Florence Festival of Lights
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The annual Florence Festival of Lights continues its tradition of inviting families in the Florence and Pee Dee area the opportunity of viewing colorful Christmas light displays by driving through Hoffmeyer Place.
This year’s benefit will be held seven nights over three weekends – Dec. 7 & 8, and Dec. 14, 15 & 16 and 21st & 22nd.
The festival offers motorists the opportunity to follow a planned course through Hoffmeyer Place to enjoy the sights and signs of extensive Christmas-themed light displays as well as an invitation to park and visit Santa’s Village.
More than 150 light displays will be set up along the streets lighting up the night in bright colors. They include Santa’s workshop, a tropical-themed area, Disney characters and a street devoted to a manger display.
In addition to the many holiday displays, kids may visit Santa’s Village and speak to Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus who will be in the village every night. Children may pose for photos with Santa and have their pictures taken at the Christmas-themed cutouts. They may also write a note to Santa and drop it in his mailbox. A balloon artist will also be there each evening stretching and twisting balloons into a variety of animals for kids to take home.’
Santa’s Village also will offer hot chocolate, hot apple cider and popcorn, along with other refreshments, for a small fee. There will be live performances spread out over the three weekends.