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One of Charleston’s most cherished holiday traditions, the Holiday Festival of Lights is back for its 32nd year. See the magical twinkling of lights at this vibrant light show that has delighted thousands of people each year.
You’ll board a luxury motor coach at the Charleston Visitors Center on Meeting Street. The motor coach will take you to James Island County Park. You’ll go along a 3 mile drive, seeing display after display of glimmering lights.
Then you’ll disembark and your local will take you through the park. There are over 2 million dazzling lights in the festival. You’ll see more than 750 holiday light displays. See a newly refurbished and rebuilt Cooper River Bridge and so much more.
You will see an awesome display of multi-colored lights stretching out before you. See exquisite glittering rivers and flowing sparkling streams of light. View extravagant light displays, some with animatronics.
Highlights of the Festival of Lights include
- Enchanting Walking Trail
- Amazing Dancing Light Display
- Old Fashioned Carousel
- Marshmallow Roasting
- Festival Train Ride
- Climbing Wall
Winter Wonderland is home to one of South Carolina’s largest sand sculpture. See a holiday scene crafted from over 50 tons of sand. You can toast s’mores at the marshmallow roasting pits.
Santa’s Village is where you can go to meet Santa. See entries by local students in the annual art competition.
Almost everybody loves holiday sweets. Santa’s Sweet Shoppe sells hot chocolate, hand dipped ice cream, candy and freshly baked confections. The concession stand has hamburgers, kettle corn, turkey legs and more available for purchase.
Your guide will give you a tour of the Festival of Lights and make sure you won’t miss a thing. They will also tell you about the history of the festival, the lights and Charleston.
The park has two gift shops, Santa’s Attic and The Incredible Gift Shoppe. Visit the shops for stocking stuffers, holiday decorations, handcrafted holiday momentos and personalized ornaments. You can also get the festival’s official 24 carat gold plated collector series ornaments.
This tour gives you the advantage of not having to drive to the park. You’ll skip the hassle of trying to find a place to park. This gives you more time to enjoy the lights.
Book this tour through Viator to get a great available price.