You know it’s been making the rounds. Somebody at your office has had it all week. The kids brought it home from school, and once one person in the house gets it everybody ends up catching it. Once you get it you just can’t seem to shake it. That’s right, you’ve got a fever, a fever for some Saturday night Christmas celebrating. You need to get your Christmas on, and there is only one prescription that will cure that burning desire. The Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade!!!!

This Saturday, December 8th, there is one and only one place you need to be and that is on Highway 1 in the heart of Lugoff. You won’t see John Travolta in his disco suit, but you will see just about everything else in our nighttime spectacular. We’ve got floats loaded with twinkling lights, police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, bands, motorcycles, dancers, and of course the big man that works so hard on Christmas eve will join us.

Bring a jacket, but nothing too heavy because it looks like it will be just under sixty degrees at go time. You’ve got that fever to keep you warm anyway…..


2012 Sponsors

Thank you so much to our 2012 sponsors!


Decision 2012

It is only September, but the people of Kershaw County are already pondering a decision that could have a monumental impact on their lives and the lives of their children and grandchildren.  Responsible citizens want to make the right choice, and the best way to do that is to do their research and be ready when the big day arrives.  They’ll consult with friends and family to determine the best option available.  This is the moment that will determine their destinies.

Yes friends, we are of course talking about the best place to set up your family to view the 2012 Lights of Lugoff parade.  Do you want to be near the beginning of the parade route so that you can wear the “I saw the new floats first” badge of honor?  Maybe in the middle so that you can catch all the action after the parade participants have worked out the early jitters but before they tire out?  Perhaps you are an “end of the route” type that wants to savor the fun until the very last possible moment.  No matter your parade route location affiliation, you’ll want to get there early and get just the right spot.

So mark your calendars for December 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM and cast your vote for the best night of the year!



Everybody Wins

When you have an event as fun as the Lights of Lugoff everybody wins.  The spectators, participants, the city, and all involved get to enjoy one of the best holiday events in the midlands.  However, some people get to be a little more winninger (it’s a word, we promise!  No need to look it up, you can trust us…) than others.  Here are this year’s parade winners!

  • Best Overall:  Pine Grove Baptist Church
  • Best Overall Professional Float: Hospice Care of Tri-County sponsored by Jeff Gainey Lube
  • Best Overall Non-Professional Float:  Carolina Performing Arts
  • Best Use of Lights:  Value Pest
  • Frank Rabon Jr. Spirit Award:  Powers & Gregory
  • Best Church:  Rowan Presbyterian
  • Best School:  Lugoff Elementary
  • Best Civic Group:  Kiwanis
  • Optimist Choice:  Patterson School of Dance
  • Optimist Choice Youth Performance Award:  Kershaw County Show Choir

Congratulations to all our winners and everyone involved with the Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade!


2011 Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors that help make the Lights of Lugoff parade a success!


The 2011 Lights of Lugoff Parade Lineup has been posted and it figures to be the best year for the parade yet! The participants in the parade have increased by 20% over last year and we’ve got familiar faces and all new participants joining the fun this year. You’ll see Horses, Dancers, and Robots oh my! More rapid than eagles the ambulances will come, with “The Big Guy” anchoring all of the fun. Now cheerleaders, now churches, now schools, and all the rest of ya’ll. Now dash away, dash away, all to the Lights of Lugoff Parade this Saturday, December 10th, at 7:00 PM! Santa says bring a jacket too!


Everybody Loves A Parade

Nine out of ten trick-or-treaters agree, the next best thing after a huge haul of candy on Halloween night is getting ready for the Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade! We’re in our fourth season of Kershaw County’s only night time Christmas Parade and we can’t wait to see all the floats this year.

Planning is underway, and we have just added the details, guidelines, and forms to the site today. We’d love to see YOUR float in the parade this year so start thinking about how creative you can get and send in your form by December 8. Don’t forget to save some room for candy canes while you are munching on all that Halloween candy, and let us be the first to say Merry Christmas!


2010 Parade Entry Winners

The 2010 edition of the Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade was another fun-filled experience for everyone involved, from the participants to the spectators. Picking the best entries in the parade is like picking your favorite child, it just can’t be done! However, since every parade is required by law to pick the best of the best, we give you the 2010 Lights of Lugoff Christmas parade award winners:

Best Over All: Friendship Baptist Church
Over all Non-Professional: Allure Salon and Day Spa
Over all Professional: Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County sponsored by First Palmetto Savings Bank
Frank Rabon Spirit Award: Sheriff Elect Jim Mathews
Best Use of Lights: K & B Mechanical, LLC
Best School: Lugoff Elementary School
Best Church: Wildwood Worship Center
Best Civic Group: Lugoff Elgin High School Key Club
Optimist Choice Award: Vet Medicine and Surgery sponsored by Speedy, Tanner and Atkinson

Congratulations to all the winners, parade participants and spectators for making this year better than ever!


Light up your holiday season and join in the fun at Kershaw County’s only night time Christmas Parade!!

Planning is underway for the third annual “Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade,” sponsored by the Lugoff Optimist Club, and excitement is in the air. The lights of a night time parade are magical for young and old. What better way to showcase your club, school, business, church, etc. So start brainstorming now for ideas, send in your entry form and join us as we celebrate the season in Lights!



We would like to thank all of our sponsors below that help us to put together the Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade!