Carolina Lights

Carolina Lights


South Carolina State Fairgrounds

1200 Rosewood Dr
Columbia, SC 29201


December 5, 2020 - December 27, 2020
6-9pm Sun-Thurs; 6-10pm Fri-Sat

Event Details

Motorists will have the opportunity to drive-through the light experience, featuring more than 100 individual LED light displays along a mile-plus stretch, at the fair’s Lexington Medical Center Fair Park.

“Last year, when we debuted our drive-through holiday light show, we had no idea we were having a COVID-19 friendly event,” said South Carolina State Fair manager, Nancy Smith. “As we all find ways to safely celebrate the spirit and joy of the holiday season, we are excited to bring back this beautiful downtown light show for our community.”

Several new displays, along with favorites from 2019 can be seen during the drive-thru. Scenes include bits from the Twelve Days of Christmas, a nativity scene, a dancing field of Christmas trees, a 25-foot-tall Frosty, the three wise men, a tunnel of lights, a sea serpent, dinosaurs, Santa Claus and more holiday favorties.

Lights will operate from 6-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The light show will be closed on Christmas Day.

Admission is $20 for cars, $35 for mini-buses (9-24 passengers) and $70 for vehicles with 25 or more passengers. Payment will be made at the gate upon arrival. Discount tickets are available for bulk purchases (over 25 tickets).

Motorists will enter at Gate 6 on George Rogers Boulevard. To ensure safety and control the flow of traffic, visitors will not be allowed to exit their vehicles.

Guests can tune their radios to music that synchronizes with the lights. An iSpy scavenger hunt is available online.

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