Fantasy of Lights

Holiday cheer arrives in Sumter with the opening of the annual Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights.


Be amazed as the sun goes down and the gardens come alive with breathtaking light displays symbolizing the holiday season as well as seeing some of our favorite cartoon characters! See Blues Clues, Barney, Bob the Builder, Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer and many, many more!


For the entire month of December, the gardens come alive with a display of twinkling holiday imagery created by more than one million lights.


The floating Christmas tree has been is an annual favorite for over 35 years, along with Santa, angels and other characters of song and story.


Opening ceremony on Dec 1st at 6 p.m. Light display open nightly through December 31. Sunday-Thursday from dusk until 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday until 10 p.m. Drive-thru or park, walk and take photos!


The employees of the City of Sumter are behind the creativity and magnificent display now known as South Carolina's largest FREEAriel the Mermaid Christmas light display! 


For more information call the Swan Lake Visitors Center! 803-436-2640.


The Lights Schedule:

December 1-31

Sundays-Thursdays the lights are on from 5 PM to 9 PM

Fridays & Saturdays the lights are on from 5 PM to 10 PM


Santa's Village:

Enjoy holiday entertainment, refreshments, photos with Santa and more! Kids, remember to bring your letters for Santa! The Santa Express will be there to send them straight to the North Pole! 


  • Friday, December 2

    • 6:00 PM - Willow Drive & Alice Middle Chorus

    • 6:30 PM - Chestnut Oaks Middle Band
    • 7:00 PM - Alice Drive Baptist Student Worship 
    • 7:30 PM - Alice Drive Baptist Student Worship 
  • Saturday, December 3
    • 6:00 PM - Ebenezer & Hillcrest Middle Band & Chorus
    • 6:30 PM - Shaw Heights Chorus
    • 7:00 PM - Mayewood Middle Band & Chorus
    • 7:30 PM - Lakewood Reindeer Band
  • Friday, December 9
    • 6:00 PM - Miss Libby's School of Dance
    • 6:30 PM - Miss Libby's School of Dance
    • 7:00 PM - Oakland Primary
    • 7:30 PM - Pocalla Springs Elementary
  • Saturday, December 10
    • 6:00 PM - Dreamworks
    • 6:30 PM - Dreamworks
    • 7:00 PM - R. E. Davis Chorus
    • 7:30 PM - Millwood Chorus



Swans a Swimming  Lighted Shrub
Purple Lighted Tree  Opera House
Festival Drive  Candles