Aiken Is Magical: Your Guide To Christmas Fun In Aiken

Christmas Fun in AIken

Christmas Fun In Aiken

The holidays are here and our family enjoys the traditions that come with them. One of our favorite things to do is take in the holiday events in Aiken, SC. Nothing beats a small town Christmas. The City goes all out and with a new ice skating rink coming this year…Aiken is going to be the destination for families looking to make Christmas memories. Here are some ways your family can enjoy your holiday in Aiken. 

Christmas In Hopelands

Our family does this every year. This walkthrough display is one of the best light displays in the CSRA. Bundle up and get ready to walkthrough over 100,000 lights. The walk is enchanting and has alot of fun things along the way. Your kids can meet Santa and do a fun craft. They also offer cookies, hot chocolate and hot cider. Be sure to check out the performances by various groups and the smores pit!

Things To Know:
– Patrons are bussed to the property. There is a wait. Please dress appropiately and it’s a good idea to bring strollers or have things to keep your children entertained. 
– Bring cash for smores! 

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Ice skating in the south!! Holidice is new to Aiken and will be great fun for the kiddos. The new rink is a synthetic ice experience. It is made up of interlocking panels and traditional metal skates can be used. The rink is also available for parties for those with winter birthdays. It will be located at Citizens Park.

Things To Know:
– Opening day is Wednesday, November 27th. 
– They will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
– Skates + Admission for kids is $10 (+tax) for 6 and under. 
– They will have concessions, vendors, music and crafts on site. 

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Santa At The Depot

Santa and Trains!! Your kids will love this special Santa encounter. Complete with cookies, milk and a special gift. You can tour the Depot, operate their train display and tour the museum upstairs. There is a super cute caboose across the street where your family can take some pictures with your phone. 

Things To Know:
– Bring your camera to take pictures.
– Your kids will love the train museum! 

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Hoofbeats and Christmas Carols Parade

One of the most unique parades in the CSRA! Your kids will love all the horses, costumed dogs, carriages and candy. You don’t want to miss this.

Things To Know:

– Candy will be thrown. Bring a bag.
– Bundle up! It will be cold. 

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There is so much more going on in Aiken during the holidays.
Please visit for more holiday fun!! 

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