It’s Time To Get Merry!

December 8, 2015

The holiday season is officially upon us! And there are a number of ways to enjoy the merry season in Charleston and on Daniel Island, from festivals and parades to musical concerts and theater productions. To help you plan and take advantage of all of the great Lowcountry holiday events, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite traditions.

A Daniel Island Chanukah

Celebrate the Jewish holiday with traditional Chanukah food and drinks, along with games and a Menorah lighting ceremony. All Daniel Island residents are invited to participate in this fourth annual celebration. The event is free and will take place at the Family Circle Tennis Center. Saturday, December 12

Holiday Festival of Lights

One of the most popular things to do during the holiday season in Charleston is to pile family and friends into the car and head to the James Island County Park for a spectacular holiday tradition that features more than 700 displays and two million lights! For dates and pricing, click here.

Daniel Island Holiday Festival

It’s the 10-year anniversary of the Daniel Island Holiday Festival. At this year’s event, visitors will be transported back in time for an old-fashioned, small town holiday event at the Family Circle Tennis Center. The night will include music, shopping and dining, and more! Saturday, December 5

Annual Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats

The Holiday Parade of Boats is a holiday favorite! It’s a spectacular sight to see hundreds of decorated boats make their way across Charleston Harbor from Mt. Pleasant to downtown Charleston. Saturday, December 12

Carnes Crossroads Holiday Festival at the Green Barn

Carnes Crossroads, our sister community in Summerville, will transform into a holiday wonderland with festive lights and holiday cheer! Local artisans will be selling handmade items in the historic Green Barn. And there will be choral performances from school and church groups on The Village Green. Santa will even  make an appearance with complimentary hot chocolate. This event is free to the public.  Saturday, December 12

32nd Annual Spirituals Concert

Music is such a great part of the holidays and this event at Drayton Hall is definitely one not to miss. It’s a night of African-American spiritual music in a setting where you could have heard the same melodies centuries ago. For dates and pricing, click here.

Miracle on 34th Street at Footlight Players Theater

This popular holiday favorite comes to life this holiday season by the Footlight Players in a musical adaptation of the classic story of a white-bearded gentleman who claims to be the real Santa Claus and brings a genuine Miracle on 24th Street. This is a great event for the whole family! For dates and pricing, click here.