A holiday favorite, The Charleston Holiday Festival of Lights, returns to James Island County Park in November for its 33th year. Featuring an estimated two million shimmering lights, Charleston’s most popular holiday event opens for nightly admission in November 2022. The Festival of Lights is known for its three-mile driving tour, but there is much more to see and do. The festival also has an impressive sculpture made from 50 tons of sand, a holiday train, an enchanted walking trail, a Victorian carousel, Santa Clause, Santa’s sweet shop, gift shops, marshmallow roasting, and concessions with hamburgers, kettle corn, hot chocolate and more.
Charleston Holiday Festival of Lights
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Dr.
Charleston SC 29412
Festival of Lights Website
Date: Nov. 10, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2023
Time: Open Nightly 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission: Standard Size Vehicle Admission:
Regular Nights $15 in advance and $20 at the gate
Peak Nights $30 in advance and $40 at the gate
For larger vehicles:
16 - 30 guests: $50 per vehicle
31+ guests: $150 per vehicle