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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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.

More Christmas Events in Summerville SC

More Christmas Events in Summerville SC

Christmas Tree
Third Thursday in Downtown Summerville
December 18th, 5-8pm

Enjoy last minute Christmas shopping, a Christmas reception with the artists, Holiday arts and crafts tables, miniature painting show and sale and festivities all over Downtown Summerville! Come out and wish your neighbors a “Merry Christmas!”

The Sound of Music

The Historic James F. Dean Theatre
133 South Main Street, Summerville
8:00 pm Shows
Dec 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20
3:00 pm Shows
Dec 7, 14, & 21
Grab your guitar and Lederhosen and join The Flowertown Players for a Holiday celebration with their production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic. One of the most beloved musicals of all time will return to the Flowertown Stage for the second time in almost 40 years. This promises to be a Holiday treat not to be missed. Tickets are $25 for Adults, $22 for Seniors/Military/1st Responders, and $20 for Students. Seating is assigned.
Purchase tickets

Choirs singing in Christmas spirit at Magnolia Gardens
Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Three choirs will sing during a Yuletide Gospel and Choral Jubilee at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. This presentation of Christmas favorites will feature a variety of singing styles. The participating choirs are St. John’s Parish Church choir, the Choraliers Music Club of Charleston and the Mount Zion Spiritual Singers at Mount Zion AME Church. The performances are free with garden admission.

Christmas at Magnolia offers train rides and more
Saturday and Sunday, Dec 20-21,
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Christmas Village at Magnolia this year will serve as a depot for Santa’s train, a photo studio for family holiday portraits and a place where children can scamper and hide. The village consists of a candy factory, Santa’s workshop, gingerbread house, Santa’s post office, a chapel, general store, elf’s bunk house and a school called the “elfementary.” From the village children and their parents will board Santa’s train. Mrs. Claus will take up to 34 passengers on short 20-minute excursions. Train rides, Christmas music, wreaths, bouquets and garlands!

Summerville Christmas Tree Lighting in Summerville, SC

Summerville Christmas Tree Lighting in Summerville, SC

Looking for Christmas Events in Summerville 2016?

Last week marked another beautiful Christmas Tree Lighting in Summerville, SC!  Hutchinson Square was lit up with beautiful lights and lots of Summerville residents milling around, checking out the trees, store fronts and downtown area of Summerville, SC.  I’ve lived in Summerville for 62 years and the Tree Lighting never gets old! It is such a fun time to get out and see your neighbors and friends.  If you missed it this year, put it on your calendar for next year!

Christmas Tree Guerins Nativity Town Hall

Christmas Events in Summerville, SC

OOps, this is last year’s Christmas post!  Go to Christmas Events in Summerville, SC 2016 to learn what’s happening this year!

It is a busy time of year and there are plenty of Christmas and Thanksgiving Events going on in and around Summerville, SC.  Christmas time is one of the times that the small town feel of Summerville is especially found in the Christmas parade and Christmas Tree Lighting!

Christmas at Northwoods

December 5-7th Various Times

“Christmas at Northwood” (CAN) is a locally sponsored two-act production including singing, dancing, and comedy. This variety show featuring local talent is sure to leave you and your family filled with the Christmas spirit. Tickets $5

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Summerville Christmas Tree Lighting

Tuesday December 3, 6:30 pm

Summerville Town Hall and Hutchinson Square

Join Mayor Bill Collins and the Town of Summerville as they light up Town Square and the Town Christmas Tree in Historic Downtown Summerville. Musical entertainment provided by the Summerville High School Band and choral groups.

The Living Christmas Story

(Presented by the people of Bethany United Methodist Church)

Thursday – Saturday, December 5 – 7,

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Bethany United Methodist Church

118 W. Third South St, Summerville

A drive-through re-enactment of the way life was 2,000 years ago on the night Jesus Christ was born. It features locals from the Summerville community who become the people of Bethlehem. For more information, visit the Living Christmas Story website or call (843) 873-1230.

21st Annual Christmas Made in the South

Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 8, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

One $6 admission is good for all 3 days with hand stamp.

Children 12 & under free. http://www.madeinthesouthshows.com/Charleston_Christmas.html

The Flowertown Players present “Plaid Tidings”

8:00 pm shows

Dec 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21

3:00 pm shows

Dec 8, 15, 22

James F. Dean Community Theatre

133 South Main Street, Summerville

They are Back! At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are your favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” – this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 7, 9:00 am to noon

In front of Summerville Town Hall 200 South Main Street, Summerville

Take photos with Santa and enjoy a light breakfast. While you wait, families can enjoy craft activities in the heart of Historic Downtown Summerville. RSVP requested at (843) 873-9424.

Summerville Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 8, 2:00 pm

Registration Deadline: November 22, 4:00 pm

This year’s theme is “Sweet Southern Christmas.” All organizations, businesses, non-profits, civic and school groups and churches are welcome to participate.

Click here for details and the registration form.  http://www.summervilledream.org/Summerville-Christmas-Parade#node-732

The 2013 Low Country Singing Christmas Tree

Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 14, 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Sunday, December 15, 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Monday, Deember 16, 7:30 pm

Summerville Baptist Church

417 Central Ave, Summerville

Tickets $8.00

If you are getting the urge to relocate to Summerville, SC  now that you see all the fun things we have happening, please contact me and we can discuss a plan to get you here soon!

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