Holiday Festival of Lights Returns to James Island

A holiday Tradition returns to the Lowcountry this holiday season! The Holiday Festival of Lights will light up James Island County Park beginning this Friday at 5:30 p.m. and it runs through Jan. 1.

You can drive through the park and experience over two million lights and seven hundred light displays of all shapes and sizes.

Guests are encouraged to park their vehicles and enjoy other event festivities including visiting the gift shops, taking part in roasting marshmallows, catching a ride on the festival train, enjoying the live entertainment on select nights and spinning around on the carousel.

Every Monday through Thursday, bring a canned food item for donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank, and you get five dollars off your admission fee.

On Friday, November 16, you can get tickets for the festival’s special supper with Santa event, which raises funds for the Parklands Foundation and includes festival admission, what’s called Breakfast for Dinner, Marshmallow roasting, a ride on the train and a visit with Santa, complete with a photo package.

The  Festival of lights cost twenty dollars per vehicle with up to fifteen people allowed per vehicle.

For more information on the Festival of Lights, go to