Much of Kershaw County sits in darkness today in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. As many citizens patiently wait for the sweet, sweet hum of electricity to be restored, one common refrain that can be heard from east to west is “Turn on the lights!” We certainly hope you won’t be waiting until December for Thomas Edison’s nifty little inventions to get juiced up, but we do want to take this opportunity to remind you that THE Lights are on the way!!
That’s right folks, the ninth annual installment of Kershaw County’s one and only nighttime parade is coming up on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM. It’s time to gather up your friends, family, church groups, coworkers, and all the lights you can find to make the best float ever! Find all the details you need under “Participant Forms” at www.lightsoflugoff.com and let’s light up the night!
Beautiful weather + awesome floats + happy people = One fantastic parade! Check out our Facebook album to see photos of all the fun! Thanks to everyone for coming out and congratulations to our 2015 award winners.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Lugoff Optimist Club is proud to present the 2015 Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade sponsors. We couldn’t do it without you!
As Halloween approaches, our thoughts turn to that annual tradition that brings all the boys and girls out to the most sincere Christmas parade around, and that can be the one and only Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade! On Saturday, December 12, 2015 the Great Parade will rise near the BP station on Highway 1, roll south towards McDonalds, and deliver tons of lights, music, and fun to all the good little children (and grown-ups) who have waited for the Great Parade to appear.
So mark your calendars and invite your friends Sally, Linus, Lucy, and Charlie to come along with you to enjoy the parade. We promise the Great Parade will appear, and you won’t be leaving with a bag full of rocks!
Twas the night of the lights, and all through our town
Lots of people were watching, with nary a frown.
Slower than turtles, the floats passed us by,
The lights were a-twinkling, a treat for the eye.
Now tractors, now trailers, now trucks and golf carts!
The music and smiles lit up our hearts.
But we all will exclaim as we remember that night –
“We love our Lugoff, and our night of the lights!”
Merry Christmas and congratulations to our 2014 award winners!
- Best Overall: Wolfe Mechanical
- Best Overall Non-Professional Float: Patterson School of Dance
- Frank Rabon Spirit Award: Spirit Athletics
- Best Use of Lights: Lugoff House of Pizza
- Best School: Mount Olivet Christian School
- Best Church: New Life Christian Outreach
- Best Civic Group: Boy Scout Troop 316
- Performance Award: Wildwood Worship Center
- Rookie of the Year: Praxair
- Optimists Choice Award: Lugoff-Elgin Marching Pride
We are very grateful for our 2014 sponsors. Thanks to everyone who helps to make the Lights of Lugoff Parade possible!!
It was a hard-fought battle and at times it looked like the visitor from out of town might pull out an upset victory over our hometown spirit. Once the final whistle had blown, the spirit of family fun could not be broken. Rain deluged the original parade date so heavily that even ducks were seen heading out of town with “Arizona or Bust” stickers on their luggage. Despite all the setbacks, the parade participants and spectators pulled together and produced another great night of celebration for the Christmas season. It was a winning night for everyone, and here were the parade entries that achieved special recognition:
Mother Nature has had her say, and she prefers the parade be held this year on Sunday instead of Saturday! Unfortunately, the rain has forced us to move the festivities to Sunday, December 15, at 7:30 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the good news is the weatherman tells us raincoats and umbrellas will not be needed on Sunday. So bring your smiles and your families to experience Kershaw County’s only nighttime (but not waterproof) Christmas parade! For those that are unable to make it on Sunday night, the parade will be videotaped and aired on TruVista cable throughout the Christmas season.