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Posted on: December 12, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Donate a Can at the Holiday Festival of Lights and Save!

(JAMES ISLAND) – With over two million shimmering lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is shining brightly at James Island County Park every night until Dec. 31. This three-mile driving tour features over 700 displays and so much more. What’s your best bet to get the most out of the festival this year? Come Sunday through Thursday, and bring a canned food item!

For many years, the Holiday Festival of Lights collected non-perishable canned food items at the festival gate for donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank. Last year, 2,809 pounds of food were donated, which equated to 2,161 meals. Not only is it a great cause for those in need in the Lowcountry during the holidays – bringing a can on select nights can also help visitors to the festival save on festival admission. This year, on Sunday through Thursday, festival-goers who bring a non-perishable canned food item for donation will save $2 off their vehicle admission fee (of up to 15 passengers). Not to mention, these days traditionally experience lower attendance levels, so you’ll save on time as well.

The 23rd Annual Holiday Festival of Lights is open nightly, Nov. 9 – Dec. 31, 2012. Admission fees per vehicle of up to 15 people are $15 on Friday and Saturday, $12 on Sunday through Thursday, or $10 on Sunday through Thursday with a donation of a non-perishable canned food item. Festival hours are 5:30 – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 5:30 – 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday. Visit for fees for larger vehicles.

For more information, including event hours, fees, and event schedules, call 843-795-4386 or visit This event is brought to you by Piggly Wiggly, Boeing and Your Charleston County Parks.

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