December is a GREAT month to live in the Lowcountry. With plenty to do for the entire family, you can enjoy special times with those you love. A few of my family’s favorite things to do during the month are the Lowcountry Singing Christmas Tree, the James Island Festival of Lights, and the Summerville Christmas Parade.
I’ve compiled a list of a few of the great events happening this month in our area. Hope it is helpful for you.
Festival of Lights-James Island County Park
November 15, 2008 – January 1, 2009
Location: James Island Country Park, about 15 minutes from downtown Charleston
Phone: (843) 795-7275
“Every year the James Island County Park lights up over 500,000 lights to provide you with an enchanting 3-mile driving tour. Fun for everyone – in fact, they also offer a marshmallow roast and a 54 passenger train ride through the park to view the lights.”
Cost: $10/car Train: $2/person
LowCountry Singing Christmas Tree-Summerville Baptist
December 12-15, 2008
Location: Summerville Baptist Church
Phone: (843) 873-2440
“Come share the excitement of this year’s presentation of the Low Country Singing Christmas Tree. We hope that you will enjoy the music, the drama, the lights, the orchestra and most of all experience the love of Christ through this magnificent presentation. ”
Annual Charleston Parade of Boats & Tree Lighting in Marion Square
December 6, 2008
Parade begins along Mt. Pleasant at 5:00pm, Viewing from the peninsula begins at 6:30pm; Fireworks begin at approximately 6:45pm The tree lighting in Marion Square is later that evening so make a night of it!
Summerville Christmas Parade
December 14th 2pm
This year the theme is Main Street Christmas, so it should be fun to see what everyone comes up with! It’s also a great time to get out and see your neighbors.
Charleston New Year
December 31, 2008
Marion Square and Surrounding Locations
“This community celebration offers a non-alcoholic and family-oriented alternative program to celebrate the New Year in Charleston. This city wide, admission-free program has something wonderful for everyone: comedy, African dancing, many forms of music including classical, gospel and jazz, children’s activities and so much more. “