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Posted on: November 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Mingle with Kringle is back! Schedule a time to visit with Santa in December

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[JAMES ISLAND] – Spending time with Santa is easier this December. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is offering daytime opportunities for those interested in visiting with Santa during the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park.

Throughout the years, the Holiday Festival of Lights has grown in popularity, which can mean longer lines for meeting Santa on certain evenings. To minimize wait time, CCPRC also offers opportunities for daytime visitation with Santa during select December weekends before Christmas, called “Mingle with Kringle.”

The Mingle with Kringle opportunity features an extended visit with Santa during the day at James Island County Park. It also includes a photo package deal, USB thumb drive with photos, and a courtesy pass to return to the Holiday Festival of Lights on a night of the recipients’ choosing (one vehicle of up to 15 people), for a total package fee of $65. Mingle with Kringle is available via pre-registration only, and this opportunity is offered on Dec. 9-10, Dec. 16-17, and Dec. 23. Interested participants can sign up for their visit timeframe between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

The 28th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights runs from Nov. 10, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018. More than four million people have toured the Holiday Festival of Lights, which is hosted by CCPRC at the agency’s James Island County Park. The highlight of the event is a three-mile driving tour through over 750 light displays featuring an estimated two million lights. In addition, event-goers can park the car to view even more lights and experience other activities like train rides, gift shopping, marshmallow roasting, carousel rides and more. The event is presented by The Boeing Company.

To make your reservation for Mingle with Kringle or to get more information about the Holiday Festival of Lights, call 843-795-4386 or visit

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