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HISTORIC COLUMBIA HOLIDAY TOURS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday (last tour starts at 3 p.m.) at the Historic Columbia house museums (Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion and the Mann-Simons Site). Guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries. $8; youth, $5; Historic Columbia members and age 5 and younger, free). (803) 252-8842; http://historiccolumbia.org
SWAN LAKE FANTASY OF LIGHTS: Dusk until 9 p.m. Wednesday at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, 822 W. Liberty St., Sumter. More than a million lights and 150 lighted figures. Free.
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HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE RIVER: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Midlands’ largest drive-through light show features the Dazzling Dancing Forest, animated scenes, Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail, Winter Wonder Ride downhill tubing, Santa’s Claus’et Gift Shop and more. Admission is $15 per car, $25 per 15-passenger van and $40 per bus. (803) 772-3903; http://icrc.net
BENNETTS’ COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at 434 Fairfax Road, Saluda. Numerous individual displays including floats and wood art with more than 50,000 lights. Miniature Christmas village, hot chocolate and treats. The display will be closed if it rains or there are heavy winds, so call in advance. Church groups and buses welcome. Power donations accepted but not required. (864) 445-0009 or http://facebook.com/countrychristmasbennett