Pelzer Light People

In a suburb of Greenville, there’s a family that gets decked out in light suits and waves to passers by. We’ve heard about this bizarre spectacle for a few years and decided to drive by last night:


I guess Louie the Lightning Bug didn’t visit the schools in Pelzer?

Here’s the back story on how this odd tradition started. They were pretty nice people, and they seem to have inspired many of their neighbors to follow suit. Check out this house:


Clark Griswold, eat your heart out!

Pelzer Light People
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3 thoughts on “Pelzer Light People

  • December 4, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I’m very curious as to if this still exist? As a child my daddy would take us to Williamson park then the mill hill near by to see the lights. The tradition continued as my own children were born, Daddy in tow. I’m thinking it was around 15 years ago that we first saw the beautiful lights mentioned in this article then we moved away to Florida. My Daddy has now passed and with Grandchildren of my own I’d love a walk down memory lane while introducing this tradition to my grandchildren.

    • November 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Unfortunately we no longer do the light people. My grandmother past away this year and for the last couple of years was not in good enough health to do it. My grandmother that put up the lights for her passed away 3 years ago. Sorry to say we no long do this it was a joy for so many people.


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