About Us

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

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

Anderson Lights of Hope presents, the 24th 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.

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.

It is no easy task to illuminate 45 acres, or light over 2.5 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 49,000 cars of visitors in 2013 and hopes to continue to increase that number.

This year, it is the Village’s turn to improve with the assistance of Home Depot and volunteers from the area’s construction classes. Keep up to date with us on Facebook to learn of the new happenings.

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.

Anderson Christmas Lights is not affiliated, owned, organized, operated by the City of Anderson, Anderson County or any government agency. The lights are owned by Dennis Lavold and Ben Phillips, operated by volunteers like you.   Presented by Anderson Lights of Hope                                                     Copyright 1995 - 2017 Anderson Lights of Hope