ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA for 11/23 – 12/13/2016

     

    There are so many great events that come with the holidays such as the amazing performance of the “Nutcracker” Tea at the Aiken County Historical Museum and the astonishing Night of 1000 Lights at Laurens Street. There are also many fun none holidays events including the magical “Disney on Ice: Big Dream” and the rocking performances of “Five Finger Death Punch” and “Shinedown.”

     

    UPSTATE:

    Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays –  Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of South Carolina at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens.  Come see these historical markings open to the public on these days.  For more information call (864) 898-2936.

     

    Thursdays Through July –  Music on Main at Morgan Square in Spartanburg.  Enjoy some after work entertainment and fun.  For more information call (864) 596-2026 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/music-on-main”http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/music-on-main.

     

    Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit HYPERLINK “http://spartanburgartwalk.com/”http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.

     

    Fridays –  Bluegrass Jam Session at 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pumpkintown.  For more information call (864) 898-3815 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.drbanjo.com/classes/2012-03-gilbert-nelson-pumpkintown.php.”http://www.drbanjo.com/classes/2012-03-gilbert-nelson-pumpkintown.php.

     

    Third Fridays – Contra Dancing at the First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg.  Enjoy an evening of dancing and learning a variety of cultural dances.  For more information call (864) 308-1337 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/Spartanburg-Contra-Dancers-493231910812229/”https://www.facebook.com/Spartanburg-Contra-Dancers-493231910812229/.

     

    Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx%23AttheHagoodMill.”http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Milling, Music, and Memories at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx%23AttheHagoodMill.”http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Sundays –  Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Relax, unwind, and unplug while enjoying the galleries and live entertainment.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events”http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.

     

    Through January 2 –  Holiday Lights Safari at Hollywild Animal Park in
    Wellford.  Not only will you enjoy the lights, you will most definitely enjoy the animal interaction.  For more information call (864) 472-2038 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/HollywildAnimalPark/”https://www.facebook.com/HollywildAnimalPark/.

    Through January 16 –  Ice on Main at the Village Green in Greenville.  Get into the holiday spirit with a little ice skating, or try out a skate sled.  For more information call (864) 467-4355 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.iceonmain.com/345/Hours-Tickets-Location”http://www.iceonmain.com/345/Hours-Tickets-Location.

    Through January 17 –  Holiday Ice at Carolina Wren Park in Anderson.  Nothing provides a winter spirit like gliding on ice!  For more information call (864) 231-2601 or visit HYPERLINK “http://downtownandersonsc.com/events/”http://downtownandersonsc.com/events/.

    November 23 –  “Goo Goo Dolls” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  With over 10 number 1 hits since the 1980’s, this rock band will play something that just about everyone will remember.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/goo-goo-dolls”http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/goo-goo-dolls.

    November 23 – 27 –  “Disney on Ice: Big Dream” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Bring the kids out to see their favorite characters, with appearance by Tinker Bell, Cinderella, and Olaf, just to name a few.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice”http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice.

    November 24 –  Electric City Gobbler 5K at the Anderson Mall in Anderson.  Prepare for that huge Thanksgiving Dinner by starting the day with a race, while taking the opportunity to donate money, blankets, good used coats, and running shoes for the local food banks.  For more information call (864) 353-5113 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/ElectricCityGobbler5K/”https://www.facebook.com/ElectricCityGobbler5K/.

    November 24 – December 30 – Christmas Light Festival at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson.  You’ll enjoy almost 2.5 miles of lights, a chance to get your picture taken with Santa and for an additional fee, get the chance to take a Horse and Carriage ride!  For more information call (864) 617-5774 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.andersonchristmaslights.com/”http://www.andersonchristmaslights.com/.

    November 24 – December 30 –  Roper Mountain Holiday Lights at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.  Take a 1.5 mile tour through the lights, and then stop for a visit with Santa, take a walk on lighted trails, get a creation from the balloon artist, see the giant handmade Christmas Card, and enjoy treats from the concession stand.  For more information call (864) 355-8900 or visit Roper Mountain Holiday Lights at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.

    November 25 – January 3 –  Skating on the Square on Morgan Square in Spartanburg.  Spend a little time through the holidays enjoying some outdoor ice skating!  For more information call (864) 540-4143 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/skating-on-the-square”http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/skating-on-the-square

    November 26 – January 1 –  Christmas Park at Mineral Springs Park in Williamston.  See Santa in a 1936 fire engine, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and be awed by the wonderful array of lights that will surround you.  For more information call (864) 704-4502 or visit HYPERLINK “http://springwaterfestival.com/?cat=50″http://springwaterfestival.com/?cat=50.

    November 26 – January 3 –  Upstate Holiday Light Show at the Greenville Pickens Speedway in Easley.  Take a tour through the upstates largest interactive light show, with 32 million different colors that will absolutely fascinate you!  For more information call (864) 303-8870 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.upstatelights.com/”http://www.upstatelights.com/.

    November 28 –  Simpsonville Holiday Market on South Main Street in Simpsonville.  This is an opportunity to find that one of a kind and unique gift for the person who has everything!  For more information call (864) 963-3781 or visit HYPERLINK “http://members.simpsonvillechamber.com/events/details/simpsonville-holiday-market-2016-49879″http://members.simpsonvillechamber.com/events/details/simpsonville-holiday-market-2016-49879.

    November 29 –  Dickens of a Christmas in downtown Spartanburg.  You will enjoy carolers dressed in Victorian attire, horse-drawn carriage rides, artisan demonstrations, living window displays, ice skating on the square, and much more!   For more information call (864) 540-4143 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/dickens-of-a-christmas”http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/dickens-of-a-christmas.

    November 29 – December 1 –  Christmas Tree Festival at   St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Seneca.  Enjoy a craft sale, a cookie walk, a Bistro, surprises from Santa, and more!  Proceeds from this event will benefit Hospice of the Foothills.  For more information call (864) 882-8551 or visit HYPERLINK “http://business.oconeechambersc.com/events/details/hospice-of-the-foothills-christmas-tree-festival-11-29-2016-3946″http://business.oconeechambersc.com/events/details/hospice-of-the-foothills-christmas-tree-festival-11-29-2016-3946.

    November 29 – December 4 –  “An American in Paris” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This new Tony Award winning musical is about an American soldier and a French girl looking for a new start beginning after the aftermath of war.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/an-american-in-paris”http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/an-american-in-paris.

    November 29 – December 20 –  Holiday Market at the Anderson County Farmers Market in Anderson.  This Saturday event through the holiday season will give you the chance to search over 40 vendors for that unique gift for that special someone or maybe as a treat for yourself!   For more information call (864) 231-1924 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/events/1608567709447610/”https://www.facebook.com/events/1608567709447610/.

    November 30 –  Seneca Christmas Parade on Ram Cat Alley in Seneca.  You’ll enjoy festive floats, holiday music, and of course, Santa Claus!  For more information call (864) 882-2097 or visit HYPERLINK “http://business.oconeechambersc.com/events/details/christmas-parade-in-downtown-seneca-3940″http://business.oconeechambersc.com/events/details/christmas-parade-in-downtown-seneca-3940.

    December 1 –  Holiday Parade in downtown Clemson.  Included will be a float contest, a gingerbread contest, a photo booth, and a canned food and toy drive.  For more information call (864) 624-1120 ext. 16002 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cityofclemson.org/parks-and-recreation/21st-annual-christmas-parade”http://www.cityofclemson.org/parks-and-recreation/21st-annual-christmas-parade.

    December 1 –  Landrum Christmas Parade in downtown Landrum.  Enjoy seeing the beautifully decorated floats, and take a stroll through town to enjoy the holiday decorations.  For more information call (864) 457-3000 or visit HYPERLINK “http://cityoflandrumsc.com/christmas-parade/”http://cityoflandrumsc.com/christmas-parade/.

    December 1 –  Westminster Christmas Parade in downtown Westminster.  See the beautifully decorated floats, hear the festive holiday tunes, and feel the holiday spirit.  For more information call (864) 647-5316 or visit HYPERLINK “http://business.oconeechambersc.com/events/details/westminster-christmas-parade-3891″http://business.oconeechambersc.com/events/details/westminster-christmas-parade-3891.

    December 1 – 3 –  Holiday Fair at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  This is  your opportunity to search for that beautiful craft item or one of a kind gift you’ve been looking to find for that hard to buy for individual.  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit HYPERLINK “http://holidayfairgreenville.com/”http://holidayfairgreenville.com/.

    December 1 – 17 –  “Let Nothing You Dismay” at the Center Stage Theater in Greenville.  This is a heartwarming comedy about a couple awaiting the birth of their adopted daughter, which they want to do in peace, but their family has other plans.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit HYPERLINK “http://centrestage.org/let-nothing-dismay/”http://centrestage.org/let-nothing-dismay/.

    December 2 –  Black Tie Holiday McGala at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  You’ll experience Bollywood and the culture of India for an evening of delicious food, dancing, a silent auction, and an Indian Christmas all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Greenville.  For more information call (864) 235-0506 or visit HYPERLINK “http://rmhc-carolinas.org/lend-a-hand/events/mcgala/”http://rmhc-carolinas.org/lend-a-hand/events/mcgala/.

    December 2 –  “Emile Pandolfi” at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium in Walhalla.  Enjoy a wonderful evening of holiday music with this amazing pianist.  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.walhallacivic.com/events.html”http://www.walhallacivic.com/events.html.

    December 2 – 11 –  “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This musical adaptation of the classic animated television special will certainly get you into the holiday spirit!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/a-charlie-brown-christmas”http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/a-charlie-brown-christmas.

    December 2 – 11 –  “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Younts Performing Arts Center in Fountain Inn.  This theatrical rendition of this classic holiday film will warm your heart and make the holiday season all the more meaningful.  For more information call (877) 725-8849 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.yountscenter.org/fire-theatre-co”http://www.yountscenter.org/fire-theatre-co.

    December 3 –  Poinsettia Christmas Parade on Main Street in downtown Greenville.  Get into the holiday spirit by enjoying the variety of holiday inspired floats and related activities in beautiful downtown Greenville.  For more information call (864) 232-2273 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.greenvillesc.gov/207/Christmas-Parade”http://www.greenvillesc.gov/207/Christmas-Parade.

    December 3 –  Walhalla Christmas Parade on Main Street in Walhalla.  The spirit of Christmas is in the air and you’ll certainly feel it in this beautiful location of the State as they present their beautiful holiday parade.  For more information call (864) 638-2727 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.walhallachamber.com/event-2209691″http://www.walhallachamber.com/event-2209691.

    December 5 –  “Five Finger Death Punch” and “Shinedown” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Hear these two great rock bands as they present material from their new CD’s.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/five-finger-death-punch-shinedown”http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/five-finger-death-punch-shinedown.

    December 6 –  “Arthur Christmas” at Carolina Wren Park in Anderson.  No holiday movie will get you in the holiday spirit quite like this one.  For more information call (864) 231-2232 or visit HYPERLINK “http://downtownandersonsc.com/events/”http://downtownandersonsc.com/events/.

    December 9 –  “Trans Siberian Orchestra” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Enjoy the story of “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” enhanced with great music and a fantastic laser light show! For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/trans-siberian-orchestra”http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/trans-siberian-orchestra.

    December 9 –  Christmas with the Chorale at Furman University in Greenville.  This beautiful concert will be performed by the Greenville Chorale and the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/33rd-annual-christmas-with-the-chorale”http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/33rd-annual-christmas-with-the-chorale.

    December 9 – 11 –  “The Nutcracker” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This version of this famous Christmas ballet will be performed by the International Ballet.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-nutcracker-2″http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-nutcracker-2.

    December 9 – 11 & 16 – 18 –  “A Laura Ingles Wilder Christmas” at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium in Walhalla.  You’ll learn what took place during the two years of her life that was left out of her stories.  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.walhallacivic.com/events.html”http://www.walhallacivic.com/events.html.

     

     

     

    MIDLANDS:

     

    Second Mondays –  Family Climb Night at the Northside Recreation Center in Rock Hill.  Bring the family and challenge yourself by climbing the rock wall.  For more information call (803) 329-5633 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/northside-recreation-center-family-climb-nights-2015-12-14/”http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/northside-recreation-center-family-climb-nights-2015-12-14/.

     

    Fourth Saturdays –  Bluegrass Series at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville.  Add a little Bluegrass music to your month.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/”http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

     

    Fourth Saturdays –  Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum in Aiken.  Join these musicians or just enjoy the music, but be sure to stop by and be entertained by these mountain instruments and those who enjoy playing them.  For more information call (803) 293-7846 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/the_mountain_dulcimers_of_aiken”http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/the_mountain_dulcimers_of_aiken.

     

    Saturdays –  Hour Long Historic Train Ride at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Ride an old passenger train from the dining car, a passenger car, or even the caboose. For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.scrm.org/welcomepage.html”http://www.scrm.org/welcomepage.html.

    Saturdays weather permitting –  Aiken Trolley Tours at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum.  Explore Aiken’s charm, grace, and elegance with one of these two hour tours.  For more information call (803) 644-1907 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour”http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour.

    Through November 24 –  Downtown Market in downtown Sumter.  Find fresh food, produce, arts and crafts, and more.  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.sumtersc.gov/downtown-market.aspx”http://www.sumtersc.gov/downtown-market.aspx.

    Through December 17 –  Santa Train at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  For more information call (803) 712-4135.

    Through December 21 –  “The Real Christmas Story” at the NarroWay Theater in Fort Mill.  Enjoy a Christmas meal, take a ride on a camel, see the snow fall, and then see the live rendition of this famous story that will put you in touch with what Christmas is all about.  For more information call (803) 803-2300 or visit HYPERLINK “https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/real-christmas-story”https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/real-christmas-story.

    Through December 25 –  Main Street Lights Special Snowfall Nights in downtown Newberry.  Downtown Newberry is transformed for the holidays with beautiful lights, sounds, and the wonderful snow machines to get you into the holiday spirit!  For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cityofnewberry.com/area-attractions/annual-events/main-street-lights”http://www.cityofnewberry.com/area-attractions/annual-events/main-street-lights.

    Through January 1 –  Children’s Garden Christmas Lights and Kids Walk at the Edisto Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg.  Take a drive through the beautifully lighted Gardens, and stop to take a walk through the lighted trails.  For more information call (803) 533-6020 or visit HYPERLINK “http://discoversouthcarolina.com/products/2504″http://discoversouthcarolina.com/products/2504.

    Through February 26, 2017 –  “Wild Fabrications” and “Nature’s Tapestries” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Enjoy stitched creations of textile artists from around the world, as well as quilted masterpieces by Rock Hills own Dottie Moore who has blended her love of quilting with her love of nature.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit HYPERLINK “http://chmuseums.org/event/2090/”http://chmuseums.org/event/2090/.

    November 24 –  Turkey Trot at the YMCA in Sumter.  Come out for a 5K run/walk and get prepared for that huge holiday feast later in the day!  For more information call (803) 773-1404 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.ymcasumter.org/programs/seasonal-events/”http://www.ymcasumter.org/programs/seasonal-events/.

    November 24 –  Running of the Turkey’s in downtown York.  Dress up in your favorite Thanksgiving attire and come out and strut your stuff with this 5K and Kids Fun Run.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “https://turkeyrunyorksc.com/”https://turkeyrunyorksc.com/.

    November 24 –  Blessing of the Hounds at Hitchcock Woods Memorial Gate in Aiken.  This favorite annual event is the opening of the foxhunting season, a event where a fox scented item is dragged with the dogs leading the chase and horse and rider following, all to honor the old foxhunting tradition.  For more information call (803) 642-0528 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.hitchcockwoods.org/blessing_of_the_hounds_graces_thanksgiving_morning”http://www.hitchcockwoods.org/blessing_of_the_hounds_graces_thanksgiving_morning.

    November 24 –  One Table at The Alley  in Aiken.  This Thanksgiving feast is open to the community!  For more information call (803) 270-7060 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.onetable.info/”http://www.onetable.info/HYPERLINK “http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/one_table1″http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/one_table1.

    November 25 –  Pedal Off the Pumpkin Pie Mountain Bike Ride on the Anne Close Springs Greenway in Ft. Mill.  All skill levels welcome as the group will be divided by skill level for distance.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/pedal-off-the-pumpkin-pie-mountain-bike-ride”http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/pedal-off-the-pumpkin-pie-mountain-bike-ride.

    November 26 –  Chitlin’ Strut in downtown Salley.  You’ll enjoy a parade, which will include a competition for the best decorated Clemson or Carolina golf cart, as well as craft vendors, food vendors, a strut dance competition, a hog hollering competition, carnival rides, and more!   For more information call (803) 258-3485 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.chitlinstrut.com/”http://www.chitlinstrut.com/.

    November 26 –  Christmas in the Backcountry at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Learn how the colonialists celebrated Christmas, with a chance to purchase items for sale, and get a picture with Father Christmas.  For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.colonialtimes.us/xmasbirds.html”http://www.colonialtimes.us/xmasbirds.html.

    November 26 –  Knights of Columbus Fall Car Show at 150 Fairfield Street SE in Aiken.  See a variety of cars or bring out your own, with trophies to the top 40.  For more information call (803) 557-1773 or visit HYPERLINK “http://carolinathunderracing.com/Car_Show.php”http://carolinathunderracing.com/Car_Show.php.

    November 26 –  Winter Wonderland Craft Fair at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Ft. Mill.  Visit with over 150 crafters and artisans from around the area providing a variety of handmade items, from pottery to infused olive oils from which to choose your special gift. For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/winter-wonderland-craft-fair-1″http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/winter-wonderland-craft-fair-1.

    November 26 –  Paws with Clause at the Coltharp Cabin on the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Ft. Mill.  Come out with your pets and get their holiday photo taken with Santa Claus.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/paws-with-claus-3″http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/paws-with-claus-3.

    November 28 – December 12 –  Painting Party at the Newberry Arts Center in Newberry.  Bring your favorite refreshment and enjoy painting yourself a picture for the holidays!  For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cityofnewberry.com/area-attractions/points-of-interest/newberry-arts-center”http://www.cityofnewberry.com/area-attractions/points-of-interest/newberry-arts-center.

    December 1 –  Christmas in the 1800’s at the Aiken Historical Museum in Aiken.  Spend an evening enjoying good food and refreshments, while hearing Kim Poovey, author, storyteller, and historian tell stories about Christmas in the 19th Century, and music by Jayne Williams.  For more information call (803) 761-2860 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org/christmas-in-the-1800s.html”http://www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org/christmas-in-the-1800s.html.

    christmasville-in-rock-hillDecember 1 – 4 –  Christmasville in Rock Hill in historic downtown Rock Hill.  This annual event showcases the work of Vernon Grant, creator of the Kelloggs Rice Krispies Snap, Crackle, and Pop, and to celebrate the opening of the season with with cookies and cocoa, a parade, visits with Santa, a visit to Santa’s workshop, and more.  For more information call (803) 329-8756 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.christmasvillerockhill.com/”http://www.christmasvillerockhill.com/.

    December 1 – 31 –  Fantasy of Lights at Swan Lake in Sumter.  See the gardens come alive with over one million breathtaking lights displaying some of your favorite cartoon characters, the amazing floating Christmas tree where you can drive through or stop and walk through the displays and the opportunity to visit with Santa, as well as the first two weekends of the month including live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.sumtersc.gov/fantasy-of-lights”http://www.sumtersc.gov/fantasy-of-lights.

    December 1 – 31 –  North Pole Night in downtown Newberry.  Feel a little like you’re at the North Pole with snow machines giving you a wintery feel, and Santa on hand to make your holiday wishes come true.  For more information call (803) 3321-1015 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cityofnewberry.com/component/jem/event/216-north-pole-night-downtown”http://www.cityofnewberry.com/component/jem/event/216-north-pole-night-downtown.

    December 2 –  “Pascal Roge” at the Etherridge Center at the University of South Carolina Campus in Aiken.  You will enjoy an evening of beautiful music by this famous French pianist.  For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit HYPERLINK “http://etherredge.usca.edu/pascal-roge/2016-12-02-19-30″http://etherredge.usca.edu/pascal-roge/2016-12-02-19-30.

    December 2 – 3 –  Holly Hill Christmas Festival at the Holly Hill Depot in Holly Hill.  This weekend will be filled with a festival, a parade, lots of arts and craft vendors, food vendors, and lots of great holiday music and fun!  For more information call (803) 496-3330 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.hollyhillchristmasfestival.com/”http://www.hollyhillchristmasfestival.com/.

    December 2 – 3 –  Christmas Craft Show at the Odell Weeks Activities Center in Aiken.  Over 100 exhibitors from all over the southeast will be on hand to help you find that one of a kind gift for that special someone.  For more information call (803) 642-7631 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/christmas_craft_show1″http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/christmas_craft_show1.

    December 2 – 15 –  Holiday Sales Show at the Historic Douglas-Reed House in Camden.  You’ll find a variety of handmade items, from jewelry, stained glass, pottery, food items, just to name a few.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2016/12/02/holidayshow2016/”http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2016/12/02/holidayshow2016/.

    December 2 – 17 –  “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken.  Based on the Italian folktales of the Nativity and the Epiphany, the story is told from the perspective of Amahl, a disabled boy who lives in poverty in the town of Bethlehem.  For more information call (803) 648-1433 or visit HYPERLINK “http://aikenplayhouse.us/shows/2016-2017-season/”http://aikenplayhouse.us/shows/2016-2017-season/.

    December 3 –  Guided Trail Ride from the horse barn on the Anne Close Springs Greenway.  Enjoy a horse ride along the beautiful scenic trails of the Greenway.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/guided-trail-ride-from-horse-barn-110″http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/guided-trail-ride-from-horse-barn-110.

    December 3 –  Christmas for the Birds at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Learn ways that you can help the birds out for the winter.  For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.colonialtimes.us/xmasbirds.html”http://www.colonialtimes.us/xmasbirds.html.

    December 3 –  Community Players: Madrigal Dinner at Speers Street School in Newberry.  Enjoy a Renaissance dinner and show to benefit the Newberry Community Players.  For more information call (803) 597-1636 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cityofnewberry.com/events/event/275-newberry-community-players-madrigal-dinner”http://www.cityofnewberry.com/events/event/275-newberry-community-players-madrigal-dinner.

    the-nutcracker-in-greenvilleDecember 3 –  “Nutcracker” Tea at the Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the Nutcracker performers while enjoying tea and snacks.  For more information call (803) 642-2015 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.aikenballet.org/”http://www.aikenballet.org/.

    December 3 and 10 –  Christmas Candlelight Tour at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Experience a recreation of a Southern country Christmas through candlelit vignettes and costumed interpreters.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit HYPERLINK “http://chmuseums.org/event/2071/”http://chmuseums.org/event/2071/.

    December 7 –  York Christmas Parade in historic downtown York.  As you watch the sun begin to set, experience beautiful holiday floats and music to peak your holiday spirit.  For more information call (803) 684-2590 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.greateryorkchamber.com/events”http://www.greateryorkchamber.com/events.

    December 8 –  Cultural Celebration of Trees at the Fine Arts Center in Camden.  You have the opportunity to see Christmas Trees from a variety of cultures.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2016/12/08/trees2016/”http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2016/12/08/trees2016/.

    December 8 –  “A Christmas Carol Live” at Wood Auditorium in Camden.  This will be a unique musical radio drama unlike any version of this tale you’ve seen before.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2016/12/08/frankxmas16/”http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2016/12/08/frankxmas16/.

    December 8 – Night of 1000 Lights at Laurens Street and The Alley in Aiken.  Enjoy the streets of downtown Aiken lined with luminaries while you shop at local vendors who will be offering holiday treats, beverages, and music.  For more information call (803) 649-2221 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/night_of_1000_lights4″http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/night_of_1000_lights4.

    December 9 –  Adventure Seekers Kids Night Out: Laser Tag Edition at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Ft. Mill.  Enjoy some shopping while your child enjoy pizza, indoor games, and outdoor laser tag, followed by roasting marshmallows over a fire.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/adventure-seekers-kids-night-out-27″http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/adventure-seekers-kids-night-out-27.

    December 9 –  “John Berry Christmas” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  You’ll enjoy holiday music performed by this Grammy Award winning country music star.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.sumtersc.gov/sumter-opera-house”http://www.sumtersc.gov/sumter-opera-house.

    December 9 –  Madrigal Dinner: A Yuletide Feast at the Houndslake Country Club Ballroom in Aiken.  Enjoy a Renaissance Yuletide feast while enjoying wearing your favorite Renaissance attire, enjoying Renaissance instruments being played to fill the atmosphere with holiday music, and enjoying entertainment by a Jester.  For more information call (803) 649-6570 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_choral_society_madrigal_dinner”http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_choral_society_madrigal_dinner.

    December 10 –  Candlelight Tour of Homes in historic Camden beginning at the Camden Archives Museum.  Enjoy a self-paced tour of some of the city’s most historic homes and historic sites decorated for the holidays. For more information call (844) 826-1010 or visit HYPERLINK “http://cjwltourofhomes.wixsite.com/2016″http://cjwltourofhomes.wixsite.com/2016.

    December 10 –  Christmas Tour of Homes at various historical homes in Newberry.  See some of the most beautiful homes in the town decorated in beautiful holiday attire.  For more information call (803) 276-4274 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.newberrycountychamber.com/2016-christmas-tour-of-homes”http://www.newberrycountychamber.com/2016-christmas-tour-of-homes.

    December 10 & 17 –  Christmas Crafts at the Farmers Market at the Aiken County Farmers Market in Aiken.  Local craft vendors will be on hand to shop with, as well as to purchase fresh foods for your holiday cooking and baking, all while you enjoy live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 293-2214 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/christmas_crafts_the_farmers_markets”http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/christmas_crafts_the_farmers_markets.

    December 10 – 11 –  Christmas in Olde York at a variety of locations around Olde York. You’ll visit several homes on Liberty Street, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shephard, as well as several other homes. For more information call (803) 684-2590 or visit HYPERLINK “http://yorkvillehs.com/v2/christmas-in-olde-york/”http://yorkvillehs.com/v2/christmas-in-olde-york/.

    December 10 – 11, 15 – 23, & 26 –  Christmas in Hopelands at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken.  Take an enchanted walk through 2 miles of beautifully lighted paths and displays. For more information call (803) 642-7650 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/christmas_in_hopelands”http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/christmas_in_hopelands.

    December 10 – 11 –  “The Nutcracker” at the Martin Luther King Auditorium on the South Carolina State University Campus in Orangeburg.  The Orangeburg Civic Ballet . . . . For more information call (803) 533-0017.

    December 11 –  Jaycees Christmas Parade in downtown Aiken.  Enter to participate or just come out and enjoy the variety of holiday floats and enjoy the fun!  For more information call (803) 761-7081 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.aikenjaycees.com/”http://www.aikenjaycees.com/.

     

     

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    Daily –  “Day in the Life of a Sailor” at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  Board the 17th Century sailing ketch and learn about the trade and travel of that period.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003481″http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003481.

     

    Daily –  History Tours at the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon in Charleston.  Learn about the history of the Old Exchange, which presents an array of relics from the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, as well as a fun tour of the Provost Dungeon while hearing stories of pirates and patriots.  For more information call (888) 763-0448 or visit HYPERLINK “http://oldexchange.org/planavisit/”http://oldexchange.org/planavisit/.

     

    Mondays –  Coastal Kayaking at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.  Enjoy some salt water kayaking on the marsh of this beautiful State Park.  For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit HYPERLINKError! Hyperlink reference not valid..

     

    Tuesdays and Thursdays – Saturdays  –  Bulls Island Ferry Service and Eco Tour, starting at Garris Landing in Awendaw.  Bulls Island is part of the Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge and can only be accessed by boat or by ferry.  For more information call (843) 881-4582 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.bullsislandferry.com/”http://www.bullsislandferry.com/.

     

    Tuesdays through Sundays –  Guided Tours at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island.  Enjoy a tour of the last of 17 antebellum plantations on James Island.   For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site”https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site.

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Myrtle’s Market at Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street in Myrtle Beach.  This local market is the place to get fresh produce for your vacation.  For more information call (843) 918-4906 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/market.html”http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/market.html.

     

    Thursdays –  “The Civil War Era” at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Learn a little about Hilton Head’s part in the history of the Civil War.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/”http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/.

     

    Fridays thru Tuesdays –  Guided House Tours at Hampton Plantation  State Historic Site in McClellanville.  Learn about the prominent Colonial families that lived in the home and about the construction of the homes of that period.  For more information call (843) 546-9361 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002645″http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002645.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Craft Show at the Bi-Lo Palmetto Pavilion in Mount Pleasant.  Event includes crafts by local artisans.  For more information call (843) 884-0163 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/ECCG3rdSaturdays”https://www.facebook.com/ECCG3rdSaturdays.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Cannon Firings at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston.  Come experience the firing of a 17th century cannon.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/CTL/CTL_3Sat_Cannon.pdf”http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/CTL/CTL_3Sat_Cannon.pdf.

     

    Saturdays –  Honey Horn Nature Walk at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy a tour of some of the natural areas, as well as the gardens, at this beautiful site.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-registration/?ee=3398″http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-registration/?ee=3398.

     

    Saturdays –  Snakes and Reptiles at Huntington Beach State Park  in Murrells Inlet.  Learn about these secretive animals while learning about their benefit in nature.  You’ll even get the chance to touch one of these fascinating creatures.  For more information call (843) 237-4440 or visit HYPERLINK “http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002642″http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002642.

     

    Tuesday through Sunday –  Guided Tours of the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston.  This is a 60 acre plantation with one of the best intact examples of slaves quarters.  For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.mcleodplantation.org/”http://www.mcleodplantation.org/.

    Through November 30 –  Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square in downtown Charleston.  You will find fresh produce, herbs, crafts, freshly made breakfast items, live entertainment and more.  For more information call (843) 724-7309.

    Through December 17 – Artists and Artisans Night Market at the Charleston City Market in Charleston.  Find an array of hand-crafted and original items along with music and entertainment covering three blocks of Market Street.  For more information call (843) 327-5976 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/”http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/.

    Through December 31 –  Dove Street Festival of Lights at the Shelter Cove Towne Center on Hilton Head Island.  You’ll not want to miss this amazing event where you park your car and walk through this amazing display of lights, with floating bubbles, stores to shop in, establishments to eat in, nightly entertainment, and more!  For more information call (843) 686-3090 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/dovestreet”http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/dovestreet.

    Through January 1 –  Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island Park on James Island.   The lights are back for another year of holiday wonder that you won’t want to miss!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit HYPERLINK “http://ccprc.com/1546/Holiday-Festival-of-Lights”http://ccprc.com/1546/Holiday-Festival-of-Lights.

    November 24 –  Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K at Marion Square in downtown Charleston.  In addition to the race will be a kids fun run, family activities, live entertainment, and free beer for participants over 21. For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.turkeydayrun.com/”http://www.turkeydayrun.com/.

    November 24 –  Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot at the Surfside Beach Pier in Surfside Beach.  Start your holiday in preparation of the grand holiday feast, while enjoying a fabulous view of the Atlantic Ocean.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.myrtlebeachfestivalpromotions.com/surfside-beach-turkey-trot/”http://www.myrtlebeachfestivalpromotions.com/surfside-beach-turkey-trot/.

    November 24 –  Turkey Trot at Briggs Elementary School in Florence.  Start your holiday with a little exercise in preparation of the wonderful holiday feast. For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.myrtlebeachfestivalpromotions.com/florence-turkey-trot/”http://www.myrtlebeachfestivalpromotions.com/florence-turkey-trot/.

    November 24 –  Grand Strand Turkey Trot at the Market Commons in Myrtle Beach.  Begin the holiday in preparation for the turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie, and all of the other fabulous holiday foods.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.myrtlebeachfestivalpromotions.com/surfside-beach-turkey-trot/”http://www.myrtlebeachfestivalpromotions.com/surfside-beach-turkey-trot/.

    November 24 – 26 –  South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival at the Convention Center in Myrtle Beach.  This weekend you’ll find a vast array of bluegrass artists to keep you entertained!  For more information call (706) 864-7203 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.adamsbluegrass.com/South-Carolina-State-Bluegrass-Festival.html”http://www.adamsbluegrass.com/South-Carolina-State-Bluegrass-Festival.html.

    November 25 –  “Goo Goo Dolls” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This band that has been with us since the 1980’s and with over 10 number 1 hits, will provide you with an evening of entertaining and enjoyable rock with something that just about everyone will remember. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/goo-goo-dolls”https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/goo-goo-dolls.

    November 26 –  Intracoastal Christmas Regatta at the Little River Inlet in Myrtle Beach.  Enter a boat in the parade, or just come out and see this amazing display of boats decorated with fabulous holiday lights.  For more information call (843) 249-8888 or visit HYPERLINK “http://christmasregatta.com/”http://christmasregatta.com/.

    November 27 –  WWE Holiday Tour at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  For all you wrestling fans out there, send your family shopping for the holidays while you enjoy the show!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/wwe-holiday-tour”https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/wwe-holiday-tour.

    November 27 – December 30 –  Celebrate the Season Holiday Lights Driving Tour at Santee Cooper and Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner.  This driving tour will take you to both of these locations where you will see dozens of beautifully lighted and animated displays.  For more information call (843) 899-5200 or visit HYPERLINK “http://celebratetheseason.oldsanteecanalpark.org/”http://celebratetheseason.oldsanteecanalpark.org/.

    November 28 –  “Manheim Steamroller” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This amazing holiday experience filled with amazing music, story, and fabulous lights and lasers is a must for those who’ve never seen it, but is something those who have will want to see again.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/mannheim-steamroller-christmas”https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/mannheim-steamroller-christmas.

    November 29 – December 1 –  Winter Wonderland at Armory Park in North Charleston.  This is a pre-school event that will allow kids the opportunity to meet with Santa, participate in hands-on activities including holiday arts and crafts, and participate in live performances and music, For more information call (843) 740-5807 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx”http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx.

    December 1 –  Holiday Harvest Gala at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park’s Cooper River Room in Mount Pleasant.  The evening will include entertainment by Charleston’s own Ann Caldwell and Jerry Bellows, and enjoy food and wine by Franke at the Seaside’s culinary team, bid on one-of-a kind raffle items, and spend time outside enjoying the amazing view.  For more information call (843) 323-1267 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-senior-network-holiday-harvest-gala-tickets-27583142923″https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-senior-network-holiday-harvest-gala-tickets-27583142923.

    December 1 – 3, 8 – 10, 15 – 18 –  Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach.  Experience Brookgreen like never before with beautiful candles and lights creating mesmerizing displays and an ethereal holiday feel.  For more information call (843) 718-4253 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.brookgreen.org/NightsofaThousandCandles.html”http://www.brookgreen.org/NightsofaThousandCandles.html.

    December 2 –  Winter Wonderland Festival at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  This event to help the children get into the holiday spirit will include carnival games, a children’s parade, a golden candy cane hunt, and much more!  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit HYPERLINK “https://islandrec.squarespace.com/community-events/winter-wonderland-festival”https://islandrec.squarespace.com/community-events/winter-wonderland-festival.

    December 2 –  “Charleston Victory Christmas 1949” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Attendees will be transported back in time to Charleston’s first Christmas radio broadcast after WWII with actors on stage providing you with a heartwarming holiday production.  For more information call (843) 740-5847 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx”http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx.

    December 2 –  Fur Ball: Love of a Lifetime at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, dancing, live and silent auctions, and lots of great fun and fellowship!  For more information call (843) 531-6157 or visit HYPERLINK “https://pethelpers.ejoinme.org/FurBall2016″https://pethelpers.ejoinme.org/FurBall2016.

    December 2 – 4, 9 – 10 & 16 – 18 –  Festival of Lights at Hoffmeyer Place in Florence.  This drive-thru event will amaze you and fill you with holiday joy and excitement.  For more information call (843) 388-5968 or visit HYPERLINK “https://florencefestival15.eventscff.org/”https://florencefestival15.eventscff.org/.

    reindeer-runDecember 3 –  RiverTown Reindeer Race 5K at Conway Riverfront Park in Conway.  This 5K run/walk is open to strollers and pets and will benefit the local American Red Cross.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.redcross.org/news/event/local/sc/RiverTown-Reindeer-Race”http://www.redcross.org/news/event/local/sc/RiverTown-Reindeer-Race.

    December 3 –  Breakfast with Santa at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in North Charleston.  Kids will get to eat a hearty meal and visit with both Mr. and Mrs. Santa.  For more information call (843) 740-5807 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx”http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx.

    December 3 –  Oyster Roast at the Oyster Factory Park in Bluffton.  Enjoy an evening of family oriented fun with lots of fresh oysters, wine, beer, and soft drinks.  For more information call (843) 757-6293 or visit HYPERLINK “http://blufftonwelcomecenter.com/event/annual-oyster-roast/”http://blufftonwelcomecenter.com/event/annual-oyster-roast/.

    December 3 –  North Charleston Christmas Parade and Festival at Park Circle in North Charleston.  See the parade with floats decorated for the holidays, followed by live musical performances on two stages, food and craft vendors, and children’s activities.  For more information call (843) 740-5814 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx”http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx.

    December 3 –  Raindeer Run at Southland Brewery in downtown Charleston.  This family oriented and pet friendly 5K walk and/or run will be followed by live entertainment by Cordovan, good food, and refreshments.  For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://reindeerrun.org/”http://reindeerrun.org/.

    December 3 –  Charleston Jazz Orchestra Holiday Swing at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Filled with some of the most famous talent in the State, you will be amazed by their rendition of a variety of holiday tunes.  For more information call (843) 641-0011 or visit HYPERLINK “http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/charleston-jazz-orchestra-holiday-swing/”http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/charleston-jazz-orchestra-holiday-swing/.

    December 3 –  American Heritage Festival at Graham’s Historic Farm in Lake City.  See Revolutionary War battle reenactments, historical presentations, a living history colonial village with a Christmas theme, caroling, colonial dancing, children’s games, and more!  For more information call (904) 200-1232 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.southerncampaign.org/calendar-of-events/”http://www.southerncampaign.org/calendar-of-events/.

    December 3 – 4 –  Santa at the Beach at Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach.  You’ll enjoy horseback riding on the beach, an ocean inspired carnival, holiday crafts, a bake sale, marshmallow roasting, and many more fun activities!  For more information call (843) 238-0874 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/Myrtle%20Beach/MB_Santa%20Schedule%202016.pdf”http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/Myrtle%20Beach/MB_Santa%20Schedule%202016.pdf.

    December 4 –  “The Nutcracker” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Theater in North Charleston.  This holiday favorite ballet will be performed by the South Carolina ballet.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/south-carolina-ballets-nutcracker”https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/south-carolina-ballets-nutcracker.

    December 6 –  “A Beatrix Potter Holiday” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Theater in North Charleston.  Kids in grades K-5 will be entertained as characters from the stories come alive on stage for this holiday event. For more information call (843) 740-5807 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx”http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx.

    December 6 –  “Five Finger Death Punch” and “Shinedown” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Enjoy two great rock bands as they present new material from their recently released CD’s.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/five-finger-death-punch”https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/five-finger-death-punch.

    December 7 –  “Love Jones The Musical” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This musical given the Black Film Award for the Best Soundtrack at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997 is a love story about a photographer and a novelist in Chicago’s middle class black artists and professionals.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit HYPERLINK “https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/love-jones-the-musical”https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/love-jones-the-musical.

    December 10 –  Holiday Farmers Market and Craft Show at the Market Pavilion in Mount Pleasant.  Prepare for your holiday feast by purchasing your fresh produce, breads, and meats, as well as shopping for those individuals on your holiday list, or just getting a special treat for yourself!  For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit HYPERLINK “https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/holiday-farmers-market/”https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/holiday-farmers-market/.

    December 10 –  Holiday Parade of Boats at the Charleston Maritime Center in Mount Pleasant.  Enter your boat or just come out and enjoy the amazingly decorated boats in honor of the Season, which will be preceded by a viewing party that will include tasty foods and holiday tunes, as well as give you the advantage of the best vantage points for the parade.  For more information call (843) 72407414 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.charlestonparadeofboats.com/”http://www.charlestonparadeofboats.com/.

    December 11 –  Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.  Enjoy over 100 beautifully decorated and lighted floats that will awe and amaze you in all their holiday glory!  For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit HYPERLINK “https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/christmas-light-parade/”https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/christmas-light-parade/.

     

     

     

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