Upcoming Holiday Events in CharlestonDecember is one of the busiest times of the year for many, but it’s important to take time to sit back and smell the roses (or rather the poinsettias) and bask in the magical joys of holiday cheer. We’ve compiled a list of popular local events happening in December that you don’t want to miss. From light displays, to plays, you won’t have any trouble finding a fun event to attend this season in the Holy City. Mark your calendars for these holiday happenings!
Holiday Festival of Lights
The Holiday Festival of Lights is one of the Lowcountry’s most popular events! Held November 10th through January 1st at James Island County Park, there are 3 miles of over 700 beautiful light displays to journey through in your car. After driving through the lights, you can visit the gift shop, take a train ride, or roast marshmallows and enjoy holiday entertainment.
Wine Under the Oaks
Hey wine lovers you’ll love this event! Wine Under the Oaks is held at Boone Hall Plantation on December 3rd from 1-5. Admission includes wine samples, desserts, delicious wine pairing samples, cooking demonstrations with local chefs, and live entertainment.
The City of Charleston parade is on December 3rd at 2:00PM in downtown Charleston. The Summerville Christmas parade through historic downtown Summerville is on December 10th at 2:00PM. The North Charleston Christmas parade and festival held on December 2nd from 3:00-8:00PM around Park Circle will include children’s activities, crafts, food vendors and live musical performances.
Parade of Boats
Gather at the Charleston harbor on Saturday, December 9th to watch a parade of boats decorated for the holiday season. The Parade of Boats begins at 5:00PM. The procession of boats will begin on the Mount Pleasant side of the Cooper River, ending on the Ashley River at 7:30PM.
Pinot’s Palette Holiday Fest
It’s not too late to purchase your tickets for our Ugly Holiday Sweater Party! We’re having a Holiday Fest on December 15th. Come dressed in your favorite ugly holiday sweater. We’ll have prizes, games, and fun! There will also be a prize for the ugliest sweater. You don't want to miss this event!
Charleston Christmas Special
Enjoy holiday tunes featuring classic Christmas favorites performed by talented entertainers. Producers Brad and Jennifer Moranz have created a show of musical performances and comedy sketches all with a holiday theme. This show will be running December 8th through the 23rd at the Charleston Music Hall.
Tis’ the season to be jolly! Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season by taking time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.