Fantasy of Lights

horseshoeHoliday cheer arrives in Sumter with the opening of the annual Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights. For the entire month, the gardens come alive with a display of twinkling holiday imagery created by more than one million lights. The Pilot Club’s floating Christmas tree is an annual favorite, along with Santa, angels and characters of song and story. One of South Carolina’s largest Christmas light displays! 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 Sumter Pilot Club started the floating Christmas tree as a fundraiser for various organizations in need more than 35 years ago. The opening ceremony is a tradition, along with the Fantasy of Lights.


Part of Sumter's annual Poinsettia Festival, see Santa and enjoy holiday entertainment, refreshments and more! And kids, remember to bring your letters for Santa! The Santa Express will be there to send them straight to the North Pole!


The employees of the City of Sumter are behind the creativity and magnificent display now known as South Carolinas largest freeAriel the Mermaid display. A MUST SEE!


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 more!


For more information call the Swan Lake Visitors Center! 1-800-688-4748.


Click here to download a PDF of the 2015 Entertainment Schedule above.


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