Holiday Lights

The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show! Brought to you in partnership with Lexington Medical Center

Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Take a journey through colorful lights and over 400 animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create lasting family memories this year at Holiday Lights on the River.  

Holiday Lights will enter off St. Andrews Road!  All Holiday Lights traffic will enter Saluda Shoals Park at the east entrance located between Wendy's and Aldi at 6071 St. Andrews Road and exit onto Bush River Road. Holiday Lights visitors will enjoy an all new route this year.  There will be no Holiday Light entrance on Bush River Road.  

Holiday Lights Activities Every Night! (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas)
Fun-filled family activities offered at Holiday Lights on the River include:

  • Hayride shuttle to the Wetland Walking trail
  • Saluda Shoals train
  • A laser light show along the wetland trail
  • Tube slide
  • Crafts
  • Santa's Claus'et Gift Shop
  • Roast marshmallows
  • Visits and photos with Santa (Dec. 8– 23 only)

Nominal fees ($1-$10) for activities apply with Holiday Lights admission.

Visits and Photos with Santa

Santa will be visiting Holiday Lights December 8th to December 23rd. A professional photographer will be available for photos with Santa. Photography fees and Holiday Lights admission apply.  

Holiday Lights Admission
$15/car; $25/15-passenger van; $40/bus

Holiday Lights on the River is a magical experience you won't want to miss!


Saluda Shoals Park’s East entrance is conveniently located at 6071 St. Andrews Rd. just off Interstate 26, northwest of Columbia.

From Columbia, take I-26 West going towards Spartanburg.  Take Exit #104, Piney Grove Rd. and turn left.  Follow Piney Grove Road to St. Andrews Rd. and turn right onto St. Andrews Rd. Make an immediate left between Wendy’s and Aldi and proceed straight into the Park’s East entrance at 6071 St. Andrews Rd.

From Interstate 20-Exit at Bush River Road. Turn west on Bush River and continue to the traffic light at St. Andrews Road. Turn left onto St. Andrews Road, then left between Wendy's and Aldi and proceed straight into the Park’s East entrance at 6071 St. Andrews Rd.
Contact Us
Call 803-772-3903 for additional Holiday Lights information!

Holiday Lights Sponsorship Information

Holiday Lights Partners

Dates, Times and Location

Saluda Shoals Park, East Entrance,  6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC

  • Holiday Lights on the River - November 22-December 31, 2017, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Activities offered nightly except Thanksgiving, Christmas eve and Christmas
  • Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail
  • Laser Light Show - open nightly
  • All new Tube Slide
  • Santa - December 8-23 only! 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Santa's Claus'et Gift Shop and Sweet Shop - Open nightly (except Thanksgiving and Christmas eve and Christmas) from 6-10 p.m.

Holiday Lights Admission
Cars: $15; 15-Passenger Vans: $25; Buses: $40  
Activity Fees
Train Ride: $2/per person

Hayride Shuttle to Wetland: $1/per person

Tube Slide: $2/per slide; $10/all you can slide pass

S'mores: $2.00
3 marshmallows on a stick: $1.00
Soft Drinks: $1.00
Hot Chocolate: $1.00
Hot Cider: $1.00

Coffee: $2.00
Bottled Water: $1.00
Popcorn: $1.00

Get a Photo taken with Santa Dec. 8-23 Only!

Santa Photo