Holiday Lights

The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show!

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.  

NEW ENTRANCE for 2016!  
There's a brand new Holiday Lights entrance 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!  
Fun-filled family activities will be offered every night during Holiday Lights on the River. Visitors can:
•    Ride the Hayride shuttle to the Wetland Walking trail
•    Ride the Saluda Shoals train
•    Enjoy a laser light show along the wetland trail

•    Slide on the tube slide

•    New! Ice skate at the skating rink

•    Make a craft
•    Visit Santa's Claus'et Gift Shop
•    Roast marshmallows
•    Visit and have a photo with Santa (Dec. 9– 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 9th 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 right 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 Partners

Dates, Times and Location

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

  • Holiday Lights on the River - November 23-December 31, 2016, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail - open nightly from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Laser Light Show - open nightly from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • NEW!!  All new Tube Slide and Ice Skating Rink
  • Santa - December 9-23 only! 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Santa's Claus'et Gift Shop - Open nightly (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 6-10 p.m.

Holiday Lights Admission
Cars: $15; 15-Passenger Vans: $25; Buses: $40  
Activity Fees
Train Ride: $2.00 per person
Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail Hayride: $1 per person
S'mores: $2.00
3 marshmallows on a stick: $1.00
Soft Drinks: $1.00
Hot Chocolate: $1.00
Hot Cider: $1.00
Bottled Water: $1.00
Popcorn: $1.00

Get a Photo taken with Santa Dec. 9-23 Only!

Santa Photo