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As 2022 winds down, the holiday season ramps up in Darlington!
To have your holiday services, church or civic programs, and events listed here, please email mmsmith@cityofdarlington.com or mail to City Planning, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540.

City of Darlington – City Hall Holiday Schedule

The City of Darlington will be closed Friday December 23, Monday December 26, Tuesday December 27 and Monday January 2.

Happy Holidays!

Christmas Trash Collection Holiday Schedule

Garbage will run 12/22/22 – 12/23/22 regular route.  Pickups for Monday & Tuesday after Christmas is scheduled for 12/27/22.

Yard debris will not run during these holiday times.

Recycling will not run on 12/23/22.  Due to the holiday, recycling pickup will be 12/28/22.

Questions?? Call Kelli Jackson, Office Manager, Streets & Sanitation 843-398-4035

City of Darlington Fire Department Toy Drive
Accepting Applications through November

Each year, the Toy Drive provides Christmas to around 100 children in our fire district.  The application process is underway for families interested in applying for the program.  To qualify, the family must live in our fire district, along with other eligibility standards.

Last year, the Darlington Fire Department was able to help over 75 local children and had the capacity to send toys to Tennessee for the families who suffered losses from the wild fires.

If you are interested in donating to the fund, you may mail a check to:
Darlington Fire Department  301 Orange St. Darlington, SC 29532  *Write TOY FUND in the memo section.  This donation is tax deductible.
As always, any amount of financial support your organization would be able to furnish would be greatly appreciated.

To apply to the Toy Drive, you may visit the Darlington Fire Department to obtain an application.
301 Orange Street –  M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Darlington Raceway Track Laps for Charity
November 19, 2022 @ 11 AM

Spin around the track in your own vehicle!  Come out to the Darlington Raceway on November 19, 2022 from 11 AM – 2 PM.

For just $20 or an unwrapped new toy, you can take 3 laps around the egg-shaped track!

This Track Laps for Charity benefits Toys for Tots.

You may register here.  For more information, click here.


Darlington Rescue Squad Christmas Parade
December 3, 2022 @ 4 PM

The annual Darlington Rescue Squad Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 4 PM.  The line up for the parade will be at Fitness World at 1032 Pearl Street starting at 2 PM.  The route will end at the intersection of Spain Street & Cashua Street.

If you are interested in participating, click here for the announcement with rules and regulations.  Click here for an application.

Get involved!  The golf cart decorating contest is back again this year!

All entries must be received by November 28, 2022.

Darlington Christmas Parade, Holiday Season in Darlington

40th Annual Carol Lighting
December 4, 2022 @ 5 PM

The annual Darlington Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Darlington Kiwanis, will take place December 4, 2022 at 5 PM at the Darlington Square.

Come on down to the square as we keep the weekend going with Christmas festivities in the City of Darlington!

Rev. Will Altman, Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, will provide the invocation.  The Darlington Presbyterian bell choir, conducted by Dr. Teresa Irwin, will perform Christmas selections.  Police Chief Kelvin Washington will deliver a special Christmas message followed by remarks from Darlington’s Mayor, Curtis Boyd, who will operate the switch to illuminate Darlington’s official Christmas tree.

darlington tree lighting ceremony

Christmas Village Extravaganza
212 Pearl Street
December 23 - January 16

The 2nd Annual Christmas Village Extravaganza is under way in downtown Darlington!

Santa will visit!  Free admission to everyone… Check out Trains, Miniature Villages by George Stoddard and enjoy the magic of Christmas at this event that will run until January 16, 2023.

You still have time to enjoy the continued magic of Christmas!

Christmas Village Extravaganza 2022 , holiday season in darlington
Christmas Village Extravaganza 2022 , holiday season in darlington