Kershaw County boasts five Christmas Parades: The Elgin Catfish Stomp Festival and Parade, The Kershaw County Christmas Parade, The Lights of Lugoff (Kershaw County's only nighttime parade), The Bethune Christmas Parade, and the The Boykin Country Christmas Parade.
Bethune Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Town of Bethune
Boykin Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
The world’s most unique Christmas Parade, usually held the third Sunday in December, draws thousands of spectators to the tiny hamlet of Boykin to enjoy a country Christmas and see what means of transportation Santa will find!
You just never know what to expect at the Boykin Christmas Parade! The Parade is open to EVERYONE. For more information, please visit www.theboykinchristmasparade.com. There is no entry fee, but donations to support Swift Creek Church are much appreciated.
Elgin Catfish Stomp Parade
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Kick off the holiday season as the town of Elgin jumps with excitement during its annual pre-Christmas festival, the Catfish Stomp. The event will kick off with a parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Throughout the day visit arts and crafts vendors and enjoy mouth watering catfish stew and fried catfish with all the fixins to top off the fun. Plus, back this year is the new and improved Miss Catfish Stomp Pageant for females ages 0-adult. The Catfish Stomp is always held the first Saturday in December and is fun for the whole family.
Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
(803) 438-6152 or,
Light up your holiday season and join in the fun at Kershaw County’s only night-time Christmas Parade.
Planning is underway for the “Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade,” sponsored by the Lugoff Optimist Club, and excitement is in the air. The lights of a night time parade are magical for young and old. What better way to showcase your club, school, business, church, etc. Entry forms are available online at www.lightsoflugoff.com.
Kershaw County Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Theme: Super MARVEL-ous Christmas
Click HERE for the line-up.
Regarding this year’s theme, Kershaw County Chamber Executive Director, Amy Kinard shared, “The theme is a way to generate ideas for the participants in the parade. However, this year, we hope that children watching the parade will dress in their favorite super hero gear to make the parade even more fun and exciting.” Parade organizer, Loree Stokes said "We really want everyone to feel like they’re a part of the event.”
Click here to download the rules and entry form.
The second Saturday of December each year at 10 a.m., more than 3,000 spectators turn out for the Kershaw County Christmas Parade which boasts horses, fire trucks, floats, beauty queens, classic cars, dancing, music, Santa, and much, much more!
The parade begins at Laurens Street and proceeds South on Broad Street ending at the City Arena. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this wonderful community celebration.