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James Island Holiday Festival of Lights flips the switch Friday night

The festival starts Friday and ends Jan. 1.
The festival starts Friday and ends Jan. 1.(Live 5)
Updated: Nov. 9, 2018 at 5:56 AM EST
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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - It’s the holiday season in the Lowcountry, and one of its biggest annual events kicks off Friday night and runs through Jan. 1

The James Island Holiday Festival of Lights opens Friday night. The lights are open Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday/Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

It isn’t just a pretty drive either. Guests can ride a train, sample treats from “Santa’s Sweet Shoppe” ride the victorian carousel visit with Santa and roast marshmallows.

The festival includes, 2 million lights, 180,000 back-up lights, 750 individual displays, and an estimated 200,000 visitors.

Admission prices can be found below:

  • 1-15 guests: $20 per vehicle, $15 per vehicle Monday-Thursday with donation*
  • 16-30 guests: $40 Monday-Thursday, $50 Friday-Sunday
  • 31+ guests: $100 Monday-Thursday, $150 Friday-Sunday

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