Around the Charleston area you can find many local wonders to satisfy the youngest at heart to the true historian. Christmas is another time to soak in the sights and sounds of the Lowcountry and explore local goods and services. Here are a few remaining dates to save to soak in the holidays!
A Lowcountry Christmas at Boone Hall Plantation: For the first year Boone Hall Plantation is taking us on a journey in three parts…Santa’s Castle, a Stroll down Main St and a Hayride where Ebenzeer himself shares on Christmas past!
At the 3-D Castle observe Santa’s Elves hard at work preparing for the big day along with Mrs. Claus busy baking cookies. Of course the pictures with Santa Clause will be available. Stroll down Christmas Town’s Main St where the lights have trimmed the walls and entertainment and more can be enjoyed. The Hayride usually is a rest for tired feet and the story telling by Ebeneezer Scrooge will entertain and treat the riders.
View ‘A Lowcountry Christmas’ details HERE. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for those older than 2 (free for younger). Open Saturday and Sundays at 5:30pm and weeknights at 4:30pm. This event closes on December 23rd.
Marion Square Farmer’s Market & Holiday Magic (with 2 hour parking voucher!)
Student Performance Day and visits with Santa 12/11, Parade of Boats 12/12, Kwanzaa Kinara Lighting 12/26 and more! Check out the link for details and free parking.
20th Annual Christmas Light Parade and Tree Lighting, December 13. 5:30-8pm. Over 100 floats will set sail down Coleman Blvd following the lighting and fireworks display! Link to event details HERE.
Festival of Lights at the James Island County Park runs through January 3rd, 2016. This is much more than 3 miles of beaming lights. Enjoy Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, a holiday train, a Victorian carousel, and more! Details on Charleston County Park Rec website.
Lakeside Light Display is a wonder to stroll until 10pm each evening behind Goose Creek’s Municipal Center. December 11th enjoy a Holiday Hayride from 6p-8p. Flyer can be viewed HERE with the season’s details. (Address and details also provided HERE)
Hutchinson Square is a wonderful holiday-lighted park, great for strolling, enjoy a bench or snap the best holiday picture ever. While you are there you can stop in at the coffee shop, or gift shops.
Mixson Mingle Jingle, December 13th, 3p-5p, off of the Park Circle area: Complete your shopping, enjoy carolers, sample brew and there will be photo opps with Santa! Event posted on North Charelston Macaroni Kid and Mixson’s Facebook Page.