Come experience the small-town Southern charm of historic downtown
Lake City during our
4th Annual Hometown Holidays Festival! 

Please look forward to the December 7-9, 2018 Hometown Holidays schedule that is coming soon!


Listed below are all of the fun-filled events that Downtown Lake City hosted last year during our 2017 Hometown Holidays Festival.

Festivities will kick off with two fabulous events on Thursday evening!  Plan to spend Friday afternoon shopping & strolling the beautifully landscaped streets of our historic downtown, and stay for a classic holiday parade brought to you by Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, December 2 is when we kick into high gear for the holiday! The streets will be filled with festive activities including Christmas carolers, Florence School District 3 school bands & show choirs, and performances from Dancing on Main and Kelley’s Fine Arts. Our downtown merchants invite you to create holiday crafts, ornaments, letters to Santa & MORE! Have refreshments & pictures with Santa at The Inn at The Crossroads, visit the Polar Express Kids’ Shopping Train where proceeds benefit Florence County Disabilities Foundation, & decorate gingerbread cookies at Baker’s Sweets Bistro & Bakery! Wrap things up at our Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, and you’ll have all the makings for a NEW family tradition: Lake City’s Hometown Holiday!

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Hometown Holidays Fesetival Kickoff Events

Lake City Concert Series presents “Colla Voce, ” directed by Dr. Larry Wyatt
Lake City Presbyterian Church at 301 East Main Street
Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this Columbia-based chamber ensemble performing seasonal works.
Tickets are available at the door, or at the Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce,
144 South Acline Street. Call the Chamber for more info: 843-374-8611.
Students come to the show for FREE!!

The Elegant Bee at 112 Sauls Street will be hosting local artist Milton Miles and his latest works!
Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come enjoy wine & light hors d’oeuvres as we kick off the Hometown Holiday Weekend!

Friday, December 1, 2017
Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce presents
The Lake City Christmas Parade “After Dark.”


Saturday, December 2, 2017
FREE family fun including:

Christmas Crafts & Letters to Santa in the ArtFields® office, 110 East Main Street,
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Refreshments with Santa at The Inn at the Crossroads, 128 West Main Street,
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Holiday Crafts at Growing Up Green, 115 West Main Street,
12:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating for KIDS at Baker’s Sweets, 129 East Main Street,
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FREE Lip Bubble at Merle Norman, 117 West Main Street,
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Make your own aromatherapy incense stick at Serenity Touch
106 West Main Street
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hot chocolate with Mrs. Claus at The Railway
144 South Acline Street
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
MUSIC for the holidays:

Christmas Carolers

Florence School District 3 Bands & Show Choirs

Local musicians Magnolia Sky

Dancing on Main “Street Dance” performance at Bold & Sassy, 109 North Acline Street,
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kelley’s Fine Arts “Street Dance” performance at Bold & Sassy, 109 North Acline Street,
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Palmetto Arts Academy “Street Dance” performance at Bold & Sassy, 109 North Acline Street,
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Polyphony Music Therapy Services presents their Christmas Recital
at Theatre Park (located on West Main between Jarrito’s Family Mexican Restaurant & Serenity Touch),
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
“Make your ART, holiday style!”:

Create your own bath product at DeAnna’s Bath & Body, 112 East Main Street,
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Create your own ornament at Olio Studio, 104 West Main Street,
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Create your own monogrammed ornament at Seven Monogram Boutique, 130 East Main Street,
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Make your own Reindeer Snacks at Personalize It, 119 West Main Street,
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Only in Lake City:

Polar Express Kids Shopping Train at 104 East Thomas Street,
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (all proceeds go to Florence County Disabilities Foundation)

City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the corner of Church Street & Main Street
at 6:00 p.m. – the perfect finale to a fun-filled day!

“Treasure Quest” – a fun “in-store hunt” in East Main Market
139 East Main Street
Come in to play on Friday OR Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Winner receives a Christmas poinsettia!

Story Time with Santa’s Elf at Bold & Sassy Boutique
109 North Acline Street
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
An unforgettable holiday experience!

Lake City Community Outreach presents “Spreading Christmas Cheer: Exploring the Art of Giving” at The Inn at the Crossroads
128 West Main Street
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to help decorate & assemble care baskets for the seniors of Lake City! Practice the art of giving by
preparing small tokens of cheer this Christmas season!