ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA Wednesday December 20, 2017 to January 9, 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 –  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 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/.

     

    Through 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/.

     

    Through December 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.

     

    Through 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/.

     

    Through December 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.

     

    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 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/.

     

    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/.

     

    December 22 –  Parents Night Out at 3D Center for the Arts in Spartanburg.  Drop the kids ages 4 and up off from 6 to 10 and they’ll entertain them while you enjoy an evening out.  For more information call (864) 529-9953 or visit http://www.visitspartanburg.com/events/scvb-main-calendar.html#/spartanburg2/event/191242014776491?_k=ubz3cd.

     

    December 22 –  Local Social Family Night at The Collective on North Trade Street in Landrum.  Here is one last chance to get your child’s photo with Santa and you get to take your own pictures so it costs you nothing, and then enjoy treats, hot chocolate, enjoy holiday music, and see an artist who paints Christmas cards!  For more information visit http://www.visitspartanburg.com/events/scvb-main-calendar.html#/spartanburg2/event/171827293406684?_k=mtfln7.

     

    December 22 – 23 –  “The Nutcracker” Once Upon a Time in Greenville” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  Presented by the Carolina Ballet Theatre, this production based on the classic story will give you a chance to add this event to your holiday weekend, with opening night to include guest artists from internationally renowned ballet companies.  For more information call (864) 421-0940 or visit http://carolinaballet.org/the-nutcracker-2017/.

     

    December 23 –  Holiday Art Market at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  The countdown is on so here is one last chance to find that one of a kind item for that special someone on your list.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e1880/&DateOfEvent=12/23/2017.

     

    December 26 – 31 –  “On Your Feet: The Emilio and Gloria Estephan Broadway Musical” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Gloria and Emilio Estephan have come a long way since they came to America from Cuba and this show will give you a look at the challenges they have face along their journey while providing you with a show filled with fun music and dance as well.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/on-your-feet.

     

    December 29 –  Pre New Year’s Ballroom Gala and Dinner at the 3D Center for the Arts in Spartanburg.  At this formal event you’ll enjoy dancing, with lessons for those who need some, a scrumptious dinner, and there will even be a professional photographer available to capture the memory of the evening.  For more information visit http://www.visitspartanburg.com/events/scvb-main-calendar.html#/spartanburg2/event/129846354375142?_k=pkohed.

     

    December 29 – 31 –  New Year’s Shootout Cowboy Mounted Shooting at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton.  Join the Carolina Outlaws for a shootout or just come out and enjoy the show!  For more information call (336) 442-2198 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/new_years_cowboy_mounted_shooting_competition?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Clemson+University#.Wja4MN-nGyI.

     

    December 30 –  Nephew Tommy and Friends at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  These comedians, straight from the Steve Harvey Show, will keep you fully entertained with laughter from beginning to end.  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/207/Nephew+Tommy+Friends.

     

    December 31 –  Dancing with the Stars Live at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Here is a chance to see everyone’s favorite dance show live with some of the best ballroom dancers performing both ballroom and contemporary dances in groups and duets with some original pieces thrown so be sure not to miss this amazing opportunity as a way to end 2017.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/dancing-with-the-stars-live.

     

    December 31 –  New Year’s Eve Southern Gala at the Hilton in Greenville.  This black tie optional event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, three full open bars, a dance party with Jumpin’ Jukebox, an interactive photobooth, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight with proceeds to benefit the National Alliance of Mental Illness Greenville.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-2018-southern-gala-tickets-36162252270?aff=es2.

     

    December 31 –  New Year’s Eve Bash at Zen in Greenville.  Here’s a chance to enjoy two parties, with a jazz trio in the Lounge and a DJ in the Studio and Loft, while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, casino tables, a photo booth, a cigar bar with hand rolled cigars, drinks, party favors, live streaming from New York Time’s Square, and a ball drop at midnight!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zen-new-years-eve-bash-tickets-39707449049?aff=es2.

     

    December 31 –  New Year’s Eve Party at the Clemson Marina in Seneca.  This family event will include live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, kid’s activities, door prizes, and hot beverages.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clemson-marina-nye-party-tickets-40158593434?aff=es2.

     

    December 31 –  New Year’s Eve at Dolly’s Western Saloon in Spartanburg.  Ring in your New Year with live entertainment by Greg Payne & The Piedmont Boys at this new venue! For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-w-greg-payne-the-piedmont-boys-tickets-40915937671?aff=es2.

     

    January 5 –  NXT Live at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  For all you wrestling fans, come out and see NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas with Zelina Vega, NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon, and many more some come out for what is guaranteed to be an exciting show!  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/209/NXT+LIVE.

     

    January 5 –  Nashville Songwriters Benefit for Make a Wish Featuring Jim Lauderdale at the Greenwood Community Theatre in Greenwood.

    The soulful music of this tremendous artist will provide you with an evening filled with great music and help raise money for an outstanding cause.  For more information call (864) 388-7800 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/4075/314?curm=1&cury=2018.

     

    January 5 – 7 –  Clemson Kennel Club AKC Dog Show at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton.  If you’ve never seen an agility dog show, you should definitely come see this show, or if you have an AKC registered dog, enter your dog, or just come out and see some amazing dogs doing what they love to do . . . perform!  For more information call (864) 933-3253 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/akc_dog_show_8617?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Clemson+University#.Wja4uN-nGyI.

     

    January 5 – 7 –  South Carolina RV and Camping Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  If you enjoy camping, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to visit with a variety of vendors with camping gear and those selling RV, even having the chance to tour a few RVs on site.  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit http://tdconventioncenter.com/events/sc-rv-and-camping-show-greenville/2018/01/05/.

     

     

    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 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.

    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 December 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/.

    Through December 24 –  Elgin Lights at 2433 Charlie Horse Circle in Elgin.  See dozens of antique tractors, miniature trains, military displays, and other memorabilia decorated in thousands of lights, some dancing to music, and be sure to take a hay ride through the woods at this free event, although any donations made will go to Camp Kemo! For more information call (803) 408-0131 or visit http://www.elginlights.com/Elgin_Lights_Christmas_Tractors_and_Trains/Welcome.html.

    Through December 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.

    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.

    December 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 26 – 28 –  Winter Wonderland at the Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.  Children will have the chance to express themselves by creating winter and holiday themed crafts.  For more information call (803) 327-6400 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2319/.

    December 30 & January 6 – Guided Trail Ride at the Anne Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Individuals 9 years old and up can enjoy some time “in the saddle” with all experience levels welcome, so end your year with a fun horseback ride!  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/guided-trail-ride-from-horse-barn-179.

    December 31 –  Kid’s New Year’s Eve Party at Carolina Creative Expressions in Rock Hill.  Kids 11 to 14 can enjoy a New Year’s Celebration with dance music by DJ Rex and refreshments.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-party-at-carolina-creative-expressions-with-dj-rex-tickets-41323409430?aff=es2.

    December 31 –  “Wild West Barbecue Mystery Dinner Show” at the NarroWay Theatre in Fort Mill.  Ring in the New Year with good food and great fun at this mystery show with a setting in Stankin Horse County, Texas at the County Fair, so don’t miss this chance to have some good clean fun on your New Year’s Eve!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/mystery-theater/wild-west-show.

    December 31 –  “The Swinging Medallions” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Spend your New Year’s Eve dancing the night away with this amazing band, enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and fireworks to ring in the new year!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=nye-the-swingin-medallions.

    December 31 –  “Tom Burge Brass Ensemble” at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center in Lancaster.  Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music at this free event!  For more information call (803) 286-1145 or visit https://www.lancastercitysc.com/events/vivan-major-robinson-charlotte-symphony-orchestra-brass-quintet-with-thomas-burge/.

    January 1 & 2 – First Day Hike at Rivers Bridge State Historical Site in Ehrhardt.  Start out the New Year with a Ranger guided hike along the nature trail and receive a tour the battle ground as well.  For more information call (803) 267-3675 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/544382512423258/.

    January 5 –  “Chatham County Line” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Here is a chance to enjoy some see good bluegrass music with one of the best bands around.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=chatham-county-line.

    January 6 –  “Three on a String” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Here is yet another chance to enjoy some tremendous bluegrass/folk music with this band that has been around for 40 years and they will not disappoint you!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=three-on-a-string.

    January 6 –  Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run at Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill. In memory of a young man who died to soon due to a drug overdose, come run a 10K, a 5K, or have the kids to a fun run with all proceeds to benefit Keystone Substance Abuse Services. For more information visit https://joedavisrun.racesonline.com/home.

    January 6 – February 24 –  “Not Just Another Love Story” at the NarroWay Theatre in Fort Mill.  This dinner show will take you back the joys and sorrows of WWII with classic 40’s songs, a great meal, and loads of nostalgia and inspiration!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/love-story.

    January 7 –  Greenway Bridal Showcase at the Anne Close Greenway Dairy Barn in Fort Mill.  That special day will be here before you know it, so visit with a variety of local professionals and be sure to bring your fellow, as there will be fun and brews for him too with prizes, giveaway, and even games for the both of you!  For more information call (803) 547-4595 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/greenway-bridal-showcase.

    January 7 –  “Balsam Range” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Round out your weekend with yet another tremendous bluegrass band from the mountains of North Carolina whose musical talent will amaze you.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=balsam-range.

    January 9 –  “The Little Red Hen” at the NarroWay Theater in Fort Mill.  This interactive fun show just for the kids will be educational while being entertaining!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/childrens-shows/red-hen.

     

    LOWCOUNTRY:

    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 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.

    Through 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/.

    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 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/.

    Through 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/.

    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/.

    December 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 8 – 23 –  “The Charleston Christmas Special” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This show is filled with holiday music, dance, and even comedy sketches to fill you with holiday spirit and provide you with an experience you won’t forget.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1329321-charleston-christmas-special-charleston/.

    December 20 –  “Canadian Brass” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Having sold out at their 2016 performance, you won’t want to miss these amazing musicians with their engaging stage presence and audience rapport. For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/canadian-brass/.

    December 22 -23 –  “The Snow Queen” at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston.  Presented by Ballet Revolution, this favorite holiday classic is filled with an amazing cast of characters that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.  For more information call (843) 805-5507 or visit http://sottile.cofc.edu/events-upcoming/.

    December 22 – 24 –  “A Christmas Story, The Musical” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Ralphie is on a quest to get the Christmas gift of his dreams, but keeps running into a variety of obstacles along the way, so come out and enjoy a show filled with music and great fun!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/a-christmas-story-the-musical.

    December 23 –  Jingle Jingle 5K & Health Walk at the Hilton Head Hospital on Hilton Head Island.  Here is a chance to start working off some of those holiday calories, with the event including a kid’s fun run, a visit from Santa, refreshments, music, hot chocolate, cider, and door prizes after the race.  For more information visit http://bearfootsports.com/jingle-run.html.

    December 23 –  Classic Kids Concert – A Night Before Christmas at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston.  Everyone will get the chance to sing along to Christmas classic songs played by Chamber Music Charleston and hear well-loved stories such as “Snowman at Christmas” and “The Night Before Christmas” performed by the actors from the Actors’ Theatre and have the chance to participate in other stories such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” so be sure to bring your kids to fun holiday event just for the kids, although adults will enjoy it too!  For more information call (843) 763-4941 or visit http://chambermusiccharleston.com/th_event/classical-kids-concert/.

    December 28 –  “Rumours – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Come out and enjoy an evening filled with all of our favorite Fleetwood Mac songs!   For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005350D6777BE5&offerid=62085.

    December 29 –  “Blue Dogs 5th Annual Homecoming and 29th Anniversary Celebration” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This event is to benefit the MUSC Children’s Hospital and will include special guests The Connells and The Blue Whales so come out for some great music by local bands while supporting a great causeFor more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1524754-blue-dogs-5th-annual-charleston/.

    December 29 – February 19 –  Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center County Park in Ravenel.  The fairies and gnomes are short on housing so stop by the Park office to find out where to go and create a home using your imagination and all natural materials.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/141652639942900/.

    December 30 –  “Thunderstruck: The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  What better way to start your holiday weekend than with some awesome AC/DC songs!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005350E26F87E9&offerid=61736.

    December 30 – 31 –  “Jump, Little Children & The Charleston Symphony Orchestra” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Fill your evening with music from this amazing 1994 band, followed by music by Charleston’s famous Orchestra!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1586141-jump-little-children-charleston/.

    December 31 –  Tide’s New Year’s Eve Beachfront Bash at Tides Oceanfront Hotel in Folly Beach.  Ring in the New Year dancing on the beach, with live entertainment by Mike & The Mixers, DJ music by DJ Mateo, heavy hors d’oeuvres, buffet stations, a cash bar, party favors, and a champagne toast and fireworks at midnight.  For more information call (843) 588-6464 or visit http://www.tidesfollybeach.com/nye/.

    December 31 –  Yorktown Countdown at the USS Yorktown Carrier in Mount Pleasant.  With a multitude of admission levels, there is something for everyone, with live music and DJ’s that will be covering all genres of music, with a variety of food and beverages, magnificent views, and a fantastic evening of fun!  For more information visit https://yorktowncountdown.com/.

    December 31 –  Mansion Ball at the Restoration Hotel in Charleston.  This new event with a 1920’s masquerade theme will be the most luxurious event in town with a premium open bar, light hors d’oeuvres, 4 penthouses and terraces with a variety of music, live and DJ, and the best midnight ball drop in town!  For more information visit https://mansionball.com/.

    December 31 –  Midnight at the Rice Mill at the Historic Rice Mill in Charleston.  Fill your evening with music by DJ Moo Moo, delicious food, an open bar, a midnight champagne toast, and a fabulous view of the Ashley River.  For more information call (843) 723-7952 or visit http://www.holycityhospitality.com/historic-rice-mill/.

    December 31 –  New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise at SpiritLine Cruises boarding at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.  Hope aboard the Spirit of Carolina and enjoy a chef prepared 4-course dinner on the water, with live music on both decks by Vincent Rivers Trio and the Dave Landeo Trio, with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.  For more information call (843) 722-2628 or visit https://spiritlinecruises.com/new-years-eve-dinner-cruise/.

    December 31 –  New Year’s Eve Sail-ebration at SpiritLine Cruises boarding at the Aquarium Wharf in downtown Charleston.  Sail the waters of Charleston aboard the Spirit of Charleston and enjoy dance music by DJ Ric Rush as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar to create a New Year’s Eve you are certain to remember for years to come. For more information call (843) 722-2628 or visit https://spiritlinecruises.com/spiritline-cruises-new-years-eve-sail-ebration-cruise/.

    December 31 –  New Year’s Eve Ball – Hollywood Style at Ballroom Dance Charleston in North Charleston.  At this formal BYOB event, you’ll enjoy fabulous food, live entertainment by the Joe Clark Band, lots of dancing, Hollywood décor, a Celebrity look-a-like contest, gift drawings all evening, and a midnight toast.  For more information call (843) 754-5087 or visit http://www.ballroomdancecharleston.org/.

    December 31 –  New Year’s Eve Garden by Candlelight at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet.  This early evening event will allow you a chance to enjoy the thousands of lights and music while strolling through these beautiful gardens.  For more information call (843) 235-6000 or visit http://www.brookgreen.org/events/new-years-eve-stroll-under-lights.

    December 31 –  Southern Times Square at the Market Commons in Myrtle Beach.  This amazing event will include two stages of live music, a beer garden, free street entertainment, live feed from New York Time’s Square, and a ball drop and fireworks to ring in the New Year!  For more information call (843) 839-3500 or visit http://www.vacationmyrtlebeach.com/news-blog/post/new-years-eve-in-myrtle-beach/.

    December 31 –  “Corey Smith” with guest “Noah Guthrie” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Ring in your New Year’s at this all age’s event with the areas favorite music artist and of course, the areas favorite music venue!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005319C0A68DE3&offerid=57236.

    January 1 –  Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Plunge on the beachfront at the Tides Hotel in Folly Beach.  It’s back for another year in honor of the areas most favorite resident celebrity with the theme this year being the movie Zombieland, so put on your zombie costume or dress as your favorite Bill Murray character and come out for some fun at the beach with prizes for the best costumes, live music, kids activities, and more! For more information visit https://visitfolly.com/polar-plunge/.

    January 2 – 4 –  Winter Coin Show at the Commercial Exhibits Building at the fairgrounds in Ladson.  At this show you’ll find coins, currency, other collectables, collecting supplies and more, as there will be a table set up to introduce kids to the world of collecting!  For more information call (843) 302-6210 or visit http://www.lowcountrycoinclub.com/coinshows.html.

    January 4 –  “Travis Tritt” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This will be an evening with some awesome country music by this amazing artists who has been around now for 27 years!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1592306-travis-tritt-charleston/.

    January 5 –  “Henry Rollins – Travel Slideshow” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  At this show attendees will be shown slides from Rollins travels mixed with commentary about the current state of politics, anecdotes of his recent L.A. experience to provide you with a high energy show filled with everything from anger to humor! For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1574311-henry-rollins-travel-charleston/.

    January 5 – 6 –  “Brahms” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This event rescheduled from September will be presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and is sure to be a fantastic show!  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/brahms/.

    January 6 –  “Long Bay Symphony Woodwind Quintet” at the Winyah Auditorium in Georgetown.  This will be an evening filled with chamber music to tantalize your auditory sense!  For more information call (843) 461-1342 or visit http://www.winyahauditorium.com/events.html.

    January 7 –  Chamber Music at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  Part of the Ovation Concert Series, you’ll enjoy world class performers and classical music masterworks in Charleston’s most historic theatre.  For more information call (843) 763-4941 or visit http://chambermusiccharleston.com/th_event/ovation-concert-series-vienna/.

    January 8 –  “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” Film Screening to Celebrate David Bowie’s 71st Birthday at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  In honor of this amazing artist’s memory you’ll enjoy this 1973 documentary and concert that was performed in London.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1598009-ziggy-stardust-spiders-from-charleston/.

    January 8 – March 2 –  Silent Cities – Cemetery Tours at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet.  This two-hour excursion will take you on the back roads of Brookgreen to explore some of the cemeteries and learn about the burial customs of European and African origin.  For more information call (843) 235-6000 or visit http://www.brookgreen.org/events/silent-cities-cemetery-tours.

    January 9 –  “PechaKucha 28” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This show in collaboration with the Charleston Arts Festival will include a number of talented artists in this presentation style show which will be fast paced and powerful so be sure to check it out!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1604883-pechakucha-28-charleston/.

    January 9 – 10 –  “Riverdance” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  These tremendously talented dancers never put on a bad show, so you won’t want to miss the chance to see them live and in person!  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/riverdance/?instance_id=659

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