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As Christmas Day draws near, excitement fills the air.

Happiness and good cheer abound as people enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays, and there are plenty of opportunities to do so in the city of Orangeburg.

Families are taking their children to visit Santa in Edisto Memorial Gardens and to view the thousands and thousands of beautiful Christmas lights.

The festive lights of the Children’s Garden Christmas and Kids’ Walk will be glowing and twinkling for all to see from 6 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 3, 2018.

Admission is free.

During that time, Riverside Drive through Edisto Memorial Gardens will be limited to one-way traffic from the Lady Fountain on Russell Street to the Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center from 5:30 to 9 p.m. daily.

Visits with Santa Claus will be available in Centennial Park from 6 to 8 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 22. Remember, Santa's making his list, checking it twice and trying to find out who's been naughty or nice. So be good for goodness sake!

And, by all means, enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season in the Garden City.


Staff Writer

Gene Zaleski is a reporter/staff writer with The Times and Democrat.

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