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Lights Before Christmas

Presented by Riverbanks Zoo at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Dec 17 - 30 2021
Lights Before Christmas

Experience Columbia’s longest-running holiday tradition. Enjoy a stroll through the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden all decorated for the holidays.

Presented by BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina.


$10 Children ages 2–12 | $12 Adults

Children younger than 2 FREE.

All Riverbanks members receive one free visit with valid membership. Simply present your valid membership card and photo ID at the gate.

Guest passes will not be accepted.

Closed on Christmas Day.

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Additional time info:

Select evenings only, while tickets are available.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

500 Wildlife Parkway