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Kinsley Sorensen and Lauren Bolnquist, who sing with the Little Dickens Carolers enjoy the man made snow during the Christmas Festival and Parade Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in North Charleston. Grace Beahm Alford/ Staff

Christmas is almost here, and we've got the best ways to soak up some last-minute holiday cheer. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly ballet or evening cabaret, here are our top picks for things to do the weekend before St. Nick arrives. 

"Snow Queen"

Ballet Evolution and Chamber Music Charleston will present "Snow Queen" on Friday and Saturday at the Sottile Theatre.

Feel the flurries with "The Snow Queen"

Though the Lowcountry isn't getting any snow this Christmas, you can still imagine a winter wonderland with Ballet Evolution's performance of "The Snow Queen" at the Sottile. Will the frozen hearts be melted by true love revealed? Will all live happily ever after? Find out at this wintry production. 

Get the full flurried facts here

Listen to classic Christmas carols at a cabaret

What If? Productions is providing two nights of holiday classics to get you in the mood for Christmas on Monday. Enjoy a piano cabaret on Thursday and Friday nights featuring four talented musicians. Rusty Bull Brewing will offer up some ales and cocoa. 

Tune into the details here

Get into the giving spirit with a fundraiser concert

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Joel Timmons and Shelby Means of Sally & George will host a Virgin Islands Relief Concert at the Pour House on Thursday. File/Provided

'Tis the season for giving. You can give back by attending a local musician-studded lineup at the Charleston Pour House on Friday night. Sally and George are hosting a benefit concert for the Virgin Islands. A jam fest is sure to ensue with notable acts such as Lindsay Holler, The V-Tones, Mechanical River, Jump Castle Riot, Sol Driven Train and The Dubplates. 

Find out more here

"Cheers!" to some beers with a holiday pub crawl

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The annual Holiday Pub Crawl is still going strong with tours through historic taverns in downtown Charleston. 

The Original Pub Tours of Charleston is still hosting their 9th annual crawl between downtown bars, and it's the perfect way to enjoy some quality time with friends (and delicious local craft beer) before family time on Christmas. And you can feel even better about guzzling down those beers knowing that a portion of the proceeds go to MUSC Children's Hospital. 

Our list of 12 events not-to-miss this Christmas included this foamy romp.

Ride into the weekend with a holiday dinner cruise

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Gullah/Geechee a cappella group the Plantation Signers will perform as part of Charleston Harbor Tour's Holiday Dinner Cruise on Friday.

Need a little breather before a full day of cooking Christmas dinner? Skip the kitchen on Friday night and take the family out on a harbor dinner cruise with Charleston Harbor Tours. The Plantation Singers will be singing Gullah spirituals and traditional holiday favorites as you coast the Coast. 

Read more here

You'll shoot your eye out, kid 

"A Christmas Story: The Musical"

Christian Dell’Edera stars as Flick in "A Christmas Story: The Musical," which is being performed Dec. 22-24 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Provided/Emord Netzley

Just kidding, but you'll watch Ralphie's parents tell him that when he begs for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. That's right; "A Christmas Story" is coming to the stage at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Watch the classic tale come to life, fishnet stocking leg lamp and all, to get into the spirit of the season. 

Discover how to get tickets here

More festive goodies

You can also learn about some Christmas traditions around the world with this week's holiday trivia

And if you're looking to feel fancy while eating Christmas Eve dinner out at a Charleston restaurant, read our roundup of the best places to go

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Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts and entertainment for The Post and Courier's Thursday edition, Charleston Scene. She used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper and Scene SC.