Several big holiday parades to hit the streets around town this weekend

The Lowcountry will be awash in Christmas parades and holiday events this weekend.

The forecast this weekend calls for a few more festive parades to kick off the holiday season. Here are the details of where you’ll want to be and when.

Folly Beach: The city of Folly Beach’s annual Christmas Parade begins at 1 p.m. Saturday on 2nd and West Ashley Avenue. Guests can meet Santa after the parade in Folly River Park while sipping hot chocolate. There also will be a fire to roast marshmallows.

Mount Pleasant: More than 100 brilliantly lit floats will roll down Coleman Boulevard on Sunday during the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade, starting at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting of the town of Mount Pleasant Christmas Tree and fireworks display at Moultrie Middle School. Many bars and restaurants along Coleman Blvd. will be hosting viewing parties, such as The Southern, and concessions will be available for purchase underneath the Farmers Market Pavilion at Moultrie Middle School.

summerville: Sponsored by Summerville DREAM, the annual Christmas Parade sports an annual theme in which the participants’ floats are judged based on originality, creativity and overall effort. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas,” meaning floats can be based on a favorite Christmas tale, memories from holidays past, or dreams for the future. The parade begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday at West 4th North Street, continues right on Main Street, right on West Richardson Ave., and ends with a right on Hickory Street.

Charleston Harbor: Boats adorned with colorful lights will promenade past the viewing docks at the Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St., from 5-8 p.m. Saturday while guests on shore carol and indulge in food from Swig & Swine and libations from the cash bar. The ticketed event is $25 advance, $30 at the door and $5 for ages 17 years and younger. For more information, visit www.charlestonparadeofboats.com