‘Tis the season for holiday lights, and the Carolinas are aglow with them. Encompassing plenty of coastal charm, each destination offers a unique and magical experience sure to light up your holiday season.
Embark on a festive journey in the heart of Downtown Myrtle Beach, near the iconic old pavilion. This vibrant district transforms into a winter wonderland, adorned with dazzling light displays. Take a leisurely stroll, cup of hot cocoa in hand, and immerse yourself in the enchanting holiday spirit that illuminates every corner.
A cherished Lowcountry tradition—the Holiday Festival of Lights features two million dazzling lights showcased along a three-mile driving tour. There’s also train rides, an old-fashioned carousel, marshmallow roasting, an enchanted walking trail, Santa’s Sweet Shoppe and more.
Historic Charleston comes alive during the holiday season with resplendent Southern elegance. Cobblestone streets and twinkling lights create a picture-perfect setting for evening dinner or cocktails and a stroll.
The JC Raulston Arboretum in partnership with Southern Lights of Raleigh and the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., unveils Moonlight in the Garden, a not-to-be-missed holiday party lights display. Stroll along the illumined garden pathways accompanied by live music, or cozy up by the outdoor fire pits. There are plenty of food trucks serving warm winter comfort foods and drinks. The event is a spectacular extravaganza, and a fundraiser for the arboretum.
The annual Christmas Lights Extravaganza at Arlie Gardens turns the award-winning gardens into a glittering display of seasonal cheer. It’s a festive spectacle that adds a sprinkle of enchantment to the coastal city.
Savannah's Illuminated Magic: A Dazzling Christmas Showcase
Savannah, Georgia, becomes a radiant holiday spectacle as streets and squares twinkle with Christmas lights. The historic district transforms into a dazzling wonderland, captivating locals and visitors alike with its enchanting and festive luminosity.