Top 10 Sumter Christmas Events

fol8      10. A Southern Christmas at various homes Sat. Dec. 5 noon to 6 p.m. The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter hosts its 66th annual Holiday House Tea and Tour at the Alice Boyle Garden Center and four featured homes and one church.

  1. Christmas Parade on Main Street in downtown Sumter Sun. Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. Superheroes for Christmas is the Optimist Club’s theme this year. Join more than 100 entries, 2,000 participants, and 10,000 spectators, in fun for the whole family.
  1. Festival of Choirs at Trinity United Methodist Church Sun. Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. Woman’s Afternoon Music Club presents 46th Festival of Choirs with seven local choirs performing together on the second Sunday of Advent.
  1. Miracle on 34th Street at the Sumter Little Theater Dec. 3-6, and Dec. 10-13 Kris Kringle gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. In a dramatic decision, a court confirms him as the true Santa. Yes, there is a Santa Claus!
  1. Christmas with The Embers at Sumter Opera House Thurs. Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The legendary beach music will warm the heart of your entire family by playing some of your favorite Christmas classics while adding in some Embers originals.
  1. Jingle with the Arts at Patriot Hall Fri. Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. & Sat. Dec. 12 at 3 & 7 p.m. The annual Christmas Dance extravaganza includes the Sumter Civic Dance Company, Lakewood, Crestwood, and Sumter High School choirs.
  1. Christmas Concert by the Sumter Community Concert Band at Patriot Hall Thurs. Dec. 10 & Sun. Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
  1. Carolina Backcountry Christmas at the Sumter County Museum Sat. Dec. 12, 2 p.m. Experience Christmas as it was celebrated 200 years ago with roasting chestnuts over an open fire, spinning and weaving, and traditional games.
  1. Fantasy of Lights at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, open nightly Dec. 1 to Dec. 31. The gardens come alive with more than one million lights with Santa, angels and characters of song and story. One of South Carolina’s largest light displays!
  1. Church Service on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day and remember the reason for the season!