Contact | Anderson Christmas Lights


For more information:

Ben Phillips – Co-Founder Director    864-933-2547

Dennis Lavold – Co-Founder Director

Linda Lavold – Board of Director

Mike Morehead – Board of Director – Sponsorships

Amy Walden – Board of Director – Sponsorships

Bonnie F. Ginepro – Board of Director

Chris Bowen – Board of Director

Carrie Bowen – Board of Director

David Cartee – Board of Director – Grounds

Monica Morehead – Board of Director

Lois Bryson – Board of Director

Core Financial – Finance Operations

Jackson Hewitt – Tax Operations

Leah Conklin – Marketing Director

Michaela Swedberg – Community Relations Director

Other Volunteers that make the difference in 2018…


Leah Anderson,

Morgan Walsh Deane – Lead Photographer – Claus Factor

Issac Morehead – Santa Lodge

Calendars | Anderson Christmas Lights


Santa Village 2018

If you would like to be a part of the entertainment for 2018 season please contact us at

November 23         Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

November 24         Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

November 25         Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

Princess Night

November 26

November 27

November 28

November 29

November 30        Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

December 1          Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

December 2          Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

Princess Night


December 3

December 4

December 5

December 6

December 7            Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

December 8            Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

December 9            Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

Princess Night

December 10

December 11

December 12

December 13

December 14          Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

December 15          Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

December 16          Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

Princess Night

December 17

December 18

December 19

December 20

December 21           Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

December 22           Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

December 23           Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

Princess Night


Schedule coming soon for L.C. Branch

Directions | Anderson Christmas Lights


                    Our Main Gate is on Martin Luther King Blvd.

In Anderson County / Anderson City

We are located at the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd and Woodcrest Drive.  This is across the street from the Anderson Civic Center and behind the Anderson Mall.

From Charlotte NC/Greenville SC

Take I-85 South to Exit 21 in Anderson, South Carolina. At top of exit turn Right and go approximately 1.5 miles. Turn Right onto Civic Center Blvd, go over Clemson Blvd and Right at the traffic light. Anderson Christmas Lights are on your left.

From Atlanta GA/Gainesville GA/Hartwell GA

Take I-85 North to Exit 19 in Anderson, South Carolina. At top of exit follow Clemson Blvd into Anderson. Turn Right onto Civic Center Blvd, follow to second signal light. At 2nd signal light turn Right and Anderson Christmas Lights will be on your left.

From Columbia SC/Charleston SC

Take I-26 North to Greenville, SC and then take I-85 South to Exit 21 in Anderson, South Carolina. At the top of the exit turn Right and go approximately 1.5 miles. Turn Right onto Civic Center Blvd go over Clemson Blvd and Right at traffic light.  Anderson Christmas Lights are on your left.

From Asheville NC

Take I-26 South to Greenville, SC and then take I-85 South to Exit 21 in Anderson, South Carolina. At the top of the exit turn Right and go approximately 1.5 miles. Turn Right onto Civic Center Blvd, go over Clemson Blvd and take a Right at the traffic light. Anderson Christmas Lights are on your left.

        If lost “Google”- Christmas Gift Light Festival or Anderson Christmas Lights

Hungry after the lights, visit one of our                    many resturants in Anderson.

Cracker Barrel at Exit 19 off Clemson Blvd  Address

Give Papa Johns a Call 864-225-2626 mention Christmas Lights for Discount

Texas Roadhouse on Clemson Blvd

Tell them The Anderson Christmas Lights sent you..  Thank you.


Please visit these Christmas Light Shows in the Upstate

 Williamson SC Christmas Park Light Show

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Information | Anderson Christmas Lights


Tour Bus Friendly!         Clearance of 13 feet.    2.5 miles of Lights and Displays

2018 Charities that will partner with us are:

(Please click their logo for links to their sites, learn more about their services)

The price for entry is $10 per car for as much time as you want in the park, until you leave.

We are located at 520 Woodcrest Drive, Anderson, SC 29621. (Google: Old Country Farm Circle)  Across from Civic Center.

Our main enterance is on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

For more information concerning Anderson Christmas Lights please feel free to contact us.

Make sure to follow all traffic direction signs in the park.  We only have one way streets.

 The Santa’s Lodge 

Santa, Mrs. Claus are awaiting your arrival in the newly, decorated by volunteers, lodge. A warm gas log fireplace provided by Blossman Gas of Anderson keeps everyone cozy as they enter the room.  Tree decorations and other decor was provided by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store – Exit 19A Anderson SC.  Please thank them when visiting them.

We ask that you do not use your personal phone, camera or other recording devices in the Lodge.  Proceeds from the Lodge benefit our charity and provide funds for new lights. 

Frosty’s Cafe

Is run this year by T.L. Hanna Astra Club. Students from this club will be selling all of your holiday favorites. The menu this year includes:

Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Hot Tea’s, and Soft Drinks – $1.00

Flavored Coffee & Hot Chocolate – $1.75

Roasting Marshmallows – $1.00

S’mores Kits – $2.00

Sugar Cookies – $1.00

and other wonderful items. 

      The Fire Pit

Ready to roast some marshmallows, or make s’mores with the family.  The fire pit is run on Blossman Propane so we do not have to keep firewood on hand. One of the many photo spots in the village.  Come sing a few Christmas songs around the fire. Need propane for your gas grill, ask us for a $5 fill up of your small tank today. (864) 354-0201

Broken Spoke Wagon Rides

Chris and his team are back this year providing wagon rides thru the park for $5 per person.  You will get to see areas of the park others miss while taking the 1.2 mile ride. His team of horses are waiting for you at the stable in the First Quality Santa Village. This is a separate fee from the front gate admission. Owned by Broken Spoke Wagon Rides LLC. To book the for your event or wedding call (864)940-2996

Nightly shopping

Just inside the Village entrance, is the beginning of our vendor area. Local and visiting vendors will be on hand under their tents showing you the latest Christmas items and pick up gifts. Wreaths, knit items, jewelry and lots more is in store.  A list of vendors will be posted right here when announced on Sunday Nights.

Princess Nights

Sunday’s are always special in the First Quality Santa’s Village.  Children are invited to come and meet Princesses on the Home Depot Veteran’s Stage for stories, photos and a one on one meet and greet. Where else can you have your favorite Christmas story told by a beautiful Princess.

Micky’s Woodwork Shop

Mickey is back in a new building. Right beside Broken Spoke Wagon Rides, are the craftsmanship of a true wood crafter. Woodcarving right in front of your face. Snowmen, Christmas Trees, bowls, goblets and many other items. All made from his hands. With sawdust in the air, and woodchips flying the magic of his talents become your new holiday gifts for loved ones.

Home Depot Veteran’s Stage

The stage will be filled every night with some form of LIVE entertainment. From your favorite holiday clowns, national acts, bands and other entertaining acts. Clemson week will feature the Cheerleaders and Rally Cats, The Clemson Tiger, and the very popular returning Take Note accapella group. Visit our Calendar page for what is happening.

Mrs. Claus Kitchen

Still hungry after a s’more? Step over to see Mrs. Claus and grab a funnel cake, cotton candy, hot dog, french fries and more. This is the addition to the village. Candy Apples are amazing. Prices are between $1 and $5

Santa’s Radio Station – 89.5 FM

While driving around the Christmas Lights, tune your radio to 89.5 FM.  Radio/TV spokespersons, DJ Tall Paul, from Charleston SC and Lindley Mayer from the Upstate are on Santa’s radio station in the First Quality Santa’s Village broadcasting your favorite Christmas songs, providing you with information around the Lights and bringing you live entertainment as you travel around.

Sponsorships | Anderson Christmas Lights


Media Partners

                  2018 Sponsors this is our 25th Season Celebration.

Proud sponsor of the “Trumpeting Angels”

Proud sponsor of the “Ice Castle”

Proud sponsor of  “Santa on the Motorcycle”

Proud sponsor of “Toyland”

Proud sponsor of “Wisemen Still Seek Him”

Proud sponsor of “The Holiday Tooth”   NEW

Proud sponsor of the  “Gingerbread House”

Sponsorships and Vendors can contact:

Michaela at (864)643-7683

About Us | Anderson Christmas Lights

About Us

Click the above links to learn more about us..

Imagine a place filled with snowflakes, toys, reindeer and even old St. Nick himself.

It’s not the North Pole; it’s “The Anderson Christmas Lights”

Anderson Lights of Hope presents, the 25th annual light show that has been illuminating Anderson, South Carolina during the holidays with its drive thru display of over a million multi-colored lights and Santa Village.

The Anderson Christmas Lights is a family-tradition that has become a regional attraction during the holiday season. Many of our visitors are weekly repeat visitors, and the arrangement of the lights changes every year and we add new displays each year as well. 2018 will see 7 new displays and a bigger village.

It is no easy task to illuminate 45 acres, or light over 2.4 miles of roadway but Santa’s small army of dedicated volunteers turn the park into a fantasy of lights every year. This event is for everyone of every age. The park hosted over 51,000 cars of visitors in 2017 and hopes to continue to increase that number.

                                       Visit the Event Calendar page for more info.

What are people saying about Anderson Christmas Lights:

“The Cancer Association of Anderson is proud to be one of the charities working with the Anderson Christmas Lights. It provides a fun activity for our volunteers that reaps a financial as well as a marketing benefit for our patients. We look forward to participating each year.” – Angie Stringer

If you have a charitable heart and a loving spirit then you have everything we need from volunteers at the Anderson Christmas Lights. 

Portions of the front gate proceeds are donated to local area charities, that will help make it possible for hundreds of children and adults in the Anderson community to receive life-changing services.

Helping our charities…  Miss Evie Clair visited Cancer Association of Anderson

Anderson’s Christmas Light Show

Anderson Christmas Lights

25th Annual Christmas Light Display in Anderson South Carolina

Anderson Christmas Lights

Family traditions happen every night.

Come out and make some new friends

in the 

Santa’s Village 

Park Radio Station 89.5 FM

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