Activities Outside of the Columbia Area – November 21, 2018-December 11, 2018

    ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday November 21, 2018 to December 11, 2018

     

     

    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 –  Starry Nights at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.  Enjoy a planetarium show followed by a chance to view the night sky through a telescope in the Observatory if the weather permits.  For more information call (864) 355-8900 or visit https://ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=starrynightsnew.

     

    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.

     

    Through January 5 –  Holiday Lights Safari at Hollywild Animal Park in Wellford.  Not only will you enjoy lights, but you’ll also enjoy seeing the animals preserved by this non-profit organization, as well as visit with Santa, but for an additional fee, you can feed some of the animals.  For more information visit https://www.showclix.com/event/holiday-lights-safari-2018.

     

    Through January 15, 2019 –  Skating on the Square on Marion Square in Spartanburg.  You’ll enjoy time skating in the outdoors to give you that holiday feel and create some great memories!  For more information call (864) 325-5361 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/skating-on-the-square.

     

    Through January 21, 2019 –  Ice on Main at the Village Green by City Hall in Greenville.  Bring the kids or the whole family out to enjoy beautiful downtown Greenville while enjoy a great time ice skating!  For more information visit http://www.iceonmain.com/.

     

    Through January 21, 2019 –  Skating on the Big Ice at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Here is a chance to skate in the big arena, so bring the kids or the entire family out for a memory creating experience!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/skating-on-the-big-ice-2.

     

    November 21 – 25 –  Disney On Ice: World of Enchantment at the Bon Secours Wellness arena in Greenville.  Enjoy this fun event with the entire family to create a Thanksgiving experience you won’t soon forget!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice-2018.

     

    November 22 –  TreesGreenville’s Turkey Day 5K/8K/Tot Trot in downtown Greenville.  Start your day with some fun dressing in your favorite holiday outfit to prepare yourself for the “feast to come”.  For more information call (864) 313-0765 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-treesgreenville-turkey-day-8k-and-5k-registration-46664637186.

     

    November 22 – December 25 –  Anderson Christmas Lights at Whitehall Park in Anderson.  Get ready for the holidays with a fun trip through the lights by car, or hop on a wagon and take a ride, enjoy some entertainment, visit with Santa, and just enjoy some great family time!  For more information visit http://andersonchristmaslights.com/.

     

    November 22 – January 6 –  Holiday Ice at Carolina Wren Park  in Anderson.  It’s that time of year again when you can put on some ice skates and enjoy some fun with friends and family!  For more information visit https://www.downtownanderson.com/parks.

     

    November 23 – 25 – Canaan Dog Club All Breed Agility Trial at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  What’s more than enjoying watching talented dogs showing you their amazing skills so come out and enjoy the show!  For more information call (864) 634-2810 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/canaan_dog_club_of_america_all_breed_agility_trial_2628?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Clemson+University#.W982B5NKiyI.

     

    November 23 – 25 –  “The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  Presented by the Carolina Ballet Theatre, enjoy a twist on the traditional show to add to your Thanksgiving holiday weekend!  For more information visit http://carolinaballet.org/nutcracker-upon-time-greenville/.

     

    November 24 –  The Nutcracker Master Class with ABT’s Skylar Brandt & Herman Cornejo at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This is a working masterclass for those 12 years of age and older with 2 years of pointe experience, so come out and hone your ballet skills with these incredibly talented dancers! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/cbt-nutcracker-mc.

     

    November 24 – December 22 –  “Dickens A Christmas Carol – The Musical” at The Logos Theatre in Taylors.  Everyone loves the great story of Ebenezer Scrooge, and this musical will surely be a wonderful addition to your holiday season!  For more information call (864) 268-9342 or visit https://thelogostheatre.com/dickens-christmas-carol-an-original-musical/?__hstc=2593583.a93d74497ea1f2ffa138e61a1175e634.1540148274449.1540148274449.1541354053528.2&__hssc=2593583.1.1541354053528&__hsfp=758881336.

     

    November 26 –  The Celebration of African American Dance at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Spend an evening enjoying the some exceptional dancing produced by local artists!  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e2303/&DateOfEvent=11/16/2018.

     

    November 27 –  “Third Coast Percussion” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  You will certainly enjoy the sounds produced by these extremely talented Grammy Award winning percussionists!  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1293174.

     

    November 28 – December 1 –  “It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play” at the Greenwood Community Theatre in Greenwood.  This initial story came to life first in the 1940’s on radio before televisions were popular, so bring the kids out to see this show that will introduce them to life before electronics ruled the world!  For more information call (864) 388-7800 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/theatre/main-page.

     

    November 29 –  Master Class with Matthew Foley & Monifa Lemons at the Ramsaur Studio in Greenville.  Here is a chance to get help with your poetry writing with two very talented poets prior to Poetic Conversations.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/pv-master-class-1.

     

    November 29 –  Poetic Conversations: Palmetto Poets: As We Breath We Hope at the Huguenot Mill in Greenville.  Enjoy an evening of poetry and converse with the poets through conversations and talk-back so come out and enjoy this free event.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/poetic-conversation-2.

     

    November 30 –  “Chris Young: Losing Sleep World Tour” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Spend an evening enjoying some great country music with this extremely talented musician!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/chris-young.

     

    November 30 –  Hearts and Hands Gala: Joyeau Noel!  at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville.  This wonderful holiday black tie event will take you on a trip to France with fabulous food, music, dancing, and a live auction with proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.  For more information call (864) 235-0506 or visit https://rmhc-carolinas.org/participate/hearts-hands/.

     

    November 30 – December 1 –  “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  You’ll enjoy this wonderful holiday tale of how the worst kids in town can end up warming your hearts!  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e2051/&DateOfEvent=12/01/2018.

     

    November 30 – December 2 –  “Holiday at Peace” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Join the Greenville Symphony Orchestra for an enjoyable evening of holiday music with headliner James Tourme, the son of legendary musician, composer and actor, Mel Tourme.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/gso-pops-2.

     

    November 30 – December 2 –  Santa on Main on Main Street in Greenwood.  You’ll enjoy a visit to downtown Greenwood with the chance for the kids to meet with Santa, make crafts with Mrs. Claus, take a wagon ride, enjoy a cookie-crawl, and more!  For more information visit http://www.uptowngreenwood.com/events/santa-on-main.

     

    November 30 – December 9 –  “Seussified Christmas Carol” at the Clemson Little Theatre in Clemson.  This unimaginable tale, that might have been created by Dr. Seuss had he had the chance, will certainly entertain you like no play you’ve ever seen before!  For more information call (864) 646-8100 or visit http://www.clemsonlittletheatre.com/season.htm.

     

    November 30 – December 15 –  “A Laura Ingles Wilder Christmas” at the Abbeville Opera House in Abbeville.  Spend some time taking a trip back to “Little House on the Prairie” with classic music which you are sure to enjoy as a family! For more information call (864) 366-2157 or visit http://www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com/Shows.

     

    November 30 – December 16 – “Elf The Musical, Jr.” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  This production based on the holiday film will take you on the journey of Buddy the Elf as he tried to learn his true identity, so come out and support the children who have worked hard to put this on!  For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit https://www.foothillsplayhouse.org/tickets.

     

    December 1 –  Poinsettia Christmas Parade on Main Street in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy an evening of lights, decorated floats, and holiday music to get you into the holiday spirit!  For more information call (864) 467-4484 or visit https://www.greenvillesc.gov/1330/Poinsettia-Christmas-Parade.

     

    December 1 – 2 –  Christmas at Rose Hill at Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site in Union.  Bring the kids out to enjoy a Victorian style Christmas learning about holiday customs of the 1800’s, the traditions of the Gist family, as well as the enslaved, tour the home, and enjoy hot beverages and homemade goodies made in the kitchen, followed by making a Victorian holiday craft.  For more information call (864) 427-5966 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002868.

     

    December 1 – 8 –  Gingerbread Competition Entry Submission at Hickory Knob State Resort Park in McCormick.  Bring out your edible creation with categories including traditional, camper, and a SC Park scene or cabin, with prized to three different age group categories which will be awarded on the 15th.  For more information call (864) 391-2450 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004814.

     

    December 1 – 9 –  “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  No Christmas holiday is complete without this wonderful and entertaining holiday classic put on by the South Carolina Children’s Theatre.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-best-christmas-pageant-ever-1.

     

    December 1 – 31 –  Christmas Park at Mineral Springs Park in Williamston.  You’ll enjoy a ride through the Park enjoying the hard work of locals and local businesses to create this beautiful holiday light show!  For more information visit http://springwaterfestival.com/?page_id=19.

     

    December 2 –  Greenwood Christmas Parade on Main Street in Greenwood.  If you’re in the area, you’ll want to be sure to come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays with this enjoyable parade!  For more information send an email to uptown@gwdcity.com or visit http://www.uptowngreenwood.com/events/christmas-parade.

     

    December 4 – 16 –  “Hamilton” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This amazing Broadway hit musical and Tony Award winning production has finally made its way to South Carolina, so you won’t want to miss the show!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://tickets.peacecenter.org/Hamilton/Online/.

     

    December 5 –  Peace Talks: Hamilton at the Huguenot Mill in Greenville.  Open only to ticket holders of the show, you’ll enjoy a chance to learn about the history, inspiration, and people that bring the story to life on the stage.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/peace-talk-hamilton.

     

    December 5 – 19 –  Writing Workshop with Vera Gomez at the Huguenot Mill Conference Room in Greenville.  Here is a chance for adults to learn the art of bringing your own story to life through poetry.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/writing-workshop-3.

     

    December 6 – 15 –  “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)” at the Chapman Cultural Theatre in Spartanburg.  In this production, three actors will take you on a journey through every Christmas story ever told, plus Christmas traditions around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to current pop culture, and many historical and modern holiday classics!  For more information call (864) 585-8278 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/every-christmas-story-ever-told-and-then-some-tickets-51295315670.

     

    December 6 – 22 –  “Laughing All The Way” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  Enjoy this Christmas variety show filled with hilarious Christmas sketches, wonderful dancing, and timeless classic and sacred holiday tunes that will certainly get you in the holiday spirit!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/laughing-all-the-way/.

     

    December 6 – 22 –  Christmas “Inn” Our Town in downtown Fountain Inn.  Enjoy a visit to the holiday events that will include carriage rides, carolers, kids activities, crafts and vendors, food, and of course Santa!  For more information call (864) 724-8044 or visit https://www.fountaininnevents.com/christmas-inn-our-town.

     

    December 6 – 23 –  “Christmas On The Rocks” at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville.  Your favorite children from the holiday classics are now grown up and after getting a “little tipsy” share about their lives since we last saw them to include Charlie Brown, Tiny Tim, and Ralphie to name a few, so come out and enjoy what is sure to be a fun and entertaining show!  For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit https://warehousetheatre.com/christmas-rocks-2/.

     

    December 7 –  “Trans Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This is certainly at the top of everyone’s favorite holiday shows, so make plans now to attend!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/trans-siberian-orchestra-1.

     

    December 7 – 9 –  “The Nutcracker” at the Twichell Auditorium at Converse College in Spartanburg.  The Spartanburg Ballet will present you with an evening of wonderful holiday joy and entertainment!  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e2093/.

     

    December 7 – 16 –  “A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play” at the Electric City Playhouse in Anderson.  Spend an evening enjoying what has been dubbed as the closest thing to the classic rendition of the Dicken’s traditional tale done by Orson Wells and feel free to dress up in 1930’s attire just for the event.  For more information call (864) 224-4248 or visit https://ecplayhouse.com/tickets/.

     

    December 8 –  “Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Spend an evening enjoy this “mandolin virtuoso” who are 7 time winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association Vocal Group of the Year! For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e2189/&DateOfEvent=12/08/2018.

     

    December 8 –  Big-Time Wrestling at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  You’ll have the chance to see legend, Mike Foley, as well as Mark Henry and Jack Swagger.  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit https://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/181/Big+Time+Wrestling.

     

     

     

    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/.

     

    Thursday and Saturday –Test-n-Tune (or specialty races) at the Carolina Dragway in Aiken.  If you enjoy racing, whatever the vehicle type, or just enjoy watching these events, check out the schedule to see what races are scheduled.  For more information call (803) 471-2285 or visit http://www.carolinadragway.com/events-schedule/.

     

    First Friday and Saturday –  Savannah River Site Museum at the former Dibble Memorial Library on Laurens Street in Aiken.  The first phase of the museum is completed and open to the public so stop in for a look.  For more information call (803) 648-1437 or visit https://www.facebook.com/srs.heritage/.

     

    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 November 30 –  Debbie Black Exhibit at the Aiken County Visitors Center in Aiken.  If you have a chance, be sure to stop by a view the work of this talented local artist!  For more information call (803) 642-7557 or visit https://discoveraikencounty.com/event/debbie-black-exhibit/2018-11-02/.

    Through December 22 –  “The Real Christmas Story” at the NarroWay Theatre in Fort Hill.  Nothing will give you the Christmas spirit quite like this historical presentation of the Christmas story and if you haven’t seen it, you will be in for a real treat!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://www.narroway.net/dinner-shows/real-christmas-story.

    Through January 1 –  Children’s Garden Christmas & Kids Walk at the Edisto Gardens in Orangeburg.  Bring the kids out for a drive through the Gardens and be sure to stop and take a walk along the kids walk.  For more information call (803) 533-6020 or visit http://www.orangeburg.sc.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=109.

    Through January 21 –  Holiday Ice Rink on Saluda Street in Rock Hill.  Here is another chance to enjoy ice skating so bring the kids out for some family fun!  For more information visit https://www.onlyinoldtown.com/icerink.

    Through May 25, 2019 –  Guided Horseback Trail Ride at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Spend a Saturday taking a trip through the Greenway on horseback led by one of the Greenways equestrian staff.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/guided-horseback-trail-ride.

    November 22 –  Running of the Turkeys in historic downtown York.  Enjoy a 5K run/walk to start off your Thanksgiving!  For more information visit https://turkeyrunyorksc.com/.

    November 22 –  Bloodies and Bagels at the Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken.  Spend your holiday morning in support of the Aiken Land Conservancy with Bloody Mary’s and/or coffee, and a variety of bagels prior to going to Hitchcock Woods for the Blessing of the Hounds.  For more information call (855) 252-5263 or visit https://conserveaiken.org/event/bloodies-and-bagels-2018/.

    November 22 –  Blessing of the Hounds at Hitchcock Woods in Aiken.  The fox hunts are about to begin and the hounds need to be blessed, so come out and see this annual event that precedes the opening meet. For more information call (803) 642-0528 or visit https://www.hitchcockwoods.org/event/blessing-of-the-hounds-2018/.

    November 23 –  Petal Off The Pumpkin MTB Ride at the Adventure Road Entrance of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  This event for both beginners and intermediates with the entire family invited, so come out and work off those holiday calories with some fun outdoors!  For more information call (803) 547-1086 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/pedal-off-the-pumpkin-mtb-ride.

    November 23 – 24 –  McConnells Christmas Craft Show at the McConnells Community Center in McConnells.  Here is a chance to get to work on that holiday shopping list with some great artists presenting some unique and well-designed works of art. For more information call (803) 230-3845 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/433641210018176/.

    November 24 –  Winter Wonderland Holiday Market at Dairy Barn of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  You’ll have a chance to meet with 150 vendors and crafters from the Charlotte area with unique holiday gifts, decorations, and even edibles with each vendor donating a $10 item toward a raffle.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/winter-wonderland-craft-fair-4.

    November 24 –  Wild Wonder Saturdays: Turkey Trivia at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Learn about the wild turkeys that live in South Carolina, try a turkey call, test your turkey IQ, and meet with the National Wild Turkey Foundation to learn how you can create a wild turkey habitat!  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2501/.

    November 24 –  Christmas in the Backcountry at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Learn what the holidays were like in the 18th Century with tours and demonstrations, handmade gifts for purchase, and freshly made bread and cookies fresh from the bake oven!  For more information visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/xmasbirds.html.

    November 24 –  Holiday Clay Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  This holiday workshop is perfect for spending with your children or grandchildren where you’ll create your own holiday angel and snowflake.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    November 24 –  Fall Car Show on Fairfield Street in Aiken.  Come out and enjoy viewing some of the most amazing cars, or even enter your own in a number of different categories with proceeds to benefit the Knights of Columbus.  For more information visit http://carolinathunderracing.com/Car_Show.php.

    November 24 –  Chitlin’ Strut in downtown Salley.  Enjoy a day of fun with a variety of vendors, a parade, live entertainment, carnival rides, good food, good fun, and of course, good chitin’s!  For more information visit http://www.chitlinstrut.com/.

    November 26 – December 28 –  Vernon Grant: “A Christmas Wish” at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Tour the galleries and see the wonderful work of this amazingly talented artist, creator of Special K’s Snap, Crackle, and Pop.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/2018-vernon-grant.

    November 27 –  “A Very Electric Christmas” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  The Lightwire Theatre is back and with a great holiday performance so be sure to bring the kids to this exciting show!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=a-very-electric-christmas.

    November 29 –  Christmas in the 1800’s at the Aiken Municipal Building in Aiken.  Spend an evening with Kim Poovey’s wonderful holiday story, as well as holiday music to serenade you during the sit-down dinner, with spirits and other beverages, dessert, and live music with proceeds to benefit Essential Tremor!  For more information call (803) 641-0650 or visit https://www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org/christmas-in-the-1800s.html.

    November 29 –  Vernon Grant: “A Christmas Wish” Opening Public Reception at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Every year he creates a new design for the holiday season, so come see the areas favorite artist at this public reception honoring this holiday’s classic!  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://tegacaysc.org/calendar.aspx?year=2018&month=11&day=31.

    November 29 – December 2 –  ChristmasVille in downtown Rock Hill.  This enjoyable holiday event will include holiday entertainment, a chance to decorate a gingerbread house, enjoy a parade, visit with Santa, and much more! For more information call (803) 325-2571 or visit https://www.christmasvillerockhill.com/.

    November 29 – December 10 –  “12 Days of Christmas” in downtown Camden.  The last days of the season will be filled with a tree lighting, shopping opportunities, a tour of homes, a parade, and more!  For more information call (803) 425-6631 or visit https://www.cityofcamden.org/events/downtown-camdens-12-days-christmas.

    November 29 – December 13 –  “A Stranger for Christmas” at the Narroway Theater in Fort Mill.  You are certain to enjoy this enjoyable and even hilarious tale based on the classic book written by Carol Lynn Pearson of a little old lady taken in for the holidays.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/weekday-shows/weekday-christmas-shows.

    November 30 –  “Santa’s Enchanted Workshop” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Bring the children out for a this magical show, with a PJ party prior to the show including cookies and milk with the Chic-fil-a cow. For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=santa-s-enchanted-workshop.

    November 30 –  Bridles and Birdies at Newberry Hall in Aiken.  You’ll enjoy a little horse racing, a little putt putt, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar!  For more information call (803) 226-0053 or visit https://www.thefirstteeaiken.org/calendar/special-events/bridles-birdies/tickets/.

    November 30 –  Old World Santas Watercolor Workshop at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Join Marcia Kort Buike as she introduces you to how to create an old world Santa!  For more information call (803) 328-2787.

    November 30 –  “Sons of Serendip” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This group of four friends who ended up being finalists on Americas Got Talent that you certainly won’t want to miss!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit https://www.sumtersc.gov/event/sons-serendip.

    November 30 – December 1 –  Aiken Christmas Craft Show at the Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken.  Shop for that special one of a kind item with over 100 artisans and crafters from around the southeast. For more information call (803) 642-7631 or visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/christmas_craft_show1/.

    November 30 – December 1 –  Christmas Festival in downtown Holly Hill.  Enjoy the holiday season with live entertainment, a live nativity scene, movies, visits with Santa and more!  For more information visit http://hollyhillchristmasfestival.com/.

    November 30 – December 22 – North Pole Nights in downtown Newberry.  Spend your Fridays through the holiday season with the sights and sounds of Christmas with music, man-made snow, Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus, and opportunities to compete your holiday shopping!  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=north-pole-nights.

    December 1 –  Greenway Speaker Series: Turtle Dogs at the Adventure Center of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Learn about the dogs that have been trained to gather turtles for environmental and conservation research with the dogs having been shown on Animal Planet as well as other shows.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/greenway-speaker-series-turtle-dogs.

    December 1 –  “A Carolina Christmas” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Enjoy a southern style holiday show that is perfect for the entire family!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=a-carolina-christmas.

    December 1 –  Acrylic Christmas Card Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Create your own holiday Christmas card and have it printed by a local printer to send to your friends and family.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    December 1 –  Holiday Cards at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Using your own design to carve on linoleum, you’ll then use block inking to create your cards (12 cards and envelopes provided) that you can then send to your friends and families for the holidays.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    December 1 –  “Bad Incorporated – Tribute Band of Bad Company” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  Identified as the #1 best tribute band for Bad Company, you will certainly enjoy a trip down memory lane with the songs of the historical rock band! For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit https://sylviatheatre.com/.

    December 1 –  Christmas for the Birdies at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Come out and create something that the birds will enjoy this winter, the hardest time of the year for them to find food with donations of apples and peanut butter welcome, and bring food for pets that can be donated to local pet adoption agencies!  For more information call (803) 269-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/xmasbirds.html.

    December 1 –  Candlelight Tour of Homes beginning at the Camden Archives and museum in Camden.  You’ll enjoy touring some of the most beautiful homes decorated for the holidays in this wonderful historic town!  For more information visit https://www.camdenleague.org/candlelight-tour-of-homes.

    December 1 –  Candy Cane Hunt & Paws With Claus at the Field Trial Barn of Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Kids will have a chance to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hunt for candy canes, story time, songs with Mrs. Claus, photos with Santa, and s’mores around the fire and if you bring your pet, you are welcome to take a holiday photo or get one taken for a fee that benefits the Mary Warner Mack Dog Park!  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/candy-cane-hunt-paws-with-claus.

    December 1 & 8 –  Christmas Candlelight Tours at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Meet costumed interpreters who will tell you about Christmas’s of the 18th and 19th Centuries on this historic plantation with music, stories, camp fires, dancing, and demonstrations!  For more information call (803) 818-6767 or visit http://chmuseums.org/upcoming-events-hb/.

    December 1 – 28 –  Main Street Lights in downtown Newberry.  Take a drive not too far from Columbia and enjoy the lights, sounds, and shops of this wonderful town!  For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit https://www.cityofnewberry.com/area-attractions/annual-events/main-street-lights.

    December 1 – 31 –  Fantasy of Lights at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter.  Come out and enjoy the wonderful lights on display at this amazing Gardens and see the floating Christmas Tree!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit https://www.sumtersc.gov/event/fantasy-lights.

    December 2 –  Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy prior to the show at the Firehouse Conference Center in Newberry.  Bring your little dancer out for an inspirational experience where she gets to meet with her iconic favorite ballerina, the Sugar Plum Fairy!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=tea-with-the-sugar-plum-fairy.

    December 2 –  “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Dance Alive will perform this timeless classic holiday program that everyone is sure to enjoy!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-nutcracker-ballet.

    December 2 –  “Christmas With Big Daddy Laugh-a-Lot” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  Enjoy a show filled with a whole lot of laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit https://sylviatheatre.com/.

    December 2 –  Prosperity Christmas Parade on Main Street in Prosperity.  Come out and enjoy a holiday parade at this wonderful little town just up the road from Columbia!  For more information call (803) 364-2622 or visit https://www.prosperitysc.com/copy-of-christmas-tree-lighting.

    December 6 –  “Christmas with the Letterman” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Spend an evening with these wonderfully talented artists singing many of your classic holiday favorites!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=christmas-with-the-lettermen.

    December 7 –  “Craig Morgan” at the Bundy Auditorium of USC Lancaster in Lancaster.  You are sure to enjoy a great show with this country music star with 25 billboard hits! For more information call (803) 289-1486 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pas.

    December 7 –  “Jingle All The Way” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  You’ll enjoy an evening with this Rockettes inspired local group, Carolina Freestyle, as they present their holiday performance just for you!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=jingle-all-the-way.

    December 7 –  “Christmas in Dixie” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  This fund raising event includes local performers with coat donations accepted and proceeds benefiting local foster children.  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit https://sylviatheatre.com/.

    December 7 – 15 –  “Miracle on 34th Street”  at the Aiken Community Theatre in Aiken.  You will certainly enjoy this local performance of this classic holiday show!  For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit https://aikencommunitytheatre.org/shows-1/2018/12/7/miracle-on-34th-street.

    December 7 – 16 –  “Annie” at the Rock Hill Theatre in Rock Hill.  You’ll want to bring out the entire family to enjoy this wonderful classic production!  For more information call (803) 376-7428 or visit http://www.rockhilltheatre.org/.

    December 8 –  “Classic Nashville Roadshow” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Join Jason Petty and his Classic Nashville Show to create an amazing country holiday show filled with songs and stories! For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=classic-nashville-roadshow.

    December 8 –  Christmas Tour of Home at a number of locations in Newberry.  This holiday favorite event will allow you to tour four elegant homes decorated for the holidays on this self-guided tour and a chance to enjoy a cheese and wine reception in the downtown area.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=christmas-tour-of-homes.

    December 8 –  “Kyle Dills Band Live” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  Spend an evening enjoying some local country music with these talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit https://sylviatheatre.com/.

    December 8 – 9 –  Christmas in Olde York Tour of Historic Homes at a variety of homes and site in York.  You’ll have a chance to tour some of the most wonderful historic homes, churches, and business decorated beautifully for the holiday season.  For more information call (803) 684-2590 or visit http://yorkvillehs.com/v2/events/christmas-in-olde-york-2018/.

    December 9 –  “Big Band: Wynton Marsalis” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Spend an evening with this acclaimed musician and composer and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for Big Band Holidays with what is sure to be an absolutely amazing holiday show!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=big-band-wynton-marsalis.

    December 9 –  Film Fest at the Sylvia Theater in York.  Spend the day viewing local, regional and even international short films.  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit https://sylviatheatre.com/.

    December 9 –  “The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Spend an evening enjoying great entertainment with this fabulous artist with a touch of jazz, Motown, country, and more!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit https://www.sumtersc.gov/event/fabulous-equinox-orchestra-holiday-concert.

     

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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.

     

    Fourth Tuesdays –  Wash Day at the L. W. Paul Living History Farm in Conway.  It’s wash day, so learn how clothes were washed and even how soap was made from ingredients found around the farm.  For more information call (843) 365-3596 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/news/wash-day-at-the-l-w-paul-living-history-farm-10/.

     

    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 31 –  “Moonshine Country Christmas” at the 34 West Theatre in Charleston.  Enjoy a date night filled with romance and comedy so if you haven’t been to 34 West. check it out as you won’t be disappointed!  For more information visit https://www.34west.org/tickets/moonshine-county-christmas.

    Through January 1 – Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island Park in Charleston.  Take a tour through this Park to enjoy the incredible lights displayed, and be sure to stop for a visit with Santa, purchase a gift or two, roast some marshmallows and enjoy some hot chocolate!  For more information call (843) 406-6990 or visit https://www.holidayfestivaloflights.com/.

    Through January 31, 2019 –  Public Art Exhibition at the Coastal Carolina Museum of History at the Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island.  Come see 20 fantastic sculptures created by sculptors from around the world.  For more information call (843) 681-9100 or visit http://cf-lowcountry.org/About/CommunityLeadership/PublicArt/Exhibition.aspx.

    November 22 –  Turkey Trot at the Surfside Pier in Surfside Beach.  This event will include a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile, and a “Tot Trot” so start your Thanksgiving with a little exercise and fun! For more information visit http://mbturkeytrot.com/.

    November 22 –  Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble at Marion Square in downtown Charleston.  What better way to prepare for that Thanksgiving feast than to start the day with a run and/or walk through downtown Charleston!  For more information visit http://www.turkeydayrun.com/.

    November 22 – 24 –  South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival at the Convention Center in Myrtle Beach.  Spend some of your holiday weekend hearing some of the greatest bluegrass musicians to include Dailey & Vincent, Larry Sparks, and Lonesome Ramblers.  For more information visit https://adamsbluegrass.com/festivals-1/2017/11/23/48th-annual-south-carolina-state-bluegrass-festival.

    November 23 –  “Drivin’ and Cryin’” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Take a trip back to the 80’s and 90’s rock and roll with this great band!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1724575-drivin-n-cryin-charleston/.

    November 23 – December 30 –  The Great Christmas Light Show at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex in North Myrtle Beach.  Travel 1.5 miles and enjoy over 2 million lights including 500 magical displays so don’t miss the chance to enjoy this fabulous display of lights, and be sure to stop at Santa’s Village to enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, tube down the inflatable slide, ride on Santa’s Express train, and of course, meet with Santa! For more information visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/special-events/the-great-christmas-light-show/.

    November 23 – January 1 –  Harbour Town Lights at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy the holiday lights while you enjoy live entertainment and other activities, and bring out a canned items or two or an unwrapped toy to place in the “Well” for a child or family in need. For more information call (843) 842-1979 or visit https://www.seapines.com/events/Harbour-Town-Lights/November-2018/%20rel=.

    November 24 –  “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit more than attendance at this incredible performance!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/mannheim-steamroller-christmas-1.

    November 24 –  “The Purple Madness – A Tribute To Prince” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  You surely won’t want to miss this show paying tribute to one of America’s favorite historical icons!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    November 24 –  Intercoastal Christmas Regatta at the Little River Inlet to the Dock Holiday Marina in Little River.  If you haven’t seen this tremendous boat parade, you will certainly want to be sure to come out and see some of the incredible boats and be sure to bring an unwrapped toy to donate for a child in need!  For more information visit http://christmasregatta.com/.

    November 24 –  Daufuskie’s Rum and Strum Festival on Daufuskie Island.  Here is a chance to visit this incredible island while also enjoying good music, food, spirits, and fun!  For more information visit https://southcarolinalowcountry.com/events/event/daufuskie-rum-ans-strum-festival/.

    November 24 – 25 –  Gun and Knife Show at the Ladson Exchange Park in Ladson.  If you are in the market for a special gun or knife, this is the place to go!  For more information visit http://www.coastalcarolinafair.org/events/2018/2018-02-gun-show(4).

    November 25 – 28 –  Come Out and Pain SC Parks! With Michel McNinch at Givens Ferry State Park in Ridgeville.  If you’ve always wanted to learn how to paint, here is a chance to spend a few days with a very talented artist!  For more information call (803) 360-2994 or visit https://www.michelmcninch.com/event/givhans-ferry-state-park-2.

    November 26 –  “A Motown Christmas” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy an all-star lineup of musicians from many of the Motown groups throughout history performing some of your favorite holiday classics!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1759688-motown-christmas-charleston/.

    November 27 –  “Ghost: A Pale Tour Named DEATH” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  You’ll experience an evening of great rock and roll with this talented group!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/ghost.

    November 28 –  “MOE” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This extremely talented classic rock band has been touring the world for 20 years and will certainly not disappoint you!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1743473-moe-charleston/.

    November 28 – December 2 –  “Inspecting Carol” at the Main Street Youth Theatre on Hilton Head Island.  When a wanna-be actor is mistaken as an inspector for the National Endowment for the Arts, everyone wants to cater to him, so he is given a role in the production A Christmas Carol and everything goes wrong . . . which will have you filled with laughter throughout the production and sending you home with happiness in your heart.  For more information call (843) 689-6246 or visit https://msyt.org/shows/inspecting-carol/.

    November 29 –  “Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy an evening of all your favorite Fleetwood Mac songs with this talented tribute band!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1765625-rumours-fleetwood-mac-charleston/.

    November 29 –  Grant Writing Boot Camp at the Hampton Inn & Suites and Florence Civic Center in Florence.  Here is a chance to learn how to write a successful grant for your organization!  For more information call (828) 484-1611 or visit https://www.thirdsectorconsulting.com/event/734143146/grant-writing-boot-camp-florence-workshop-training-class.

    November 30 –  “Chicago Rewired – A Tribute to Chicago” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  This will be a show you will certainly enjoy with many of your favorite, if not all, classic favorites.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    November 30 – December 1 –  North Charleston Christmas Festival and Parade at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in North Charleston.  The festival will begin with the lighting of the town Christmas tree, followed on Saturday with the parade, children’s activities, food vendors, live music, visits with Santa, and the chance to enjoy the beautiful light displays after dark!  For more information visit https://www.northcharleston.org/?s=Christmas%20Parade%20and%20Festival.

    November 30 – December 2 –  “The Nutcracker” at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston.  Be sure to enjoy this classic holiday favorite that is presented by the Mt. Pleasant Performing Arts Company. For more information call (843) 971-7880 or visit http://widget.ebsmartsite.com/components/event_detail.aspx?EventID=901320&WebLink=C.150F3641&xml_path=https://us2.eventbooking.com/.

    November 30 – December 2 –  Nativity Exhibition at Maple Baptist Church in Conway.  Come out and enjoy the wonderful variety of nativity scenes from around the world on display!  For more information call (843) 365-2627 or visit https://www.evensi.us/photo-opportunity-4500-highway-65-conway-south-carolina-29526/273427972.

    November 30 – December 2 – AtomaCon at the Hilton Garden Inn in North Charleston.  This multi-media arts convention is a multi-genre, family friendly Sci-Fi and Fantasy convention with proceeds to benefit the Sea Turtle Care Center at the South Carolina Aquarium.  For more information send an email to info@atomacon.org or visit http://atomacon.org/.

    November 30 – December 9 –  “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” at The Shed – Event Venue in Port Royal.  For more information visit https://www.coastalstageproductions.com/.

    November 30 – December 16 –  “School of Rock – The Musical” at the James F. Dean Community Theatre in Summerville.  Presented by the Flowertown Players is prepared to show you just how wonderful rock and roll can be in this fun and energetic show!  For more information call (843) 875-9251 or visit https://www.flowertownplayers.org/copy-of-the-crucible.

    December 1 –  ‘Santa’s Cookie Problem” at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence.  The elves have decided to play a trick on Santa and exchange his suit for one a size smaller, so bring the kids out for what is sure to be an enjoyable show!  For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.

    December 1 –  CMT On Tour Presents “Brett Young’s Here Tonight Tour” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy an evening with some great country music with this talented artist!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    December 1 –  Hike for Mike at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel.  Honoring the memory of this outdoor enthusiast who lost his battle to cancer, proceeds from this event benefit the children of those who lose the battle with cancer.  For more information call (803) 463-5797 or visit https://www.thelononfoundation.org/hikeformike.

    December 1 –  Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This popular holiday tradition is one you will certainly enjoy!  For more information call (843) 641-0011 or visit https://charlestonjazz.com/event/holiday-swing-a-charleston-jazz-tradition-featuring-guest-vocalist-quiana-parler/.

    December 1 – 2 –  “A Very Electric Christmas” at the Center for the Arts at the USC Beaufort campus.  Presented by the Lightwire Theatre, this will be an amazing show for all ages!  For more information visit https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/2018-19-schedule-1.

    December 2 –  “Lauren Daigle: The Behold Christmas Tour” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  You will most certainly be glad you saw this incredible talented artist with her incredible voice!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/lauren-daigle-the-behold-christmas-tour.

    December 2 –  Sweets with Santa at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Bring the children out to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make a holiday craft, enjoy a story, holiday music, and more!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/sweets-with-santa/.

    December 2 –  Snow Day at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort.  This opening event to the Festival of Trees will give kids a chance to enjoy some man-made snow to make a snowman, have a snowball fight, and even make snow angels. For more information visit https://friendsofcarolinehospice.org/annual-festival-of-trees/.

    December 4 –  “Holiday Brass with Doc Severinsen and Phil Smith” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  The Charleston Symphony brass will perform holiday classics with these two extremely talented musicians!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/holiday-brass-with-doc-severinsen-and-phil-smith/.

    December 4 –  City of Bennettsville Christmas Parade in downtown Bennettsville.  Start your evening off with this fun holiday event that will include classic cars, bands, floats decorated for the holidays, and let’s not forget Santa!  For more information call (843) 479-4931 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/335271343907565/.

    December 4 – 8 –  Festival of Trees at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort.  You’ll enjoy viewing over 60 trees decorated in a variety of styles and designs with proceeds from the event benefiting Friends of Carolina Hospice patients and their families with a Gala on the 6th that will include music, spirits and food from several great local restaurants.  For more information visit https://friendsofcarolinehospice.org/annual-festival-of-trees/.

    December 5 –  Annual King Street Antique Stroll at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston.  Visits with some of Charleston’s finest antique dealers and learn about the items on display from local curators and experts, with wine and cheese being offered along the way.  For more information call (843) 722-2706 or visit http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/programs-events/annual-king-street-antique-stroll/89.

    December 6 –  Holiday Hoedown at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston.  Those with special needs and their families are invited out for a fun and unforgettable country style holiday event! For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/calendar.aspx?EID=10254.

    December 6 – 7 –  “The Nutcracker” at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston.  Here is yet another rendition of this amazing holiday classic presented by the Dance Conservatory of Charleston.  For more information call (843) 607-6063 or visit http://widget.ebsmartsite.com/components/event_detail.aspx?EventID=1098537&WebLink=C.150F3641&xml_path=https://us2.eventbooking.com/.

    December 6 – 22 –  Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens in  Murrells Inlet.  This incredible holiday event will include more than 4500 hand lit candles and tons of lights that will absolutely mesmerize you, with holiday music to serenade you throughout your visit.  For more information call (843) 235-6000 or visit https://www.brookgreen.org/events/nights-thousand-candles-2018.

    December 7 –  “Christmas with Kem” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Enjoy some wonderful holiday music with this very talented singer!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/christmas-with-kem.

    December 7 –  Winter Wonderland Festival at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  Bring the kids out for a day filled with fun, to include hayrides, carnival games, a petting zoo, and of course, visits with Santa!  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/2018/11/19/holiday-lights-for-tis-the-season.

    December 7 – 9 –  Disney’s “101 Dalmations, Kids” at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence.  Kids in grades 2nd through 6th have been working hard to put on this show for you so be sure to bring the kids out and enjoy what is sure to be an entertaining show!  For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.

    December 7 – 22 –  “The 1940’s Radio Hour” at the Footlight Theatre in Charleston.  This fun production will take you back in time with lots of fun and hilarity that you’ll enjoy long after leaving the show.  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://footlightplayers.net/events/1940sradiohour/.

    December 7 – 22 –  Florence Festival of Lights at Hoffmeyer Place in Florence.  Take a ride through the more than 150 displays of lights, stop at Santa’s Village, and enjoy a hot beverage before you leave.  For more information visit https://florencefestival.eventscff.org/.

    December 8 –  Shuckin’ On The Cooper at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Here is a chance to enjoy eating tasty steamed oysters while enjoying the Holiday Boat Parade, as well as music by Joshua Jarman.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3260/Shuckin-on-the-Cooper.

    December 8 –  “Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This is a version of the Nutcracker that won’t be like any other you’ve ever seen, so don’t miss the chance to see this incredible show!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/moscow-ballets-great-russian-nutcracker-3.

    December 8 –  “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Big Band Holidays” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Enjoy this great show that will be filled with “soulful renditions” of your favorite holiday classics!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/jazz-lincoln-center-orchestra-wynton-marsalis-big-band-holidays/.

    December 8 –  Holiday Parade of Boats at the Charleston Maritime Center in Charleston.  Viewing the wonderfully decorated boats on the water under the stars is magical and great fun, so don’t miss the chance to experience this event!  For more information send an email to smorckel@gmail.com or visit http://www.charlestonparadeofboats.com/.

    December 8 –  Edisto Christmas Parade at The Pavilion at Edisto Beach.  Spend your weekend at the beach and enjoy the chance to see the holiday parade to boost your holiday spirit!  For more information call (843) 869-3867 or visit http://www.edistochamber.com/.

    December 8 –  Holiday Shopping Spectacular at the Peanut Warehouse in Conway.  You’ll enjoy visiting with over 30 crafters and artisans to work on completing your holiday shopping list.  For more information call (843) 222-8193 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/398631867241069/.

    December 8 –  Holiday Market and Craft Show at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion in Mount Pleasant.  This fun event will include the normal farmers market fare of fresh produce, freshly baked items, hot foods, and other handmade edibles, but will also include a wonderful variety of crafters and artisans with all of the vendors providing you with a tremendous variety of items to choose from for your holiday festivities and gift giving with live entertainment and children’s activities included.  For more information send an email to farmersmarket@tompsc.com or visit https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/holiday-farmers-market/.

    December 8 –  Reindeer Run in downtown Charleston.  This family oriented and pet friendly event will take you on a 5K run and/or walk through the lower end of downtown Charleston with proceeds to benefit the new addition to the MUSC Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston’s endowment.  For more information send an email to racedirector@reindeerrun.com or visit https://www.reindeerrun.org/.

    December 8 – 15 –  “Junie B. and Jingle Bells Batman Smells” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  This is the story about Junie B. and her excitement over the holidays, only to have it tainted by her school nemesis, who then becomes her “Secret Santa”, but will the holiday spirit of peace and goodwill interfere with her attempt at revenge?  For more information call (843) 577-5967 or visit https://charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-shows/59-junie-b-in-jingle-bells-batman-smells.html.

    December 9 –  “Chris Tomlinson Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening filled with beautiful holiday worship songs by this amazingly talented artist!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/chris-tomlin-christmas-songs-of-worship/.

    December 9 –  Christmas Light Parade on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.  You’ll enjoy the lighting of the tree, see over 100 holiday floats, bands, and more, followed by a fabulous fireworks display!  For more information call (843) 849-2778 or visit https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/christmas-light-parade/.

    December 9 –  Christmas at the Sottile at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston.  The Charleston Men’s Chorus will serenade you with wonderful holiday classics as well as sacred holiday songs.  For more information call (843) 790-3168 or visit https://charlestonmenschorus.org/performances/13-2/christmas-at-the-sottile-2/.

    December 11 –  “Swingin’ Christmas with Tony DeSare” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This extremely talented vocalist and pianist is joining the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for what is sure to be one amazing holiday show!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/swingin-christmas-with-tony-desare/.

    December 11 –  “The Nutcracker”  at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence.  Presented by the Columbia City Ballet, spend an evening enjoying this favorite holiday classic!  For more information call (803) 799-7605.

    December 11 – 12 –  Rogers and Hammerstein’s: “The King and I” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Based on the Tony Award winning Broadway musical you will certainly enjoy this incredibly wonderful story!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/the-king-i.

     

     

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