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James Island County Park

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Top notch Festival Of Lights! If this doesn’t get you to oooh & ahhhh, nothing will!

This Festival lasts over a month, and the wait getting in is well worth it. We entered this year... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Charleston, South Carolina
Amazing light show........quite busy during peak times.

Have been 5 or 6 years in a row as we stay at the James Island Campground. Yes it is... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
Phil H
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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871 Riverland Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-3107
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

The dog park is a big disappointment IF your pet is of the small variety...GREAT for big dogs to romp and swim, but the small dog area is pathetic with no trees or water . Because the large dogs are all off- leash, it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

This Festival lasts over a month, and the wait getting in is well worth it. We entered this year from Folly Rd to Grimball Rd then right on Riverland Dr and enter the park to the left. It was less crowded this way and was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

Have been 5 or 6 years in a row as we stay at the James Island Campground. Yes it is crowded............but 2million + lights? If someone is not impressed by that then stick to movies at the theatre. This year I had the pleasure of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phil H
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Was an amazing light show; thousands of lights, displays, the best $20 per carload you will ever spend in Charleston. Gift shops; pastry shop. They need to have a restuarant. Would do a great business. People need to eat.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rose888473
Reviewed December 29, 2018

We spent a few days in Charleston and decided to visit the light show. It was really crowded. Took quite awhile to get in and all the parking lots were full so you could not enjoy the extras like the bonfire or shops. A little...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Betty Z
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

It was a bad idea to put this kind of event on an island with extremely limited traffic access. Folly Rd is a utter nightmare to drive on when this thing is going on. The light show should be love elsewhere. The light show itself...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

My Christmas visit to Charleston included my first trip to the James Island County Park - Festival of Lights. The traffic was very heavy and very slow moving - however we played Christmas music in the car and just enjoyed the slower pace. the light...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

We came out here to Charleston to visit our son and his wife, while here we visited the dog park in James Island county park three times, the pups had a blast and it was a great time watching them, and meeting their K9 friends!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 10ringtraveler
Reviewed December 23, 2018

Great Christmas lights, but long line to get in, so we still had fun. Look forward to next year. Wear something warm

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ronpomeroy
Reviewed December 19, 2018

James Island park has a fabulous Christmas Festival of lights annually. It is an outstanding drive thru show with hundreds of features and over 2 million lights. They also have a great walk thru display with Christmas shops, Christmas train trips and fire pits to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 19, 2018|
Response from MihalCeittin | Reviewed this property |
Depends upon what you mean by hiking....there is a 2 mile paved path around the perimeter of the park that takes you by some gorgeous scenery, but it's pretty tame for serious hikers...great for a dog walk.