South Carolina's largest Free Christmas light display.
Holiday cheer arrives in Sumter with the opening of the annual Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights. For the entire month of December, the gardens come alive with a display of twinkling holiday imagery created by more than one million lights. The Pilot Club's floating Christmas tree is an annual favorite, along with Santa's Village, angels and characters of song and story.
Drive-through gates will open to the public immediately following the opening ceremony on December 1, which begins at 6:00 p.m.
Admission is free to the Fantasy of Lights.
The light display will be open nightly December 1-31.
This event is designed to be a drive-through, but visitors are allowed to park to take pictures with the lights. Access into the walking trails is closed after dusk. Lights are all along the main parking lot area to Swan Lake Iris Gardens, along Liberty Street and along Garden Street (enter at Liberty Street and exit onto Oakland Avenue). No parking allowed along Garden Street; however, parking will be available in the lot across from the Heath Pavilion.