The 26th Annual Anderson Christmas Lights in Anderson SC, operated by the Anderson Lights of Hope, will open Thanksgiving Night at 5:30pm. We are excited to announce more traditional light displays, and a better interactive Village.  Crafts, food, Santa, Mrs. Claus, live entertainment, carriage rides and more await
visitors to this family tradition in the Upstate.  The amazing part of this event is it is run by all volunteers, nobody gets a paycheck. The funds collected at the front gate go back to the partnering charities that help us with the project. 
What does Anderson Lights of Hope do the rest of the year?
The Upstate Regional Drill Championships – March 7, 2020 will be the 7th year of JROTC excellence.  Drill teams from three states come to T. L. Hanna in Anderson SC to compete for scholarships and trophies.
Summer Tool School – June 1 – Aug 15.  Teaches Jr & Senior high schools the skills to build things, learn how to operate tools, learn the fundamentals of electricity, plumbing and other important life skills. Most when they come have never picked up a tool or had to read a tape measure, but you will be surprised at their skills when they are done.
Our Giving Back to Veteran’s program – We take the students from the Summer Tool School and go to veteran’s homes to do basic repair.  Last year we replaced windows, built ramps, put in new lights and smoke detectors. All at no charge to the veteran.
Students from Anderson University, Clemson University are running our marketing programs, volunteer programs, and business office. These are seniors on their final project for their degrees. 
Anderson Lights of Hope is truly not just Christmas Lights.  But it is our biggest fundraiser and attraction in the Upstate. People come from all over to this event. Below is the information about this years event.
Open everyday Thanksgiving – Christmas
Gates open at 5:30 pm and Close at 10 pm.
Admission is $10 per car, $20 for 15 passenger vans, $50 for bus.
The Village is open Nov 29 – Dec 23
Located across the street from the Anderson Civic Center.
Google: Anderson Christmas Lights for directions
ATAX provided by City of Anderson

Ben Phillips

Anderson Lights of Hope