City of Camden Christmas Tree Lighting

The Camden community has many things to offer this holiday season.  The City will be kicking off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall.  The public is invited to attend the lighting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1st.  Join us for hot chocolate and holiday music featuring a small ensemble of the Camden Community Concert Band and the combined youth choirs from Bethesda Presbyterian Church.  The City’s Street and Electric Dept. crews have been working hard placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the holiday season. Come help Mayor Tony Scully kick off the holiday season in Camden and “throw the switch” at the tree lighting. There will also be a special guest appearance from the man in red and white! 

Other holiday season events in the area are listed below. For additional events throughout the month of December, please visit the City’s website ( and click on the ‘Events’ page.  

Visit the Fine Arts Center between December 4th and 16th for the popular Holiday Sales Show.  The Show will feature wonderful hand-made items and pieces of artwork from more than 40 artists. For more information visit  

Explore local homes that will be decorated for the holiday season on December 5th. The Candlelight Tour of Homes is presented by the Camden Junior Welfare League and will feature a variety of private and public sites throughout the historic district.  The tour starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Camden Archives and Museum.  Tickets may be purchased ahead of time by visiting or at the Archives on the day of the Tour.

The 7th Annual Old McCaskill’s Country Christmas Trunk Show will be held the following day December 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Come visit the Farm in Rembert and share in holiday cheer and enjoy Christmas shopping. For more information visit

On December 12th line the streets of downtown Camden for the Kershaw County Christmas Parade beginning at 10:00 am.  View the many floats, horses, fire trucks, beauty queens, classic cars, dancers, music, Santa and much more!