- Festivals & Events
- Holiday Festival of Lights
- Discover the Festival
- Palmetto's Workshop
Hi! I’m Palmetto, the Holiday Festival of Lights’ official Elf in the Park! When I'm not at the festival admiring all the sparkling lights and snacking on kettle corn, you can find me here at my workshop in the North Pole. My toy-making responsibilities keep me pretty busy during this time of year, so I'd love to have your help with some fun activities that can help us all get ready for the holiday season. And the best part? We can sing along to all the great holiday tunes provided by Y102.5! You can listen along right here, with the music player below! So grab your friends and family, and check back here each week for a special surprise activity, craft or treat all season long!
Palmetto's Holiday Activities
We're keeping a watchful eye out for the big elf himself, Santa Claus! With our special Santa Binoculars, the whole family can have fun looking out for Santa to load up his sleigh and dash away!
Countdown to the Holidays
Are you counting down the days to the holiday season? So are we! And we've got a special Holiday Counter that you and the whole family can use each day as you get in the spirit for the pending season!
Palmetto is in the market for a nice, new cozy place to call home after a hard day's work at the workshop. Will you help him build the elf house of his dreams? Click on 'Elf House' for directions on how to get started.
Flying Kite Letter to Santa
Want your letter to Santa to fly straight to the top of his mail pile? Well, then you'll need to send him a magical flying kite message, of course! Tell Santa all your holiday hopes and dreams, then send your note soaring straight to the North Pole!
While there may not be snow in the Lowcountry like I have in the North Pole, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a snowball fight! Check out how you can make your own snowballs with yarn and then gather your friends for a snowball battle.
Make an Elf Out of Yourself
Have you always wondered what you might look like as one of Santa's little helpers? Wonder no more! Turn yourself into an elf with this fun, festive activity!
DIY Snow Globe
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Add some snowy splendor to your home this holiday season with a DIY snow globe! This project is so easy and makes for the perfect decor piece or homemade gift that will be treasured for years.
Palmetto the Elf Cookies
Let's make this holiday extra sweet! Fill that plate for Santa with our deliciously fun Palmetto the Elf cookies!
As you’re driving through the Holiday Festival of Lights, keep looking out the windows to see if you can spot me! You never know where I might pop up: behind a tree, hanging out by a light sculpture, or taking a hot chocolate break... Wherever I am, if you see me, be sure to give me a wave and shout “Hello Palmetto!” and use the hashtag #IFoundPalmetto