Holiday Events in Charleston

December events around the LowCountry

Holiday Events in Charleston

2018 Holiday Events

City of Charleston Holiday Parade

This Sunday the City of Charleston is throwing their annual holiday parade. It will begin on the corner of Broad St and Rutledge Ave, travel through King Street, and end on the corner of Calhoun and Meeting St.

December 2nd

Broad Street at Rutledge Avenue

3:00 pm

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Holiday Festival of Lights

This classic Charleston holiday festival features miles of light displays, ranging from Christmas and other holiday scenes to Candy Land and Dinosaur World. After you drive through make sure to stop at Santa’s Village for snacks, music, shopping, and more.

November 9th – January 1st

James Island County Park

5:30 – 10:00 PM on weekdays, 5:30 – 11:00 PM on weekends

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Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Festival

This art & crafts showcase features underground, independent artists from around the country. The festival will feature everything from locally produced food to punk-rock baby clothes and handcrafted jewelry, so take advantage of this  great gift-giving opportunity.

December 1st

Joe Riley Park

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Chanukah in the Square

Next Sunday afternoon the Chabad of Charleston, the City of Charleston and the Jewish Studies Department at the College of Charleston are putting on the biggest Jewish celebration in the LowCountry. Come down to Marion square for food, jump castles, games, crafts, and other Chanukah festivities.

December 9th

Marion Square

4:00-6:00 pm

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Night of a Thousand Candles

The Night of a Thousand Candles is one of the best holiday events in the region. For a few nights every December, the entirety of Brookgreen Gardens, a statue garden in Myrtle Beach, is illuminated with thousands of lights.

December 6-9th, 13-16th, 20-22nd 
Brookgreen Gardens
3:00 – 10:00PM

Reindeer Run

If you want to work off all of your holiday blubber, come to this family and pet-friendly 5k and help support the building of the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.

December 8th

Downtown near the corner of East Bay and Queen Street

9:00 AM, rain or shine

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