Holiday Festival of Lights Accessibility

The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission invites individuals with disabilities to experience the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park. Read on for more information on festival accessibility. If you have accessibility questions or need further assistance, please call the park at 843-406-6990.

Wheelchair Availability

The Holiday Festival of Lights is a three-mile driving tour with a self-guided walking portion to see more lights and other amenities. A wheelchair is available to check-out at the park center office free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. A photo ID is required as a deposit to check out. Please call the park office at 843-406-6990 or ask a staff member for assistance.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is primarily located in Lot A, the Park Center parking lot (the first parking lot you come to on the driving tour), allowing paved access to festival activities and amenities. Lot B has two accessible parking spots with an accessible route leading to festival activities and amenities. Accessible parking is not available in Lot C.

Accessible Paths/Trails

Guests may use the paved sidewalks around Park Center (Lot A) to access all activities and amenities. The Greeting Cards are located on an accessible surface. Some amenities and attractions (the Picnic Center area beyond the carousel as you head towards the climbing wall) are located on less accessible, gravel surfaces.

Accessible Restrooms

  • A wheelchair-accessible restroom trailer is available near the Reindeer Workshop. 
  • Accessible restrooms are located on ground level outside Splash Zone (to the left of Park Center building) and on the upper level near the Park Office that is accessible via an outdoor ramp.

Accessible Train Car

A wheelchair-accessible train car for the Festival Express is available upon request. Guests may request this accommodation when purchasing tickets at the Train Depot.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in your Charleston County Parks. 


If you have accessibility questions or need further assistance, please email the ADA Coordinator, or call 843-795-4386.