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!
It was an awesome, beautiful night in Lugoff. Thanks to everyone who works to make it happen and to all of you who came out to enjoy it!
Photos from the 2014 Lights of Lugoff Parade!
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:
Frank Rabon Spirit Award: The Tumble Tree
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.
Dark colored sedans with U.S. Congress license plates have mysteriously been seen in the parking lots of Hall’s and Shoney’s restaurants in Lugoff over the last two weeks. The local rumor mill is buzzing and word on the street is that some high-ranking elected officials have been seeking the advice of the parade committee to resolve the standoff in our nation’s capitol.
We were honored that they would seek our advice, but we’ve got a parade to plan people! The date for the annual Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade has been set for Saturday, December 14. Who knows if the government will be running by that time, but we can definitely tell you that we are hard at work to make the sixth installment of your parade the best yet. Stay tuned for more details!