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Christmas Activities

Christmas Tree Lighting

Join Mayor Summey for the lighting of the 40′ Christmas Tree, then take a stroll around the Circle to enjoy the rest of the beautiful tree and light displays.
The North Charleston High School Chorus and Band will perform some yuletide tunes before and after the Mayor officially hits the “on” switch at 6:30pm.
Friday, December 3, 2021, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Felix C. Davis Community Center (4800 Park Circle)
Admission: FREE

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 live music, children’s activities, hay rides, festive food and decorations,thousands of twinkling lights, visits with Santa, and a parade.  Park Circle, the Felix Davis Community Center, the surrounding traffic circle, and major thoroughfares are lined with lighted snowflakes, Christmas trees, and magical holiday scenes. Christmas Parade begins at 5:00pm!  Ample parking is available on the islands around Park Circle.
Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 4:00-8:00pm
Felix C. Davis Community Center (4800 Park Circle)
Admission: FREE

Parade participant applications are now available. Slots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 12, 2021.

Parade Application

All sponsored Christmas Trees around the traffic circle are spoken for. Businesses wishing to be added to the waiting list can email their request to

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.

Photos with Santa

Come snap a socially distanced photo with Santa and enjoy a treat bag with cookies and cocoa to go. Be sure to have your children bring their letters to Santa!
Friday, December 3, 2021 : 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Admission: FREE but pre-registration is required. Families must sign up for a time slot at
Event Guidelines:
*Parents be sure to bring your cameras
*Each ticket claimed is for a family reservation
*Please arrive during your scheduled time