There is no more a beautiful place in Charleston than the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard, especially now during the third annual presentation of Cougar Night Lights. Debuting to the public on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, the holiday musical light show will run nightly through Jan. 1, 2020. Performances of the show will be held every half-hour between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Set among the sweeping oaks and historic Randolph Hall, Cougar Night Lights expresses the spirit of the holidays with glittering light displays set to classic and contemporary holiday music. The show was once again produced and designed by CofC alumnus John Reynolds ’97, a multi-Emmy award winning lighting designer who has done work for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Super Bowl.

Cougar Night Lights is free and open to the public, so join us at the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard to celebrate the holiday season. Cistern Yard is located at the corner of George and St. Philip streets. Public parking garages are available at two locations, including the George Street Garage and St. Philip Street Garage.

In the meantime, enjoy a sneak peak of Cougar Night Lights from photos taken at a recent student-only viewing of the light show.

Randolph Hall with holiday lights

cougar night lights

cistern yard with strings of lights in the trees

cougar night lights