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Holiday Events from 12/11/2017 - 06/02/2019

Charleston Holiday Pub Crawl

11/24/2017 - 01/07/2018

Bring your friends and family on a holiday adventure to celebrate local food, flavor and fun on the 9th Annual Holiday Pub Crawl.

November 24, 2017
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January 07, 2018

The Kris Kross

11/24/2017 - 12/28/2017

The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!

November 24, 2017
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December 28, 2017

Holiday Children's Village

12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017

Stroll along Candy Cane Lane as the children play in Santa's Workshop, Candy Factory, Gingerbread House, Barber Shop, Post Office, Chapel, General Store, Elf Bunk House, and "Elfementary" School.

December 01, 2017
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December 31, 2017

Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston

12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017

Presented by the City of Charleston, Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston offers family-oriented activities and performances that capture the spirit of the season for everyone in the community.

December 01, 2017
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December 31, 2017

A Christmas Carol

11/29/2017 - 12/20/2017

Celebrate the warmth of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future in Charleston Stage's original and imaginative take on Dickens' immortal classic.

November 29, 2017
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December 20, 2017

A Folly Jolly Christmas Spectacular

12/01/2017 - 12/22/2017

Now celebrating Charleston Performing Arts Center’s fourth season, the annual holiday show is a patron favorite! A dazzling display of dynamic singers and dancers, hundreds of lavish costumes, and Santa with his reindeer and elves!

December 01, 2017
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December 22, 2017

Cougar Night Lights

12/14/2017 - 01/01/2018

The College of Charleston invites you to walk through campus and enjoy the holiday lights within its historic Cistern Yard.

December 14, 2017
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January 01, 2018

"Annie" by The Footlight Players

12/01/2017 - 12/17/2017

The perfect family friendly musical for the holiday season, The Footlight Players brings everyone's favorite redhead to life in a production of "Annie."

December 01, 2017
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December 17, 2017

Rock-N-Roll Christmas Cruise

12/09/2017 - 12/25/2017

Come join us for our Rock-N-Roll Christmas Cruise. Bring along your favorite foods and drink and enjoy the sights of Charleston from the water as we listen to some good, fun Rock-N-Roll Christmas Carols.

December 09, 2017
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December 25, 2017

Charleston Christmas Special

12/08/2017 - 12/23/2017

Starting tonight, the lowcountry’s biggest holiday musical production opens at the Charleston Music Hall. With a glittering backdrop of snow covered Christmas trees and decorations, this production is the perfect blend of holiday music, comedy sketches, a

December 08, 2017
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December 23, 2017

Charleston Sleigh Ride

12/15/2017 - 12/25/2017

In December, Pegasus Charters offers the "Original" Charleston Sleigh Ride. Cruise for 1.5 hours listening to Christmas music and stories about Charleston's Christmas traditions.

December 15, 2017
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December 25, 2017

Grand Illumination

12/14/2017 - 12/16/2017

Experience the Christmas of 1782. This lively event celebrates the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the British troops.

December 14, 2017
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December 16, 2017

A Christmas Story, the Musical

12/22/2017 - 12/24/2017

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage.

December 22, 2017
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December 24, 2017

Piano Bar Series: Holiday Mixtape

12/21/2017 - 12/22/2017

What If? Productions is ready to make your holidays merrier and brighter with an eclectic lineup spanning the decades of holiday classics and other oddities in our latest cabaret piano bar show Holiday Mixtape!

December 21, 2017
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December 22, 2017

Holiday Strings

12/13/2017

The CSO string quartet--Yuriy Bekker, Micah Gangwer, Jan-Marie Joyce, and Norbert Lewandowski--will put you in the holiday spirit performing favorite tunes at the beautiful Charleston Library Society.

December 13, 2017

Holiday Strings

12/13/2017

The CSO string quartet--Yuriy Bekker, Micah Gangwer, Jan-Marie Joyce, and Norbert Lewandowski--will put you in the holiday spirit performing favorite tunes at the beautiful Charleston Library Society.

December 13, 2017

The holidays are brewing in Charleston's favorite taproom. Join us at Holy City Brewing on Saturday, December 16 for the 3rd Annual Holy City Holiday Market. Sip and shop with over thirty local makers beginning at 12:00pm!

December 16, 2017

Join the CSO and the CSO Chorus for our annual holiday celebration! Principal Pops Conductor, Yuriy Bekker, leads this family-friendly, Charleston holiday tradition!

December 16, 2017

Festive fun for the whole family! Join the CSO and the CSO Chorus for our annual holiday celebration!

December 16, 2017

Join Santa for a pancake breakfast with all the fixins and a side of our signature ocean views at The Citadel's Beach Club at the Isle of Palms.

December 17, 2017

Sundays with Santa

12/17/2017

Meet jolly old Saint Nick at the Aquarium this holiday season! Enjoy a complimentary visit and photo session with Santa in the Great Hall near the Carolina Seas tank.

December 17, 2017

The world-famous Canadian Brass returns after their sold-out performance in 2016 with the CSO Brass for another spectacular Christmas program!

December 20, 2017

Come out to Tanger Outlets to share your holiday wishes with Santa, sing and dance in the snow with Elsa & Anna, gather around for story time with Jingle the Elf, craft tree ornaments with AR Workshop, and more!

December 20, 2017

The Snow Queen

12/22/2017

Ballet Evolution brings audience favorite and new holiday classic The Snow Queen back to the Sottile stage for the 2017 holiday season.

December 22, 2017

The Snow Queen

12/23/2017

Ballet Evolution brings audience favorite and new holiday classic The Snow Queen back to the Sottile stage for the 2017 holiday season.

December 23, 2017

An elegant evening at Zero George Hotel and Restaurant to countdown to the New Year. We will be starting the celebration at 9 PM with live 20's style jazz by the Gatsby Gang, champagne, caviar, and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

December 31, 2017

Mansion Ball

12/31/2017

The creators of Charleston's largest New Year's celebration, "The Yorktown Countdown," will roll out their newest signature event, "The Mansion Ball." Masquerade all night to the tune of the Roaring 20's.

December 31, 2017

Midnight at The Rice Mill is the party of the year, complete with music from DJ Moo Moo, delicious cuisine, an open bar, and a midnight champagne toast!

December 31, 2017

Ring in the new year with the Joe Clarke Quartet, a seated-served dinner by Chris of Surcee Catering plus a dessert bar open all evening on the best dance floor in Charleston!

December 31, 2017

Celebrate the New Year with style aboard the SpiritLine Dinner Cruise. Our Executive Chef, Shawn Eustace will prepare an exquisite four course dinner that is sure to delight, served by an attentive wait staff, eager to make your experience exceptional.

December 31, 2017

Snyder Grand Ball

12/31/2017

The Annual New Years Eve Grand Ball at the South Carolina Aquarium presented by Snyder Events and 98 Rock, 105.5 The Bridge and Charleston City Paper.

December 31, 2017

It's time to dress up as your favorite Bill Murray character and take the plunge into the frigid ocean water for the 5th Annual Polar Plunge!

January 01, 2018

Christmas is coming early as we host a free oyster roast with Santa, live music, holiday drink specials and an ugly sweater competition!

December 15, 2017

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