Many people spend the new year at a friend’s party or watch the ball drop on television at home. If you want a more unique way to bring in the new year, consider visiting Jame’s Island in South Carolina. This island is in the shape of a triangle, and is located near Charleston Harbor. Recently, the island started hosting the Holiday Festival of Lights, which runs from November 12 to January 2.
One of the first things that you will want to do is to visit Santa’s Village and Winter Wonderland. Here, you can roast marshmallows and get some hot chocolate to fight off the cold as you stroll around and take in the sights. Numerous activities are available for people of all ages, and you can enjoy the hospitality of the island residents.
One of the most popular attractions of this event is a three mile drive to see a spectacular display of Christmas lights. You and your family will see everything from animals under the sea to Santa’s elves working away making toys. You want to drive slow so that you will not miss a single display. Some of these are even placed around the edges of small water inlets, creating spectacular reflections of the lights.
The excitement continues later in the evening as midnight rolls around and the new year starts. Jame’s Island celebrates this in top form by putting on an incredible fireworks display. They boom overhead, bringing the new year in with a bang. Crowds gather and cheer on the fireworks, having a spectacular time with their families. This entire experience as a whole is a phenomenal way to bring in new year and is free to the public. There may be a fee to go to the lights, but it is well worth it to take in the beauty of the displays. You and your family will not regret taking the time to go to Jame’s Island this holiday season.