During the winter holiday season, James Island near Isle of Palms holds the Holiday Festival of Lights—a magnificent holiday park that includes brilliant light shows, Santa’s Village, a Winter Wonderland, and more.
See a Dazzling Display at the James Island Festival of Lights
From early November through January 1st, the James Island Holiday Festival of Lights is open nightly, rain or shine. Festival hours are from 5:30pm to 10:00pm on Sunday through Thursday and from 5:30pm to 11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The James Island lights festival is also open during the holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
The festival includes a driving tour of the animated lightshows in the park (such as the Dancing Trees), rides on the holiday train, a walking trail through the lights, an impressive sculpture made from 50 tons of sand, special events like live musical performances, treats from Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, a Victorian carousel, marshmallow roasting, a climbing wall, gift shops, food, and of course, a visit from Santa himself!
Ticket prices for the Holiday Festival of Lights are based on the number of guests in your group. For groups with 1 to 15 guests, the cost is $20.00 per vehicle, with the option of a $5.00 discount if you visit during Monday through Thursday with a donation of canned, dog, or cat food for the Lowcountry Food Bank. For 16 to 30 guests, tickets cost $40.00 per vehicle on Monday through Thursday and $50.00 per vehicle during Friday through Sunday. For 31 or more guests, the cost is $100.00 per vehicle during Monday through Thursday and $150.00 per vehicle on Friday through Sunday.
The James Island Holiday Festival of Lights takes place at James Island County Park, located at 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston, SC 29412. You can also learn more information on the James Island lights by calling (843) 795-4386 or (843) 406-6990, emailing [email protected], or speaking with one of our representatives at Exclusive Properties.
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Our vacation rentals provide you and your guests with the utmost luxury and comfort during your stay, whether you’re visiting for the James Island Festival of Lights or another incredible event in the region. Call or email our team of reservation specialists for more information on our amazing vacation rentals and the events being held in the Isle of Palms area all year long!