Welcome to the Holiday Festival of Lights Media Room, an online source for news media.
The 34th Annual Holiday of Lights opens Nov. 10, 2023 at James Island County Park. Members of the media: for more information, please contact our Publicity Coordinator, Sarah Reynolds at 843-762-2172 or by email.
Festival Fun Facts and Trivia How many light bulbs are at the festival? How long does it take to create a light display? How many marshmallows are eaten at the event each year? Find out in our Fun Facts (PDF) sheet...
Photo Gallery Photography and video footage are available by request; please request via email.
Recent Accolades Named Best Lowcountry Event by The Post & Courier’s Charleston’s Choice, 2022 A “Top 20 Event in the Southeast,” Southeast Tourism Society, November 2013 and November 2018 “Third Best Holiday Festival in the US,” USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award, 2015 “Third Best Public Lights Display in the US,” USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award, 2014 One of the “Top 10 Holiday Celebrations,” Coastal Living Magazine, 2012 One of the “Top 100 Events in North America,” American Bus Association, 2012
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