Holiday Festival of Lights
November 10 – December 31, 2023
James Island County Park
The Holiday Festival of Lights is back! With over two million lights, this beloved tradition offers fun for the whole family and is sure to boost your holiday spirit. The Holiday Festival of Lights is open every evening, rain or shine, from 5:30-10:00 pm, November 10 through December 31.
The festival is more than just driving through the three miles of beautiful light displays. You are invited to park your car and explore Winter Wonderland, home of the area’s largest holiday sand sculpture formed from over 50 tons of sand. Roam through festival shops for merry gifts, official collector series ornaments, toys, personalized items, decorations and stocking stuffers. Pop into Santa’s Sweet Shoppe for tasty treats. Take a ride on the train for an up-close view of the festival, and see even more light displays on the Enchanted Walking Trail. A complete map of the Holiday of Lights Festival can be found here.
Santa will be at Santa’s Village, 6:00-10:00 pm each night, November 10 through December 23. Visiting with Santa at the festival is free. Digital photos are available for an additional fee.
To enhance visitor experience and to help manage wait times and traffic, Holiday Festival of Lights organizers used historical attendance data to create GREEN, YELLOW and RED nights. Admission prices vary based on the night.
Visitors can save by buying tickets in advance online. Green night pricing is $15 per vehicle if purchased online, or $20 at the gate. Yellow night pricing is $25 per vehicle if purchased online, or $30 at the gate. Red night pricing is $30 per vehicle if purchased online, or $40 at the gate.
Click here for more information and tickets.
(Image credit: CCPRC website)