Holiday Lights on the River Opens at Saluda Shoals Park | Arts & Culture
The holiday season has finally arrived and what better way to enjoy the spirit of the season than taking a magical ride through a winter wonderland of light displays and beautifully animated scenes during Holiday Lights on the River. Beginning November 23rd and running nightly through December 31st, families and friends will have the opportunity to experience the sparkle of over a million lights and a variety of other fun winter activities as Saluda Shoals Park is transformed into a magical wonderland.
In addition to the enchanting light displays, there will also be the Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail! Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the lights along the boardwalk in the Saluda Shoals Wetland Preserve and see nature come to life in lights with jumping frogs, birds, butterflies and much more. Traditional favorites include the Dazzling Dancing Forest—dancing, lighted trees, and snowflakes all synchronized to classical and whimsical holiday music; a three dimensional Victorian Village complete with carolers; Star and Stripes, a tribute to our armed forces; and the Twelve Days of Christmas in lights. Holiday Lights on the River, the Midland’s largest Drive-Through Lights display attracts more than 50,000 visitors each year.
As another element of Holiday Lights, designated dates will have additional activities as they are apart of the Nights of Wonder. Join us December 16th-23rd only for eight fun-filled evenings of family activities. Take a ride on the Red-Nose Express Hayride, or enjoy a classical trip through the lights in a horse-drawn carriage in the Saluda Shoals Choo-Choo. Try out downhill tubing without the snow on the Winter Wonder Ride, warm-up and roast some marshmallows on a stick or create a fun holiday craft to take home! You can also visit and have your photo made with Santa each evening during the Nights of Wonder.
Opening to the public on November 23, Holiday Lights on the River will run every night through December 31st from 6:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. Admission is $10 per car, $20 per 15-passenger van and $35 per bus. Additional information is available by calling 803-772-3903 or online at www.icrc.net.
Holiday Lights on the River is a magical holiday experience you won't want to miss!