Oct. 12-23, 2022


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. 


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.   (This opportunity does end 15 minutes before closing each 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!

Patrons are asked to always stay inside your vehicles.

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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Alex Outen
USC – Columbia
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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.

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