Holiday Light Displays Near Spartanburg

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Are you looking for the best places near Spartanburg to see holiday lights? This list includes all of the local mega-light displays, light displays large enough to drive to see, and even some local homes that deck it out for Christmas Griswold style. Do you know of a Spartanburg holiday light display that we need to add? Let us know!

Christmas Lights in Spartanburg

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Drive-Through Holiday Lights

Holiday Light Safari at Hollywild runs November 15, 2019 – January 4, 2020 from 6 pm – 9 pm. $6 per person (children under 24 months are free).

Anderson Christmas Lights opens Thanksgiving Day at 5:30 pm through December 23rd. All vehicles are $10.

Upstate Holiday Light Show at the Greenville Pickens Speedway runs November 28, 2019 – December 31, 2019. $25 per car, minivan, truck, or SUV.

2019 Festival of Trees – Come see the holiday trees on display in December 2019 at multiple hotels in downtown Greenville. FREE

Holiday Light Tour with Spartanburg Trolley – 2019 Information TBA

Lighting Ceremonies and Displays

Dickens of a Christmas – The giant Christmas tree at Denny’s Plaza in downtown Spartanburg is lit at the conclusion of Dickens of a Christmas held on December 3, 2019 from 6 – 9 pm.

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Greer City Park – December 6, 2019 from 5 pm – 8 pm. This family-friendly event also includes a visit from Santa.

Christmas Lighting at Bob Jones University –  Taking place on December 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm, this annual outdoor carol sing features the lighting of 100,000 lights during the singing of O Holy Night. FREE

Chanukah on Main Menorah Lighting – December 22, 2019 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm. 2018 event included hot latkes & doughnuts, activities and crafts for kids in addition to lighting a giant menorah! More details for 2019 will be coming!

Spectacular Home Light Displays

The Christmas House – A local favorite, this family welcomes visitors to see their home Christmas light display nightly during the season. Plan for traffic! It is open for viewing from Thanksgiving through December 31, 2019.

We know there are other fantastic homes with amazing lights in the Spartanburg area! Let us know so we can add them to this list.

Light Displays Worth the Drive

Winter Lights at NC Arboretum (November 22, 2019 – January 4, 2020) Open nightly from 6 pm – 10 pm. This beautiful light display event tends to sell out, so purchase tickets in advance! Priced individually at $18 for those 12 years and older, $12 children 5 – 11, and children 4 and under are free.

Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway – (November 22, 2019 – January 5, 2020) Prices vary depending on the day and you pay per vehicle. In addition to 3 million lights, there is also a Christmas village to explore.

Carowinds WinterFest – (Select nights November 24, 2019 – December 31, 2019) Guests can enjoy the theme park rides as well as enjoy 5 million lights, Christmas displays, and holiday entertainment. Tickets start at $26.

Holiday Lights on the River in Columbia (November 27, 2019 – December 31, 2019) Over a million lights on the 2-mile loop of the park. Includes a laser light show, hayrides, zip-line, Santa, and more. $20 per vehicle.

Christmas Town, USA in McAdenville, NC (December 2, 2019 – December 26, 2019) – This nearby town decks out completely for Christmas. You can either park and walk around the town or drive through (the 1.3 miles takes approximately 30-40 minutes to drive through). The lights are on nightly from 5:30 – 9:30 pm (Mon-Fri) and 5:30  -11 (Sat-Sun).

Where’s your favorite place to view Christmas lights?

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Jennifer relocated to Spartanburg seven years ago, and now spends her days working from home and taking care of her two kids. She loves this area because we can go from rural areas to urban areas to the mountains within an hour. Her favorite things to do with her kids are using their imaginations and visiting Spartanburg County local libraries. Follow Jennifer at

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