ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA Nov 22 2017 – Dec 12 2017

    Wednesday November 22, 2017 to December 12, 2017

    UPSTATE:

    Every Other Wednesday –  Music Sandwiched In at the Spartanburg County Public Library.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra.  For more information call (864) 948-9020 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e113/.

     

    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.

     

    Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  Enjoy a self-guided tour of various galleries in downtown Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.

     

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

     

    First Friday –  First Fridays at the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville.  Take a tour of the visual art galleries and venues in downtown Greenville with works to include jewelry, pottery, acrylics, watercolors, photography, and more.  For more information call (864) 467-3132 or visit http://www.firstfridaysgreenville.com/.

     

    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 https://www.facebook.com/Spartanburg-Contra-Dancers-493231910812229/.

     

    Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  This event known as Heartstrings, includes bluegrass, gospel, and traditional roots music. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit 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.  This is a great day of fun making music, learning the art of blacksmithing, bowl digging, flint knapping, chair canning, moonshining, and much more!  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Sundays –  Say What Open Mic at Coffee Underground in Greenville.  Singers, poets, musicians, storytellers, comedians, and any others who wish to come out and share their talents are welcome!  For more information call (864) 298-0494 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/525128037629167/.

     

    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 http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.

     

    Saturdays and Sundays –  Historic Building Tours at Oconee Station State Historic Site in Walhalla.  You’ll get to see a 1792 stone block house which is all that remains of a military outpost that existed during conflicts between the white settlers and the Indians, and an 1805 brick house, home of the merchant who owned the outpost. For more information call (864) 638-0079 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/oconeestation/oconeestation-programs.aspx.

     

    Tuesdays through December 19 –  Greenville Downtown Line Dance at the Sears Rec Center in Greenville.  This is a fun way to exercise, so come out and enjoy the fun!  For more information call (864) 467-6667 or visit http://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Greenville-DOWNTOWN-Line-Dance/27387/.

     

    Through December 31 –  Holiday Lights Safari at Hollywild in Wellford.  You’ll have a chance to view the park by night and under beautiful holiday lights, with the animals available for viewing, and a Santa’s village available with all proceeds to benefit the running of this non-profit organization dedicated to protection of animals in need.  For more information visit https://www.showclix.com/event/holiday-lights-safari-2017.

     

    Through January 14 –  Skating on the Square on Morgan Square in Spartanburg.  Nothing feels like Christmas quite like putting on ice skates and gliding across the ice!  For more information call (864) 596-2000 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/skating-on-the-square.

     

    Through January 31 – Ice on Main on Main Street in downtown Greenville.  This open-air skating rink will help you get into the spirit of Christmas while having fun with the family!  For more information call (864) 232-2273 or visit http://www.iceonmain.com/.

     

    November 22 – 26 –  “Disney On Ice presents Frozen” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Enter the magical wintery wonderland with the heartwarming Academy Award winning story presented live on ice filled with exciting special effects and amazing skating that will inspire the whole family! For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice-presents-frozen.

     

    November 22 – January 7 –  Holiday Ice in Carolina Wren Park in downtown Anderson.  There is nothing like ice skating outdoors to get you into the holiday spirit so come out and enjoy the fun!  For more information call (864) 231-2601 or visit http://downtownandersonsc.com/holidayice/.

     

    November 23 – December 25 –  Anderson Lights of Hope across from the Civic Center in Anderson.  This is a beautifully holiday event with over 3.5 million lights and 2.4 miles of displays, including a Santa’s Village, hot chocolate and s’mores, and nightly entertainment, so come out and enjoy the fun!  For more information send an email to info@andersonlightsofhope.org or visit http://andersonchristmaslights.com/.

     

    November 23 – December 30 –  Roper Mountain Holiday Lights at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.  This non-profit holiday event filled with lights and magic is favorite holiday activity for the entire family so don’t miss out on the fun of this annual event that benefits other non-profit organizations in the area.  For more information visit http://ropermountainholidaylights.com/.

     

    November 24 –  “Will Downing’s Soulful Sounds of Christmas featuring Avery Sunshine” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Known as “the Prince of Sophisticated Soul” this fantastic artist will fill your evening of holiday tunes with a blend of R&B and jazz.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/will-downings-soulful-sounds-of-christmas-featuring-avery-sunshine.

     

    November 24 – December 22 –  “Silent Star” at the Academy of Arts in Taylors.  This is the tale of four orphans who wish on a silent star to see the first Christmas night and find themselves in Bethlehem so if you haven’t seen this story, be sure to take one night to attend this amazing production.  For more information call (864) 268-9342 or visit https://www.theacademyofarts.org/logos/.

     

    November 25 –  Battle of Blackstock’s Anniversary Celebration at the Blackstock Battlefield Historic Site in Clinton.  In celebration of this important battle, there will be speakers then a tour of the battleground itself.  For more information call (864) 938-0100 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003371.

     

     

    November 28 –  “REK’s Fam-O-Lee Back to the Country Jamboree! With Special Guests Doyle & Debbie” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Robert Earl Keen will fill your evening with laughter and a Christmas show that is magical leaving you to want to see it again and again! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/robert-earl-keens-merry-christmas-from-the-fam-o-lee.

     

    November 30 –  A Festival of Lessons and Carols at the Twichell Auditorium in Spartanburg.  This will be a fun and touching event to surely get you in the holiday spirit with traditional holiday songs, as well as contemporary songs, sung between the telling of the Christmas story.  For more information call (864) 596-9078 or visit https://www.converse.edu/event/festival-lessons-carols/.

     

    November 30 – December 2 –  Holiday Fair at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  If you need a large event at which to work on your holiday shopping list, this is the event for you with over 300 crafters and commercial vendors from 15 States.  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit http://holidayfairgreenville.com/.

     

    December 1 –  “Christmas Concert with the Ball Brothers” at the Younts Center for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.  The beautiful songs you will hear these guys sing will certainly get you into the real holiday spirit!  For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit https://www.yountscenter.org/visiting-artist-series.

     

    December 1 –  Holiday Gala at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  This Gala will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas’ that provide housing for families with a child in the hospital.  For more information send an email to sbauer@rmhcarolinas.com.

     

    December 1 – 2 –  “A Christmas Carol” at the Rodeheaver Auditorium at Bob Jones University in Greenville.  This favorite holiday tale is sure to get you in the holiday spirit like no other event out there!  For more information call (864) 770-1372 or visit http://www.bju.edu/events/fine-arts/concert-opera-drama/christmas-carol.php.

     

    December 1 – 3 –  “The Nutcracker” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Presented by the International Ballet, this is sure to be one tremendous performance!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/international-ballet-the-nutcracker.

     

    December 1 – 10 –  “Miracle on 34th Street” at the Greenwood Community Theatre in Greenwood.  This is the classic tale of a department store Santa that will certainly warm your heart and give you the true meaning of Christmas!  For more information call (864) 229-5704 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/theatre/main-page.

     

    December 1 – 16 –  “Coney Island Christmas” at the Abbeville Opera House in Abbeville.  This new holiday classic for all ages is about a Jewish girl who is case as Jesus in the school Christmas play and later goes on to tell her great-granddaughter about the experience. For more information call (864) 366-2157 or visit http://www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com/Shows.

     

    December 1 – 17 –  “The Cake” at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville.  This touching story of a daughter who asks her mother’s best friend to make her wedding cake but she finds out it is for the marriage of two females.  For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit https://warehousetheatre.com/the-cake/.

     

    December 1 – 31 –  The Christmas Park at Mineral Spring Park in Williamston.  Drive or walk through brightly lit animated displays and be sure to stop for a visit with Santa.  For more information visit http://springwaterfestival.com/?page_id=19.

     

    December 2 –  Poinsettia Christmas Parade along Main, Augusta, and North Streets in Greenville.  Spend a day shopping in this fun and exciting town and enjoy the fun and excitement of the Holiday parade while you are here.  For more information call (864) 232-2273 or visit http://www.greenvillesc.gov/1330/Poinsettia-Christmas-Parade.

     

    December 2 –  Holiday Market on South Main Street in Simpsonville.  This German inspired market where you sip cider, sing carols, all while strolling through Historic Simpsonville shopping with local and craft vendors.  For more information call (864) 963-3781 or visit http://members.simpsonvillechamber.com/events/details/2017-holiday-market-on-main-street-52069.

     

    December 2 –  The Farm’s Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair at The Farm at Sandy Springs Community in Piedmont.  Get some shopping done in this beautiful outdoor setting or just stop by to drop something off for Woodmont Food Bank or support collections for local children who would otherwise not have a Christmas.  For more information call (877) 252-3327 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/703485093109547/.

     

    December 2 –  Musgrove Mill Battlefield Guided Hike at the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Clinton.  Take a walk along the battlefield trail and learn about the battle that was a turning point in the Colonists fight for independence in 1780.  For more information call (864) 938-0100 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004161.

     

    December 2 – 3 –  Christmas at Rose Hill at the Rose Hill Plantation in Union.  Go back to the 18th century to a Victorian-style Christmas on the Plantation, learn the traditions, and the importance of the holiday for the enslaved peoples living here as well, so tour the house, hear the stories, and enjoy hot beverages and fresh made goodies, as well as make a Victorian style ornament to take home.  For more information call (864) 427-5966 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002868.

     

    December 2 – 10 –  “Santa Claus: A New Musical” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  Santa is ready to retire, but who will take his place, so find out by attending this fun and hilarious production filled with music!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/santa-claus-a-new-musical.

     

    December 2 – 27 –  Skating on the Big Ice at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Here is a chance to enjoy skating in the huge Arena with plenty of room to move if you wish, or stay out of everyone’s way while you work on developing your skills so come out and have fun!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/skating-on-the-big-ice-1.

     

    December 5 –  “Joe Bonamassa” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  You won’t believe the talent of this guitarist and vocalist and the amazing bluesy rock he presents in his concerts.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/joe-bonamassa.

     

    December 5 – 10 –  “School of Rock” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This production, based on the hit film, is filled with energy and excitement as a wannabe rock star poses as a substitute teacher who turns a group of straight “A” students into a group of rock artists!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/school-of-rock-the-musical.

     

    December 5 – 17 –  “Happy Christmas Shirley” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  Shirley is hoping for the perfect Christmas, but with her crazy family, will she be able to pull it off?  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/happy-christmas-shirley/.

     

    December 7 – 9 & 14 – 16 –  “The Eight Reindeer Monologues” at the Chapman Cultural Centers Black Box Theatre in Spartanburg.  This adult only event is filled with cursing reindeer and inappropriate adult humor as it presents the dark side Santa, his wife and his reindeer!  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-eight-reindeer-monologues-tickets-38088656196.

    December 8 –  “Tran Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  If you’ve never seen one of these holiday performances, you are certainly in for a treat!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/trans-siberian-orchestra-2017.

     

    December 8 – 17 –  “A Seussified Christmas Carol”  at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  This recreation of the holiday classic story is one Dr. Seuss himself just might have created had he had the opportunity so come see what it’s all about.  For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit http://www.fhplayhouse.com/wordpress/production/a-seussified-christmas-carol/.

     

    December 9 –  Jingle Bell Run at the Clemson University ICAR Millenium Campus in Greenville.  Dress up in your favorite holiday costume that should include a lot of jingle bells, and plan to enjoy this 5K run/walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation.  For more information visit http://www.jbr.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1173912.

     

    December 12 –  “Need to Breathe – All the Feels Tour” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This Grammy nominated rock band from South Carolina and have been doing well all across the country, so you won’t want to miss seeing them live in concert right here at home!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/needtobreathe-all-the-feels-tour.

     

    December 12 –  “Christmas at the Center: Fountain Chorale” at the Younts Performing Arts Center in Fountain Inn.  You’ll have the chance to hear the Chorale sing Mozart, Mendelson, and Rutter.  For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit https://www.yountscenter.org/visiting-artist-series.

     

    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 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 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 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 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 http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour.

    Through December 21 –  “The Real Christmas Story” at the Narroway Theatre in Ft. Mill.  If  you have not seen this amazing holiday performance, you will want to be sure to add it to your holiday to-do list, as this is one show that is a must see!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/real-christmas-story.

    Through January 1 –  Children’s Christmas Garden and Kids Walk at the Edisto Gardens in Orangeburg.  See these beautiful gardens filled with holiday lights and even stop to enjoy some of the lights on foot.  For more information call (803) 533-6020 or visit http://orangeburgchamber.com/visitor-residents/festival-events/.

    Through January 15 –  Founders Holiday Ice Rink across from Fountain Park on Saluda Street in Rock Hill.  Here is a chance to get into the holiday spirit and have fun with the entire family in Old Town and don’t miss opening day when there will also be Food Truck vendors on hand. For more information visit https://www.onlyinoldtown.com/icerink.

    November 23 –  Blessing of the Hounds at Hitchcock Woods in Aiken.  It’s time for the hounds to prepare for the “fox hunt” (a fox scented cloth dragged through the woods to assimilate the fox hunts of bygone days) with this day honoring their hard work and dedication to making the hunts fun not only for them, but for the horses and riders as well.  For more information call (803) 642-0528 or visit https://www.hitchcockwoods.org/index.php?blessing_of_the_hounds_graces_thanksgiving_morning.

    November 23 –  Running of the Turkey’s in downtown Historic York.  Start you Thanksgiving Day with a 5K run/walk in preparation of all that holiday pie you plan to eat! For more information visit https://turkeyrunyorksc.com/.

    November 23 –  Turkey Trot at the YMCA in Sumter.  Put together a holiday costume and come out for this 5K run/walk, with not only the fastest runners winning prizes, but also in categories such as the ugliest hat and shoes, the person who drove the farthest, the oldest, and more so don’t miss this fun holiday event!  For more information visit http://www.ymcasumter.org/programs/seasonal-events/.

    November 24 – 25 –  McConnells Christmas Craft Show at the McConnells Community Center in McConnells.  Here is a chance to work on your holiday list with the Center filled indoors and out with vendors selling homemade wares, so you are sure to find something for that person with everything. For more information call (803) 230-3845 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/119704862026304/.

    November 25 –  Christmas in the Backcountry at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Learn how the colonists celebrated Christmas in the 18th Century with the buildings open offering demonstrations to observe, and bread and cookies being baked, as well as the mercantile open to purchase special items to take home.  For more information visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/xmasbirds.html.

    November 25 –  Chitlin’ Strut in downtown Salley.  This is a good ole’ country festival with a hog calling contest, a strut dance contest, entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts, and of course, lots of boiled and fried chitlins! For more information visit http://www.chitlinstrut.com/.

    November 25 –  Knights of Columbus Fall Car Show on Fairfield Street in Aiken.  If you’ve got a unique car and want to show it, sign up to bring it out, or just come out and enjoy the variety of amazing cars and see which ones you would choose as the best of the show!  For more information call (803) 663-1777 or visit http://carolinathunderracing.com/Car_Show.php.

    November 28 –  “Beyond Snap! Crackle! Pop! with Linda Williams” at the Center for the Arts and 429 Guilford Street in Rock Hill.  This is an arts talk luncheon where you will learn the history of the famous artist, Vernon Grant, his life while living in Rock Hill, and his accomplishments that started with the three famous characters mentioned above and enjoy. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://tockify.com/yorkcountyarts/detail/102/1511884800000.

    November 30 –  “Ozark Jubilee” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This will be a fun event filled with country music and comedy!  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ozark-jubilee-2017.

    November 30 –  Christmas in the 1800’s at the Aiken Municipal Building in Aiken.  This event to benefit Essential Tremor will include a sit down barbecue dinner, desserts from La Dolce, music, and entertainment by Kim Poovey, an author, storyteller, and living historian, so dress up in period attire and come out for an evening of fun for a great cause. For more information visit http://www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org/christmas-in-the-1800s.html.

    November 30 –  Vernon Grants “Winter Wonderland” Reception at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  This exhibit, which begins showing on the 25th, displays the wonderful and humorous works by this extremely talented artist and his whimsical view of Christmas and the winter season.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://tockify.com/yorkcountyarts/detail/98/1512081000000.

    November 30, December 7 & 14 –  “A Stranger for Christmas” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  This is the story of a grandmother who feels she has no family and calls her daughter to say she knows someone who is in need of a family to adopt her for the holidays in this touching yet humorous production which is also a dinner theatre show!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/weekday-shows/weekday-christmas-shows.

    November 30 –  December 3 –  ChristmasVille in Rock Hill on Main Street in Rock Hill.  This is 4 days filled with fun holiday activities from gingerbread house making workshops and even a contest, crafts to make and/or buy, entertainment, and so much more so don’t miss this chance to get in on the holiday fun at this Rock Hill signature event!  For more information call (803) 325-2571 or visit https://www.christmasvillerockhill.com/.

    December 1 –  Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony on Newberry Street in downtown Aiken.  Get into the holiday spirit with the lighting of the town tree, holiday music, and more.  For more information call (803) 642-7634 or visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/29th_annual_downtown_tree_lighting/.

    December 1 –  “Big Band Holiday, Wynton Marsalis” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, and educator, and has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music, the National Medal of Arts, and 9 Grammy’s so you won’t want to miss this exceptional musician in person!  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=big-band-holiday-wynton-marsalis.

    December 1 –  Christmas Craft Show at the H.O. Weeks Center in  Aiken.  You’ll find over 100 craft and artisan vendors at this event with everything from baked goods to wood furniture, and everything in between, so come out for a fun day of shopping!  For more information call (803) 642-7631 or visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/christmas_craft_show1/.

    December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 –  North Pole Nights in downtown Newberry.  Every Friday in December, you’ll have a chance to feel a little like you are at the North Pole with fake snow falling and the chance to get a picture with Santa and hear stories by Mrs. Santa.  For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit https://www.newberrychristmas.com/events.

    December 1 – 2 –  Christmas Festival in downtown Holly Hill.  Experience a day of fun with arts and craft vendors, food vendors, kid’s activities, live entertainment, ice carvings, the holiday parade, and a chance to get a photo taken with Santa!  For more information visit http://hollyhillchristmasfestival.com/.

    December 1 – 13 –  Holiday Sales Show at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden.  This may be your best shopping opportunity yet to find that one of a kind item for those hard to buy for individuals on your list so stop by!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/12/01/holidayshow2017/.

    December 1 – 16 –  “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken.  Here is a chance to see one of the holidays favorite stories on stage.  For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit http://aikencommunityplayhouse.com/shows/.

    December 1 – 31 –  Fantasy of Lights on Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter.  See these fabulous gardens come alive with beautiful displays and millions of lights in celebration of this beloved season, with cartoon characters on hand for the kid in all of us, and be sure to stop by Santa’s village for holiday entertainment, refreshments, and the chance to visit with Santa, so tell the kids to prepare their letter to give to him in person!  For more information call (803) 436-2640 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/fantasy-of-lights.

    December 2 –  “A Whoville Christmas Parade” on Main Street in downtown Newberry.  The Jaycees have been working on creating a fun and exciting event filled with an assortment of visual and auditory experiences for everyone to experience an extraordinary holiday parade like you’ve never seen before so come out and get into the holiday spirit with this fun event!  For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit https://www.newberrychristmas.com/events.

    December 2 –  Christmas for the Birds at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Winter is a hard time for the birds, so the Park offers this event so everyone can come out and create an ornament that you can use to help feed the birds through the cold months, so bring some apples, oranges, and peanut butter to help with the making of these items, and enjoy cider, cookies, and stories as well.  For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/xmasbirds.html.

    December 2 –  Hunter Trials at Stable View Farm in Aiken.  There will be a variety of competitions available including teams/pairs.  For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit https://stableviewfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Classes_Rules.pdf.

    December 2 –  “Rock Machine – Ultimate Arena Rock Experience” at the Sylvia Theatre in York.  Hear the best rock hits of the 70’s and 80’s!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    December 2 –  Moonlight Float and Fire at Poinsett State Park in Wedgefield.  This will be a fun evening of being on the water then savoring the heat by the fire while enjoying hot chocolate and s’mores!  For more information call (803) 494-8177 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004692.

    December 2 – 20 –  A Very Berry Christmas: Official Gingerbread House Competition at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Come view the beautifully decorated professional and amateur gingerbread houses, with the competition taking place and awards being given on the 2nd.  For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit https://www.newberrychristmas.com/events.

    December 7 –  Night of 1000 Lights in downtown Aiken.  Spend an evening out shopping along luminary lined streets, with the shops remaining open late and offering holiday treats, drinks, and festive holiday music. For more information (803) 649-2221 or visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/night_of_1000_lights4/.

    December 9 –  Christmas Tour of Homes around Newberry.  You’ll get to tour three beautiful private homes decorated for the holiday, as well as one business and one church, with refreshments being offered at Uptown Pour.  For more information call (803) 276-4274 or visit https://www.newberrychristmas.com/events.

    December 9 –  Camden Candlelight Tour of Homes at Camden Archives Museum and various homes in Camden.  Start at the Museum to receive your tour booklet and enjoy the chance to tour some of the most beautifully decorated homes in the area to enhance your holiday cheer, with musicians along the way, treats, and of course, a lot of great gun!  For more information call (844) 826-1010 or visit http://cjwltourofhomes.wixsite.com/2017.

    December 9 –  “The Celtic Tenors” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  These three very talented singers will provide you with one fantastic evening of beautiful music to inspire your holiday spirit!  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.buildupdarlington.org/calendar-view?id=34.

    December 9 –  “Carolinacation RHC – Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute Band” at the Sylvia Theatre in York.  For all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, you’ll want to be sure to catch this show!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    December 9 – 10, 14 – 23, & 26 –  Christmas in Hopelands at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken.  Enjoy the gardens as they’ve been transformed into a light menagerie filled with enchanted exhibits, with over 2 miles of lighted pathways and luminaries so you won’t want to miss seeing this amazing event during the holiday season.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/christmas_in_hopelands/.

     

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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 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 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 http://www.sout hcarolinaparks.com/products/10002638.

     

    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 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 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 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 http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/.

     

    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Charleston Night Market at Market Street in Charleston.  This evening event includes 120 artists and vendors all local selling locally made items, with live entertainment to serenade you along the way.  For more information call (843) 937-0920 or visit http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/main/night-market-explore.

     

    Fridays –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy watching the sun set while you enjoy live entertainment on the lawn.  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/sunset-celebration.

     

    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 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 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 http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/CTL/CTL_3Sat_Cannon.pdf.

     

    Saturdays –  Farmers Market at Marion Square in Charleston.  Start your day with a freshly made breakfast, a fresh cup of coffee, and purchase fresh produce, plants, and a variety of others items while enjoying time in this beautiful space.  For more information call (843) 724-7309 or visit http://www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com/.

     

    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 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 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 http://www.mcleodplantation.org/.

    Through December 30 –  Tis the Season at the Shelter Cove Center on Hilton Head Island.  Attendees will have a chance to enjoy 40 days filled with fun and excitement with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, horse and carriage rides, a rock wall, ice skating, a zip line, and much more, all surrounded by shops and restaurants, so don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy a fun day out with the family! For more information call (843) 686-3090 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/lights.

    Through December 31 –  “Holiday Road” at the 34 West Theatre in Charleston.  This musical comedy about a high school faculty Christmas party will give you the laughter and joy you need in your heart throughout the holiday season.  For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit https://www.34west.org/calendar/.

    Through January 2, 2018 –  Holiday Festival of Lights at the James Island County Park in Charleston.  Not only will you get to enjoy the lights, but you can ride the holiday train, see the sand sculpture, ride on the Victorian carousel, shop for holiday items, and eat tasty treats!  For more information call (843) 406-6990 or visit https://www.holidayfestivaloflights.com/.

    Through January 13, 2018 –  “The First South Carolinians” at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Take a look at the first individuals to come to South Carolina.  For more information call (843) 284-9927 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    Through January 20, 2018 –  Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in World War II” at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Learn how this war impacted the lowcountry of South Carolina.  For more information call (843) 284-9927 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/exhibits/.

    November 23 –  Turkey Trot at the Surfside Pier in Surfside Beach.  Prepare for that holiday turkey with a 10K, a 5K, and a 1 mile run, as well as a free “Tot Trott”.  For more information call (843) 267-7443 or visit http://mbturkeytrot.com/.

    November 23 –  Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K at Marion Square in downtown Charleston.  Prepare for that huge feast by taking a run through beautiful downtown Charleston with live music after by Permanent Vacation and the largest team registered winning a $500 gift card.  For more information visit http://www.turkeydayrun.com/.

    November 23 – 25 –  South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival at the Convention Center in Myrtle Beach.  This weekend will be filled with more bluegrass “than you can shake a stick at” so come on out and enjoy the foot stompin’ fun!  For more information call (706) 864-7203 or visit http://www.adamsbluegrass.com/south-carolina-state-bluegrass-festival.html.

    November 24 –  “Drivin n’ Cryin’” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  It’s time for some good ole’ rock and roll, so come on out and rock with this sensational band!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1572010-drivin-n-cryin-charleston/.

    November 24 – December 23, 26 – 30 –  Celebrate the Season Holiday Lights Driving Tour at Santee Cooper Headquarters in Moncks Corner.  Enjoy the beautiful displays filled with lights at this holiday drive through event.  For more information call (843) 899-5200 or visit http://celebratetheseason.oldsanteecanalpark.org/.

    November 24 – December 31 –  Great Christmas Light Show at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex in North Myrtle Beach.  This drive through event includes 1.5 miles of over 500 displays and over 2 million lights to create a dazzling and mesmerizing scene for you to enjoy and be sure to stop at Santas village for a hot beverage, s’mores, and even participate in some of the fun activities before or after visiting with Santa.  For more information call (843) 281-3805 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/special-events/the-great-christmas-light-show/.

    November 24 – January 1, 2018 –  Harbour Town Lights at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island.  Events will start with the lighting of the Christmas Tree and followed by evenings filled with lights and other holiday related activities, with proceeds to benefit Deep Well, so bring along a few canned items and/or a new unwrapped child’s toy to help out this wonderful organization.  For more information call (843) 842-1979 or visit https://www.seapines.com/events/Harbour-Town-Lights/November-2017/.

    November 25 –  “A Motown Christmas” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This event starring the Motown Experience includes world class vocalists from legendary groups including the Temptations, The Miracles, and the Capitals and is guaranteed to put on a great show that will include many of your favorite songs!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avAvkdYa3qM.

    November 25 –  Intercoastal Christmas Regatta & Yachts for Tots in North Myrtle Beach.  This beautiful holiday boat parade will run from the Little River to Doc Holiday’s Marina and will be one of the most amazing events you have either participated in or viewed and be sure to bring a new unwrapped toy for a child to help make someone else’s Christmas a little more special.  For more information call (843) 280-6100 ext. 306 or visit http://christmasregatta.com/.

    November 25 –  “Legends of Soul Presents Betty Wright & Friends” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  If you need a relaxing evening out after the chaos of the holiday events, this is just the event for you!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/legends-of-soul-presents-betty-wright-friends.

    November 28 – December 1 – “An Evening with NEEDTOBREATHE” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This rock band of brothers is from right here in South Carolina and won’t disappoint, so come out and support them!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1473127-evening-needtobreathe-charleston/.

    November 29 – December 20 –  “A Christmas Carol” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  This production is always a seasonal favorite with Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim, and this year a few new musical production numbers being added.  For more information call (843) 577-5967 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/49-a-christmas-carol.html.

    November 30 – December 2, 7 – 9, 14 – 17 –  Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet.  This signature event at the Gardens is so stunningly beautiful, with 5,500 hand lit candles and sparkling lights along the Garden paths, so grab some hot cider and head out along the Garden paths to take in this one of a kind experience like no other holiday event!  For more information call (843) 235-6000 or visit http://www.brookgreen.org/NightsofaThousandCandles.html.

    December 1 –  “Gaithers Christmas Homecoming Spectacular” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  The multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist is back to help you celebrate the holiday season in Gaither style so come prepared to enjoy the show!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/gaither-christmas-homecoming-spectacular.

    December 1 –  “Kansas” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Traveling in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their Leftoverture album, so enjoy an evening of classic rock with this great band!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/kansas.

    December 1 –  World AIDS Day at CareSouth Carolina on Fourth Street in Hartsville.  This event will include a Memorial Walk, a balloon release, as well as giveaways and refreshments.  For more information call (843) 857-0111 or visit http://www.caresouth-carolina.com/health/2017-csc-world-aids-day/.

    December 1 –  Light the Lake at Colonial Lake in Charleston.  The Christmas tree in the middle of the Lake will be lit up for the holiday season, and there will be plenty of activities to engage in such as entering the ugly Christmas sweater contest, photo booth opportunities to capture fun memories, carolers and holiday music with food truck vendors available as well.  For more information call (843) 724-5003 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/320461165090242.

    December 1 –  Winter Wonderland Festival at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  This is a chance for the family to get out and enjoy some fun, with carnival games, a children’s parade, a candy cane hunt, visits with Santa and more!  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit https://islandrec.squarespace.com/community-events/winter-wonderland-festival.

    December 1 – 2 –  Holly Hill Christmas Festival at the Holly Hill Depot in Holly Hill.  Come celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with live entertainment, tasty food, and craft vendors to help you with your shopping list.  For more information call (843) 709-3706 or visit http://www.hollyhillchristmasfestival.com/.

    December 1 – 3 – Nativities Exhibition at Maple Baptist Church in Conway.  This one of a kind opportunity will provide you the chance to see over 100 different and beautiful nativity sets from all around the world, a live nativity scene, a silent auction, and on Friday the church will have homemade pizza, Sunday BBQ, other snacks and goodies for sale all days, and Saturday bring the whole family out for a picture, with nativity costumes available for use.  For more information call (843) 365-2627 or visit http://www.maplebaptistchurch.com/.

    December 1 – 3 –  American Heritage Festival Patriot Games at Graham’s Historic Farm in Lake City.  This weekend is to celebrate the revolutionary war history, with battle reenactments, 18th century presenters, merchants, dancing, and even some “Patriot Games” to include hatchet throwing and Colonial cricket.  For more information call (904) 200-1232 or visit http://www.theamericanheritagefestival.com/.

    December 1 – 3 –  Garden and Gun Jubilee at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  Each day will offer something different to learn, do, or see, but foods, crafts, and sports items will be available throughout the weekend.  For more information send an email to jubilee@gardenandgun.com.

    December 1 – 17 –  “Annie” at the Footlight Players Theatre in Charleston.  This favorite musical that has won 7 Tony Awards will capture your heart no matter how many times you see it, and here is a chance to see it live and in person so be sure to take the time to see the show!  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://footlightplayers.net/events/annie/.

    December 2 –  “Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This will be one holiday performance that will guarantee you to have fun!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/robert-earl-keens-merry-christmas-from-the-fam-o-lee.

    December 2 –  Christmas Festival & Parade at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in North Charleston.  Get into the holiday spirit with holiday fun for the whole family with live music, food vendors, kids activities, roaming Victorian carolers, visits with Santa and of course, the exciting holiday parade!  For more information visit http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx.

    December 2 –  Christmas at the Farm at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm in Conway.  See what life is like on the farm during the holidays, such as candy making, cooking on a wood stove, and decorating the tree, with activities for the kids.  For more information call (843) 365-3596 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/news/upcoming-programs-at-the-l-w-paul-living-history-farm/.

    December 2 –  Defending Charles Towne at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  Learn about the threats those who lived here faced, especially from the Spanish, the defenses they used and the Carolina militia with demonstrations throughout the day.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002970.

    December 2 –  “Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This featured event will feature guest vocalist, Quiana Parler, and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to fill your evening with holiday cheer with hits from Season Nine and big band holiday favorites.  For more information call (843) 641-0011 or visit https://charlestonjazz.com/event/holiday-swing-a-charleston-jazz-tradition/.

    December 2 –  Reindeer Run at the Lagunitas Taproom in Charleston.  This family oriented and pet friendly 5K run/walk gives you a chance to put on your antlers in preparation of the costume contest, as well as work off some of that good “holiday cheer” you’ve been consuming and enjoying the beauty of downtown Charleston during the holidays, and so you can enjoy the after party with live entertainment by Blind Tiger and with beer, other non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks for all participants.  For more information call (843) 792-3321 or visit https://www.reindeerrun.org/.

    December 2 – 3 –  The American Heritage Festival at Graham’s Historic Farm on McCutcheon Road in Lake City.  This event that celebrates the revolutionary history with all new “Patriot Games” with hatchet throwing, and even colonial cricket, as well as battle reenactments, visit with the merchants, listen to 18th century  presenters, enjoy period dancing to live music, and more! For more information call (904) 200-1232 or visit http://www.theamericanheritagefestival.com/.

    December 2 – 3 & 9 –  “Spirituals Concert with Ann Caldwell & The Magnolia Singers” at Drayton Hall in Charleston.  This is an African American spiritual with a catered reception and an informal tour of the house.  For more information call (843) 769-2638 or visit http://www.draytonhall.org/event/34th-annual-spirituals-concerts-at-drayton-hall/.

    December 2 – 3, 8 – 10, 15 – 17, & 22 – 23 –  Holiday Fair at the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex in Moncks Corner.  Here’s several opportunities to do some holiday shopping, let the kids experience rides, visit with Santa, roast marshmallows and more, and be sure to tour the Holiday Lights Driving Tour before you head home because it’s free with your Holiday Fair admission ticket.  For more information visit http://celebratetheseason.oldsanteecanalpark.org/.

    December 3 –  Wine Under the Oaks at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant.  Here is a chance to sample a variety of wines in order to find that perfect one for your holiday events, as well as learn about pairings, enjoy complementary “bubbles” and desserts, samples of breads and spreads, wine and cooking demonstrations, and a tour of the beautiful home decorated for the holidays. For more information call (843) 884-4371 or visit http://www.boonehallplantation.com/special-events/wine-under-the-oaks/.

    December 6 –  “Hans Brinker and the Quick Silver Rocket Skates” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Based on the classic children’s story, this musical presented by the Charleston Children’s Theatre, will take you Hans journey to help his ailing mother so come out and support the kids for their hard work at putting on this production.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx.

    December 7 –  “The Kris Kross: The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas” at the Montague Terrace at the North Charleston Coliseum.  This production presented by Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre is the story of a socialites holiday party where her cherished Maltese, Fruitcake, is stolen with roles for volunteer audience actors, pre-show caroling, and a wonderful dinner prior to the show. For more information call (843) 740-5847 or visit http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Christmas-Fesitval.aspx.

    December 7 –  Holiday Hoedown (Special Needs Event) at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston.  Those will special needs and their families will have a special evening to themselves to enjoy a country holiday event so put on your  favorite western wear and come out for an evening of great fun!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=8485.

    December 8 –  Glow in the Dark Color Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island.  Enjoy a fun evening on the beach filled with glowing colors with a DJ rocking the night away with a color party following the race. For more information call (843) 768-6001 or visit https://kiawahresort.com/event/glow-dark-color-run-5k-1-mile-fun-run/.

    December 8 – 9, 15 – 17 –  Festival of Lights at Huffmeyer Place in Florence.  Take a ride through the beautiful displays filled with lights and be sure to stop at Santa’s village for treats and a visit with Santa.  For more information call (843) 388-5968 or visit https://www.cff.org/uploadedFiles/Content/Chapters/South_Carolina/SCOO_Calendar.pdf.

    December 8 – 10 –  The Charleston Christmas Special at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This will be a new, fun, and comical event that everyone is sure to enjoy!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1329321-charleston-christmas-special-charleston/.

    December 8 – 11 –  Singing Christmas Tree at the First Baptist Church in Georgetown.  No holiday is complete without the sounds of a singing Christmas tree, so if you’re in the area, stop in and enjoy the sounds of old and new holiday tunes!  For more information call (843) 546-5187 or visit http://www.fbcgeorgetown.org/events-and-information.

    December 9 –  “The Great Russian Nutcracker” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Presented by the Moscow Ballet, you are certain to enjoy this new twist on an American traditional holiday tale.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/moscow-ballets-great-russian-nutcracker-2.

    December 9 –  “A Night in Bethlehem” at 50 Pope Avenue on Hilton Head Island.  If you’ve ever wondered what it was like the night Jesus was born, you won’t want to miss this chance to experience as you might have the night he was born at this interactive, walk through event and best of all, it’s free so don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to go back in time the greatest night of all!  For more information call (843) 785-4099 or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRZlPWFv8SzqUgQI5SNaNS1TN_lXijShPwmwYKpNs7fuITwg/viewform.

    December 9 –  Holiday Farmers Market and Craft Show at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion at Moultrie Middle School in Mount Pleasant.  This event will include all of the normal traditional farmers market fare with a holiday theme and artisan and crafters one hand with homemade ornaments, glasswork, pottery, and much more, with live entertainment throughout the Market, children’s activities, and a chance for them to tell Santa what they want for Christmas!  For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/holiday-farmers-market/.

    December 9 –  Holiday Parade of Boats on the Cooper River in front of the Charleston Maritime Center in Charleston.  The Center will have a viewing party where you can enjoy scrumptious food, caroling, a chance to win a new boat, and of course, the chance to see the all of the beautifully lit and decorated boats on the River.  For more information visit http://www.charlestonparadeofboats.com/.

    December 9 –  ChristmasFest on Market Street in downtown Cheraw.  This will be a day filled with holiday fun with rides, Reindeer games, live entertainment, holiday music, of course, Santa will be on hand to find out everyone’s holiday wishes, all followed by a parade and fireworks at the end of the day.  For more information call (843) 537-8400 or visit http://www.cheraw.com/event_details.php?Cheraw-ChristmasFest-227.

    December 9 –  Downtown Christmas Market at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington.  At this free event you’ll find arts/craft and food vendors inside and out, with activities for the kids, and holiday music to feed your holiday spirit.  For more information call (843) 398-4000 or visit http://www.buildupdarlington.org/calendar-view?id=34.

    December 9 & 16 –  “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  Junie B. is super excited about the school sing-along and the secret Santa, but May keeps ruining Junie B.’s fun, but then Junie B. pulls May’s name for the secret Santa in this hilarious and touching story. For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/50-junie-b-in-jingle-bells-batman-smells.html.

    December 10 –  “Brain Candy Live” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Adam Savage and Michael Stevens have put together a hands-on, interactive theatrical experience so come prepared to have fun and be amazed!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/brain-candy-live.

    December 10 –  Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.  This one event will get you in the holiday spirit like no other with beautifully decorated and lighted floats and the night filled with holiday music, so bundle up, grab a chair and come out for a fun nighttime holiday parade followed by a fireworks display! For more information visit https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/christmas-light-parade/.

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