South Carolina is a state located in the southeastern region of United States. It is bordered by North Carolina to the north, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
Columbia is the capital and the largest city of South Carolina.
Other big cities and towns in South Carolina include – Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill, Greenville, Summerville, Hilton Head Island, Spartanburg, Florence, Goose Creek, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, Anderson, Lexington, Aiken, Sumter, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in South Carolina include – Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Harbison State Forest, Lake Wylie, Table Rock State Park, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in South Carolina :
In the capital city of Columbia, Holiday Lights on the River will take place at Saluda Shoals Park from Thanksgiving till New Year’s Eve.
The park will come alive for the holiday season with more than a million sparkling lights, featuring over 400 themed, animated light displays on a two-mile loop of the Park! There are family-friendly fun including hayrides, craft activities and visits with Santa.
Riverbanks Zoo in Colombia will celebrate the holiday season with “Lights Before Christmas” – Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition with nearly one million twinkling lights! You can also see countless animated images and daily Santa will come to see everyone visiting in the Zoo.
Every year for the holiday season, the City of Columbia’s Main Street ICE Opens on the Thanksgiving Day. Come with your family and friends to the Boyd Plaza where Main Street ICE is located.
In Charleston, the holiday season is celebrated with the Charleston Holiday Festival of Lights where millions of lights adorn a three-mile driving tour which has over 750 holiday displays. Apart from this other attractions include Santa’s Village, train rides, carousel rides, gingerbread houses and many more activities.
The Charleston Christmas Parade takes place on first Sunday in the month of December.
The Annual Holiday Parade of Boats will be held in Charleston Harbor on second Saturday in the month of December.
Citadel Mall in Charleston, South Carolina – one of the largest shopping malls in the state, will host a month of pictures with Santa!
Mt. Pleasant Towne Center will offer various events across the holiday center including Holiday Gift Drive, Lights Up event featuring spectacular laser light show, train rides, live musical performance, Thanksgiving Events, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Click with St. Nick, etc.
In the city of Anderson, a million multi-colored light display – benefits local charities in the Christmas Gift Light Festival at the Anderson Civic Center/Education Center. This event will feature more than 3.5 million Christmas lights and a Santa village spread across a 45 acre park.
In Sumter, more than a million lights will illuminate Swan Lake-Iris Gardens in the Swan Lake Iris Gardens Fantasy of Lights. Other events include visits to Santa, holiday entertainment and various other activities.
Charleston’s Middleton Place will be illuminated with starlight, torchlight and candlelight for the holidays. Apart from this there will be exhibitions of 19th century Christmas traditions, carriage rides and tours of the museum.
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special is one of the Top attraction in Myrtle Beach during the holiday season.
The Hollywild Animal Park in Wellford celebrates the holiday season with the “Holiday Lights Safari” with millions of twinkling lights, dazzling holiday themes, light sculptures, a life-sized Nativity spread across the 100 acres of the park housing close to 500 animals. You drive your own vehicle through nearly 100 acres of this magically decorated park.
On second Thursday of December, Night of 1000 Lights event takes place in downtown Aiken with Santa’s elves coming out on the luminary lined streets.
In Moncks Corner, you can enjoy the The Season Holiday Driving Tour to see the animated light displays that wind through the Old Santee Canal Park and Santee Cooper’s headquarters.
The Hilton Head Island celebrates the holiday season with Dove Street Festival of Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Centre with over 75,000 lights and a 30ft tall illuminated christmas tree.
The annual Florence Festival of Lights will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sundays evenings for the first three weekends in December. Get mesmorized by the beauty of the holiday lights as you drive through Hoffmeyer Place.
The annual Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade takes place in downtown Lugoffon second Saturday in the month of December.
The Town of Elgin, South Carolina celebrates the holiday season with the Annual Catfish Stomp Festival offering a Christmas parade, children’s activities, gospel singing, and lots of mouth-watering Catfish Stew top off the fun.
The annual Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade takes place on first Sunday in the month of December in downtown Murrells Inlet.
The Folly Beach Christmas Parade takes place on second Saturday in the month of December.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!