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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 music. The Christmas Parade begins at the corner of Montague and Mixson Avenues, proceeds down East Montague Avenue, around Park Circle, and back down East Montague to conclude. 


Parade participation forms are due by November 7.
Parade is limited to 70 entries, accepted on a first come, first served basis.
NOTE: Parade route has changed from 2016.

Christmas Festival Schedule

2:30 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)
3:00 - 5:15 pm - DJ on outdoor amphitheater stage
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Parade
6:15 - 8:00 pm - The Zandrina Dunning Experience on outdoor amphitheater stage
6:30 - 8:00 pm - Children’s activities (jump castles, petting zoo, hay rides)
6:30 - 8:00 pm - visit with Santa (indoor Auditorium)
8:00 pm - Roads opens to traffic

Winter Wonderland

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

The Kris Kross: The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas
presented by Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00pm

A socialite's holiday party hits the skids when her cherished Maltese, Fruitcake, is stolen. All clues point to a certain Jolly Old Soul who’s sure to take the rap — until his old friend Inspector NoClue discovers that invited guests include members of the local chapter of the N.L.A ... Naughty List Anonymous! Featuring roles for volunteer audience actors and pre-show caroling, it’s the night Inspector NoClue almost saved Christmas!

MENU: Ancho chili rubbed tri tip of beef with chimichurri cream sauce, chopped salad, smashed Yukon potatoes, vegetable medley, dinner rolls, and carrot cake

Tickets: $40 each, $36 each for a party of 4 or more. Order online here or call 843-740-5847 to order by phone.
Montague Terrace at the North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr.


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