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Christmas Parade & Festival

To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, the City of North Charleston will feature the following public Christmas events.

Christmas Parade and Festival

Saturday, December 2, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm around Park Circle with the Christmas Parade beginning at 5:00 pm. The Christmas Festival includes children’s activities, food vendors, and live musical performances on two stages. The Christmas Parade begins at the corner of Montague and Mixson Avenues, proceeds down Montague, around Park Circle, turning right onto Buist to conclude. 

The City’s Christmas tree located outside the front entrance of the Felix C. Davis Community Center will be lit by Santa Claus during the Festival.

parade route

Participation forms will be available for download here on October 2 with a deadline of November 3.

Christmas Festival Schedule

3:00 pm - Police will close the Park Circle traffic circle, Montague Avenue from Mixson to the traffic circle, and Mixson and Lackawanna to West Enterprise to vehicular traffic
3:00 - 4:45 pm - Children’s activities (jump castles, petting zoo, hay rides)
4:00 - 5:00 pm - Performances (indoor Auditorium stage and outdoor Amphitheater stage)
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Parade
6:30 - 8:00 pm - Performances on all stages, children’s activities continue, food and craft vendors
8:00 pm - Roads opens to traffic

Musical performances

Auditorium Stage inside Felix Davis Building:

Outdoor Stage behind Felix Davis Building:

Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, November 28, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, November 29 - Friday, December 1, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at Armory Park. This free pre-school event provides young children an opportunity to visit Santa, participate in hands-on activities, including holiday arts & crafts, and take part in live performances and music. A group photo will be provided.

For required pre-registration, contact the North Charleston Parks & Recreation Department's Allyson Austin at (843) 740-5807.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 2, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Felix C. Davis Community Center. Breakfast with Santa gives area children the opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. A hearty meal is provided.

To purchase tickets, call (843) 745-1028 or visit the Felix C. Davis Community Center for $4 per person.

Children’s Theatre

Hans Brinker and the Quick-Silver Rocket Skates presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am  

This musical version of the classic children’s story, set in the future, follows Hans as he uses his engineering ingenuity to invent Rocket Skates to beat the clock and help his ailing mother.  Songs like “Make The Connection” inspire audiences to find their own direction and become creative thinkers.  This show is perfect for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) initiatives.  Don Gruel & Noel Holland of Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth have been touring throughout the U.S. since 1995, giving hundreds of performances for more than 70,000 audience members annually.  Performance best for grades K-8. More information available at www.atlantic-coast-theatre.com.   

Children $2, Adults Free. Group reservations required.
North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Dinner Theatre

Thursday, December 7, 2016, 7:00pm  

Performances TBD

Tickets: $40 each, $36 each for a party of 4 or more.
Montague Terrace at the North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr.


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