Each year James Island County Park offers festival attendees the opportunity to bring a canned food item to the lights for a $5 discount on vehicle admission (typically $20/per vehicle with 1-15 guests). Donations support those in need this holiday season; at last year's festival 13,751 pounds of food were donated to Lowcountry Food Bank, providing an estimated 11,459 to those in need.
And in case you've never driven through the winter wonderland that is the Holiday Festival of Lights, just a friendly reminder that this annual event is more than just pretty lights. Guests can also enjoy marshmallow roasting, festival train rides, enchanted walking trail, a portable climbing wall, and gift shops.
There is entertainment at the festival on select evenings, too — be sure to check the full schedule online.