Help Spread Holiday Cheer

Join the Holiday Festival of Lights Team!

We need you to help spread holiday cheer this season at the Holiday Festival of Lights! We are now hiring for a variety of positions, where you'll enjoy a flexible schedule, fun co-workers and the joy of making lasting memories for our visitors.

Festival Maintenance Team

$20 per hour

We pride ourselves on offering clean and safe parks, and that is largely due to our outstanding Maintenance Team! As one of our Holiday Festival of Lights Maintenance Aides, you'll be the park's ultimate multitasker, and guess what? Your workday is anything but ordinary! During the evening hours of the most wonderful time of the year, you'll be inspecting the park, keeping it in tip-top shape, and donning various hats to make the magic happen. From routine maintenance to ensuring our facilities are sparkling clean, Maintenance Aides are the festival's unsung heros. 

If you're ready to turn maintenance into an adventure and create merry, magical moments while working with awesome people, get more information, and apply online.

Festival Concessions Attendant


$15 per hour. Join our fantastic holiday squad as a Park Attendant and be the seasonal force behind a jolly good time for over 235,000 festival-goers! As a Park Attendant, your evenings will be filled with diverse responsibilities that go beyond the ordinary. Picture yourself as the guardian of good times. You're a holiday magic-maker who cheerfully helps festival visitors, masterfully operates the cash register, serves up scrumptious sweets, and ensures a joyful atmosphere. 

This role isn't your typical job; it's a whirlwind of late afternoon and evening excitement, with weekends and holidays being part of the fun. If you're ready to make memories, spread holiday cheer, and be a part of something tree-mendous.

Santa Claus


$30.50 per hour. Are you ready to sprinkle some extra holiday cheer this season? Join us as our official Santa Claus at the Holiday Festival of Lights and be the star of the show! As our Santa, you'll step into the merry shoes of a most iconic holiday figure. Your mission? To bring joy, laughter, and a touch of magic to everyone you meet. Here's what we're looking for in our Santa:

  • We're searching for someone who embodies the spirit of Santa Claus – friendly, jolly, and nice, with twinkling eyes and a hearty laugh.
  • We want you to be the life of the party, spreading warmth and cheer to all festival-goers.
  • Whether you're chatting with wide-eyed kids or posing for photos with pets, your ability to connect with a diverse crowd is a must.
  • Santa can't do it all alone, and neither can you. You'll work hand-in-glove with our talented team of elves, taking direction from supervisors and creating a magical experience for all.
  • While a real beard is a bonus, it's not a requirement. The twinkle in your eye is what truly matters!

If you're ready to be the heart and soul of our Holiday Festival of Lights, don the red suit, grab your sack of goodies, and let's make this holiday season unforgettable for everyone involved.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application/interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our Human Resources Division by email or at 843-762-2172.

For a full listing of job opportunities, please visit our Employment page

Charleston County Parks is committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the community we serve. We aim to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.