The Christmas Season is here! And there are so many ways to get in the holiday spirit around the CSRA!

We’ve compiled a growing list of fun ways you and your family can enjoy the holiday season!  Check back later as we add more!

Have an event you’d like to add?  Email us!


  • Tree Lighting in Aiken

    Friday, December 2, 2022

    The tree lighting event begins are 6 p.m. at the corner of Park Avenue Southwest and Newberry Street.

    Nothing could be more festive than joining your fellow Aikenites and lighting the 24 foot “dancing” Christmas tree in...

    Posted by City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism on Friday, November 18, 2022


  • Augusta's Christmas Light-Up Spectacular

    Saturday, December 3, 2022

    This event and tree lighting ceremony kicks off at 4 p.m. at the Augusta Common.  There will be activities for the kids, the tree lighting, and fireworks to wrap up the evening. More information HERE.

  • Grovetown's Christmas Festival

    Saturday, December 3, 2022

    The Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting will begin at 4 p.m. at Liberty Park Community Center in Grovetown.

    The City of Grovetown Christmas Festival is going to be one you don't want to miss! Join us from 4PM-8PM on December 3rd, 2022, as we celebrate the holiday season at Liberty Park!🎅

    Posted by City of Grovetown, GA on Monday, November 14, 2022
  • Christmas On Breezy Hill

    December 7th – 10th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly.

    612 Ascauga Lake Road, Graniteville, SC

    Enjoy Christmas lights, hay rides, hot chocolate, fire pits, and more! Get more details on their Facebook page.

  • Christmas At Millbrook

    December 8th – 10th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly.

    Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 South Aiken Boulevard, Aiken, SC

    Enjoy a walk-through lighted display, with two 30 minute musical presentations that include live animals at 6:30 and 7:30 in the Worship Center.

    Get more information on their website.

  • Breakfast With Santa

    Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Columbia County Exhibition Center

    This is a free event.

    Quest Church and the Family Y have partnered to bring this Christmas Party for the whole family!  Enjoy food, games, face painted, crafts, photos with Santa and more!

    Get more information and RSVP here!

  • Lighting Up The 'Ville

    Saturday, December 10, 2022 starting at 11 a.m.

    Enjoy the Lighting Up The ‘Ville Festival in Louisville at Helen Clark Park, with music, carolers, dancing, a car show, pictures with Santa from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and more! The kids area is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and kids can play free with a can/pantry stable food donation!

    The night parade starts at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse, and will end in the park.

    Lighting up the 'Ville


  • 2nd Annual 8th Street Holiday Market

    Saturday, December 10, 2022 starting at noon in Downtown Augusta, 8th Street, between Greene and Broad Streets.

    This event is co-hosted by Jessye Norman School of the Arts.  It will showcase local artists, performers, and restaurants.  There will be over 40 vendors. Augusta Animal Services will be hosting adoptions on site. And there will also be live music.

  • Hoovesville Grinchmas

    Saturday, December 10th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    This event is hosted by Hope for Hooves Rescue.  Enjoy s’mores, cookies, hot chocolate, Grinch sightings and more!

    Free admission with a donation of new socks, jackets, mittens, scarves, or beanies to be donated to the homeless.

    Hope for Hooves Rescue
    45 Van Road
    North Augusta, SC

    Hoovesville Grinchmas

  • Annual Christmas in Hopelands

    December 10th-22nd, 6pm-9:30pm- 135 Dupree Place, Aiken, SC

    Stroll through a beautiful lights display at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and sip on some hot cocoa or apple cider. Over 100,000 twinkling lights!

    This is a free event, with shuttle service included. Donations are accepted to support the growth of the program.

    Find more information HERE!

  • North Augusta Lions Club Christmas Parade

    Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3 p.m.

    North Augusta Lions Club welcomes the holiday season with their annual parade.  The theme this year is “Christmas in July.” The parade takes place in Downtown North Augusta.

  • Toys For Tots Extravaganza

    Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    I have spoken with the local director of Toys For Tots and she has told me they are extremely short on toys. The program...

    Posted by Toys For Tots Extravaganza on Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Evans On Ice

    Now through January 8, 2023 at Evans Towne Center Park!

    The premiere winter festival in the CSRA! Enjoy an expansive outdoor ice-skating rink, including private parties, weekend train rides, roasting marshmallows, plus music, movies in the park, holiday lights and endless holiday magic!

    Visit the website to learn more about hours and get your tickets!

    'tis the season to skate ⛸️ Our elves have been hard at work preparing #EvansOnIce! Check out these progress shots from...

    Posted by Evans on Ice on Monday, November 14, 2022
  • Lights Of The South

    Now through December 30, 2022 (Except Christmas Day) – 633 Louisville Road, Grovetown, GA

    The largest lights display in the CSRA is at Lights Of The South! See millions of lights, roast marshmallows, take a hay ride, get photos with Santa and more! Enjoy the magic of Christmas with a new family tradition.

    Visit their website to learn more and get tickets!

  • Christmas Lights at Lookaway Hall

    Now through January 1, 2023 – Lookaway Hall in North Augusta

    Walk through a beautiful lights display set up by the City of North Augusta- lights are on at dark and stay on til sun up!

  • Annual Holiday Market at the Marina

    Every Sunday – noon til 4pm at the 5th Street Marina until December 18th.

    Head down to the Holiday Market at the Marina  to see various vendors with holiday items and gifts, plus enjoy hot chocolate and food! Visit their Facebook page to learn more!

  • Santa Photos at the Augusta Mall

    From now until December 24th. Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta

    Bring the kids to the Augusta Mall to get your Santa Photos!  Reservations are encouraged- visit their website to learn more!

    They also have special dates to bring your pets for Santa photos!

  • More Santa Photos!

    Now through December 24th

    Cabela’s, 833 Cabela Drive, Augusta

    Visit Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s for your Santa photos.  Get details and make your reservations now!

  • Christmas Lights in the CSRA!

    Want to see some of the best Christmas lights displays in the CSRA?

    Check out these addresses and neighborhoods!


    3952 Belair Road, Augusta, GA

    Pine Log Road, Augusta, GA (across from Cross Creek High School)

    960 Kestrel Drive, Evans, GA

    520 Jutland Way, Evans, GA

    5230 Windmill Place, Evans, GA

    1147 Hartford Trail, Evans, GA

    333 Forest Court, Martinez, GA

    Upington Lane, Evans, GA

    407 Wade Plantation Drive, Martinez, GA

    4438 Whisperwood Drive, Martinez, GA

    5251 Columbia Road, Grovetown, GA

    4512 Coldwater Street, Grovetown, GA

    189 Timberwood Drive, Thomson, GA

    1469 Brown Road, Hephzibah, GA

    4202 Cedarwood Drive, Hephzibah, GA

    1720 Pitchwood Way, Hephzibah, GA

    199 Crestridge Drive, Waynesboro, GA



    2482 Wire Road, Aiken, SC

    1929 Robin Road, North Augusta, SC

    1820 Birch Drive, North Augusta, SC

    1903 Gordon Street, North Augusta, SC

    246 Lehigh Avenue, North Augusta, SC

    2063 Gardenview Drive, Graniteville, SC

    263 Bleachery Street, Beech Island, SC

    735 Herndon Dairy Road, Beech Island, SC

    1112 Oxpens Road, Warrenville, SC

    84 Sunnifield Drive, Williston, SC