Holiday Festival of Lights a big draw for Lowcountry families

Published: Dec. 21, 2015 at 8:26 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2015 at 9:18 PM EST
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - You still have two weeks left to enjoy the Holiday Festival of Lights at the James Island County Park.

Each year, thousands of families enjoy millions of multicolored lights illuminating the sky throughout 52 nights. Visitors journey through three miles of more than 700 light displays of all shapes and sizes.

Family activities like roasting marshmallows over an open fire are also part of the event.

The Holiday Festival of Lights has been recognized around the country and the world.

It was featured as the only U.S. event in Moscow's Festival of Festivals. Coastal Living recognized it as "One of the Top 10 Holiday Celebrations," the American Bus Association ranked it as "One of the Top 100 Events in the Nation," the Southeast Tourism Society lists it as one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast," and USA Today has named it one of the "10 Best Holiday Light Shows in America.

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