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 walk through over 100,000 lights. The walk is enchanting and has a lot 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:
– The lights kick-off December 1- 23 and 26-27 from 6 PM – 9 PM. 
– The City of Aiken will not offer a shuttle service from Citizens Park this year. Instead, parking will be available at Rye Patch (100 Berrie Road SW) and the Green Boundary Club (780 Whiskey Road). That parking at the Green Boundary Club will be assisted across Whiskey Road by the Aiken Department of Public Safety and PRT Staff. Handicap Parking only will be available at the Hopelands Gardens entrance located at 135 Dupree Place. 
– Due to COVID-19, there won’t be refreshments, performances, Santa, or crafts this year. 

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Annual Tree Lighting

Rock around the Christmas Tree with your local neighbors! The City of Aiken will host its annual tree lighting and there will be a special hello from Santa. 

Things To Know:
– The tree lighting will be on December 4th at 6 PM. 
– There will be a special take-home craft for the kids.
– Refreshments will be available for purchase.
– Be sure to bundle up the little ones. It will be cold. 
– Masks will be required. 

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Santa At The Depot

Santa and Trains!! Your kids will love this special Santa encounter. This event will feature a drive-thru experience and each child will receive a special gift. 

Things To Know:
– The event will be held on December 19th from 10 AM – 1 PM.
– Bring your camera to take pictures.
– Be sure to register in advance. Call (803) 293-7846 for more information.

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Aiken Jaycees Parade

A local tradition that your family will enjoy!

Things To Know:

– The Parade will be held on December 13 at 2 PM
– 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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