The schedule of events will be subject to change based on the weather and availability of mascots, school groups, and representatives from appearing organizations. We apologize, in advance, for any unscheduled changes.
Santa - Santa will be in Winter Wonderland every night from 6:00 to 9:00 PM starting Thanksgiving through December 24 (unless there is an unexpected emergency at the North Pole that he has to attend to!). Optional photos with Santa taken by a professional photographer will be available each night for an additional cost. Visitors may choose to take their own pictures with Santa on Monday, December 2nd, and on Monday, December 9th ONLY. Professionally-taken photos will also be available on those days.
Starting December 26, the Holiday Bear will be in Winter Wonderland to meet and greet all the boys and girls that will be visiting Holiday Lights after Christmas. The Holiday Bear will be there every evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM from December 26 through December 30, and professionally-taken photos will be available.
This year, visitors will also be able to have family portraits taken by a professional photographer in Santa's living room right next to Santa. The portraits will be available for an additional fee.
Winter Wonderland - To get to Winter Wonderland, park your car and stroll through the Tunnel of Lights. Open every night, Winter Wonderland is where all of our events take place. This is where you will also find Santa (through December 24), Santa's living room, The Balloon Elf and Face Painters (on select evenings), the mailbox for letters to Santa, concessions, S'mores Kits and Roasting Fire Pit, 24 Giant Holday Cards created by local students, an entry box for a drawing for two Southwest Airline tickets, a gift shop, and restrooms.
2013 Holiday Lights Events Schedule:
Monday, December 2
Lead Academy Middle School Band - 6:30 pm in the Outdoor Amphitheatre
Visit Winter Wonderland and listen to the performance of the Lead Academy Band as they play songs of the season.
Dogs are welcome on the Mountain! Bring your dog to Holiday Lights and walk along the paths of Winter Wonderland to enjoy the lights and the evening. (And maybe a photo with Santa?)
Tuesday, December 3
Alexander Eagle Ensemble - 6:30 pm in the Outdoor Amphitheatre
Park your car and walk to Winter Wonderland to enjoy the performance of some of our Greenville County students from Alexander Elementary School. Listen to the sounds of the season among the lights of Roper Mountain!
Meet Rowdy The Road Warrior! - 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Come and meet Rowdy, the mascot of our own Greenville Road Warrior's hockey team. Despite his name, he's actually quite calm, and certainly friendly!
Wednesday, December 4 - Cancelled
The Sara Collins Elementary School Chorus Performance has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvienience to our visitors.
Thursday, December 5
Don't Miss Cocky! - 7:00 to 8:00 pm
USC's mascot will be visiting Holiday Lights and roving Winter Wonderland. Don't miss a chance to get up close and meet him (and perhaps get a photo) among the lights of Roper Mountain!
Monday, December 9
Wade Hampton Women's Choir - 6:30 pm in the Outdoor Amphitheatre
Be sure to stop and visit Winter Wonderland and be entertained by carols and other holiday songs sung by the the Wade Hampton Women's Choir. Feel and enjoy the spirit of the holidays!
Dogs are again welcome on the Mountain! Bring your dog to Holiday Lights and walk along the paths of Winter Wonderland to enjoy the lights and the evening. (And maybe a photo with Santa?)
Tuesday, December 10 - Cancelled; to be rescheduled
Monarch Elementary School Chorus - 6:30 pm in the Outdoor Amphitheatre
Don't miss the performance by the Monarch Elementary School Chorus. Enjoy the lights of Winter Wonderland while listening to music that will get you into the holiday spirit.
Wednesday, December 11
Meet Rowdy and several members of our Greenville Road Warriors Hockey Team - 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Wear your Road Warrior jerseys, and come out to meet several of our Road Warriors along with Rowdy, the team mascot, right in Winter Wonderland!
Thursday, December 12
Lake Forest Elementary School Chorus - 7:00 pm in the Outdoor Amphitheatre
Enjoy the singing of the Lake Forest Elementary School Choir as they perform in Winter Wonderland. The lights will be twinkling among the sounds of the holidays.
Meet Reedy Rip'It - 6:30 to 7:45 pm
Don't miss the chance to meet Reedy, the famed mascot of the Greenville Drive, as he comes out of his off-season hibernation to meet his friends at Holiday Lights!
Sunday, December 15
The Cashion Chorus, Robert E. Cashion Elementary School - 6:30 pm in the Outdoor Amphitheatre
Park your car and stroll through Winter Wonderland while listening to the performances of the Robert E. Cashion Elementary School Choir. They will help get you into the spirit of the season among thousands of twinkling lights!
Monday, December 16
League Academy Advanced Choir - 6:45 pm & 7:15 pm in the Outdoor Amphitheatre
Enjoy the music of the League Academy Advanced Choir while enjoying the lights and activities in Winter Wonderland. They will definitely get you into the holiday spirit.
Dogs are welcome on the Mountain for the last time in 2013! Don't miss out on your last chance to bring your dog to Holiday Lights and enjoy the evening with a stroll through Winter Wonderland.
Thursday, December 19
Meet The Tiger - 7:00 to 8:15 pm
The Clemson Tiger will be greeting fans right in Winter Wonderland. Don't miss the chance to shake paws and get a picture!
Thursday, December 26 through Monday, December 30
Don't Miss The Holiday Bear! - 6:00 to 9:00 pm
The Holiday Bear will will be visiting Holiday Lights and in Santa's Workshop within Winter Wonderland. Don't miss a chance to meet him and say hello. (Optional photos may be purchased with the Bear for an additional fee.)