Fantasy of Lights

horseshoeOne of the largest lighted displays in South Carolina will illuminate the world famous Swan Lake Iris Gardens! The world famous 150 acre Swan Lake-Iris Gardens will illuminate with more than a million lights and 150 lighted figures!


The Sumter Pilot Club started the floating Christmas tree as a fundraiser for various organizations in need more than twenty-eight 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!


This lighted display is the work of the City Parks and Gardens staff. 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!


Sumter is located in the heart of South Carolina. A drive to Sumter is one you'll want to make. Spend the day in beautiful surroundings and view all eight species of swans, one of the only places in the world with all eight together! Then 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.



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