Experience A New Holiday Tradition: Fireflies Holiday Lights, Columbia, SC

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Have you made a trip to the Fireflies Holiday Lights yet? The Fireflies Holiday Lights is back with the Columbia, SC tradition, and is all the rave this year! The Segra Park baseball stadium, home of the Fireflies, is decked out in tons of twinkling lights and interactive displays, there are several “stations” for families to stop and enjoy seasonal treats and kid-friendly crafts, and even booths for holiday shopping! We recently had the chance to go and highly suggest you and your family check it out. 

Fireflies Holiday Lights

Don’t Miss Out on This New Tradition in Columbia, SC 

Segra Park is back with Fireflies Holiday Light show! This event will run from November 16 through December 31, 2023. It is such a well-done, magical, winter wonderland that we think will stick around for years to come. There are over 1 MILLION beautiful lights all throughout the stadium. We would recommend setting aside about 2 hours to be able to fully enjoy all this event has to offer – lights, s’mores roasting, letters to Santa, etc. 

Lights at Segra Park

So Many Lights! 

Upon entering the light show, traffic will flow to the left where you will be able to walk around the whole upper deck of the stadium. You’ll see a huge Christmas tree (perfect for a family photo-op), reindeer, elves, and more! Also towards the beginning of your walk will be a concession stand that serves things such as hamburgers, fries, hot dogs, and chicken tenders. 

Once you make your way around the top, you can walk down a flight of stairs to the field. Strollers and drinks are not permitted on the field, but there is a stroller parking area as well as tables or trash cans to dispose of any beverages. Walking on the field is cool on its own, but it’s so much more special with all of the light displays! My son loved running through the twinkling tunnel in the outfield.  

What is there to do at the Fireflies Holiday Lights? 

Aside from all of the lights displays, there are so many opportunities for family-friendly fun! There is a really neat space that my family stayed at for a while with fire pits, s’more roasting, and large games. We had such a great time roasting s’mores and then my son found another group of kiddos to play jumbo Jenga and Connect 4 with.  

Smores at Segra Park Fireflies Holiday Lights

Another stop you can make are the craft tables! Here you will find activity books for kids, letters to Santa, and Santa’s giant red mailbox. 

Know Before You Go: Fireflies Holiday Lights 

Tickets for Fireflies Holiday Lights

All tickets MUST be purchased online. While you can purchase them on your phone at the entry gates, it is best to plan a bit ahead and buy them a few days before your trip. QR Codes will either be texted or emailed to you and scanned at the entrance. Ticket prices vary depending on day and age: 

  • November Price: $10 per person
  • December Price: $12 per person
  • Military, seniors, and first responders receive $2 off 
  • Ages 2 and under are FREE 
Santa's letter box at Segra Park

Clear Bags Only 

I am usually prepared for these clear bag-only situations, however, it completely slipped my mind when we packed up to go to the lights. Since the event is held inside the Segra Park stadium, the clear bag policy is still in place. No diaper bags, bookbags, large fanny packs, etc. will be permitted. 

Plenty of Seating 

My family and I went on a Sunday and took advantage of the free hotdog and drink for kids! We originally thought there weren’t enough seating options to sit and eat, however, as you keep traveling around the stadium there are PLENTY of seats and tables all along the walkways. So, if there aren’t open seats near the concessions (which will likely be the case) just walk to the left a little bit and you’ll be sure to find some! 

Cashless Facility 

Segra Park is a cashless facility and will remain this way for the light show. However, if you do have cash, you can exchange it for gift cards at guest services. Gift cards can then be used at the concession stand and team store. 

Viewing lights at Segra Park

Nightly Deals and Promos 

Each night throughout the week will feature special promotions and activities such as: 

  • Wednesday – Winter Wag-Along
    • Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at the lights! Be sure to bring bags for cleaning-up after them 
  • Thursday – Thirsty Thursday
    • $1 Fountain drinks and hot chocolate, $2 domestic draft beer, $3 craft beer
  • Sundays in December – Kids Eat Free
    • Children under 12 years old will get a voucher (at guest services inside the entrance) for a free hot dog and drink 
  • Check out more Fireflies Holiday Lights Events
Segra Park lights

Fireflies Lights NYE Event 

New Year’s Eve will be your last chance to see the magic of the Fireflies Holiday Lights. On December 31, the park will be open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be a ball drop for kids happening at 7:00 pm where there will also be celebratory sparkling cider available. Such a fun opportunity to ring in the New Year with your family and friends! 

Fireflies Holiday Lights – Segra Park 
1640 Freed Street
Columbia, SC 29201 

Open from November 16 through December 31, 2023
Hours: Daily from 6 pm to 9 pm, except holidays which will have special hours

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Did your family enjoy the Fireflies Holiday Lights? What was your favorite light display?

Kayla Simmons
About the Author
Kayla grew up right outside of Charleston, SC and is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina. She has lived in Columbia for a combination of 5 years. Kayla has a background working with special needs children, but now enjoys nothing more than being a stay-at-home mom of two. She enjoys keeping her kids busy by finding unique play spaces and events, involving them in hands-on activities and watching them learn about the world through play. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercise and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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