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The Best Holiday Events Around Charleston

November 20, 2017

Temperatures are dropping and the holiday season is officially here. Charleston has many fun-filled, family-friendly events to help your family get in the holiday spirit! Below are just a few of our favorites.

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28th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is one of Charleston’s most well-known and loved holiday events. The festival has already begun and takes place every night starting at 5:30. The event last until January 1st at James Island County Park.

There are many attractions to enjoy at the Festival of Lights, including but not limited to Interactive Lakeside Lights, Marshmallow Roasting, Festival Train Rides and more! This festival has something to offer the entire family and benefits the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Learn more here.

Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston

Starting December 1st, downtown Charleston has a number of events lasting until the last day of December. There is the Holiday Market, located in Marion Square every Saturday and Sunday until the end of the month. Holiday Magic also includes a Tree Lighting Ceremony a Holiday Parade both on December 3rd, a Parade of Boats in the Charleston Harbor on December 9th, and more!

Learn more here.

27th Annual Reindeer Run

On December 2nd the annual Reindeer Run will be held on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston. It is a 5k run/walk that is perfect for the whole family. The proceeds go to benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital. Register today on their website!

Learn more here.

22nd Annual Christmas Light Parade

On December 10th, the annual Christmas Parade will be taking place on Coleman Blvd in Mount Pleasant! This is a huge family favorite here in the Lowcountry. The festivities start at 5:30 pm so bundle up, bring a chair, and maybe some hot cocoa, too!

Learn more here.

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker

Don’t miss the Charlotte Ballet’s performance of Nutcracker at The Gaillard on December 2nd and 3rd. Bring the whole family to see the classic holiday ballet. Get your tickets while they’re still available!

Learn more here.

6th Annual Yorktown Countdown

A marvelous New Year’s Eve celebration aboard the historic USS Yorktown! This is a very special live music event that draws hundreds of people every year, so make sure to reserve your tickets now.

Learn more here.

Mansion Ball

The Mansion Ball, a New Year’s Eve celebration, will take place at The Restoration Hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston. This masquerade event is open to those 21 years and older. Make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time.

Learn more here.

These events are sure to help you get in the holiday spirit. From all of us at Cannon Park Dental, we hope you have a happy and fun-filled holiday season!