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Charleston County Parks News

Posted on: December 28, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Winter Carnival at the Holiday Festival of Lights

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[JAMES ISLAND] -- Looking for the perfect, family-friendly activity to ring in the New Year? What better way than to bring the group to enjoy the Holiday Festival of Lights Winter Carnival on Monday, December 31 at James Island County Park.

For this one special night, kids will have the chance to enjoy children’s amusement rides as well as inflatable jump castles, beginning at 5:30 p.m. And, be sure to experience the nightly attractions at the festival, including the old-fashioned carousel, the portable climbing wall, children’s activities and much more. Stay with us as we welcome 2013 with a BANG during the fireworks show at 9 p.m.!

Wristbands providing unlimited rides on the attractions will be available for just $10 (does not include rides on the festival train). Individual tickets will also be sold for $1 each. Attractions will range from 1-3 tickets per ride.

Slap on a wristband and play to your heart’s content, then experience the rest of the Holiday Festival of Lights and all its many attractions! Marvel at over 750 light displays and 2 million lights, stroll down the enchanted walking trail, see the 50-ton sand sculpture and hop aboard the festival train. Roast marshmallows and visit the concessions stands for a hearty snack or Santa’s Sweet Shoppe for a holiday treat. It’s a great way for the whole family to celebrate the New Year!

Come out to the Holiday Festival of Lights NOW through December 31, 2012! Nightly Festival Hours are: Fridays and Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sundays – Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fees are $12 per vehicle Sunday-Thursday or $15 per vehicle Friday and Saturday for 1-15 guests, $40 per vehicle for 16-30 guests, and $100 per vehicle for 31 or more guests. On Sundays through Thursdays, bring a canned food item for donation at the festival for a $2 discount on regular Holiday Festival of Lights admission. For more information about the Holiday Festival of Lights or the festival’s Winter Carnival, please call 843-795-4386 or visit

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