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Holiday Events Happening Around Charleston

Savannah Hamby - Thursday, December 2, 2021
Property Management Blog

Happy December! :-)

We are so excited for the holiday season. Whether you’ve been celebrating for the past couple of weeks or are just beginning, there is always time for more holiday fun! We wanted to spread a little holiday cheer by compiling a list of activities and events happening around the Charleston area throughout December.

Holiday Festival of  Lights: 11/12-12/31
Annual display of lights at James Island County Park where you can drive through and walk about exploring the different displays. From intricate sand sculptures, roasting marshmallows, merry-go-round rides, to pictures with Santa, they have something for everyone.

Charleston Tree Lighting: 12/2
Free, family-friendly event in Marion Square offering live entertainment and fun activities as the 64 ft tree comes to life with a dazzling display of lights and decorations.

The Elf on the Shelf Christmas Musical: 12/2
Charleston Guillard Center presents the magical musical story of Santa’s elves through song and dance. This joyous performance will touch the hearts of audience members and will surely put you in the holiday spirit.

Uncorked: 12/3
Exclusive black tie optional event hosted at the Cotton Dock of Boone Hall Plantation. This event is sure to leave you feeling holly and jolly with a live band, gourmet food, speciality drinks, oyster shucking, cigar rolling and more!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze: 12/4
A production honoring Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year’s with world renowned performers at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. This theatrical production includes soaring acrobats that all ages will love.

Christmas Made in the South: 12/3-12/5
An annual arts and crafts fair at the Exchange Park in Ladson, where you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. Custom treasures await you!

Charleston Holiday Parade: 12/5
Annual parade that strolls through the streets of Charleston. This fun, energetic parade features various musical ensembles, clubs, and organizations.

Holiday Party at Hotel Indigo: 12/5
If you don’t want to leave your furry friend out of the mix, Hotel Indigo is hosting an event with holiday pet portraits, treats, cocktails, and even animal adoptions to add to your family!

The Hip Hop Nutcracker: 12/7
This production is sure to be loved by the whole family. With classic inspiration, this reimagined version takes audience members on a journey like no other celebrating the magic of the holiday season.

Holiday Parade of Boats: 12/11
This Lowcountry tradition is the perfect unique event for your entire family. Festive boats decorated with lights parade through the Charleston Harbor and into the Ashley River. It is surely a sight to be seen!

Christmas Light Parade: 12/12
If you missed the first one or want another parade to attend, the annual Christmas Light Parade in Mount Pleasant is one you don’t want to miss! Floats adorned with lights and decor will parade down the streets of West Coleman Blvd. The event ends with a fantastic firework show!

The Charleston Christmas Special: 12/16-12/22
Audience members of all ages will enjoy the 26th year of this spectacular holiday musical show! The Charleston Music Hall will host these talented singers, dancers, and musicians for this spectacular event.

Charleston Night Bazaar: 12/18
Head to Edmund's Oast for an evening of arts and crafts featuring a rotation of local artisans and their current work. While some vendors frequent the event, each month brings new artists! You are sure to find something special!

Hanukkah Dinner Celebration: 12/23
Celebrate Hanukkah at Butcher & Bee with a traditional Jewish spread!

New Year’s Eve Flip Flop Drop: 12/31
This annual event at Folly Beach is the perfect way to bring in the New Year! There will be family-friendly activities and local restaurants to enjoy before the big event! There will be a huge lighted flip flop drop at midnight followed by a firework show!

 If you do attend one (or all!) of these events, please send us pictures to to be featured on our social media pages!        

                                  However you decide to celebrate this holiday season, we hope you enjoy your time! :-)