Christmas Events in Summerville, SC 2018

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!  Help decorate the historic downtown Summerville for Christams through the 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 7-9, 6:30-9pm

Where: Historic Downtown Summerville, Bethany UMC

About: This is down the street from my home in Summerville. Each year we enjoyed visiting this with our 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 20-21,2018

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.

Christmas Tree Lighting

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:15pm

Where: Hutchinson Square, Downtown Summerville in front of Town Hall

About: The annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Hutchinson Square will be on Tuesday, November 27th beginning at 6:15pm. Join the Mayor of the Town of Summerville as he lights up Town Square in Historic Downtown Summerville. In addition to the lighting, musical entertainment, food vendors, and few kids activities will be available starting at 6:15 pm. This event is hosted by the Flowertown Garden Club.

Christmas Parade of Boats 

When: Dec 8 ,2018 5- 8pm

Where: Downtown Charleston

About: If you are already downtown on December 8th, 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 9, 2018 2pm

Where: Downtown Summerville

About: Come have fun celebrating 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! “The mission of the Summerville Christmas Parade is to promote positivity throughout the Town of Summerville while capturing the spirit of the Christmas holiday for all to enjoy. The parade aims to bring the community together as a whole to celebrate the season while representing the local history and traditions. We welcome a diversity of ideas while addressing the parade theme.” 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 9,2018-1/1/2019 , 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.


Riverfront Property for Sale on Edisto River- SOLD

Homes for Sale in Summerville, SC

This quiet getaway to enjoy nature has left the market! Last week we closed this fully furnished waterfront property on the Edisto River with a private dock and boat landing. It only lasted on the market for six days before going under contract.

Please feel free to 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.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

Fall Events near Charleston & Summerville,SC – 2018!

Fall Events in Summerville, SC

Summerville has so much to offer its residents coming up next month and into the fall season! If you own a home in Summerville, make sure you get out and enjoy some of the festivities with your loved ones.

Autumn on the Ashley

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When: October 13 &14, 9am-5pm
Where: Magnolia Plantation
Cost: Free admission to Art & Craft Fair/ Garden Admission $20 for Adults/$10 for Children/5&under free

Magnolia’s “Autumn on the Ashley” Arts and Craft Fair is back! On Saturday & Sunday, October 13th & 14th, dozens of Lowcountry artisans will feature their handcrafted items for sale from 9 am – 5 pm. Featured items include wood carvings, paintings, textiles, jewelry, photography, natural skincare, lawn art and more.

Magnolia will also be hosting an Autumn plant sale in conjunction with the Craft Fair. Stop by to purchase your favorites, including Fall planted bulbs, Fall blooming Camellia Sasanquas, Winter blooming Camellia Japonicas, ferns and much more.

Attendance to the Craft Fair is free of charge. Attendance to Magnolia Gardens requires basic garden admission. Garden admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.

Family Fright Nights at Magnolia Plantation
When: October 19,20,26, &27, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Magnolia Plantation
Cost: $10 /person, Children under 6 Free/Members Free

This is a family friendly event full of entertainment for all ages where everyone is encouraged to come in costume! Games, treats, tons of candy, face painting, balloon twisting, hay maze, photo booth, costume contests, pony rides, and a fun house will all be part of the excitement. The popular Mad Scientist Lab is also back again this year and will be sure to fright and delight.

Fright Nights will Feature a milder version of our Spooky Train Ride from 6 – 7:30 pm. After 8:00, the Train Ride will be for the more adventurous at heart.

Pony rides will be Available Oct. 19 & 20 only.
Fun House will be available Oct. 26 & 27 only.

The gates will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes each night.

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 aged 2 and up cost $10/person Mon-Thurs and $12/person Fri-Sunday. In addition to buying pumpkins by the pound, visitors to the Boone Hall patch can play in a corn maze, jump pillow, giant slide tower, petting zoo, hayrides, tire climb & sandpit area, king of the mountain, spider web, rock climbing wall, corn hole toss, playground fun and a goat walk and rabbit enclosure.

Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch

When: 10/6-10/28
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 but they are all “pay as you go.” (See prices)  There will be food concessions for sale and a free mini-maze, playground, and barnyard.

Coastal Carolina Fair

When: 10/25-11/4
Where: Coastal Carolina Fair, Ladson SC
Every year the Coastal Carolina Fair sets up for 11 days and treats the Lowcountry to a variety of fair rides, annual exhibits, fine arts & photography, farm animals and commercial & agricultural vendors and of course…Fair Food!

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Scarecrows on the Square & Ghostwalk

When: October 13-27-Scarecrow Display on the Town Square in Summerville

Ghostwalk: October 20 6-9pm
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 20th, 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!

Downtown Summerville Home Just SOLD!

Homes for Sale in Summerville, SC

Another great home for sale in downtown Summerville has left the market!  This stunning home was one of a few homes for sale in Shepard Place in the heart of Summerville.  Homes for sale in downtown Summerville are always a desirable place to live and highly sought after!

Do you like what you see in downtown Summerville? Check out more homes for sale in downtown Summerville and read more about the the town of Summerville.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Summerville. I will be happy to help you learn about the Summerville area and what homes are available, or will soon be coming available.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

Riverfront Property for Sale on Edisto River

Looking for a quiet getaway to enjoy nature? This fully furnished cottage on the Edisto River offers you waterfront property with your own private boat landing and ramp. This home for sale in Cottageville has an open floor plan with an eat-in kitchen and two bedrooms . Beautiful views and scenic property.Just under 1/2 acre property.

Learn More about 523 Cardinal Lane, Cottageville, SC.

Contact Me to set up a showing for 523 Cardinal Lane, Cottageville, SC.

Homes for Sale in Cottageville, SC

Please feel free to 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.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

Beautiful Home with Acreage for Sale near Summerville, SC

Looking for a large home for sale near Summerville  on 3 acres?  This 5 bedroom, newly remodeled, home is your opportunity for country living close to Summerville. The property affords wonderful privacy and a great brick home which has been newly remodeled, fresh paint, new flooring, new bath rooms, new counters, new fixtures and more.  Large out building for storage of 3 cars or a boat with additional upstairs storage. Don’t miss this incredible deal!

Learn More about 858 Hill Branch Rd., Ridgeville, SC.

Contact Me to set up a showing for 858 Hill Branch Road, Ridgeville, SC.

Home for Sale in Summerville, SC

Please feel free to 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.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

Fourth of July Events near Summerville, SC 2018

Fourth of July Events & Fireworks Near Summerville, SC2018-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- Fourth of July on the Green – Fireworks in Summerville, SC
Location: Gahagan Park Sports Complex (515 West Boundary St.)

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

Live Music: National Anthem will be sung at 5:45pm. 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.

Food Vendors, Music and Fireworks will all be a part of the fun!

For More Information visit Summerville Dream.

Summerville- Red, White & Blue Bash out in Carnes Crossroads – Fireworks in Summerville, SC
Location: Northwood Church 4020 2nd Ave. Summerville, SC

Date: Wed, July 4  6-9pm

Info: If you have a home in Carnes Crossroads, or live in the surrounding area, you might want to head over to the Fourth of July Bash put on by Northwoods Church.  This is a free community event with food trucks, water inflatables and a firework show.

For More Information visit

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 Wednesday, July 4, 2018 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 Soulfish, food vendors, kids’ activities, and a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free.

More Information at The City of Goose Creek.