It’s finally the holiday season in the Lowcountry! Are you looking for fun festive activities to enjoy with your family and friends this season? There are many exciting things happening in the Lowcountry around the holidays so we are sharing a few of our favorite events to check out.
On the Third Thursday of each month from 5:30-8:30pm, downtown historic Summerville converts into a marketplace where you can experience local entertainment as well as visit boutiques, restaurants, shops, and art galleries. It may be open all year round, but during the holidays, performers and live vendors on Little Main make Third Thursday even more special.
In Downtown Summerville from November 27th until January 9th, the Lowcountry community can enjoy Summerville Skates, a temporary holiday ice rink. While walk-ups are always welcome, it is recommended to pre-register online.
On December 12th from 2-5pm, check out the Summerville Holiday Parade in the heart of downtown Summerville. While you’re out downtown, take the opportunity to knock out any holiday shopping at nearby local art galleries, shops, and boutiques.
For the third year in a row, Lily Grace Farms is hosting their annual Christmas on the Farm event. On December 12th from 2-5pm, your family can enjoy a day of fun-play areas, a petting zoo, pony rides, a bounce house, shopping at local vendors, and food trucks.
Charleston’s vibrant light show with an estimated two million lights is hosted every year by the Charleston County Parks at James Island County Park. The festival runs every evening from November 12th until December 31st from 5:30pm-10pm. In addition to the lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights includes other family attractions such as marshmallow roasting, a carousel, gift shops, concessions, and train rides.
Shop local this holiday season at the Annual Charleston Holiday Market in Marion Square during the first three weekends in December. It is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM-2PM. This charming holiday market displays a wonderful assortment of handcrafted gifts, homemade baked goods, fresh produce, and art.
The Lowcountry offers unique local experiences that make the holidays even more memorable for its residents. We hope you take advantage of these exciting holiday happenings!