If you ever find yourself in Charleston around the beginning of November to the end of December, then you must go to the Holiday Festival of Lights
. James Island park dedicates itself to be the home of a light-filled winter wonderland with 2 million lights and several beautiful spectacles. After a few scheduling conflictions, my room mate and I headed down to James Island just to see where all the national recognition was coming from. The moment we pulled into the gates ($15/car) we realized that this was no over exaggeration. The entire park is a drive thru, with 3 parking lots that are offered to enter the different villages. They include walking paths, gift shops, merry-go-rounds, bonfires, & tons of delicious food & treats (s'mores!) if you decide to spend some time there.
^^and we naturally had to buy a s'mores kit.
Although they are only lights, there is something magical about a dark area being lit by different colors. It almost takes the stress out of life for just an hour, and gives you a sense of rejuvenation.
Labels: charleston, holidays