“Carolina Lights” Holiday Drive-Through


South Carolina State Fair
1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC, USA


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


$20 per car, $25 mini-bus, $70 large bus

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Drive through this wonderful display, then stay the night in Cayce or West Columbia. We have plenty of hotel accommodations nearby this event (see our “Stay” page)! And, lots of restaurants, cafes, outdoor gardens, and more! Travel here for a day trip or long weekend, starting with this lights display!
The South Carolina State Fair will usher in the holiday season with its second annual drive-through holiday light show, Carolina Lights, Dec. 5-27, at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.
The drive-through light experience will feature more than 100 individual LED light displays along a mile-plus stretch in the fair’s “Lexington Medical Center Fair Park” at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.
The light display will feature favorites from last year along with several new displays. Guests will be delighted by 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 plus many more surprises.
The lights will run 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, and cash, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted.
Discount tickets are available for bulk purchases over 25 tickets. Companies interested in treating their employees during this difficult year should contact geninfo@scstatefair.org for more information or call 803-799-3387.
Patrons should 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 at scstatefair.com/ispy. There is also an online store to purchase fair memorabilia for the holidays.
For more information, visit scstatefair.org.

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