Christmas Events in Charleston, SC 2014

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Christmas Events abound in Charleston, SC!  It may not be snowing, but there is plenty of Christmas Spirit and cheer in the city of Charleston.   Here are a few of my top picks for the upcoming Holiday Season. Hope to see you at some of them!  If you are looking for Christmas Events in Summerville, SC hop over here.

Holiday Festival of Lights

November 14-January 1, 2015

James Island County Park,

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. To tour the lights in your car is $15/car and if you’d like you can ride the train around the lake for approximately $3/person and children under 2 are free if they sit in the lap of an adult.

I went with my kids and grandkids two years ago and it was a lot of fun for all the ages. You can read about my experience at the James Island Festival of Lights here.

Free Christmas Events in Charleston, SC 

The Reindeer Run 

December 6, 2014

Downtown Charleston, SC

This is a fun 5K run/walk through the streets of downtown Charleston during the Christmas season.  Take in gorgeous Charleston decked out in Christmas fanfare!  If you don’t like to run, just walk. If the kids want to come, they can dress up and compete in the “Most Original Holiday Costume” contest!  My daughter is going to be running this year, so I’ll be there.


Charleston Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Charleston, SC

December 6, 2014 2-5 PM (Parade) 4:30-6pm (Christmas Tree Lighting)

Marian Square, between King , Meeting & Calhoun Streets

This great holiday tradition is fun with bands and performers parading through downtown Charleston.  After the parade, join the Mayor of Charleston, SC and Santa Claus in lighting the magnificent 60 foot Tree of Lights, the official City of Charleston Christmas Tree at Marion Square.


North Charleston Christmas Festival – Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in North Charleston, SC

December 7, 2014 4:30-9pm, Call 843-740-5854

Marian Square, between King , Meeting & Calhoun Streets

The city of North Charleston puts on a festival, parade and Christmas lighting all in one night! Experience dozens of beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local churches, schools, businesses, and civic groups. Enjoy rides, dancing troupes, hayrides, pony rides, visits with Mr. and Mrs. Clause and the annual Christmas parade. Admission is free.

Events that Require Admission Fees:

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in North Charleston, SC

The Nutcracker Ballet is a staple of the Holiday Season and the Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is in North Charleston this year! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka Dolls.

Columbia City Ballet’s The Nutcracker

If you don’t want to see the Nutcracker on Christmas Eve, come see the Columbia City Ballet perform The Nutcracker earlier in December at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.


Charleston Sleigh Ride

No, we don’t have snow, but since 2008, we have the Charleston Sleigh Ride!  Travel along the Charleston Peninsula for 1.5 hours and look at Christmas Decorations, hear stories of Charleston’s Christmas Traditions and sip on hot cocoa as you go!


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