Experience the Holiday Festival of Lights

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than by touring the decorated houses and the gazing at the twinkling Christmas lights?

The James Island County Park embodies the essence of the season with its 23rd annual Holiday Festival of Lights—one of Charleston’s  most beloved nighttime events. Amidst the illuminated wonderland, you and your family will be delighted by the fantastic displays that truly capture the magic of the holidays.

The journey begins with a three-mile drive through hundreds of breathtaking light displays and millions of bulbs glowing through the night. Once you park the car, the whole family can experience exciting attractions designed expressly for holiday cheer, such as…

  • The Festival Express
  • Photos with Santa
  • 2012 Festival Ornament
  • Winter Carnival
  • Gift Shops
  • Light Display Design Contest
  • Giant Greeting Cards
  • Marshmallow Roasting
  • Enchanted Forest Walking Trail
  • 50-Ton Sand Sculpture
  • Carousel Rides

The Holiday Festival of Lights is open seven days a week from November 9, 2012 through December 31, 2012. For more information about the hours and admission, please visit www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?NID=1555.

What is your favorite holiday event in Charleston? Share in the comments section below!



  1. My favorite has always been the Weight Watchers display with the reindeer measuring the chimney for Santa. Haven’t been to the festival yet this year but I hope it’s there. Always gives me a chuckle!!)