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Still time to see the lights!

That's right.  There is still time to see the Christmas Lights Holiday Display at Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch.      Christmas in Hopelands!

Park at the Goodwill parking lot and catch the shuttle.  Shuttles run continuously from 6pm - 8:30pm.

Gardens are open from 6pm - 9pm.

Open Tonight!  Friday, December 26, 2008 - and the final night, tomorrow - Saturday, December 27, 2008.  ADMISSION IS FREE

It is so beautiful on a normal day at Hopelands Gardens, let alone at Christmastime.  The lights are amazing.  10's of thousands of lights.  Stop by the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Museum and get some hot cider or cocoa, see the Christmas display at The Doll House...... oh so much to see :)

I'll try to bring back some good pictures to show you.

Goodwill parking lot is the lot on Whiskey Road.  Other stores in the center include Roma's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Harvards Wine...      Located between Applebee's and Moe's.    That is where you can park and catch the shuttle.   Meet your friends there and all ride together :)  You still have time!

Say hi if you see me :) 

Have fun and enjoy the lights! 


Kara Casamassina, Broker In Charge

International Property Management Group, LLC

Downtown Aiken SC.

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International Property Management Group, LLC

Aiken SC. 29801.



Comment balloon 10 commentsKara Casamassina • December 26 2008 10:31AM


This does sound like it would be a fun outing. We have Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg which is a festival of lights with 5 million lights! HERE is a post I did on it (it will open in a separate window). BTW, I saw the perfect tree for you on a Wordless Wednesday post (will open in a separate window).

Posted by Rich Dansereau (Positive Real Estate Professionals) almost 12 years ago

Kara.. Thanks for blogging about this.  I know that this particular display of lights is a little too far away to go to, but I'm sure there are some closer here.  I was trying to find something to do with my sons tonight, that is still Christmas oriented.. and this is it... now I just have to find lights around here to take them to.

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

But the clock is ticking!  I cant believe how many needles are falling off my tree already! 

PS: my lights did not go on the tree untill the 24th, I was tempted to leave it naked this year since I was running so late!

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) almost 12 years ago

Christmas Lights

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Hi Kara-Hope you had a great Christmas and are feeling better after your surgery. Happy New Year. Thanks for all the support this year. I've enjoyed getting to know you and more about Aiken thru your eyes. :-)

Posted by Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner (RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va) almost 12 years ago

Kara, I hope you're well enough to get out there and get us some pictures!  I hope your Christmas was Merry!

Laura G

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 12 years ago

Hi Rich - thanks for pointing me to Charles' blog - that tree is amazing :)       I didn't know you were near Sevierville.  I have a friend from high school that is near there.

Hi Valerie - I hope you found a light display or something to do with the boys.   Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

Hey Rob-  wow, no lights till the 24th!  wow!   I'm glad you finally got the tree dressed,lol.  Nothing like waiting till the last minute!

Hey Pat -thanks, I am feeling much better. Safe and happy new year to you and your family :) 

Hi Laura,  I was feeling up to it but couldn't find anyone to go with me :(   (and I really didn't want to go alone)   I'll have to plan better next year, lol.

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) almost 12 years ago

I love Christmas lights. I wish we could decorate like Christmas all the time =D I know my own house never looks better!

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) almost 12 years ago

Kara, it is kind of funny that I did not even get out to see the lights.

Posted by Danny Thornton, WordPress Guru (R & D Art) almost 12 years ago

me too Lisa :)   I'll leave mine on if you leave yours, haha

Hey Danny, I didn't make it either :(    Next year for sure - for both of us!!

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) almost 12 years ago