12-12 | Get in the Spirit with Holiday Lights on the River

There are so many exciting holiday events happening each day here in Columbia, SC. From lights at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to our Famously Hot New Year celebration, the options are unlimited.

One of our favorite events is Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park running now until Dec. 31 from 6-10 p.m. daily. The park is ablaze with more than a million sparkling lights synchronized to classical and whimsical holiday music.

Animated lights, three-dimensional Victorian Village, Old Man Winter and Twelve Days of Christmas displays will be on display as visitors drive down a two-mile look of the park.

In addition to the light show, you can take a stroll or take a hayride along the boardwalk through the Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail, enjoy a laser lights show, slide down the Winter Wonderland Ride and visit Santa’s Claus’et Gift Shop.

Cost of admission starts at $15 for cars, $25 for 15-passenger vans and $40 for buses.

Photo Credit: Robert Clark

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