Christmas in Cayce is sponsored by several local corporate partners so all events are free! Join us for this wonderful month long celebration. Beginning on Thursday, November 30th and continuing through the end of the year, visitors can take a ride through the Cayce City Hall complex and enjoy the magic of thousands of twinkling lights and music of the season.
Thursday, November 30
6 p.m. – 40th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony: This event is sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Cayce and includes greetings from city officials, holiday thoughts, musical selections, and a visit from Santa. Proceeds from the sale of lights in honor or memory of a loved one, will be donated to God’s Helping Hands to assist families who are in need. The Woman’s Club of Cayce is also sponsoring the 15th annual “Cayce Cares” food drive to assist God’s Helping Hands and asks that you bring canned goods and non-perishable food items. The event will include a community reception with free cookies and hot cocoa and is free to the public. For more information, please contact Cayce City Hall at 550-9520.
Cayce Neighborhood Tree Lighting: Cayce’s neighborhoods have gathered together to provide a little Christmas spirit, too. Each participating neighborhood will line its streets with lighted trees and decorations, offering visitors a ride through a fantasy “winter wonderland.” For more information on this program, call Pamme Eades with the Avenue’s Neighborhood Association 730-5487.
Friday, December 1
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Carols Along the Riverwalk (N Avenue Entrance, Cayce Riverwalk Pavilion): The sounds of Christmas can be heard throughout the Cayce Riverwalk Park where several area church choirs and local musicians will be located within the first half mile of the park. Visitors can wander from group to group, enjoying holiday musical selections. The Riverwalk will be lighted with luminaries and refreshments will be served free of charge. Parking will be made available at Brookland Cayce High School with free Trolley rides provided to and from the entrance of the Riverwalk.
Saturday, December 2
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Cayce Historical Museum Annual Holiday Open House: The Cayce Historical Museum will welcome visitors to celebrate the holidays in the days of old. This free holiday open house will feature beautifully decorated trees and other Christmas decorations in every room and docents in period costumes. As always, there will be delicious homemade refreshments and live entertainment in the Museum Visitor Center. As darkness falls, scenes from the American War Between the Sates come to life with the always popular lantern tours. History and comedy make this event a memorable and popular activity. Presented by the 20th SC Volunteer Infantry, Company H. For more information, call the Cayce Historical Museum at 739-5385.
Saturday, December 9
5:30 p.m. – West Metro Holiday Parade of Lights: This Annual event is one of the most anticipated holiday parades in the Midlands! This beloved night time parade begins in front of the Cayce Municipal Complex located at 1800 12th street, and will proceed down 12th Street ending at the corner of Hwy. 1 & 12th Street in West Columbia. Crowds have been estimated over 20,000 so come grab a viewing spot early!