Events In Charleston This Friday – Sunday

By December 18, 2015 September 29th, 2016 Current events

Charleston Holiday Happenings

Events in Charleston on Friday, December 18th

SC Stingrays vs. Orlando Everblades – The South Carolina Stingrays have a home game at the North Charleton Coliseum as they take on the Orlando Everblades on Friday night. Tickets range from $5 – $25 and are available on Ticketmaster.

Where: North Charleston Coliseum

When: Friday, 7:05 p.m.

Palmetto Brewing Loading Dock Music Series – Join Palmetto Brewing for the 2015 Loading Dock Music Series. Live shows every Friday at 289 Huger St. Performances begin at 6, and the music goes until close at 10PM! Featured Food Truck this week is Bac’n me Crazy! Music this week includes Mojo McGee at 6 p.m. Bringers Of The Dawn at 7 p.m. and See Water at 8 p.m.

Where: Palmetto Brewing, downtown Charleston

When: Friday, 6 p.m.

Marcus King Band & Weigh Station @ Pourhouse – The Marcus King Band is influenced by a long list of musicans such as The Allman Brothers Band, Miles Davis, Soulive, Lettuce and many more! Each member of Weigh Station brings his musical background and influences to the song writing process creating a unique Rock and Roll sound. Their sound has been described as funk rock, and dirty southern soul.

Where: The Pourhouse, Charleston

When: Friday, doors open 8:30 p.m.

Christmas Cabaret – This spectacular 90 minute variety show will feature all your favorite holiday classics highlighted by our signature Holy City Harlettes. Our dancing showgirls and vocal headliners will delight and exceed your expectations in this holiday spectacular!

Where: Charleston Performing Arts Center

When: Friday, 8 p.m.

Holiday Fair -The weekend Holiday Fair offers families and friends a place to gather and celebrate the holidays. Children can enjoy free visits with Santa Claus and loads of fun activities in his workshop. There’s also marshmallow roasting, over-sized holiday cards by local students, and live entertainment. The Stony Landing House will be adorned in historical decorations provided by the Town and Village Garden Club. Entry is included with your $5 admission.

Where: Old Santee Park, Monks Corner

When: Friday, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Holiday Festival of Lights – Each year, thousands of families create lasting memories at the Holiday Festival of Lights, where millions of multicolored lights illuminate the sky throughout 52 enchanting nights. Journey through three miles of over 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes. Park your car and enjoy family activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and so much more!

Where: James Island County Park

When: November 13th – January 3rd

Events in Charleston on Saturday, December 19th

Charleston Holiday Market – The Charleston Farmers Market is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers, growers, prepared/packaged food, artisans, crafters and live performers. We offer a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans. Attracting citizens and visitors alike, the CFM is the community connection, bringing together people from all parts of the Lowcountry and beyond.

Where: Marion Square, downtown Charleston 

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lowcountry Lab Rescue Meet & Greet – Meet the people behind Lowcountry Lab Rescue and their mission. Lowcountry Lab Rescue continues to successfully place endangered Labradors in loving homes because of the kind contributions of its donors.  Since their staff is 100% volunteer, you know your entire donation is going directly to the care of our Labs.

Where: Whole Foods in Mt. Pleasant

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.

Christmas Pub Crawl – Join the annual 12 pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl. Tacky and Ugly Christmas Sweaters MUST BE WORN. Lets spread the Holiday Cheer with this Dublin Tradition. The party starts at Madra Rua and will end at back at Madra at 10:30.

Where: Madra Rua, North Charleston

When: Saturday, 5 p.m.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party @ Loggerheads – ‘Tis the season to be ugly! Get on your tackiest holiday attire and head to Loggerhead’s on Saturday, December 19th for the annual Ugly Sweater Party! The best of the worst will win a $50 gift certificate (2nd place will walk away with $25!). Music by DJ Devon 10 P.M. to 1 A.M.

Where: Loggerheads Beach Grill, Folly Beach

When: Saturday, 10 p.m.

Charleston Night Market – Area ​Artists and Artisans will take over the Charleston City Market as  THE NIGHT MARKET continues this weekend! The Night Market is located in the Charleston City Market, Charleston’s #1 most visited attraction; a venue where over 50 area artisans, artists, food vendors, and local musicians gather together, each Friday, Saturday & night, to create a memorable evening. 6:30 pm-10:30 pm.

Where: Charleston City Market, downtown Charleston

When:  Saturday, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Events in Charleston on Sunday, December 20th

Scuba Claus in the Great Ocean Tank @ The Aquarium– Our favorite jolly old fellow in a red suit and diving gear, will make special appearances on the following dates during the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. dive shows. When Scuba Claus is away, his special helpers will dive in the Great Ocean Tank. Explore the Aquarium to see if you can spot Finzy, our Shark on the Shelf. When you find him, you’ll receive a festive holiday prize!

Where: South Carolina Aquarium, downtown Charleston

When: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A Lowcountry Christmas – The Christmas season comes alive at Boone Hall Plantation with an exciting new special event that is designed to bring some holiday magic and joy to people of all ages! Through magical 3D glasses, guests will see Santa’s elves hard at work making toys as Ms. Claus and her helpers are baking up goodies in her special kitchen; all while Santa is preparing for the big night. And yes, Santa will be there to greet all and pose for that special picture.

Where: Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Swing Dancing at Prohibition – Participate in a free swing dance lesson, which is followed by live swing music at Prohibition bar.

Where: Prohibition, downtown Charleston

When: Sunday, 6 p.m.

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