135 Dupree Place Aiken
The Annual Christmas in Hopelands event will take place Dec. 10 – 22 and will transform Hopelands Gardens to a beautiful holiday wonderland. This enchanting walk-through exhibit features over two miles of lit pathways and holiday displays. Over 100,000 twinkling lights create the perfect backdrop for special holiday memories with friends and family.
There is no cost to enter the event or to utilize the shuttle service. All guests should use the shuttle service to the gardens available each night. Shuttles run continuously from Citizens Park, located at 1060 Banks Mill Road, from 5:45 – 8:45 p.m. The last shuttle to view Christmas in Hopelands leaves Citizens Park at 8:45 p.m. No general public parking is allowed at Hopelands or Rye Patch. Handicap parking is available at 135 Dupree Place. No animals are allowed on shuttle vehicles.
While Christmas in Hopelands is a free event, donations are accepted and are used to help support the growth of the program. Donation boxes are located at each entrance and next to the refreshment stands. Donations may also be mailed to: City of Aiken Department of Parks & Recreation, Christmas in Hopelands, P.O. Box 1177, Aiken, SC 29802.
If you have any further questions about Christmas in Hopelands, please contact the City of Aiken Department of Parks & Recreation at 803-642-7631. In the case of inclement weather, Christmas in Hopelands may be cancelled. Know before you go by calling the Rain Out Hotline at 803-643-4661 or download the City of Aiken explorer App to receive instant notifications as soon as decisions are made.If someone in your party needs to borrow a wheelchair to enjoy the program, call 803-642-7631 ahead of time to reserve one.