Christmas Happenings in Summerville, SC 2017

Christmas Events in Summerville, SC

Gingerbread Creation Contest:

The Gingerbread Creation Contest has become a favorite for those participating and those wandering around and looking at them! Let your creative side go and make a fun creation for display around Summerville! The Gingerbread* Creation Competition has an asterisk; gingerbread is not required! Nor is there a requirement that the structure be a house or even a building.  Join us in downtown Summerville for Summerville DREAM’s Gingerbread Creation Contest. Sugary creations will be on display throughout Historic Downtown Summerville in November & December.  Prizes will be given for Culinary Professional, Adult, Child, and Group (family, organization, business, club, etc.) categories.  Judging will be done during the first two weeks of December. Ribbons will be placed on winning entries prior to December’s Third Thursday event on December 21, 2017

Gingerbread Creation Contest Form

The Living Christmas Story

When: December 7th, 6:30-8pm, December 8th-9th, 6:30 – 9pm

Where: Historic Downtown Summerville, Bethany UMC

About: This is down the street from my home, this is an event we did every year with the children. The people of Bethany United Methodist Church of Summerville, SC, put on an amazing Living Christmas Story that you can drive through. It is like you stepped back in time to the town of Bethlehem. It is an inspiring time.  Learn more  http://www.livingchristmasstory.com/

A Christmas Carol Walking Tour with Tim Lowry

When: December 21, 2015   5:30pm or 7pm

Where: Historic Downtown Summerville

About: Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” is one of the staples of the Christmas season and now you can hear the Summerville local storyteller, Tim Lowry retell it!  Walk around Historic Downtown Summerville with Lowry and have a great evening of Ebeneezer Scrooge and Christmas Cheer.  Learn More about the Christmas Carol Walking Tour.

Holiday Decoration Celebration at the Joseph Manigault House

When: December 2, 2017 ,3-5pm

Where: Joseph Manigault House, Downtown Charleston

About: If you are a Charleston Museum member, you can explore the Joseph Manigault House for free and view these decorations at your own pace. Enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider on the porch as Christmas music provided by The Charleston Caroling Company sounds within the walls.

The Garden Club of Charleston does an amazing job decorating the home with greenery, feathers, ribbons and more. The decorations will be up Dec. 2-29th if you are not a museum member and just want to go enjoy.

Christmas Tree Lighting

When: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017,  6:15 PM

Where: Hutchinson Square, Downtown Summerville

About: The annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Hutchinson Square will be on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:15 pm. Join the Mayor of the Town of Summerville as he lights up Town Square in Historic Downtown Summerville. Musical groups will be performing and there will be food trucks and entertainment on Little Main after the lights are turned on. Many of our shops and restaurants will be open later so you can stay downtown, linger a little longer, grab a drink and a bite to eat and enjoy the evening! This event is hosted by the Flowertown Garden Club and Summerville DREAM

Christmas Parade of Boats 

When: Dec 9 ,2017 5- 8pm

Where: Downtown Charleston

About: If you are already downtown on December 9th, make your way over to the harbor to see the fantastic display of decorated boats floating through the water. It is a spectacular show that will make you feel like a little kid looking at Christmas lights!  Learn More about the Parade of Boats.

Summerville Christmas Parade

When: December 10, 2017 2pm

Where: Downtown Summerville

About: Come have fun and celebrate the Christmas Season with this fun family event. The Summerville Christmas Parade has grown to one of the largest in the state and is a sight to behold! Each year the Summerville DREAM team picks a theme for the parade and participants are judged on originality, creativity and overall effort. This years theme is Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. Summerville Schools, businesses and organizations all are encouraged to participate and support the community. Come join the town! Register for the Summerville Christmas Parade.

Holiday Festival of Lights:

When: November 10, 2017-January 1,2018, starts at 5:30pm.

Where: James Island County Park

About: I’ve written about my experiences and tips for the Festival of Lights in previous years, and I stand by them! If you have children in your life, or even if you don’t, try to get out and see this display! The light show is over three miles long (you drive in your car) and then you can park and walk through beautiful light displays, roast marshmallows, sip hot cocoa and ride the train!   More about the Festival of Lights.

If you don’t live in Summerville yet, but would like to enjoy events like these on a regular basis, please  contact me ! If you are interested in buying a home in Summervillenew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home, the Foster Smith Team can help.

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Halloween Events in Summerville,SC for 2017!

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Family Fright Nights at Magnolia Plantation
When: October 20,21,27 &28, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Magnolia Plantation
Cost: $10 /person, Children under 6 Free/Members Free

Magnolia’s 9th Annual Family Fright Nights offer a family friendly alternative to the guts and gore. Activities include haunted train rides, Mad Scientist Lab, hay-bale maze, pony rides, big hay mountain, face painting, crafts, children’s games, photo booth, costume contest and more.

The gates will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes each night.

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Scarecrows on the Square & Ghostwalk

When: October 28, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Town Square of Summerville
Cost:  Free to see the scarecrows, Order Tickets for Ghostwalk

Come see downtown Summerville dressed up with Scarecrows for the season. On Sat, October 28th, the Junior Service League of Summerville’s Annual Ghostwalk Event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. All are invited to dress up in their costumes and meet in Town Square for an evening of fall family fun! In addition to the walking tours, the event will feature entertainment, hayrides, games and plenty of food vendors including Palmetto Sun Kettle Corn, Kona Ice Charleston, Boxcar Betty’s, Lit’l Red Barn Food Truck, pizza, corn dogs, fries, cotton candy and candy apples in the square!

 
Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch

When: Now through October 31st
Where: Boone Hall Plantation
Cost:  $10/person 2 & under are free

The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch is open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 31. Kids ages three and up cost $10 a pop. In addition to buying pumpkins by the pound, visitors to the Boone Hall patch can play in a corn maze, jump pillow, hay mountain, and giant slide tower, in addition to checking out corn hole and a goat walk and rabbit enclosure

Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch

When: 10/7-10/29
Where: Legare Farms, Johns Island
Cost:  $1/person 2 & under are free

For $1 a person (ages two and up) you can peruse pumpkins at Legare Farms every weekend this month. In addition to pumpkin picking head to the farm for a Nature Quest, a hayride, horse rides, and duck races. There will be food concessions for sale and a free mini-maze, playground, and barnyard.

Charleston Basket Brigade- Feed a Family this Thanksgiving!

Charleston Basket Brigade

Carolina One Real Estate, has partnered again with Charleston Basket Brigade this year to help families in the Charleston area enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. It is a great opportunity to tangibly do something great for people in our community that are struggling.  With $30, they are able to feed a family of six an entire Thanksgiving meal! “Each family receives a box of food to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal including a 10-12 lb turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, fresh rolls, butter and a pumpkin pie.”

To learn more visit Charleston Basket Brigade.

Where to View the Great Solar Eclipse in Summerville & Charleston, SC

The great Solar Eclipse of 2017 is on the lips of everyone in Charleston & Summerville, SC! Being in the path of totality means that we will see all of our homes in Summerville go completely dark starting around 2:45 pm and lasting for 2 mins and 3 seconds.
At an event this historic, it is fun to be with others and enjoy the community of being together at such a historic event. Here are some of the free events/ gatherings happening around Summerville & Charleston to celebrate the Great Solar Eclipse of 2017.

Where to View the Great Solar Eclipse in Summerville & Charleston, SC

 

Isle of Palms: Come on out to the beach with the kids for live entertainment and musical performances from DJ Natty Heavy & Plane Jane.
Time: 11:30 am-4:30pm
Place: Front Beach, 1300 Ocean Blvd.
Price: Free

Blue Pearl Farms: This family farm lies directly in the path and they are inviting everyone to pack up chairs, blankets and viewing glasses and head on up to McClellanville for live music and entertainment. Food & Refreshments will be sold.
Time:12-5pm
Place: Blue Pearl Farms, 9760 Randall Rd, McClellanville
Price: $5

Folly Beach: If you live on Folly Beach, head over to Pier 101 for free viewing glasses and live music by Band of Brothers. 843-633-0246

Time:1-4 pm
Place: Pier 101 Folly Beech, 101 E Artic Avenue
Price: Free

Downtown Charleston Local Expert Gathering: A group of local Charleston experts and enthusiasts will be gathering at the Charlotte Street Park with solar filtered telescopes to view the eclipse. Talk with locals and learn more about the night sky during this historic event.

Time:1-4 pm
Place: Charlotte Street Park Memorial, 1 Charlotte St. Charleston
Price: Free

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina: Come enjoy a midday party at the Beach Club. Live performance by the Dubplats, cocktails and kids activities in a Children’s area.

Time:1-5 pm
Place: Sunset Patio & Beachside at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant.
Price: $10-Adults, $5 – Children under 12  (843) 856-0028.

Citadel Mall:  The Citadel Mall hosts an eclipse viewing party featuring kid’s activities, food trucks, and live entertainment, with all benefits going to Darkness to Light, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of child abuse in Charleston.

Time:1-3 pm
Place: Parking lot across from Planet Fitness. Citadel Mall, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 1-3 p.m. (843) 766-8321.
Price: Free

North Charleston: Visit the Bend:  North Charleston is hosting an event at The Bend, a 17-acre waterfront spot on the banks of the Ashley River. Live musical performance from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, a Grammy Award-winning family hip-hop artist, Low Country STEM science projects including a robotics demonstration, and members of Boeing will be there to perform their longest ever trebuchet launch.

Time:12-4 pm
Place: 3775 Azalea Dr., North Charleston (843) 577-7327
Price: Free

Moncks Corner & Mount Pleasant :  Visit with local astronomy buffs to witness the solar eclipse of a lifetime. Experienced members of the group are stationed at Palmetto Islands County Park (Mt. Pleasant) and Old Santee Canal Park (Moncks Corner) with telescopes ready to share an up-close view of the eclipse.

Time:1-4 pm
Place: Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy., Mount Pleasant
Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stoney Landing Rd., Moncks Corner.
Price: $2-Mount Pleasant $3- Moncks Corner

Yoga in Mount Pleasant: Join yogis of all fitness levels for a one-of-a-kind class in the shadow of the eclipse. Perfect your tree pose as the Moon blocks the Sun over the water at the Mount Pleasant Pier.

Time:1:30 pm
Place: Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant (843) 795-4386
Price: $5

Daniel Island MUSC Health Stadium: Bring the family out for astronomy related activities and fun kids zone for a kid friendly eclipse viewing party.

Time:11am
Place: 1990 Daniel Island Dr., Daniel Island
Price: $8, Free Military & Kids 12 and under

Fourth of July Events near Summerville, SC 2017

Fourth of July Events & Fireworks Near Summerville, SC2017-Fourth of July Festivities in the Summerville & Charleston area are AMAZING! When you buy a home for sale in Summerville, you’ve got your choice of Fourth of July Events to choose from.

Summerville – Fireworks in Summerville, SC
Location: Gahagan Park Sports Complex (515 West Boundary St.)

Date: Tuesday, July 4  5:30-9pm Fireworks Display at Gahagan

Live Music: During welcoming messages Shelby Krallman, Summerville resident and recent graduate of Charleston Southern University, will be singing the National Anthem. Midnight City Band will keep event attendees entertained with live music throughout the evening.

Kid’s Activities: Summerville DREAM, along with various community volunteers, are hosting games and hands-on crafts for children in the Kids Zone. There will also be a Kid’s Inflatables Area, sponsored by Awaken Church, with obstacle courses and slides!

For More Information visit Summerville Dream.

North Charleston – Riverfront Park -3-9:45 pm

The City of North Charleston is once again hosting the July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 9:45 PM. This year’s event features exciting musical guests, children activities, food trucks, craft vendors, and the Lowcountry’s largest 4th of July fireworks show.

The Festival is presented free of charge to the public with all general admission for attendees.  Guests attending the Festival are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is no seating provided.  Food trucks and ATMs will be widely available. Children activities are available free of charge, including inflatable jump castles, games, the play area, the giant sandbox, and the water fountain.

For More Information visit North Charleston Fourth of July Festival.

Goose Creek -Goose Creek Municipal Center 6:30-9:30pm

The City of Goose Creek’s Fourth of July celebration. There will be live music by Calhoun’s Calling, food vendors, kids’ activities, and a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. provided by Zambelli Fireworks. Parking and admission are free.

More Information at The City of Goose Creek.

Christmas Events in Summerville, SC

Christmas Events in Summerville, SC

Gingerbread Creation Contest:

The Gingerbread Creation Contest has become a favorite for those participating and those wandering around and looking at them! Let your creative side go and make a fun creation for display around Summerville!  Join us in downtown Summerville for Summerville DREAM’s Gingerbread Creation Contest. Sugary creations will be on display throughout Historic Downtown Summerville in November & December.  Prizes will be given for Culinary Professional, Adult, Child, and Group (family, organization, business, club, etc.) categories. Gingerbread Creation Contest Form

The Living Christmas Story

When: December 1-3, 6:30-9pm

Where: Historic Downtown Summerville, Bethany UMC

About: This is down the street from my home, this is an event we did every year with the children. The people of Bethany United Methodist Church of Summerville, SC, put on an amazing Living Christmas Story that you can drive through. It is like you stepped back in time to the town of Bethlehem. It is an inspiring time.  Learn More about the The Living Christmas Story.

A Christmas Carol Walking Tour with Tim Lowry

When: December 21,2016

Where: Historic Downtown Summerville

About: Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” is one of the staples of the Christmas season and now you can hear the Summerville local storyteller, Tim Lowry retell it!  Walk around Historic Downtown Summerville with Lowry and have a great evening of Ebeneezer Scrooge and Christmas Cheer.  Learn More about the Christmas Carol Walking Tour.

Holiday Decoration Celebration at the Joseph Manigault House

When: December 3 ,3-5pm

Where: Joseph Manigault House, Downtown Charleston

About: If you are a Charleston Museum member, you can explore the Joseph Manigault House for free and view these decorations at your own pace. Enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider on the porch as Christmas music provided by The Charleston Caroling Company sounds within the walls.

The Garden Club of Charleston does an amazing job decorating the home with greenery, feathers, ribbons and more. The decorations will be up Dec. 3-27th if you are not a museum member and just want to go enjoy.

Christmas Tree Lighting

When: Tuesday, Dec. 6,2016 5-7:30pm

Where: Hutchinson Square, Downtown Summerville

About: The annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Hutchinson Square will be on Tuesday, December 6th at 7pm. Join the Mayor of the Town of Summerville as he lights up Town Square in Historic Downtown Summerville. Prior to the lighting, musical entertainment, food vendors, and few kids activities and free cookies will be available starting at 5:00 pm. This event is hosted by the Flowertown Garden Club.

Christmas Parade of Boats 

When: Dec 10 ,2016 5- 8pm

Where: Downtown Charleston

About: If you are already downtown on December 10th, make your way over to the harbor to see the fantastic display of decorated boats floating through the water. It is a spectacular show that will make you feel like a little kid looking at Christmas lights! If you aren’t downtown, maybe you should go! Learn More about the Parade of Boats.

Summerville Christmas Parade

When: December 11, 2016 2pm

Where: Downtown Summerville

About: Come have fun and celebrate the Christmas Season with this fun family event. The Summerville Christmas Parade has grown to one of the largest in the state and is a sight to behold! Each year the Summerville DREAM team picks a theme for the parade and participants are judged on originality, creativity and overall effort. Summerville Schools, businesses and organizations all are encouraged to participate and support the community. Come join the town! Register for the Summerville Christmas Parade.

Holiday Festival of Lights:

When: November 11,2016-January 1,2017, starts at 5:30pm.

Where: James Island County Park

About: I’ve written about my experiences and tips for the Festival of Lights in previous years, and I stand by them! If you have children in your life, or even if you don’t, try to get out and see this display! The light show is over three miles long (you drive in your car) and then you can park and walk through beautiful light displays, roast marshmallows, sip hot cocoa and ride the train!   More about the Festival of Lights.

If you don’t live in Summerville yet, but would like to enjoy events like these on a regular basis, please  contact me ! If you are interested in buying a home in Summervillenew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home, the Foster Smith Team can help.

4 Things You’re Going to LOVE about living in Summerville, SC

Real Estate for Sale in Summerville, SC

I could name over a hundred things you are going to love when you move to Summerville, SC, but I’ll limit myself to four things you’re Going to LOVE about living in Summerville, SC!

  1. The Ocean and Charleston Beaches. With six beaches within an hour’s drive of Summerville, need we say more? Enjoy swimming, kayaking, kite surfing and boating every weekend when you buy real estate in Summerville, SC. (View Charleston Waterfront Properties for Sale.)
  2. Local Summerville Events– The Farmers’ market, movies in the park and parties on the green are just a few of the many community events that Summerville has to offer its residents.
  3. Small Town Charm– The downtown area of Summerville is a thriving home for local small businesses and offers unique shopping and charm.
  4. Affordability– Even though real estate in Summerville is highly sought after, the home prices have remained affordable over the years.
Selling A Home in Summerville:

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Please contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Summervillenew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home.