Hosted by Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission at James Island, the Holiday Festival of Lights has become a holiday favorite to locals and tourists alike. The Holiday Festival of Lights is a three-mile driving tour featuring an estimated two million shimmering lights and a dazzling array of holiday designs. Illuminate your Holiday Season with GCT’s premier car service.

The Holiday Festival of Lights is more than just a driving tour of James Island though. Visitors are encouraged to park their cars and experience an assortment of family fun activities. Past attractions have included Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, festival train rides, and an old-fashioned Victorian carousel. The festival is open every evening, rain or shine!

The 35th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights will be running November 10 to December 31, 2024. Open nightly from 5:30 to 10 PM.

Don’t have a car? Don’t worry! Let GCT do the driving for you! We have the perfect Holiday Festival of Lights vehicles for couples, groups, families, and more. Our Lincoln sedans are luxurious and comfortable, with complimentary bottled water, leather seating and tinted windows. Traveling to the Holiday Festival of Lights with your family? The Ford Expedition may be the perfect option. These bigger SUVs fit 5 people comfortably. Or make it a group excursion! For larger groups we even have coaches that can fit up to 55 people. Enjoy the Holiday Festival of Lights in comfort and style with any of the vehicles in our fleet.

Festival Transportation Services