Posted By Alan Donald @ Dec 1st 2022 1:33pm In: Events

December 2022 Events

Holiday Season

It’s December… and the holiday season is upon us, with Chanukah (12/18 - 12/26), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (12/26 - 1/1) and New Year’s Eve (12/31), plus some other holidays listed here! There’s a great mix of traditional and new events happening across the Lowcountry to help us celebrate, including holiday craft workshops, markets, parades, performances, tree lightings and visits with Santa. You can even pick from a number of interpretations of The Nutcracker. New this year are Spiegeltent (12/1-30) at The Gaillard Center in downtown Charleston and Skate the Stadium (most Thursdays - Sundays) at the CapitalOne Stadium on Daniel Island. Summerville also celebrates its 175th Birthday Celebration on the 17th. We’ve listed many weekly and individual events below for you to enjoy yourselves and we are providing a link to the City of Charleston’s free parking voucher that’s valid for select garages in downtown Charleston for the entire month of December! Be merry!


Mondays - Saturdays: Blackbird Market, Blackbird Farms & Market, Johns Island

Tuesdays: Colleton Farmers Market, Market Pavilion, Walterboro

Tuesdays - Saturdays: Fields Farm Produce Market, Johns Island

Tuesdays - Sundays*: Live Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston

Wednesdays: Creative Flow Yoga, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston

Wednesdays: Laughway to the Weekend, Theatre 99, downtown Charleston

Wednesdays: Awendaw Green Barn Jams, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw

Wednesdays & Saturdays (not 12/24): Early Morning Bird Walks, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel

Thursdays - Saturdays: Tour & Flight Demonstration, The Center for Birds of Prey, Awendaw

Thursdays - Sundays (not 12/1, 12/24-25 or 12/30): Skate the Stadium, CreditOne Stadium, Daniel Island

Fridays (thru 12/16): Fossil Friday, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston

Fridays (not 12/23): The Sound of Charleston, Circular Congregational Church, downtown Charleston

Fridays & Saturdays (thru 12/17): Holiday Fairs, Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex

Saturdays (not 12/24 or 12/31): Food Trucks and Live Music, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston

Saturdays (not 12/24 or 12/31): Weekend Wine-Down, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island

Saturdays: Sea Islands Farmers Market, Charleston Collegiate Campus, Johns Island

Saturdays & Sundays (thru 12/17): Holiday Market in Marion Square, downtown Charleston

Saturdays & Sundays (thru 12/18): Strolling Holiday Performers, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island

Saturdays & Sundays (thru 12/18): Holiday Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

Sundays (not 12/25): Figure Drawing Sessions, Redux Contemporary Art Center

Sundays: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, The Charleston Pour House, James Island

Several area venues have too many one-off events and activities on their December calendars for us to list in full below, so please follow these links to see more: Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, Charleston County Parks, Forte Jazz Lounge, Music Farm, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Theatre 99, and The Windjammer.


12/1: Love Actually, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston

12/1: How to Invest, Charleston Library Society, downtown Charleston

12/1: Charleston Symphony’s Holy City Messiah, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, downtown Charleston

12/1-2: Christmas on the Battery: Carols, Candlelight & Gullah Christmas Stories, Edmondston-Alston House, downtown Charleston

12/1-2: The Riviera’s Rockin’ Holiday Special, The Riviera Theater, downtown Charleston

12/1-4: Chintz: A Quilted History, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston

12/1-10: Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent a Forest, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

12/1-13*: Dragon Boat the Holiday Festival of Lights, James Island County Park

12/1, 12/15: Christmas Time is Here! with Erin Parker, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston

12/1-18: Charleston in Sports: A Photographic History, The Charleston Museum

12/1-23: Holiday “Sleigh” Ride, Old South Carriage Tours, downtown Charleston

12/1-24: Photos with Santa Claus, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

12/1-30: Holiday Lights Driving Tour, 1 Riverwood Drive, Moncks Corner

12/1-30: Spiegeltent, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston

12/1-31*: Aquarium Aglow, SC Aquarium, downtown Charleston

12/1-31: Holiday Festival of Lights, James Island County Park

12/1-31: Charleston’s Holiday Headquarters, Charleston Place, downtown Charleston

12/1-31*: Moonshine, 34 West Theatre, downtown Charleston

12/1-31: Sippin’ Santa Tiki Bar, Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms

12/1-1/1: Visions of Brookgreen, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

12/1-1/1*: Nights of a Thousand Candles, Brookgreen Gardens

12/1-1/2: Treasured Holiday Memories, Brookgreen Gardens

12/1-1/15: Bo Bartlett: Earthly Matters, The Gibbes Museum of Art, downtown Charleston

12/1-2/4: Ice Skating on the Point, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant

12/1-3/5: From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art, The Gibbes Museum of Art

12/2: First Friday Christmas Market, The Town Market on James Island

12/2: Light the Lake, Colonial Lake, downtown Charleston

12/2: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event, CreditOne Stadium, Daniel Island

12/2: First Friday Artwalks, multiple galleries, downtown Charleston

12/2: Uncorked - The Ultimate Christmas Holiday Event, Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant

12/2: Open Mike Night, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston

12/2: Hanahan Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Vendor Market, Hanahan Amphitheater

12/2: Summerville Arbor Day, Fire Station #5, Summerville

12/2: Christmas in the Creek Tree Lighting, Goose Creek Municipal Center

12/2: On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, Charleston Gaillard Center

12/2: It’s a Wonderful Life, Charleston Music Hall

12/2: Charleston Symphony’s Holy City Messiah, St. Andrew’s Church, Mount Pleasant

12/2: Lindsey Stirling, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

12/2-3: ChristKindlMarkt, River Oaks, Awendaw

12/2-4: 29th Annual Christmas Made in the South!, Exchange Park, Ladson

12/2-4: Mt. Pleasant Performing Arts Presents The Nutcracker, Sottile Theatre, downtown Charleston

12/2-18: A Very Merry Footlight Holiday Special, Queen Street Playhouse, downtown Charleston

12/2-21*: A Christmas Carol, The Historic Dock Street Theatre, downtown Charleston

12/2-3, 12/9-10, 12/17: Candlelight Tours, Drayton Hall, West Ashley

12/2-3, 12/9, 12/17-18, 12/28, 12/31: SC Stingrays home hockey games, North Charleston Coliseum

12/2, 12/9-10, 12/23: Storytelling with Mrs. Claus, James Island County Park

12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/22, 12/26, 12/30: The Sound of Charleston, Circular Congregational Church, downtown Charleston

12/2-30: Garden Club of Charleston Holiday Decorations, Joseph Manigault House, downtown Charleston

12/2-30*: Take the Funny and Run, Theatre 99, downtown Charleston

12/3: Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston

12/3: PJs with Santa, Hutchinson Square, Summerville

12/3: Ugly Sweater 5K Dash, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Summerville

12/3: BIG Lowcountry Boil, Holy City Brewing, North Charleston

12/3: Holiday Candle-Making Workshop, Redux Contemporary Art Center

12/3: Holiday Market, Risen Hope Church, Summerville

12/3: Marion Square Tree Lighting, downtown Charleston

12/3: Holiday Street Festival, Front Beach, Isle of Palms

12/3: Christmas Festival and Parade, Park Circle, North Charleston

12/3: Holiday Pickers Hullabaloo Flea Market, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston

12/3: Meet the Author: Don Best Signing The Third Promise, Main Street Reads, Summerville

12/3: Holiday Market at Redux!, Redux Contemporary Art Center

12/3: 2nd Annual Flippers & Fur Fest, Regatta Inn, Folly Beach

12/3: Carnes Holiday Market & Santa Pictures, The Green Barn, Carnes Crossroads, Summerville

12/3: Christmas Traditions Among the Enslaved, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston

12/3: Majors Family Band, James Island County Park

12/3: Sugar in the Stacks, Charleston Library Society

12/3: Waterfront Park and Marsh Sweep, Waterfront Park Pier, downtown Charleston

12/3: Margo Price, Music Farm, downtown Charleston

12/3: Dirty Dancing in Concert, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

12/3: Lowcountry Stargazers Astronomy Observing Event, Johns Island County Park

12/3: Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition, Charleston Music Hall

12/4: Drayton Hall Oyster Roast!, Drayton Hall

12/4: Birds of Prey Photography Days, The Center for Birds of Prey, Awendaw

12/4: Oh Happy Day, Circular Congregational Church

12/4: Charleston Holiday Parade, Broad and Meeting Streets, downtown Charleston

12/4: Lights & Love, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

12/4: Sweets with Santa, Charleston Gaillard Center

12/4: Inclusive Visit with Santa, James Island County Park

12/4: The Charleston Caroling Company, James Island County Park

12/4: Wine Under the Oaks, Boone Hall Plantation

12/4: Charlton Singleton’s Holiday Spectacular, Charleston Music Hall

12/4-1/1: Christmas at Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant

12/5: Cookies & Cocoa with Santa, The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation, North Charleston

12/5: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Charleston Music Hall

12/5-23: Holy City Christmas, Holy City Brewing, North Charleston

12/5-1/1: A Traditional Christmas, Boone Hall Plantation

12/6: Play Dayz, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

12/6: Another JOHNNYSWIM Christmas Tour, Charleston Music Hall

12/6: Chris Tomlin x MercyMe, North Charleston Coliseum

12/6: Charleston SOA Symphony & Choir Holiday Spectacular, Charleston Gaillard Center

12/6-7: CLS Holiday Shopping Bazaar in the Stacks, Charleston Library Society

12/6-7, 12/10, 12/13-14, 12/17: Story Time in the Rabbit Hole - Holiday Stories, Charleston Library Society

12/7: Children’s Holiday Workshop, The Charleston Museum

12/7: Annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along, Edisto Beach Baptist Church Sanctuary

12/7: Steve-O Bucket List Tour, Charleston Music Hall

12/7: Senior Christmas Dinner, Goose Creek Municipal Center

12/8: Needle Felted Wool Victorian-Style Christmas Tree, The Inn at Middleton Place Lake House, West Ashley

12/8: Holiday Hoedown, Wannamaker County Park

12/8: Soulful Holiday Pop-Up, IBA Event Venue, North Charleston

12/8: Awendaw Farmers and Artisans Market, Middleton and Maker Village BBQ, Awendaw

12/8: Movie Under the Stars: The Polar Express, Smythe Lawn, Daniel Island

12/8: Laughzilla with Cam Bertrand, Music Farm

12/8: Takénobu Music at the Library, Charleston Library Society

12/8: Owls by Moonlight, Center for Birds of Prey

12/8: Ladies Night/Bubbles on Ice, CreditOne Stadium, Daniel Island

12/8: Living Christmas Story, Bethany United Methodist Church, Summerville

12/8: One Christmas Night in Memphis, Charleston Music Hall

12/8-9: Holiday Carolers, CreditOne Stadium, Daniel Island

12/8, 12/12: Ask a Naturalist, James Island County Park

12/8-18*: Who’s Holiday, Queen Street Playhouse

12/9: Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk, Folly Beach

12/9: Holiday Market & Mingle and Tree Lighting, Bay Creek Park, Edisto Beach

12/9: Caribbean Christmas, Hutchinson Square, Summerville

12/9: Baubles and Bulbs, The Charleston Museum

12/9: Free Family Friday, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, downtown Charleston

12/9: Holiday Movies in the Park, Bay Creek Park, Edisto Island

12/9: Elf, Charleston Music Hall

12/9: The Joe Clarke Trio Christmas Sing Along, Forte Jazz Lounge

12/9: Dueling Nutcrackers, Charleston Gaillard Center

12/9: Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

12/10: 31st Annual Charleston Reindeer Run, downtown Charleston

12/10: Holiday Parade of Boats, Charleston Harbour

12/10: 90’s Glow Night Skate, CreditOne Stadium, Daniel Island

12/10: Holiday Candle Making Workshop, The Charleston Museum

12/10: Christmas in the Creek Holiday Parade, Saint James Avenue, Goose Creek

12/10: Oysters on the Point, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant

12/10: Howliday at the Park, Mixson Dog Park, North Charleston

12/10: 6th Annual Christmas on King Bar Crawl, Upper King Street, downtown Charleston

12/10: Debbie Gibson’s Winterlicious: An Evening of Holiday and Hits, The Riviera Theater

12/10: Merry & Bright: A Special Holiday Concert, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

12/10: Edisto Christmas Parade, Palmetto Boulevard, Edisto Island

12/10: Yoga at Waterfront Park, Daniel Island

12/10: Christmas Parade, Center Street, Folly Beach

12/10: Sunset Music and BBQ Cruise, Charleston Maritime Center and Harbour, downtown Charleston

12/10: The Spot Light Awards, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

12/10: The Front Bottoms, Charleston Music Hall

12/10-11: Dance Conservatory of Charleston: The Nutcracker, Sottile Theatre

12/10, 12/17: Home for the Holidays, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, West Ashley

12/10, 12/17: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Historic Dock Street Theatre, downtown Charleston

12/11: Summerville Christmas Parade, downtown Summerville

12/11: Holiday Magic on Ann Street, downtown Charleston

12/11: Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, Hollywood Town Hall

12/11: 27th Annual Christmas Light Parade, Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant

12/11: Charleston Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert, St. Philips Church, downtown Charleston

12/11: 2nd Sunday on King Street, downtown Charleston

12/11: Come to Bethlehem Concert, Charleston Gaillard Center

12/11: Holiday Market at the Creek, Lowcountry Local First, Summerville

12/11: African American Spirituals with Ann Caldwell and The Magnolia Singers, Drayton Hall

12/11: Holiday Magic on Ann Block Party, Charleston Music Hall

12/11-13: Annual Holidays at Riverfront Park, North Charleston

12/11, 12/18: Lowcountry Power Brass Band, James Island County Park

12/12: Beach Sweep with Santa, Isle of Palms

12/12: American Red Cross Blood Drive, Firefly Distillery

12/13: Unwined with Watercolor, Redux Contemporary Art Center

12/13: “Afternoons with Harper Lee” in the Evening with Wayne Flynt, Charleston Library Society

12/13: Charleston Green Drinks - Trees, Commonhouse Aleworks, North Charleston

12/13: Pentatonix: A Christmas Spectacular, North Charleston Coliseum

12/13: An Evening with Peggy Lewis, Queen Street Playhouse

12/13: CSO Holiday Show, The Riviera Theater

12/13: An Evening of Music & Comedy with Sandra Bernhard, Charleston Gaillard Center

12/13, 12/15: Ashley Hall Choir Carolers, Hotel Bennett, downtown Charleston

12/14: Stained Glass Holiday Workshop - Copper Foil, Redux Contemporary Art Center

12/14: Holiday Dreams: A Spectacular Holiday Cirque, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

12/14: Sound Bath in the Gallery, Redux Contemporary Art Center

12/14: A Gullah Christmas Concert, Boone Hall Plantation

12/15: Early Birding, Stono River County Park, Johns Island

12/15: Jazz Night & Bourbon Tasting Skate, CreditOne Stadium, Daniel Island

12/15: Holiday Gift Drive with ECCO, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

12/15: An Evening with She Returns From War, Charleston Gaillard Center

12/15: Phil Vassar & Deana Carter, The Riviera Theater

12/15-17: Grand Illumination and Dinner, The Inn at Middleton Place, West Ashley

12/15-18: Vienna Light Orchestra: Christmas, Charleston Library Society

12/15-18: Palmetto City Ballet: Nutcracker, Sottile Theatre

12/15-22: The Charleston Christmas Special, Charleston Music Hall

12/16: “Snow” Place Like Charleston - Charlton Singleton and the Beehive Orchestra, The Riviera Theater

12/16: The Break Circuit, James Island County Park

12/16-17: Central Creek Park Grand Opening Celebration, Goose Creek

12/16-17: Chamber Music with CSO: Holiday Strings, Charleston Library Society

12/17: Summerville’s 175th Birthday Celebration, Gahagan Park, Summerville

12/17: Kiawah Island Sweep, 876 Kiawah Island Parkway

12/17: America’s First Museum: 250 Years of Collecting, Preserving and Educating - Part I, The Charleston Museum

12/17: Christmas Wine and Chocolate Pairing, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island

12/17: Cocoa Cup 5K, Brown Family Park, Summerville

12/17: 3rd Annual Annual Holiday Adopt & Shop Market, Firefly Distillery

12/17: Cars and Coffee, Freshfields Village

12/17: Strings for the Season, Public Works Arts Center, Summerville

12/17: Meet & Greet with The Snow Sisters, James Island County Park

12/17: Sidewalk Saturday, Freshfields Village

12/17: 8th Annual Holy City Holiday Market, multiple venues, Park Circle, North Charleston

12/17: Chris DiStefano: Right Intention, Wrong Move, The Riviera Theater

12/17: Holiday Cocktail Making Class, Firefly Distillery

12/17: A Christmas Carol, read by James Dyne, Circular Congregational Church, downtown Charleston

12/17, 12/23: The Have Nots! Holiday Show, Theatre 99

12/18: Chanukah in the Square, Marion Square

12/18: Visit with Santa, CreditOne Stadium, Daniel Island

12/18: Celtic Woman: A Christmas Symphony, Charleston Gaillard Center

12/19: Holy City Hotfoot, James Island County Park

12/19: Classical Kids Concert: Night Before Christmas, Sottile Theatre

12/19-20: Holiday Camp in the Stacks, Charleston Library Society

12/21: Winter Solstice Walk on the Labyrinth, Brookgreen Gardens

12/21-23: CSO Holiday Pops!, Charleston Gaillard Center

12/22: 9th Annual Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting, Pierce Park Pavilion, Daniel Island

12/22: NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

12/22: Holiday Improv Comedy, Theatre 99

12/22, 12/29: Celebrate the Season with Eva Leach, Forte Jazz Lounge

12/23: Golden Gals Live! A Christmas Musical, Charleston Music Hall

12/23: A Drag Queen Christmas, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

12/24: Christmas Eve Party, FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen, Freshfields Village

12/29: Blue Dogs 10th Annual Homecoming, Charleston Music Hall

12/30: An Evening with Jump, Little Children & Friends, Charleston Music Hall

12/30: Homegrown and Nationally Known, Charleston Gaillard Center

12/31: Noon Year’s Eve, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

12/31: Futurebirds, Charleston Music Hall

12/31: New Year’s Eve at Aquarium Aglow, SC Aquarium

12/31: 2023: “The Best Is Yet To Come, Queen Street Playhouse

12/31: New Year’s Eve Fireworks, James Island County Park

12/31: New Year’s Eve Dinner, FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen, Freshfields Village

12/31: 9th Annual Charleston Wonderland New Year’s Eve, Festival Hall, downtown Charleston

12/31: New Year’s Eve Gala, Forte Jazz Lounge

12/31: Crawl Til the Ball Falls, multiple venues, downtown Charleston

12/31: New Year’s Eve FurBall, New Realm Brewing, Daniel Island

12/31: New Year’s Eve Flip-Flop Drop and Fireworks, Center Street, Folly Beach

* Event occurs on most, but not all, dates during this period.

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