When we were children, some of our favorite holiday memories were made in the back seat of a car on cold nights riding around with family as we drove around looking at Christmas lights. While there have been some mild nights lately, it will get cold again and those nights are always good for a warm car ride to take the kids around to look at Christmas lights.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite drive by and drive through Christmas light displays around the upstate! Take a look at our list, pack a thermos or two of hot cocoa and head on out to the car to get to this year’s best holiday lights!
Upstate Holiday Light Show- Greenville-Pickens Speedway
Open through New Year’s Eve and showing off 32 million lights this year, this is a drive through that you don’t want to miss! This drive through light show opens each night at 6 pm and is open every day of the week. Be sure to check their site for hours and ticket prices. Find them at: 3800 Calhoun Memorial Hwy, Easley, SC
Light People of Pelzer
This stop has been a family favorite for many years! through Dec 19 Fre- Sun 7-9 , you’ll see the Light People of Pelzer out dancing as you drive by slowly. Find them at : 112 Lebby Street, Pelzer, SC.
Drive Through Lights Anderson
This drive through light show started on December 1st of this year and will on the weekends of Dec 10-11 and Dec 17-18 from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm. You’ll be greeted by live Who-ville characters and Santa as you drive through and enjoy the beautiful lights! Find this light display at: 233 Bowen Dr. Anderson SC
Lights of Hope- Anderson
While you’re here, stop for a bit to warm by the fire and roast marshmallows, grab a cup of hot cocoa and visit with Santa. Lights of Hope in Anderson began this year’s light show on Thanksgiving and will run through Dec 25, they open each night at 5:30 pm. This drive through light display utilizes over 3 million lights in nearly 300 displays. Check the site for hours and ticket information. Find them here: 150 Rose Valley Blvd, Anderson, SC 29625
The Magical Music Holiday Light Show- Seneca
The Magical Musical Light Show will be open each night through New Year’s Eve from 5:30-10 pm. If you’re interested in seeing Santa, you’ll want to come on a Friday or Saturday night. There’s also marshmallows to be roasted, hot cocoa and children can ride on the Spirit of Seneca. Find them: Downtown Seneca
Lights of Bethel Greenville
Once you’re at the church, please tune to 88.9 FM to listen to the synchronized holiday music. Find them: 403 Sulphur Springs Rd Greenville SC 29617
Christmas on Kwikway
This family in Simpsonville does an amazing job with the lights every year! You can drive by to see their lights daily and can check their Facebook site for updates. Find them here: 6 Kwikaway Ct Simpsonville, SC 29680
Anthony’s Family Lights- I’m Dreaming of a Whitemarsh Christmas
While you’re in Simpsonville, swing over to see this light display as well! You can check their Facebook site for updates. Find them here: 902 Whitemarsh Ave, Simpsonville SC 29680 ( Lost River subdivision)
Peck Family Christmas Lights
This annual display in Moore is back for another year with lights that will be on through New Year’s Eve each evening from 6 pm to 11 pm. Drive by this light display from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve located in Moore. Tune to 89.1 while you’re driving by. Address: at 119 Crosshill Rd Moore SC 29369
Wonderland on School St- Duncan
Drive through the Wonderland on School Street in Duncan to see their lights and see Santa while there! Address: 380 School St Duncan 29334
Hollywild Animal Park
Hollywild Animal Park opened their holiday lights season in mid-November and will run through January first. Each night, the lights start at 6 pm. Although Santa’s Village won’t be open this year, you’re family will have the chance to ride through the Enchanted Deer Forest, feed animals and see Santa before you leave! Check their site for ticket information. Address: 2325 Hampton Rd, Wellford SC 296385
We hope that you’ll have fun with your family as you’re out this year driving around to look at Christmas lights. Have an amazing time making memories and spending time with the kiddos in the car, they’ll look back on these nights for years to come! Be sure to tell us which light displays were your favorites!