Holiday Lights Contribute to Your Cool Yule

December 2014

Holiday Lights Contribute to Your Cool Yule
By Robyne Passante

We're not sure why Christmas lights are a thing, but it doesn't really matter because they're cool, and things that are cool don't need an explanation. They just are. 
Anyone who has lived on Hilton Head Island for a while still remembers the magic of Dove Street lighting up the holidays. The Dove Street lights went dim several years ago, but they are back this year in a new location.

 Founders of the original festival collaborated with Shelter Cove Towne Center to recreate the cherished holiday event. There are also a few other great spots around the Lowcountry where the same kind of twinkling magic can be seen all through the month of December. 
So grab a Thermos of hot chocolate, pile the kids in the car, cue up some holiday tunes and head to these makeshift winter wonderlands. Trust us, it's cool.

Dove Street Festival of Lights, Shelter Cove Towne Centre:
Lights on: Dec. 1 until Jan. 4
How bright: Park your car and gather under the canopy of thousands of lights.
Why it's cool: What started as a quaint neighborhood festival transformed into one of the community's most loved, attended and supported holiday events. The neighborhood decided to pull the plug on the event four years ago after it outgrew its Dove Street location. Now, the tradition is back. Store fronts will represent Dove Street homes.
Special feature: Visitors will be able to gain entrance to the festival through both the Kroger and Belk sides of Towne Centre. The Deep Well Project and Programs for Exceptional People will be accepting donations onsite.