Featuring over 750 displays and two million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for many families throughout Charleston and beyond. From November 14 - January 1, James Island County Park comes alive with illumination, and is a great place to capture the magic of the holiday season.
The Holiday Festival of Lights has been recognized around the country and the world. It was featured as the only U.S. event in Moscow's Festival of Festivals, Coastal Living recognized it as "One of the Top 10 Holiday Celebrations," the American Bus Association ranked it as "One of the Top 100 Events in the Nation," and it was most recently named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society.
The Holiday Festival of Lights is much more than just a driving tour! Park the car and experience exciting attractions custom-designed for holiday cheer. There are many celebrated attractions to see and do, including:
·Festival Train Rides
·Lakeside Lights Interactive Activity
·The Amazing Dancing Light Display
·Enchanted Walking Trail
·Unique Gift Shops and the Reindeer Workshop
·Santa’s Sweet Shoppe
·The Festival Fun Run on Nov. 12 & 13
·Grand Opening Celebration on Nov. 14*
·Special Family Events on select evenings, including photos with Santa
·Plus much more!
*Activities include: live music; stilt walking performances; fireworks (9 p.m.); the announcement of the giant greeting card, gingerbread house and light display design contest winners (entries due Nov. 10 if you wish to participate); and loads of fun for the entire family! The grand opening ceremony is free with your regular Holiday Festival of Lights admission ($15 per vehicle).
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