AP NEWS

Christmas in Hopelands is a local winter wonderland

December 25, 2018

Snow didn’t fall in Aiken for Christmas, but the 27th annual Christmas in Hopelands holiday event has transformed Hopelands Gardens into a winter wonderland.

The light displays include ice skaters, children building a snowman, reindeer, Christmas trees, snowflakes and Christmas carolers.

The theme this year at the Dollhouse is a Lowcountry Coastal Christmas. The decorations include seashells, starfish and palmetto fronds.

The 2018 edition of Christmas in Hopelands is nearing the end of its run.

The last chance to experience it is Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Brooke Lundy will be singing Christmas classics on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage beginning at 7 p.m.

Christmas in Hopelands is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to use the shuttle service that will be running continuously from Citizens Park at 1060 Banks Mill Road from 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

No general public parking is allowed at Rye Patch or Hopelands.

Parking for the disabled is available at 135 Dupree Place.