positively Enchanting
There’s something about Christmas…it just brings out the very best in everyone! A few weeks ago we listed
13 Christmas Light Displays In South Carolina That Are Pure Magic. But you didn’t think that was ALL of them, did you? Of course not. Here are some of the best Christmas lights in South Carolina to light up your holiday and make every day seem like Christmas! Enjoy!
1. Holiday Lights on the River - Saluda Shoals Park - Columbia
largest drive-through light display in the midlands
will be open through December 31st. Look forward to more than a million lights and an all-new route this year! The lights are on from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The entrance for this event at Saluda Shoals Park is new this year.
You'll find the new entrance at 6071 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC 29212 (between Wendy's and Aldi).
Saluda Shoals Facebook page
for more information.
2. Upstate Holiday Lights Show at Greenville Pickens Speedway - Easley
Where to begin? Firstly there's a
30-minute light show
synchronized to favorite holiday tunes, but then you can scoot on over to the ice rink for a few twirls before heading over to the petting zoo
on your way
to SantaLand! Visit the
Upstate Holiday Lights Show event website
for costs, times and more information.
Greenville Pickens Speedway is located at 3800 Calhoun Memorial Hwy, Easley, SC 29640.
3. TNT Lights/Tommy & Tony's Holiday Lights - Mauldin, SC
*UPDATE: The organizers of this display took a break starting in 2017 and have not yet resumed the display. It's been stated on the
Display Facebook page
that there could be a comeback but there are currently no plans for one. The best thing to do is visit the Facebook page to check for additional updates. The last one was posted in 2020.
A recent update from the organizers of this annual display is that they WILL open as usual. And it IS well worth the wait. The rain has caused some delay and since this is a walk-through display they just want to make sure it's not too muddy for you. Expected opening dates are 12/8 - 1/1, but you should check
just to be sure there aren't any additional delays. It's a free event but donations are appreciated to help pay for the power bill. This is one residential lights display you do not want to miss!
TNT lights are located at 106 Shearbrook Drive, Mauldin, SC 29662.
4. Hopeland Gardens - Aiken
Christmas in Hopelands is a
magical walk-through lights display
featuring more than 100,000 lights in Aiken's beautiful Hopelands Gardens. Get in the spirit with nightly holiday entertainment and free refreshments. See the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame all decked out for Christmas and even meet Santa on select nights. You'll need to ride a shuttle to get to the Gardens for the event. The shuttle is free. More information on where and when to catch the shuttle can be found on the
Christmas in Hopelands event page
Hopelands Gardens is located at 135 Dupree Pl, Aiken, SC 29801. 5. Shadrack's Christmas - Simpsonville VIDEO
*UPDATE: Shadrack's is no longer operating in South Carolina.
Shadrack's is open in Simpsonville every night from dusk until 10:00 p.m. through January 8, 2017. Wow. A light show synchronized to Christmas music, Santa's Village, train rides, a merry-go-round, and so many more festive things. Find out costs and learn more
here. Shadrack's Christmas is located at 861 SE Main Street, Simpsonville SC 29681.
6. The Sound of Lights - Greenville, SC
*UPDATE: As of 2020, this display has ended.
Here's another private residence that pulls out all of the stops and this year is no exception. In spite of the rain this week, The Sound of Lights is up and running. It's a drive-by display that's synchronized to music. Look for lights to be on from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. through December 30, 2016, weather permitting, of course.
The Sound of Lights is located at 527 Sumter St., Greenville, SC. 7. Herbaclaus Lights - Greenville
*UPDATE: This display is no longer operating.
Also known as the "Dew Christmas Lights," this upstate residential display of lights gets bigger each year and is 65,000 lights synchronized to holiday music. Fun!
including closings due to weather.
Herbaclaus/Dew Christmas Lights are located at 230 Northbrook Way Greenville SC 29615.
8. The Lindsey's Christmas House -
The Lindsey's Christmas House is a tradition in the upstate. You haven't seen a residential display like this one before! According to their
you can feel free to get out and walk around, but keep your children near. Also, for the sake of the neighborhood, please enter from Trade Street, and if you park, then please park on the side of the road leaving room for other cars to pass. The Lindsey's House lights are on from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated on their Facebook page.
The Lindsey's Christmas house is located at 107 Rotan St., Greer, South Carolina.
It’s such a festive time of year! In case you missed that last article with 13 more light displays, you may want to
go back and read it now to find out about displays at Riverbanks Zoo, Brookgreen Gardens, James Island County Park, Hollywild Animal Park, Edisto Memorial Gardens, Shelter Cove, Roper Mountain, Old Santee Canal Park, Anderson Lights of Hope and Swan Lake/Iris Gardens.
These Christmas light events are a perfect place to gather the family for some “unplugged” fun – all pun intended!
Want more South Carolina-specific Christmas activities?
This Magical Road Trip Will Take You Through South Carolina’s Most Charming Christmas Towns. More in the mood for shopping? Here are 9 Christmas Stores In South Carolina You Must Visit.
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Best Christmas Lights In South Carolina
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What are the best drive-thru Christmas lights in South Carolina?
The largest drive-through lights in South Carolina is the Holiday Festival of Lights on James Island in the Charleston area, with more than 700 light displays and over 2 million sparkling lights. The Christmas House near Lake Bowen in Inman is another fabulous drive-thru for seeing lights, and it features a nativity scene and something new each year. Perhaps the most unique drive-thru of lights is the Hollywild Animal Park Safari Drive Through .
What are some fun things to do during Christmas in South Carolina?
Go shopping at the Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals in November in Myrtle Beach. Discover and make South Carolina’s favorite homemade Christmas cookie , which just may surprise you when you learn what it is! Take a ride on the Santa Express in Winnsboro.
What was the biggest snowfall in South Carolina?
In 1973, a blizzard hit the state and dropped 24 inches of snow in the midlands area, beginning on February 9 and lasting for three days. It’s referred to as the Blizzard of 1973 and is the worst in state history, even trapping some people inside their homes and claiming the lives of over ten people.