Let Your Heart be Light!
Welcome to the Holiday Festival of Lights Media Room, an online source for news media.
The 28th Annual Holiday of Lights runs November 10, 2017 through January 1, 2018 at James Island County Park. For more information, please contact our Publicity Coordinator, Sarah Reynolds at 843-762-2172 or by email.
2017 Festival Press Releases(PDFs)
Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk set for Nov. 8 and 9 (sold out)
Supper with Santa at the Holiday Festival of Lights Nov. 10
Support the Lowcountry Food Bank and save Monday through Thursday!
Special Event Nights at the Holiday Festival of Lights
Support the Pass It Forward Project during the Holiday Festival of Lights
Skip the line to visit with Santa - Mingle with Kringle offered in December
Giant Greeting Card Competition award winners!
December happenings at the Holiday Festival of Lights
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 on SmugMug
Please use photographer credit if denoted in file name.
Recent Accolades“Third Best Holiday Festival in the US,” USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award, 2015 (press release)
“Third Best Public Lights Display in the US,” USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award, 2014
A “Top 20 Event in the Southeast,” Southeast Tourism Society, November 2013
One of the “Top 10 Holiday Celebrations,” Coastal Living Magazine, 2012
One of the “Top 100 Events in North America,” American Bus Association, 2012
For general information about the Holiday Festival of Lights, please visit these links:
Holiday Festival of Lights main webpage
Fun Run webpage
Hours and Admission information