“The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs celebrates the holiday season each December with Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston, offering free, family-friendly activities, live performances and decorations all around town for everyone in the community to enjoy together.”
Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston
The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs celebrates the holiday season each December with Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston, offering free, family-friendly activities, live performances and decorations all around town for everyone in the community to enjoy together.
DECEMBER 1ST EVENTS
Holiday Parade – Sunday, December 1 at 3:30
This holiday tradition is better than ever as bands, floats, marchers and performers parade through downtown Charleston.
Parade will begin near Colonial Lake and continue up Broad Street to Meeting Street and disperses on Calhoun Street near Marion Square
More about the parade – https://www.charleston-sc.gov/1510/Holiday-Parade
Tree Lighting Ceremony – Sunday, December 1 from 4:30-6:30 PM
An annual Charleston holiday jubilee featuring performances from musicians and arts organizations throughout Charleston that will culminate in the lighting of the magnificent 64-foot Holiday Tree of Lights, the official City of Charleston Christmas tree in Marion Square.
Holiday Market Schedule
- Saturdays & Sundays
- December 7-22, 2019
- 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Marion Square
Parade of Boats –
Saturday, December 14 from 5:30-8:00pm
- Head to the water for a Lowcountry holiday tradition as this display of lighted and festive boats proceeds through the Charleston Harbor. View the procession along Charleston’s waterfront or REGISTER your own boat and join the parade!
- Presented in partnership with Charleston Sail and Power Squadron.
- To apply to participate, CLICK HERE
Chanukah in the Square –
Sunday, December 22 at 4:00 -6:00 PM
- A free, festive party for everyone; featuring music, dancing, and the lighting of the nine foot Menorah by Charleston’s Holocaust survivors. Visitors can enjoy crafts and treats, including latkes and other traditional Chanukah foods.
- Presented in partnership with the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies program at the College of Charleston and Chabad of the Lowcountry
Lowcountry Kwanzaa Events
- A celebration of Kwanzaa Events around the Lowcountry
- These events are coordinated by the Lowcountry Kwanzaa Planning Committee, and are promoted by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs as part of Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston.
Happy New Year, Charleston!
Tuesday, December 31 from 4:00-9:00pm
Ring in your New Year with lights, laughter, and an evening the whole family can enjoy at Happy New Year, Charleston! This celebration is free to the public and offers a family friendly, non-alcoholic event with activities, live music, and food trucks.
“….The Treasure Cay Fire Department on the Great Abacos Island will receive a fire truck equipped with nozzles, hoses, bunker gear, and extrication tools.
The Awendaw Fire Department donated the safety supplies, and the retired trucks come from the Charleston Fire Department…” ABCnews4.com
You won’t be alone! You and millions of others will be traveling to Charleston and other places. Before you start the trek you may want to step back and consider factors that might delay your travels – namely, a high volume of travelers and parking deck construction at the Charleston International Airport.
Last weekend the Steeplechase of Charleston was held at the Plantation at Stono Ferry Racetrack in Hollywood, S.C.
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“On Sunday, February 9th, java junkies will find themselves in caffeine heaven when they attend the 6th annual Charleston Coffee Fest at LO-Fi Brewing. The event runs from 10 am until 3 pm.
The Charleston Coffee Fest, formerly the Charleston Coffee Cup, is a family-friendly event celebrating the Holy City’s burgeoning craft coffee culture…”
USA Today leads you in a journey of Charleston via 39 photos and dialogue. It includes suggestions by some of the local tour guides. I suspect that you will find a suggestion of something that you haven’t experienced.