Published on December 7th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Holiday Events Around The Midlands

Saturday, December 12

Winnsboro Downtown Holiday Market 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 145 S. Congress Street, Winnsboro. Vendors, artisans, craftsmen and local merchants participating. Free admission. Visit the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce or call 803-635-4242 for more information.

Saturday, December 12

All Aboard the Santa Express! Visit the Rockton, Rion & Western Railroad this holiday season for a one hour scenic train ride. Have your picture taken with Santa Claus and receive a special treat! Travel First Class on our historic Dining Car and enjoy refreshments. Seating is limited, so order today. 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro 29180.

Saturday, December 12 & 19

Santa’s Gingerbread Jamboree. 9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Visit the Snow Princess and have a picture made with Santa. EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais Street.MORE

Sunday, December 13

Free Community Children’s Christmas Shopping Day. 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church FAB building. Children of all ages are welcomed to come and “shop” for a Christmas gift for a family member. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Light snacks will be provided and there will be an Adult program while the children shop. Susan Uehling @ 803-238-7353 or for more information.

Saturday, December 13

S.C. Philharmonic Holiday Pops. 3:30 – 5:00 P.M., Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College Street, Irmo MORE.

December 15-24

Elgin Lights. 6:00 – 9:00 P.M., 2433 Charlie House Circle in Elgin, SC. See dozens of antique tractors including a 1909 working steam engine, miniature trains and memorabilia and forty thousand lights. 803-408-0131. for more information.

Through December 25

Main Street Lights, Downtown Newberry. “More lights than any other downtown in South Carolina.” Visit Memorial Park between 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Friday nights for a Special Holiday Snowfall Night. MORE.

Through December 31

Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park. “The largest drive-through lights show in the Midlands.” 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. daily. $15 for cars, $25 for vans, $4o for buses. More info at 803-772-3903 or visit

Through December 31

Lights of Cayce. Drive through the Cayce City Hall complex, 12th Street, Cayce. Thousands of blinking lights and music of the season. MORE.

Through January 3

The Star of Bethelem. The SC State Museum’s 55-foot digital dome planetarium experience takes viewers back to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to investigate ideas about the “Christmas Star.” Visit for showtimes and tickets.



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