Holiday Festival of Lights

Last night, Brandon and I went to see the James Island Festival of Lights.

The lights are put up mid-November and are on display until the beginning of January.

For $10/car, you can take a drive through the three mile stretch of lighted displays.

Here are some of the lights we saw: 

The old Cooper River bridge

…turned into the new Cooper River bridge! (My favorite lights)


Staying in the car was key, because it was so cold last night …and I don’t do well with extreme temperatures. 

(To me, anything below 50 is extreme)

But, we did get out at “Santa’s Village” to check out the marshmallow roasting and Santa’s gift shops! 

Marshmallow roasting in Santa’s Village

We drank hot chocolate, listened to Christmas music, and truly got into the Holiday spirit! 

Here is a quick video of the transforming lights of the two Charleston bridges. 

The first one is the old Cooper River Bridge, then it transforms into the new one…

(I love the light’s reflection on the pond!)





  1. December 17, 2010 / 1:55 pm

    I think we're going to try and go to the Festival of Lights tonight (if it's not raining!). Looks like it was a great time!

  2. December 17, 2010 / 8:08 pm

    That looks like so much fun! We went driving around downtown last night looking at all of the gorgeous Christmas lights. I love this time of year!

  3. December 18, 2010 / 3:01 am

    i'm going to something like that in my city this weekend 🙂

  4. December 22, 2010 / 3:41 am

    what a beautiful light show!! (and you two are too cute!). what a great, great way to get you into the holiday spirit!

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