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Lowcountry Parent Calendar

Lowcountry Parent Calendar

*Event information may have changed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Confirm details with event organizers.

Dec. 1

10th Annual Celebrate the Season

The Holiday Lights Driving Tour features dozens of spectacular light displays powered with 100 percent Green Power from Santee Cooper and exclusively uses energy-efficient LED lights.

WHEN: 6-9 p.m through Dec. 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

WHERE: One Riverwood Dr., Moncks Corner

PRICE: $5/vehicle

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/3400832349995079

2020 Lowcountry Reindeer Run

Join us for the annual Lowcountry Reindeer Run benefiting the wonderful initiatives at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. Due to all of the unknown with Covid-19, after much consideration, we have decided to make the 2020 Reindeer Run a virtual race for the safety of all of our runners and volunteers. All runners will be given three weeks to complete the run using an app that will track their time. All runners who sign up will receive a 2020 race t-shirt and signature Reindeer Run antlers.

WHERE: Virtual

PRICE: $25/adult; $15/child

MORE INFO: Reindeerrun.org

Holiday Festival of Lights

Let your heart be light at the Holiday Festival of Lights, a beloved Lowcountry tradition. This is a unique year, and we are creating a special experience from the comfort of your own vehicle. During your driving tour through millions of twinkling lights, we will have magical surprises along the way!

WHEN: Nightly through Dec. 31; 5:30-10 p.m.

WHERE: James Island County Park

PRICE: $20 per vehicle up to 15 passengers

MORE INFO: ccprc.com/1975/Holiday-Festival-of-Lights

Old Time Summerville Christmas Celebration

The 2020 Old Time Summerville Christmas Celebration is a modified version of the Town’s traditional tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy socially-distant pictures with Santa, letter to Santa station, live window displays, holiday crafts, food trucks and more.

WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m.

WHERE: Hutchinson Square, Summerville

MORE INFO: summervilledream.org/old-time-summerville-christmas-celebration

Visit Santa in the Center Court

Northwoods Mall continues its tradition of hosting Santa to meet and greet all kids and kids-at-heart. Santa is doing many things differently this year, and because of that, they are providing multiple options for you and your loved ones to see Santa through Dec. 24. In-person visits will still be available by reservation online. Or create holiday magic from the comfort of your home, and celebrate Christmas throughout the season with things like storytime with Santa, photos with Santa (including pets), a live zoom call and more!

WHEN: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

WHERE: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

PRICE: $15 donation

MORE INFO: mtpleasanttownecentre.com/event/Photos-with-Santa-Claus/2145545812/

Virtual Storytime

Enjoy stories, songs, dances and crafts from Charleston County Public Library’s librarians.

WHEN: 10 a.m. every day

MORE INFO: facebook.com/ChasCoLibrary

Dec. 3

Christmas on the Battery

Enjoy a special evening at the historic Edmondston-Alston House at Christmas on the Battery. Tour the festively decorated house by candlelight and hear the Charleston Caroling Company. Warm-up in the courtyard with a glass of wine or hot cider where local storyteller, Fouché Sheppard, will perform Gullah Christmas stories. This event will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and masks will be required inside the house.

WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m.

WHERE: 21 East Battery, Charleston

PRICE: $25 Members | $30 Non-Members

MORE INFO: middletonplace.org/news-and-events/event/christmas-on-the-high-battery-2020-3-12-2/

Dec. 4

27th Annual Moncks Corner Christmas Tree Lighting

WHEN: 6-7 p.m.

WHERE: Moncks Corner Recreation Fields & Market Pavilion

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: facebook.com/monckscornersc.gov

Christmas in the Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kickoff the holiday season in Goose Creek as the City’s Christmas tree is lit for everyone to see! Christmas in the Creek will feature holiday hayrides, carolers, marshmallow roasting, holiday crafts, photos with Santa, and LOTS more! The Lakeside Light Display will be up throughout the month of December.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd.

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: facebook.com/GooseCreekRecreation

Holiday Puppet Sing-a-Long

Join the puppets as they celebrate with fun, cheerful winter songs. Please call 843-849-2061 for reservations.

WHEN: 10 a.m.

WHERE: G.M. Darby Building, Mount Pleasant

PRICE: $3/person

MORE INFO: tompsc.com

Winter Wonderland at Wonder Works

Join us for a magical holiday celebration at Belle Hall! Your family will embark on a festive journey filled with holiday activities and ending with a meet & greet with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Reservations are required. One reservation is required per family.

WHEN: 2 p.m.

WHERE: Wonder Works Toys, Mount Pleasant

PRICE: $15 benefitting Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/1728375260671107

Dec. 5

A Merry Fox-mas at Fox Ridge Farm

Enjoy some Holiday fun at Ashley Ridge High School’s Fox Ridge Farm. Multiple photo booths, ornament decorating, petting zoo, and so much more.

WHEN: 2-5 p.m.

WHERE: Fox Ridge Farm, 9800 Delmar Highway, Summerville

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/405806213753792

Hanahan Christmas Parade

Hanahan Exchange Club invites the community to kick off the Christmas season with its annual parade, which will start and end at Hanahan High School.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon

WHERE: 6015 Murray Dr., Hanahan

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/1940363109439418

Holiday Parade at Magnolia

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is hosting their first-ever Christmas Parade. The Parade will start at our Children’s Garden and will march down our iconic Oak Alley. Bring your chairs and blankets, grab a hot chocolate from the Peacock Cafe and enjoy some Christmas magic. Santa will be having a socially distanced meet and greet immediately following the parade in the Children’s Garden.

WHEN: 11 a.m.

WHERE: 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston

PRICE: Free concert with paid garden admission

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/965538540618131

Holiday Street Festival

Head down to Front Beach on Isle of Palms and help bring in the holiday season island style. This free event will have live music, food, and craft vendors and even a visit from Santa Claus.

At approximately 5:30 the city will officially light the 24’ tree on Front Beach.

WHEN: 2-7 p.m.

WHERE: Front Beach on the Isle of Palms

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: iop.net/recreation/special-events-holiday-activities/holiday-street-festival

Moncks Corner Annual Christmas Parade

Beautiful floats light up the night in Moncks Corner with their holiday cheer. Celebrate the Season Holiday Fairs will take place in the Regional Recreation Complex featuring vendors, delicious food options, entertainment and, of course, Santa.

WHEN: 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Main Street, Moncks Corner

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: facebook.com/monckscornersc.gov

Photos with Santa Claus

To capture the magic of the holidays, Santa Claus will be available for photos at The North Pole on Theater Drive near Regal Cinema. Guests are invited to take their own photos for a $15 donation to the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. Only 1 ticket/time slot per family is needed. Appointments are MANDATORY. No walk-ups will be permitted.

WHEN: Dec. 5, 12, 19; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

WHERE: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

PRICE: $15 donation

MORE INFO: mtpleasanttownecentre.com/event/Photos-with-Santa-Claus/2145545812/

Dec. 8

Holly Jolly Christmas

Celebrate the holiday spirit with Santa and walk through our winter wonderland while enjoying Christmas music. Ages 5 and under.

WHEN: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Park West Program Building, Mount Pleasant

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: tompsc.com

Dec. 10

Holiday Hoedown

People with special needs and their families and friends are invited to an unforgettable night! Come dressed in your favorite western gear to welcome the holiday, country style. Enjoy light refreshments with Mrs. Claus and the Holiday Festival of Lights mascot, Wattson.

WHEN: 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Cypress Hall at Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston

PRICE: $4/advance; $5/day of; Chaperones are free.

MORE INFO: ccprc.com/3337/Holiday-Hoedown

Dec. 11

Deck the Halls: Golf Cart Parade and Tree Lighting

Come one, come all. Watch or join in the parade of lighted golf carts as they make their way down Brighton Park Boulevard and around the square. Enjoy live music from the Sound Dog Trio and ooh and ahh over the annual tree lighting.

WHEN: 5-8 p.m.

WHERE: Nexton Square, 801 Nexton Dr., Summerville

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: facebook.com/nextonsquare

Santa’s Christmas Party

Come enjoy the fun in this show with Santa, Jack Frost, an ice skater, and Frosty the Snowman. Please call 843-849-2061 for reservations.

WHEN: 10 a.m.

WHERE: G.M. Darby Building, Mount Pleasant

PRICE: $3/person

MORE INFO: tompsc.com

Dec. 12

21st Annual Holiday Farmers Market & Craft Show

This annual event combines all the goodies from a traditional food market such as locally grown fresh produce & baked goods along with handcrafted gifts created by local artisans.

Get your holiday shopping done & enjoy the fun! There will be live music.

WHEN: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE: Farmers Market Pavilion, Mount Pleasant

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: experiencemountpleasant.com/events/holiday-farmers-market/

39th Annual Charleston Harbor Parade

Charleston’s premier on-the-water holiday event! Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats participants decorate their boats and sail the Charleston Harbor to delight thousands gathered along the shore. The boats will proceed up-river along the Mount Pleasant side of the harbor, go under the Ravenel Bridge, then turn and come down the Charleston side of the harbor, before turning again and heading up the Ashley River.

WHEN: 5-8 p.m.

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: holidayparadeofboats.com

Christmas in the Creek Holiday Parade

The Christmas in the Creek Holiday Parade is coming to Goose Creek on Saturday, Dec. 12! The parade will take place on St. James Avenue, between the corners of Old Moncks Corner Rd. and Marilyn Street. The parade will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m., and road closures will begin at 8:00 a.m. (Rain date: December 19)

WHEN: 9:30 a.m

WHERE: 208 St. James Ave., Goose Creek

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: cityofgoosecreek.com/event/christmas-creek-holiday-parade

The Nutcracker

Dance Conservatory of Charleston is delighted each Winter to present The Nutcracker, one of the most treasured performing opportunities in a dancer’s life featuring over 100 student dancers. Enjoy this timeless holiday classic live in theater or from the comfort of your own home with our online streaming ticket options. A delight for all ages, our production of The Nutcracker is the perfect way to celebrate the season.

WHEN: Various showtimes

WHERE: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

MORE INFO: danceconservatorychs.com/dance-conservatory-winter-performance

The Ugly Sweater 5K Dash

Grab your ugly sweaters and join the holiday fun in Downtown Summerville. This race includes a 5K run/walk and 1-mile stroll. All proceeds benefit The ARK of SC which provides comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia.

WHEN: 8:45 a.m. (5K); 9:45 a.m. (1-mile)

WHERE: 206 Central Ave., Summerville

PRICE: $35 through Dec. 10

MORE INFO: thearkofsc.org/3rd-annual-ugly-sweater-dash/

Virtual Spirituals Concert with Drayton Hall

On two Saturdays this holiday season, December 12 and 19, Drayton Hall will hold their annual African American Spirituals Concerts in a virtual format. The Spirituals Concert Series represents a most rare opportunity to experience the music of traditional spirituals. Two extraordinary and memorable performances by Ann Caldwell & The Magnolia Singers will be broadcast this year.

WHEN: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual

PRICE: $20 members; $25 non-members

MORE INFO: draytonhall.org/event/december-12-and-19-spirituals-virtual-concert

Dec. 13

25th Annual Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade

Brilliantly lit floats and community groups march down West Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delights of thousands of residents and visitors. Check the website to confirm the details.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: W. Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: experiencemountpleasant.com/events/christmas-light-parade/

Summerville Christmas Parade

Summerville Christmas Parade is designed to promote positivity throughout the Town of Summerville while capturing the “spirit of the Christmas holiday.” The parade is a family-friendly, non-political event aiming to bring the community together to celebrate the season while representing the local traditions and Summerville hospitality. This year’s theme is “Snow Globe.”

WHEN: 2 p.m.

WHERE: Historic Downtown Summerville

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: summervilledream.org/summerville-christmas-parade

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (Virtual)

Recorded Live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a holiday mash-up for the entire family. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.

WHEN: 7-8:25 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual

PRICE: $20

MORE INFO: facebook.com/events/805738476842534

Dec. 16

Holly Jolly Christmas

Celebrate the holiday spirit with Santa and walk through our winter wonderland while enjoying

Christmas music. Ages 5 and under.

WHEN: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: G.M. Darby Building, Mount Pleasant

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: tompsc.com

Dec. 18

“Dive-In” Movie

Bring friends and family for a night of swimming with a viewing of Elf!

WHEN: 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: R.L. Jones Center, Mount Pleasant

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: tompsc.com

Holiday Halfpipe

Throw on your holiday gear and kick off Christmas break at Mount Pleasant’s favorite after dark skate party. There will be music, a food truck, and plenty of holiday cheer!

WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: R.L. Jones Center Skate Park, Mount Pleasant

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: tompsc.com

Letters & Ornaments with Mrs. Claus and the Elves

Join Santa’s Elves and Mrs. Claus at Bizzy Bee Indoor Play Center to write letters to Santa and make an ornament for your tree. This is an add-on activity that will be available throughout the day, while the supplies last. Each child will get a DIY ornament and a letter to send to Santa. The Elves will be here to ensure that all the letters make it to the big guy on time!

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

WHERE: Bizzy Bee Indoor Play Center, North Charleston

PRICE: $12.95 general admission + tax, plus $3 for Letters to Santa

MORE INFO: facebook.com/bizzybeeplay

Dec. 19

7th Annual McElveen Cocoa Cup 5K

Whether you’re tackling the 5k or the one-mile kid’s fun run, you’ll enjoy getting out on Nexton’s scenic course design with 2,000 other running fanatics. All the necessary precautions to help keep everyone safe and following all city ordinances in place at the time of the race. Race day activities include a holiday costume contest, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Clause, and a kid’s activity area with games, crafts, and face painting.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Brown Family Park at Nexton

PRICE: Free kid’s run; $40 for 5K

MORE INFO: runsignup.com/Race/SC/Summerville/4thAnnualCocoaCup5K

Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition (Virtual)

Maestro Robert Lewis and your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will swing you into the holiday spirit with big band arrangements of winter classics and holiday favorites. Featuring special guest vocalist Zandrina Dunning. Add some jazz to your holiday cheer with this Charleston Jazz tradition!

WHEN: 7:30-9 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual

PRICE: $10

MORE INFO: charlestonjazz.com/event/holiday-swing-a-charleston-jazz-tradition-2-2/

Palmetto City Ballet presents Snow Queen

Enjoy Palmetto City Ballet’s production of “The Snow Queen” as it returns just in time to celebrate the holiday season! This “Frozen” queen learns that true love can melt even the coldest of hearts. The talented professional dancers of PCB are joined by over 60 hand-picked young dancers from the Charleston community, with an original arranged score. Along with lavish stage designs, this production will delight all of your senses and is sure to be a hit for the whole family.

WHEN: 2-4 p.m.

WHERE: College of Charleston Sottile Theatre

PRICE: $30-$50

MORE INFO: palmettocityballet.org

Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Ring in 2021 with a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks show!

WHEN: 9-9:15 p.m.

WHERE: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr.

PRICE: Free with Holiday Festival of Lights admission

MORE INFO: ccprc.com/calendar

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