Today

Letters to Santa

What: A North Pole Express box at the Isle of Palms Recreation Center. Letters may be placed in the red box until Dec. 15. Children will receive responses from Santa. Letters also may be mailed to Isle of Palms Recreation Center ATTN: Santa Claus P.O. Box 508 Isle of Palms, SC 29451.

When: Through Dec. 15.

Where: Isle of Palms Recreation Center, 24 28th Ave.

Price: Free.

More Info: 886-8294 or www.iop.net.

Holidays at Aquarium

What: "The Polar Express 4-D Experience" is 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.

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

Where: S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf.

Price: Admission varies.

More Info: 577-3474 or www.scaquarium.org.

'Diva's Christmas Carol'

What: A very nasty pop singer gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits in this take on the Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol." For ages 12-17. Refreshments will be served.

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 12.

Where: St. Andrews Regional Branch Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive.

Price: Free.

More Info: 766-2546.

Festival of Lights

What: Journey down a three-mile driving tour jam-packed with holiday light displays, then enjoy the attractions within Winter Wonderland and Santa's Village.

When: Opens at 5:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 1.

Where: 871 Riverland Drive.

Price: $12.

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com.

Christmas play

What: "Christmas, the Measles and Me." It's three days before Christmas and Santa has the measles. Includes a lesson about giving.

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 12; 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 13.

Where: Dec. 12 and 10 a.m. Dec. 13: Main Library, 68 Calhoun St.; 4 p.m. Dec. 13: St. Andrews Regional Branch Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive.

Price: Free.

More Info: 805-6930 (Main Library), 766-2546 (St. Andrews).

Singing Christmas Tree

What: The Low Country Singing Christmas Tree features a 90-voice choir singing in a 35-foot tree, along with a cast presenting a biblical drama.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12.

Where: Summerville Baptist Church, 417 Central Ave.

Price: $8.

More Info: 873-2440 or www.summervillebaptist.org/ lcsct.

Tuesday

Snowman Crafts

What: Read a different snowman book each week and then create lovable snowman creations. All ages.

When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in December.

Where: Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St.

Price: Museum admission or CML membership.

More Info: 853-8962 or www.explorecml.org.

Home School History Day

What: Step into the past with a holiday tour of the Joseph Manigault House. Call or email info@charlestonmuseum.org to reserve a space. Specify time when making reservation.

When: 11-11:45 a.m. Dec. 13.

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: Free with admission, free for museum members.

More info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org.

Falling Snow

What: Make your own snowflake.

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 13.

Where: Otranto Road Regional Branch Library, 2261 Otranto Road.

Price: Free.

More Info: 572-4094.

Touring Christmas Carol

What: Performed and adapted by George Younts, this family friendlyshow presents the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his nocturnal journey to the true spirit of Christmas.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14; 4 p.m. Dec. 17.

Where: Dec. 13-14: The Flowertown Players, 133 S. Main St., Summerville; Dec. 17: McClellanville Library, 222 Baker St.

Price: Free.

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

Thursday

Early reading screen

What: Trident Academy is offer- ing early reading screenings to kindergartners and first-graders. Based on the student's answers, the educator will be able to estimate the degree of difficulty in learning to read.

When: 1-3 p.m. Dec. 15.

Where: Trident Academy, 1455 Wakendaw Road.

Price: Free.

More Info: 884-7046 or www.tridentacademy.com.

Winter Showcase

What: This event includes live performances by the Arts Academy students in jazz dance, music and drama as well as visual art displays throughout the building.

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 15.

Where: Bonner Elementary, 171 Macedonia Foxes Circle, Moncks Corner.

Price: Free.

More Info: 899-8950 or www.berkeley.k12.sc.us.

Friday

Visit With Santa Claus

What: Kids are invited to listen to music, play holiday games and visit with Santa Claus.

When: Noon-2 p.m. Dec. 16.

Where: G.M. Darby Building, 302 Pitt St.

Price: Free.

More Info: 849-2061.

Bingo With Santa

What: Children ages 4-12 can play. Prizes awarded.

When: 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 16.

Where: Martin Park Playground, 155 Jackson St.

Price: Free.

More Info: 724-7327 or www.charleston-sc.gov.

Winter Light Fest

What: Christmas lights with fun for the family. 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 S.C. Highway 174.

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

More Info: 869-1171 or www.edistoserpentarium.com.

Madrigal Dinner

What: Cane Bay High School invites the public to its third annual Madrigal Dinner. The dinner features a full Renaissance Feast and includes a skit and concert of holiday music.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 16-18.

Where: Cane Bay High School, 1624 State Road.

Price: $25 per person.

More Info: 820-4000 or www.berkeley.k12.sc.us.

Saturday

Saturdays With Santa

What: Saturdays with Santa Summerville. Photos free along with refreshments. Come join in on a Summerville tradition. Sponsored by Summerville DREAM and Century 21 Properties.

When: Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 17.

Where: Century 21 Properties Office, 118 W. Richardson Ave.

Price: Free.

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

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