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Christmas Activities

Christmas Festival & Parade

This annual city event is a holiday gift to the community.  Families, friends, and neighbors share the joys of the season through music, children’s activities, festive food and decorations, thousands of twinkling lights, visits with Santa, and a parade.  The green space surrounding the Park Circle traffic circle, and major thoroughfares are lined with lighted snowflakes, Christmas trees, and magical holiday scenes. Christmas Parade begins at 5:00pm!  *NEW FESTIVAL LOCATION* due to construction at Felix Davis Community Center. Festival will take place on four sections of the disc golf course between Park Place South and the Park Circle Traffic Circle. Parking is limited. Walking, biking, and ridesharing are encouraged. Don’t forget to bring your chairs – no seating provided.
Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 4:00-8:00pm
Green spaces around Felix C. Davis Community Center (4800 Park Circle)
Admission: FREE

Parade participant application is now closed (Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 10, 2022).

We are no longer accepting Food Vendor applications.

The Christmas tree sponsorship program is suspended indefinitely due to the construction at the Felix Davis Community Center and surrounding area, which is scheduled to be complete in late 2023.

The Lights at Park Circle

Bring your family for a walk or drive around the circle (Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle) to enjoy the splendor of the holiday lights.  The lights will shine until New Years Day.

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa

Monday, December 5, 2022
5:00pm – 7:00pm
The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation
5000 Wescott Club Drive
North Charleston, SC 29485Come snap a photo with Santa and enjoy Cookies & Cocoa!Event is FREE, but pre-registration required online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cookies-cocoa-with-santa-tickets-450565031137.

Howliday at the Park

Saturday, December 10, 2022
11:00am – 1:00pm
Mixson Dog Park
4856 Mixson Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

Bring your furry friend to have their picture taken with Santa Paws! Don’t forget to bring your cameras to take your own photos. The event will also feature food trucks, pet vendors, and more.

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/450543998227.

Annual Holidays at Riverfront Park

You will start this walking tour at The Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel where you will be greeted with bites, sips and holiday entertainment. From there, you will head over to The Gatekeepers Inn and explore the oldest estate in the historic officers district. Finally, you will make your way to the majestic Admiral’s House where you will experience the beauty and history that is The Venues at Riverfront Park. The event is Sunday 12/11/22 from 5PM-8PM, Monday 12/12/22 from 5PM-8PM, and Tuesday 12/13/22 from 5PM-8PM.

Reserve a spot
Space is limited each night.

Holiday Puppet Shows at the Library

The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to sponsor two showings of Columbia Marionette Theatre’s puppet production of “Santa’s Christmas Party” in collaboration with Charleston County Public Library.

Santa’s head elf, Spangler, decides to throw Santa a rockin’ holiday surprise party in celebration of the season! Oh, no! Spangler is in for his own surprise when he discovers that Santa is on vacation and is nowhere to be found! Spangler has a number of exciting performances lined up for Santa’s party… but will Santa make it back in time to enjoy his own festivities? With dancing snowmen, figure skating, and Jack Frost’s own puppet show within-a-puppet-show, this fun-filled performance will put audiences of all ages in the holiday spirit!
FREE
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
10:30-11:30am – Otranto Road Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston
3:30-4:30pm – Dorchester Road Regional Library, 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston