Holidays at Aquarium

What: Join group on an adventure to the North Pole with "The Polar Express 4-D Experience" being shown in the 4-D Immersion Theater. A guest from the North Pole will make special appearances in the Great Ocean Tank at select aquarium dive shows each day through Dec. 23.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 23.

Where: 100 Aquarium Wharf.

Price: Includes admission.

More Info: 577-3474.

'From the Moon'

What: The exhibition "From the Moon: Mapping & Exploration" addresses our visual perceptions of the moon and demonstrates how advances in optical technologies have increased our understanding.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except Sundays.

Where: New Sciences Building, 202 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

More Info: 953-4422 or


Winter Light Fest

What: Indoor and outdoor facility decorated for Christmas. Sit by the fire and roast marshmallows and sip hot chocolate.

When: 7-9 p.m. Dec. 16, 17.

Where: Edisto Island Serpentarium, 1374 Highway 174.

Price: $6 adults, $4 for ages 4-12.

More Info: 869-1171 or


Farmers Market

What: Local vendors sell wreaths, breads, cookies, art, crafts and holiday gift items.

When: Saturdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 20.

Where: Marion Square Park, Calhoun and King streets

Price: Free.

More Info: 724-7305.

Holiday Open House

What: Irvin-House Vineyards will hold a Holiday Open House with local vendors selling gifts. Shoppers over the age of 21 will receive a free cup of homemade, hot mulled wine. While shopping, guests can enjoy the musical sounds of The Plantation Singers and food from Farm on Fire.

When: 1-5 p.m. Dec. 17.

Where: Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road.

Price: Free admission

More Info: 559-6867 or

'Sip, Shop & Be Merry'

What: Freshfields Village invites shoppers to bring their holiday gift lists and enjoy some seasonal cheer. At dusk, guests are invited to head to the Village Green for a Holiday Happy Hour and then an outdoor movie screening of "Christmas Vacation" at 6 p.m.

When: 3-8 p.m. Dec. 17.

Where: Crossroads of Johns, Seabrook and Kiawah islands.

Price: Free.

More Info: 768-6491 or


Gospel Christmas

What: Morris Brown AME Church invites the community to attend its annual Christmas program. Choirs, praise dancers and mime troupe will perform to gospel music.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 18.

Where: Morris Brown AME Church, 13 Morris St.

Price: Free.


Touring Christmas Carol

What: Performed and adapted by George Younts, this show presents the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his nocturnal journey into the true spirit of Christmas in a one hour performance for both traditional and nontraditional performance sites and groups.

When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

Where: Main Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free.

More Info: 529-4990, ext. 26210, or


WWII Focus Tours

What: During World War II, the Joseph Manigault House served as a popular USO location. From parties and dances to food and games, this house had it all. Learn more about this period through photographs, stories and even a hidden cartoon.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 21.

Where: Joseph Manigault House, 350 Meeting St.

Price: Free for museum members and free with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free).

More Info: 722-2996 or

Thursday, Dec. 22

Book Discussion

What: Not Fiction Book Discus-sion will feature "Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" by Bill McKibben.

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 22.

Where: West Ashley Branch Library, 45 Windermere Blvd.

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