Roper Mountain display lights up Greenville
Posted 12/5/2012 10:57:00 AM
Folks in the Upstate
know when they see the 97.5 foot tall Buck Mickel Star shining high above Roper Mountain Road, it means one thing – it’s time for Roper Mountain Holiday lights
. The annual lights show put on by the Rotary Club of Greenville
and Roper Mountain Science Center Association raises important funds for local charities while drawing more than 80,000 people out to see the lights spectacular during its 30 day run. It’s been a holiday tradition for my friends and family for generations.
Take a drive through Candy Cane Lane, see more than 72 holiday lights displays, bring your wish list for a visit with Santa, walk down lighted trails, see the life-size Christmas cards decorated by students at local schools, and take home your own reindeer by the balloon artist. The food is worth mentioning. Warm your hands with a giant cup of cocoa, or warm your tummy with mashed potato balls, mac-n-cheese balls, sliced caramel apples, cotton candy, s’mores, and fried snickers.
If your family pooch loves the lights too, bring him Dec. 17 for Dog Night at Roper Mountain. Take a walk with your four legged family member through the lighted displays and even get his picture made with Santa.
School choirs will be providing a little holiday cheer throughout the season and team mascots from USC, Clemson, Greenville Drive and the Greenville Road Warriors have scheduled visits at the park this year. Check the schedule
for specific dates and times.
The holiday lights display is open 6 to 10 p.m. nightly until Dec. 30. Admission per vehicle (cash or check only) is $10 for cars, minivans or SUVs; $20 for activity vans; $40 for buses; and $21 for a pass good for three visits. Click here
for more information.