Christmas Tree Lighting and Snowball Drop in Downtown Summerville

What: Mayor Bill Collins lights the Christmas tree with 15,000 lights, and a special holiday visitor will make an appearance.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Main St. and Richardson Ave.

Price: Free

More Info: 821-7260 or http://www.summervilledream.org


Isle of Palms Tree Lighting Ceremony

What: The city will light the spectacular 22-foot tree, and local businesses and restaurants will feature seasonal specials. Live entertainment will be provided.

Where: Front Beach, Isle of Palms, 1207 Palm Beach Blvd.

Price: Free

MORE INFO: 886-8294


Southern Christmas Celebration

What: Bonnie Doone's Southern Christmas Celebration will include a brass band, strings, piano and vocals, live Nativity and gift shops. Children's activities include a train ride, jump castle, arts and crafts, s'mores and bonfire.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Bonnie Doone Baptist Conference Center, 5878 Bonnie Doone Road, Walterboro

Price: $5

More Info: 744-5129 or http://www.bonniedoone.org


Reindeer Run 5K Walk & Run

What: Runners and walkers of all fitness levels are invited to participate. Register online at www.reindeerrun.org. The Reindeer Run is produced by the Charitable Society of Charleston and benefits the MUSC Children's Hospital Fund.

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Southend Brewery, 161 East Bay St.

Price: $20-$35

MORE INFO: http://www.reindeerrun.org

Goose Creek Christmas Celebration

What: This 13th annual Christmas event features an arts and crafts show, choral performances and free children's activities, including a craft area, jump castle, climbing wall, hayride and cookie decorating. There also will be visits with Santa, pony rides and tree lighting.

When: 2-6 p.m.

Where: Goose Creek Community Center, 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 569-4242 or http://goosecreekrecreation.com

North Charleston Christmas Festival

What: Families, friends and neighbors share the joys of the season through entertainment, kids' activities, carriage rides, festive food and decorations, visits with Santa and an evening parade.

When: 4-9 p.m.

Where: Felix C Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Place West

Price: Free admission, free parking

More Info: 740-5854 or http://www.northcharleston.org

Marion Square Tree Lighting

What: Join Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and Santa Claus in lighting the magnificent 60-foot Tree of Lights, the official city of Charleston Christmas Tree.

When: 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: Marion Square Park, Calhoun St. and King St.

More Info: 724-7305

Parade of Boats

What: Vessels on Charleston Harbor are lit up for the holidays and parade across the harbor.

When: 5-7:30 p.m.

Where: Charleston Harbor, Mount Pleasant St.

Price: Free

More Info: 724-7305


Holiday Magic in Marion Square

What: Family-oriented activities and performances take place alongside a 60-foot Christmas Tree of Lights, a Hanukkah menorah and a Kwanzaa kinara.

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 5-9, 12-16, 19-23; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25.

Where: Marion Square Park, Calhoun St. and King St.

Price: Free

More Info: 724-7305

Charleston Christmas Parade

What: The show begins at Calhoun and Meeting streets and heads down King and Broad streets to Lockwood Boulevard.

When: 2-5 p.m.

Where: Marion Square Park, Calhoun St. and King St.

Price: Free

More Info: 720-1981