Holiday Festival of Lights Media Room

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Welcome to the Holiday Festival of Lights Media Room, an online source for news media.

The 33rd Annual Holiday of Lights opens Nov. 11, 2022 at James Island County Park. Members of the media: for more information, please contact our Publicity Coordinator, Sarah Reynolds at 843-762-2172 or by email.

2022 Festival Press Releases
2022 Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 11!
2022 Greeting Card Competition Winners

Past Festival Press Releases
2021 Greeting Card Competition Winners
History and behind-the-scenes of 25 years, from November 2014 (PDF)

Festival Fun Facts and Trivia
How many light bulbs are at the festival? How long does it take to create a light display? How many marshmallows are eaten at the event each year? Find out in our Fun Facts (PDF) sheet...

Photo Gallery
Photo gallery on SmugMug for use in media. Please use photographer credit if denoted in the file name.
Video footage and additional photos are available by request; please request via email

Recent Accolades
Named Best Lowcountry Event by The Post & Courier’s Charleston’s Choice, 2022
A “Top 20 Event in the Southeast,” Southeast Tourism Society, November 2013 and November 2018
“Third Best Holiday Festival in the US,” USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award, 2015
“Third Best Public Lights Display in the US,” USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award, 2014
One of the “Top 10 Holiday Celebrations,” Coastal Living Magazine, 2012
One of the “Top 100 Events in North America,” American Bus Association, 2012

General Information

For general information about the Holiday Festival of Lights, please visit these links:

Holiday Festival of Lights main webpage
Fun Run webpage (2022 event is sold out)
Hours and Admission information