Holiday Festival of Lights

November 13, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Believe In...Holiday Magic!
Each year, thousands of families create lasting memories at the Holiday Festival of Lights, where millions of multicolored lights illuminate the sky throughout 52 enchanting nights. Journey through three miles of over 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes. Park your car and enjoy family activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and so much more!

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," the Southeast Tourism Society lists it as one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast," and USA Today has named it one of the "10 Best Holiday Light Shows in America."
More Than Lights...
  • More than just a driving tour, the Holiday Festival of Lights invites you to park your cars and explore all that is offered:
  • Magnificent sculpture made from over 50 tons of sand
  • An up-close look at the lights via the holiday train
  • Mouth-watering treats from Santa's Sweet Shoppe
  • Handmade gingerbread houses
  • Giant greeting cards created by local students
  • Victorian carousel
The Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park is located at 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC 29412.

Hours & Admission
The Holiday Festival of Lights is open every evening from November 13 - January 3. Festival hours and admission vary. Learn more here...
Email Park & Program Services or call 843-795-4386.