Lights Before Christmas

Lights Before Christmas


Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210


December 3, 2020 - December 30, 2020

Event Details

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition.

More than one-million twinkling lights.

Countless decorative images.

Holly Jolly Christmas Parade.(through December 23)

Animated Story Tree.

Nightly visits with Santa.(starts at 6:00pm through December 23)

Enjoy warm memories and holiday cheer around the Jingle Bell Bonfire.


Hot cocoa, s’mores, and other festive foods available for purchase.

While you may spot a few night owls during Lights, most of our residents will be off-exhibit to catch some zzz’s.

Lights displays and operating schedules are subject to change without notice.

Ticket Sales All Riverbanks members receive one free visit with a valid membership.


Guest passes will not be accepted.

Scheduled 2020 Dates

NOVEMBER 21-22, 25, 27-29
DECEMBER 2-6, 9-13, 16-23, 26-30

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