Featuring over 700 displays and two million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for many families throughout Charleston and beyond. James Island County Park comes alive with illumination, and is a great place to capture the magic of the holiday season.
The Holiday Festival of Lights has been recognized around the country and the world. It was featured as the only U.S. event in Moscow's Festival of Festivals, Coastal Living recognized it as "One of the Top 10 Holiday Celebrations," the American Bus Association ranked it as "One of the Top 100 Events in the Nation," and it was most recently named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society.
More Than Lights...
More than just a driving tour, the Holiday Festival of Lights invites you to park your cars and explore all that is offered:
- Magnificent sculpture made from over 50 tons of sand
- An up-close look at the lights on the holiday train
- Mouth-watering treats from Santa's Sweet Shoppe
- Giant greeting cards created by local students
- Victorian carousel