Carolina Lights


It's your moment for holiday winning memories!

Columbia’s downtown drive-through lights show,
located in the “Lexington Medical Center Fair Park”
at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. 

Pricing - BUY EARLY & SAVE

Cars – $15 until Dec. 3

Cars – $20 (Dec. 4 – 26)

Mini-Buses (9-25 passengers) – $35

Vehicles over 25 passengers – $70

Purchase passes online or at the gate
December 4 – December 26, 2021

Cash or credit card (VISA or MasterCard) are accepted at the gate.

Patrons may request a re-entry pass at the exit gate if they would like to drive-through the light show a second time on the same night. 

The light show will take place December 4 – 26, closed Christmas Day. 

Sunday-Thursday: 6pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 6pm- 10pm

Chocolate chip cookies and milk will be available for purchase!

Entry to the light show is at Gate 6 of the fairgrounds, 901 George Rogers Blvd.

As you drive through the light show, tune your radio to 88.9 FM and enjoy holiday music sync’d with the lights!

Monday, December 6 is Essential Workers Night!  All essential workers get 50% off of car admission at the gate (so $10 a car).

Be considerate and turn off your lights while driving through Carolina Lights.  But remember to turn them back on as you leave the fair park!

Passes purchased online are not for a specific date.  Your pass is valid for any one night Dec. 4 – 26 (closed Dec. 25).


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Columbia’s downtown drive-through light show – located at the fairgrounds.

December 4 – 26, 2021 ~ Closed Christmas Day

Save 25%, advance passes for cars may be purchased online September 8 – December 3.