Fantasy of Lights

Repeats every year on the 1 of December 10 times.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to Friday, December 31, 2021 - 9:00pm

South Carolina's largest FREE Christmas light display!

Holiday cheer arrives in Sumter with the opening of the annual Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights. 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 Pilot Club's floating Christmas tree is an annual favorite, along with Santa's Village, angels and characters of song and story.

Opening night ceremony is held annually at 6PM on December 1 and the public is invited to attend and join is in the countdown!

Light display will be open nightly December 1-31.

  • Sunday - Thursday until 9 PM
  • Friday & Saturday until 10 PM.


Patrons enter at the main entrance to Swan Lake Iris Gardens at 822 W. Liberty Street, then exit the horseshoe, turning right onto Liberty Street, then drive under the walking bridge and take a right onto Garden Street. The event continues down Garden Street and around the Health Pavilion and exits onto Oakland Avenue.

For more information call the Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau at (803) 436-2640.

Swan Lake Iris Gardens