Our Lights & Decorations
Celebrate the start of the season with lights!
Our town boasts an amazing downtown lights display for the Holiday season. Starting just outside of downtown, Main Street is lined with banners and bells that lead you into the downtown district. Once in downtown you’ll be greeted by lighted garland and bows on the light poles of Main Street and see an array of figures; ice skaters dancing in our downtown parks; carolers and a carriage around the historic Opera House; and a welcoming “Merry Christmas” in lights! A sparkling round ornament sculpture even states "Newberry Wishes You a Merry Christmas" as you enter downtown. Memorial Park is decorated with wreaths, bows, and lighted Christmas trees surrounding the park. And of course, the crowning glory of our Christmas décor is the Community Christmas Tree, covered in thousands of colorful bulbs, strung with garland, and surrounded by large boxed presents, hand-painted by volunteers from the Newberry Arts Center. Downtown Newberry is a sight to be seen during the Holidays.
In addition to the elements listed above, we host faux snow machines! Thanks to technology developed by moviemakers, we have faux snowfall in Memorial Park on our special "North Pole Nights"- Friday nights from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The material used is known as "dry snow" and is the result of a process very similar to a foam machine. The result is realistic looking snow falling slowly to the ground, where it will evaporate after five to seven minutes. The snow is non-toxic and biodegradable and comes from 2 machines that masquerade as vintage style lamp posts.
Part of what makes Christmas in Downtown Newberry so special is the great community effort it takes to host the lights. Annually local businesses and families champion Newberry's holiday decor through donations collected year-round. Our locals wish to see Newberry at its best during the holiday season for our local families and visitors that choose to spend this season of Joy with us.