The big parades, holiday street parties you don’t want to miss this weekend

The Star Struck Dance Carolina group performed at the Charleston Christmas Parade in 2013. (Leroy Burnell/Staff/File)

With so many parades and celebrations around town this weekend, the holiday spirit is practically inescapable. Here are a few highlights.

Johns Island: The Homegrown Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday at the Johns Island Farmers Market site will feature local food, goods and vendors with items ranging from unique handmade Christmas items to specialty foods. The event at 3546 Maybank Highway will also offer live music, a silent auction, bounce houses, games for the kids and Santa Claus.

PArk Circle: North Charleston’s Christmas Festival begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday with a Holiday Market featuring children’s activities, craft and food vendors and live musical performances on two stages. Mayor Keith Summey and Santa Claus will light the city’s Christmas tree outside the Felix C. Davis Community Center just before the Christmas Parade revs up at 5 p.m. The route begins at the corner of Montague and Mixson avenues, proceeds down Montague, around Park Circle, and ends on Buist.

Charleston: The city of Charleston and the Charleston Fire Department will present the annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. on Sunday, beginning on Broad Street at Barre Street, traveling north on King Street and ending on Calhoun Street at Meeting Street. Santa Claus will be delivered to Marion Square at the conclusion and be available for photos.

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