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 6, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm around Park Circle with the Christmas Parade beginning at 5:00 pm. The Christmas Festival includes a Holiday Market with children’s activities, craft and 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, and concludes at Armory Park.
Just prior to the start of the Christmas Parade, Mayor R. Keith Summey and Santa Claus will light the City’s Christmas tree located outside the front entrance of the Felix C. Davis Community Center.
Christmas Parade Registration and Information
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, carriage rides)
4:00 - 5:00pm - Performances (indoor Auditorium stage and outdoor Amphitheater stage)
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Parade, immediately followed by the Christmas tree lighting
6:30 - 9:00 pm - Performances on all stages, children’s activities continue, food and craft vendors
9:00 pm - Roads opens to traffic
Performances and Entertainment at Christmas Festival
4:30 - 5:00 pm - Front Lawn Stage - Mayor Tree lighting with Christmas Carols by Jennifer Johnson
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Parade, no performances
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Auditorium Stage - Palmetto Bronze (handbells)
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Amphitheater Stage - Mike Brown & F.O.C.U.S.
7:45 - 8:45 pm - Auditorium Stage - Remnant Productions & Donna Lee Williams
7:45 - 8:45 pm - Amphitheater Stage -Leonard School of Music
Tuesday, December 2, from noon to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, December 3 - Friday, December 5, 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.
For required pre-registration, contact the North Charleston Parks & Recreation Department at (843) 740-5805.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 6, 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.
Sunday, December 7, at 7:00pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.The Charleston Symphony Orchestra's brass ensemble will perform familiar holiday classics to kick off the holiday season. Bring family and friends to share in the good cheer of the holiday! Free admission.
Friday, December 12, at 10:00 am at Sterett Hall Auditorium. Atlantic Coast Theatre presents The Elves & the Shoemaker. The classic Brothers Grimm story takes the stage as an original musical with new lyrics set to traditional holiday melodies. An Elf must help a poor shoemaker with assistance from some of the elves in the audience. For grades K-5.
To purchase tickets, call (843) 740-5854. Children $2, accompanying adults free. Group reservations required.
Village Antiques & Collectibles Holiday Market
Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day at Felix C. Davis Community Center. The Show will feature home decor, fine antiques, furniture, collectibles, antique guns, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys & games, silver, pottery, china, silver, salvage items, outdoor decor, vintage instruments, and more.
Admission is $2.00, all of which will be benefits The Spay Not Slay Endowment.