Fountain Inn

Inn the Know

Shawn Bell, Fountain Inn City Administrator

FOUNTAIN INN, SC: The City of Fountain Inn has announced a schedule of activities included in the Annual Christmas Festival held throughout the city. Starting with the Annual Tree Lighting and Rudolph Run December 5 from 6 PM – 9 PM. Beginning the Annual Tree Lighting with live music by The Royal Seekers performing Christmas favorites. Starting December 10 – 20, ten days of our traditional horse-drawn Carriage Rides, FREE photos with Santa, and train rides all based in Commerce Park.

This is an exciting time for our city each year, we are fortunate to have such a great tradition in Fountain Inn with our Carriage Rides and photos with Santa. Families and individuals come from all over the upstate and beyond to ride a horse-drawn carriage ride in Fountain Inn.

Due to COVID-19 masks & social distancing will be required to participate in any of the Christmas “Inn” Our Town events.

List of Highlighted Events for 2020

12/05 – Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Rudolph Run 6 PM – 9 PM
12/10- Beginning of Christmas “Inn” Our Town, every night activities 6 PM – 9 PM
• Carriage rides
• Photos with Santa.
• Trackless train ride 12/10 – 12/13
• Animal exhibit in Commerce Park 12/18
• Live music performance from Cravin’ Melon 12/19
• Live music performance from the SONG Band 12/20 – Last night of Christmas “Inn” Our Town


This has been a Fountain Inn tradition for many years. Carriage Rides will begin on December 10, in Commerce Park. They will continue nightly from 6 PM -9 PM through Sunday, December 20. Each carriage holds 16; all ride tickets are $10.00 per person, Seniors 55 & up are $8.00, and children three (3) and under are free. Carriage Ride tickets will be available for purchase Monday, November 16th on our website Due to COVID – 19 Carriage rides are by appointment only so please purchase your ticket ahead of time.

Masks & social distancing will be required.

Video from December 2019 Carriage Ride

Annual Tree Lighting- Presented by BP Energy

Each year we kick off our Christmas Festival with our Tree Lighting. This is where everyone gathers around the City tree, listen to Christmas favorites, and watch the tree light for the first time of the Christmas season! This year the Tree Lighting will be held on Depot St. in Commerce Park.
Masks & social distancing will be required.

Animal Exhibit-Presented by Parker Poe & Duke Energy

This will be the second year we will welcome back Eudora Farms to have their lovely animal exhibit set up in Commerce Park. Eudora Farms will be set up on December 10 – 13 from 6 PM – 9 PM.
Masks & social distancing will be required.

Trackless Train- Presented by Holly Oak Chemical Inc.

Each night on Wall St. right next to Depot St. we will have the BEST family fun train ride for all ages. It is FREE to ride but please consider putting donations in the box.

Masks & social distancing will be required.

Shawn Bell is the City Administrator of Fountain Inn. For more information, go to, call 864-862-4421, or email■

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