HOLIDAY SEASON IN DARLINGTON
As 2021 winds down, the holiday season ramps up in Darlington!
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Fire Department Christmas Application Period Opens Nov. 1
Once again, the City of Darlington Fire and Police Departments will team up to support a worthy cause, our Annual Christmas Toy Drive, to bring a sparkle of Christmas joy to children in need in our community. To donate, make checks payable to DFD. Families can apply for assistance Nov. 1-30 at 301 Orange St.
The Darlington Fire Department will hold its Annual Taste of Christmas from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at First Baptist Church, 216 S. Main St. Tickets are $10 each, and children younger than 6 eat free. Proceeds go to the fire department’s toy fund for Christmas. Info: 843-229-5788 or 843-398-4013
Thanksgiving Trash Collection & Office Hours
City of Darlington offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Trash will not be collected on Thursday. Collection will resume Friday and continue on Saturday.
Shop Darlington Contest
Three lucky folks will pick up $100 for shopping in Darlington during the holidays, courtesy of the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA). The contest encourages people to shop in Darlington this holiday season. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, people were asked to shop at five different Darlington businesses; mail the DDRA copies of those receipts with an entry form, and then they would be entered into the drawing.
Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Darlington Rescue Squad hosts the Darlington Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, beginning at Fitness World Gym on Pearl Street and end at the Public Square.
The Darlington Kiwanis Club will hold the Annual Carol Lighting Service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, following the Christmas Parade on the Public Square.
Special Holiday Services
- Darlington Raceway will offer fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles around the iconic 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval with Track Laps for Charity from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. The $20 donation per car will go to Toys for Tots and Darlington Shares.
- The Annual Turkey Giveaway will be held at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, on the Public Square. To donate, please make checks payable to The Lord Cares and mail to Eads Chiropractic Center, 208 Cashua St., Darlington SC 29532.
Christmas Trash Collection & Office Hours
City of Darlington offices will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Monday, Dec. 23-27, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Offices will re-open on Tuesday, Dec. 28. Trash will NOT be collected on Dec. 24 due to the Christmas holiday. Collection will resume on Saturday.
New Year’s Eve Block Party
New Year’s Eve Block Party Downtown! Level 10 Band & Show will help Darlington ring in the New Year right as part of the DDRA’s Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert Series from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Public Square. Champagne toast, ball drop, car show, food, cornhole tournament, Pepsi, and more. Bring a chair. Info: 843-992-1561 or email@example.com
New Year’s Trash Collection & Office Hours
City of Darlington offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 31, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Offices will re-open on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Trash will be collected on regular schedule.