Roast marshmallows… hold a loved one’s hand for a stroll down luminescent Enchanted Walking Trails … journey through more than 600 light displays… take a tour on the festival train or a whirl on the old fashioned carousel… sip rich hot chocolate… discover unique treasures at the festival gift shops.
Come see the Southeast’s most beloved holiday festival. Let the spirit of the season embrace you as James Island County Park comes alive with illumination! The journey begins with a three-mile drive through hundreds of breathtaking light displays featuring millions of twinkling bulbs. Stop to stretch your legs, your spirit, and your appetite at Santa’s Village and Winter Wonderland. Discover the magic of the Holiday Festival of Lights.
The Festival Express!
The train depot should be your first stop at Santa’s Village. Hop aboard the festival Railroad and travel through the Enchanted Forest for an intimate view of the lights! Each train ride has limited capacity, and scheduled rides sell out quickly. We suggest purchasing your tickets as soon as you get to Santa’s Village.
Fufill those holiday wish lists with treasures from Santa’s Attic and The Incredible Gift Shoppe! The shops offer handcrafted holiday gifts including our official 24-carat gold collector series ornaments. Shop for stocking stuffers, holiday decorations, personalized ornaments, and more!
Santa’s Sweet Shoppe
Spoil your sweet tooth at Santa’s Sweet Shoppe where the aroma of specialty coffees, candy, and fresh baked temptations of fudge and Christmas cookies fill the air.
Holiday Sand Sculpture
Meticulously crafted from over 50-tons of sand, the holiday sand sculpture presents a different holiday scene each year.