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Old 12-07-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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Here drinking a cup of joe browsing the web , hoping to find holiday event's, wow just found this site. Wife , I and three children relocated here in October for a job transfer. Not wanting this transfer but hay thats life.This is my favorite time of the
year. We reside in Summerville on the NC line. We are looking too drive and view Christmas lights, decorations on houses and feel the Christmass season also any nice family events. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. So much info on here just placed this site in my favorites

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Old 12-07-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Goose Creek
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If you haven't already heard… there's the 'famous' light show on James Island that is a must-see if you like Christmas decorations and light shows. Not expensive and happens at the James Island County Park.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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Thank you, we will go, I will look up the dates and times.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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wescott area? it's worth the drive to go to the Charleston County park on James Island and drive through the lights, then park and walk the other areas they have set up... we go every year, I'm in SVille too... on the DorchCo side further up

word of mouth will take you to a lot of neighborhoods that are set up really nice for Christmas... Hanahan used to have several famous areas people drove through for many years, a lot of that has changed since I used to drive it so I'm not sure where most are now but I do hear there are many others now...

and welcome here!
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Hanahan, SC
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Summerville is having it's Christmas parade tomorrow at 2pm.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Welcome to the area! You should also take a ride through downtown Charleston and drop in the Francis Marion Hotel.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC (West Ashley)
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Welcome to the area . The James Island County Park lights are definitely worth going to. It's $15 per car but you can drive through multiple times. Also there are parking lots where you can get out, see Santa, buy stuff, roast marshmallows, ride a carousel, etc. Of course a lot of that costs, but there's a lot when you get out that's still included- like sand sculptures, crafts that community members have made, etc... it's definitely a fun trip!
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone I missed the Christmas parade. But James island it is. Wondering is the carousel and Santa available after dark?
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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I would assume so what's the point in going to lights in the day?
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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James Island County Park Festival of Lights opens at 5:30 pm.
If you plan on getting near there at 7:00pm on a Saturday, you'll be backed up for a good mile to get in.
Go early or be prepared to wait, wait, & wait in line in your car. Worth it, though!

Also, consider getting an annual county park pass. It will allow you to park for free in all Charleston county parks (beach too) & you can recoup your outlay in the coupons that come with the pass.

The Festival of Lights entry coupon is worth $15. Others cut the cost by $2-$4 per person (for up to 4 people) on one entry to each of the county waterparks. There's a free bike rental, kayak discounts, etc. Do check it out.
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