“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” — in the immortal words of Meredith Wilson, written in 1951 — everywhere you go in the Midlands, from the magnificent 35-foot-tall tree at the State House to the colorful lights on Columbia’s Main Street to the favorite neighborhoods you look forward to driving through each year.
No, chances are Columbia and surrounding areas will not have a white Christmas, but more is the fun of moving about without snow tires, jeeps, and toboggans — although that does sound fun, come to think of it. To turn on or enhance your own Christmas spirit, peruse these festive photographs taken by our own Robert Clark. Enjoy the glittering beauty of the colorful festoons on stores and homes, local landmarks dripping with holiday spirit, and the excitement of both walk and drive through magical light displays.
Columbia’s love of Christmas just keeps growing, with the return of Carolina Lights, a drive-through show of more than 100 LED light displays at the S.C. State Fairgrounds. All around our town, revisit old holiday favorites and discover new ones.
Christmas is here in the Midlands, waiting for you.