Featuring over 700 displays and two million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for many families throughout Charleston and beyond. From November 8 - December 31, 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.
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 on the holiday train
Mouth-watering treats from Santa's Sweet Shoppe
Handmade gingerbread houses
Giant greeting cards created by local students
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 8 - December 31. Festival hours and admission vary. Learn more here...
Email Park & Program Services or call (843) 795-4386.