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Walk and Restorative Yoga f19715d41b6d1625c6921a5a9471866d

When: Every Monday and Thursday
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Palmetto Islands County Par
Description: Join us for an invigorating walk mixed with relaxing and rejuvenating yoga in an incredibly beautiful setting. It is the perfect way to start your day in a positive and restoring way. Open to all levels including young mothers with children in strollers. Register for six or more classes at a reduced price of $7 NCR/$5 CCR per class. Coupon code: FITMULTI. Free to Move IT! Pass holders.


Fun FridaysFun Friday

When: Second Friday of every month
Time: 6:00 – 9:00
Location: Teacups and Trucks
Description: Drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on the town! We will provide crafts, games and activities to keep your little ones thoroughly entertained. Each Fun Friday has a different theme and our party room is transformed to match each theme. Pizza is served so you don’t even have to worry about feeding them before you go. Yep, we got you covered. Now, go spend some “adult time” with your spouse or friends before you go insane!

Now – April 8, 2017
South Carolina Stingrays Hockey GameSC Stingrays Hockey

When: Several games a month until April 8, 2017
Where: North Charleston Coliseum (5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418)
Time: Varies
Description: Come support your local hockey tea.m., the South Carolina Stingrays, during the height of the hockey season!

Find more information and/or buy Sting Rays tickets here!

November 11, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Holiday Festival of LightsCCPRC Holiday Festival of Lights

When: November 11, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Where: James Island County Park
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Description: This fa.m.ed annual event features more than 700 light displays throughout a three-mile-long drive. It was na.m.ed by USA Today as one of one of the “10 Best Holiday Light Shows in America” and has everything from sweet shops to carousels. Admission is $20 per vehicle.

Find out more about the Holiday Festival of Lights here!

Year Round Happy Hour
Bridge Bar at the Charleston Harbor Fish Housefishhouse

When: Happy hour every Sunday-Friday/Live Music every Thursday-Saturday
Where: Charleston Harbor Fish House (32 Patriots Point Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464)
Time: Happy hour 4-7 p.m./Live music Thursday-Friday 6-9 p.m. & Saturday 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Description: Drink and appetizer discounts/Live local bands

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November 25 – December 23, 2016

31st Annual Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinnercirca1886

When: November 25-December 23, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: Circa 1886 Restaurant
Description: For the 31st year in a row, Charming Inns and Circa 1886 Restaurant are hosting evenings where diners will travel to three different locations by carriage. The dinner will start with appetizers at Historic Kings Courtyard Inn, proceed to a three-course meal at Circa 1886 Restaurant and finish with dessert at Rutledge House Inn. Admission is $100 per person.

The 31st Annual Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner is SOLD OUT, but you can learn more here!


November 25 – December 23, 2016

Celebrate the Holiday Sea-sonaquariumsanta

When: November 25-December 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: South Carolina Aquarium
Description: The South Carolina Aquarium is celebrating the magic of the holidays under the sea. Starting on Black Friday, guests entering the Great Hall will feel as if they’ve walked into a winter wonderland, with holiday décor throughout the gallery. Just a few steps away, Scuba Claus, the jolly old fellow in the red scuba suit, will dive in the Aquarium’s Great Ocean Tank. When Scuba Claus is away, his special elf helpers will dive during the week. Holiday dive shows will take place November 25 through December 23 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. During the first three weekends in December, the Aquarium will also distribute complimentary snowman cookies.

The Aquarium’s newest experience, BricksALIVE, will see the addition of new, unique holiday elements as well. Guests to the Aquarium will be greeted by a giant LEGO® present as they walk up the Aquarium’s main ramp, a perfect spot for a holiday photo. Inside the Aquarium, Finzy the LEGO® Shark on the Shelf will be hidden in a secret spot. Guests that find Finzy will receive an exclusive holiday surprise. Additionally, on November 25 the Aquarium will unveil a new LEGO® sculpture of a Charleston landmark determined by online voting earlier this year. Fans voted for their favorite Lowcountry icon, and the Pineapple Fountain, sponsored by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, took home the win!
Guests who visit the Aquarium from Black Friday until December 10 will also enjoy $5 off adult admission if they bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. The first 100 people to donate will receive a free South Carolina Aquarium coffee mug.
Come sea the magic at the South Carolina Aquarium this holiday season.

To learn more information on Celebrate the Sea-son click here OR call (843) 577-FISH (3474).

November 30 – December 18, 2016
White Christmaswhitechristmas_web

When: Showings run from November 30-December 18
Time: Varies
Where: Dock Street Theatre
Description: Based on the classic film, follow along as Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis chase after two beautiful sisters on the way to their Christmas show in Vermont. Hilarious and heartwarming, it is sure to add some holiday cheer to your winter. Ticket prices range from $25 to $67. depending on age and seating.

Find more information and to purchase tickets click here!

December 2 & 9, 2019
Christmas 1860chs_christmas1860_alstonhouse

When: December 2 and December 9, 2016
Where: Edmondston-Alston House
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Description: Tour the historic Edmondston-Alston House while celebrating a traditional Christmas as it would have been in the Victorian Era. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

For more information and ticket purchases for Christmas 1860 click here!

December 3, 2016
Isle Of Palms Holiday Street Festivaliopfest

When: December 3, 2016
Where: Isle of Palms Front Beach
Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Description: Enjoy fun for the whole family and kick off the holiday season Lowcountry style – on the beach! This festival will include live music, kiddie rides, balloon art, face painting, delicious food, a Santa Claus appearance plus more!

Find out more about the Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival here!

December 3, 2016
Charleston Jazz Orchestra: Holiday Swingholidayswing

When: December 3, 2016
Where: Charleston Music Hall
Time: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Description: Want to get into the holiday swing of things? Going to one of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s two showings would do the trick. Conducted by Charlton Singleton, it is sure to please. Ticket prices range from $10 to $55.

Buy tickets for the 5 p.m. showing here!Buy tickets for the 8 p.m. showing here!

December 4, 2016
Wine Under The Oaks At Boone Hall Plantationwineoaks

When: December 4, 2016
Where: The back lawn of Boone Hall Plantation
Time: 1 p.m – 5 p.m.
Description: Wine Under the Oaks at Boone Hall Plantation has grown to become one of the most popular Christmas holiday events in the South Carolina Lowcountry. This year’s ticket price includes complimentary wine samples as well as “bubbles,” live music by famed musician Tom Scott and nibbles.

To purchase tickets for Wine Under The Oaks click here!

December 4, 2016
City Of Charleston Holiday Parade

When: December 4, 2016
Where: Broad Street at Barre Street
Time: 2 p.m.
Description: Hosted by the city of Charleston and the Charleston Fire Department, this festive parade will start at Broad Street, travel along King Street and end on Calhoun Street at Meeting Street.

Find out more about and apply for the City of Charleston Holiday Parade here!

December 5 – December 18, 2016

Belle Hall Food Drive to Benefit ECCO and Ensure “None of our neighbors goes
hungry this holiday season”

When: December 5 – December 18, 2016eccofooddrive
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Keller William Realty – 496 Bramson Ct., Suite 200, Mt. Pleasant, SC (at the entrance to Belle Hall neighborhood)
Description: No one in Mt. Pleasant should go hungry, especially during the holiday season. So the Alan Donald Real Estate Team, working with East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO), is sponsoring a food drive December 5-18.

The Food Drive is focused on the Belle Hall neighborhood, where Alan and his team are well-known for helping connect buyers and sellers on their American Dreams. An anonymous donor has agreed to match the first 40 pounds of food donated.

To learn more about what to donate, where at and to find out more information about the Belle Hall Food Drive click here!

December 6, 2016
Trident Head Injury Support Group’s Annual Christmas Party

When: December 6, 2016thisgholidaybrain
Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Trident Hospital – 9228 Medical Plaza Drive, North Charleston, SC
Description: For our annual December meeting we like to supply quite the dinner for our members as a holiday celebration as a THISG family feast! This year’s deliciousness will be donated by Steel City Pizza Company- Mount Pleasant and will include salad, pasta and pizza!

We ask for each atendee to bring a dessert dish to share with the group. Please be sure to answer the question to what dessert you’ll be contributing after RSVPin. Or, if you don’t know yet feel free to comment below at a later date…just so we don’t end up having a redundant dessert table when that time comes!

Find out more about and/or RSVP to THISG’s Annual Christmas party by clicking here!

December 7, 2016
Charleston Wine + Food Cocktail (CHSWFF) Competition Save the Date!

When: December 7, 2016chsfw
Description: Tickets aren’t available yet, this is more of a save the date!

On the 12th year of CHSWFF my true love gave to me: RUM.

Rum is the spirit of choice for this year’s Cocktail Competition. On November 7th numerous bartenders, bar pros + cocktail connoisseurs concocted their best rum drinks for our panel of judges. Join us December 7th to meet our four finalists as they present their one-of-a-kind, rum-centric cocktails. More details will be announced and we can guarantee it will be a holly jolly good time.

December 7, 2016
Holiday Small Works Art Show – Original Art Work, Jewelry by Hermosa Jewelers and Handmade Candles

When: December 7, 2016
5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ashton’s Southern Scents
1304 Erckmann Dr. Ste D
Mt  Pleasant, SC 29464
Opening Reception for Ashton’s Southern Scents’ new business location.

To find out more about Holiday Small Works Art Show click here!

December 8-17, 2016
Governor Thomas Bennett House Holiday Tea And Tour


When: Dec. 8-17, 2016
Time: Varies
Where: Gov. Thomas Bennett House
Description: Experience the charm of the South by enjoying tea, treats and a guided tour at Gov. Thomas Bennett’s home. Tickets are $45 per person.

Find out more about the Governor Thomas Bennett House Holiday Tea And Tour here!

December 8-23, 2016
The Charleston Christmas Special
All new for 2016! Producers Brad and Jennifer Moranz have created an entirely new show of musical performances and comedy sketches — all with a holiday theme. Running Dec. 8-23 at the Charleston Music Hall, The Charleston Christmas Special is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

Specials this year:

Kids’ Free Night on Dec. 20. Receive one free child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. Please call the Charleston Music Hall directly at 843-853-2252 to redeem a Kid’s Free Night ticket.

Purchase a Dinner & Show Ticket for a night out on the town. This ticket is $68 per person and includes one adult/senior ticket to the Charleston Christmas Special and a pre-fixe dinner menu at Vincent Chicco’s, located next door to the Charleston Music Hall. Dinner reservations required. Call Vincent Chicco’s at 843-203-3002. (Package available for evening shows and Sunday matinee only; quantities are limited.)

Find out more about the Charleston Christmas Special here!

December 10, 2016
39th Annual Kiawah Island Marathon
When: Dec. 10, 2016
Where: 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island
Time: 8 a.m.
Description: Experience all of the beauty of Kiawah Island by running through East Beach Village, and witness amazing views of the island’s beautiful marshes, homes and forests.

Register and learn more about the 39th Annual Kiawah Island Marathon here!

December 10, 2016
Give Me Shelter 5K Rungimmie5k

When: December 10, 2016
Where: Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex, 418 Main St, Moncks Corner
Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon
Description: Give Me Shelter Color 5K, a “fun” run in which participants are doused from head to toe in color, is a charity fundraiser event filled with fun and excitement where people of all ages and physical abilities have a blast while raising money to support Callen-Lacey Center for Children, the only emergency shelter in Berkeley County serving youth who have been abused or neglected. After finishing the run, participants will gather for a Color 5K Finale “Color Explosion” at the finish line.

Register for Give Me Shelter 5K here!

December 10-11, 2016
Charlotte Ballet Presents: Nutcracker

When: Dec. 10-11, 2016 nutcracker
Time: Varies
Where: The Gaillard Center
Description: This renowned show should definitely be a part of your holiday season. Coordinated by Artistic Director Jean- Pierre Bonnefoux, enjoy this production of the classic holiday favorite featuring the Charlotte Ballet, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and more than 100 dancers.

Find more information and buy tickets Charlotte Ballet Presents: Nutcracker!

December 10, 2016
Holiday Farmers Market And Craft Show
When: Dec. 10, 2016
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion – Mount Pleasant
Time: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Description: If you’re looking for fresh produce and eclectic holiday finds, the annual Farmers Market & Craft Show is the place to go! Enjoy live entertainment and a wide variety of activities, such as face painting and jump castles.

Find out more about the Holiday Farmers Market And Craft Show here!

December 10, 2016
Oysters on the Point, Holiday Market & Parade of Boats

December 10, 2016 oysterspoint001
Time: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina – 20 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Description: Join us on the beach to kick off the holiday season with our first Oysters on the Point.  We’ll also have our annual Holiday Market, Buckets of Oysters, Chili, Hamburgers, Chicken Sandwiches, Bloody Mary Bar, Sports Café and one of the best spots to view the Holiday Parade of Boats.   Live music from Champagne with Friends and Mr. Bubble (featuring members of DEAD 27s).  Our beach is a great spot to watch The Parade of Boats which will begin at 5:30pm in Mt. Pleasant and ends in the Ashley River.

Find out more about Oysters on the Point, Holiday Market & Parade of Boats by clicking here!

December 10, 2016

City Of Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats

When: December 10, 2016
Where: Broad Street at Barre Street
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Description: Presented by the historic Rotary Club of Charleston and the City of Charleston, the third annual viewing party will be held at the Charleston Maritime Center on Dec. 10 with sounds of the holiday season and captivating holiday lights on boats that will promenade past the viewing docks.

Buy tickets for the City of Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats here!

December 10, 2016
Family Yuletide In The Stableyardsstableyard

When: Dec. 10, 2016
Where: Middleton Place
Time: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Description: The Family Yuletide in the Stableyards of Middleton Place is the perfect opportunity to create and shop for holiday trinkets. Natural items from the plantation will be provided for crafts as well as seasonal refreshments. Ticket prices are up to $15.

Find out more about Family Yuletide in the Stableyards here!

December 11, 2016
21st Annual Christmas Light Parade And Tree Lighting

When: Dec. 11, 2016treelighting
Where: Coleman Boulevard – Mount Pleasant
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Description: Over 100 holiday-themed floats will parade down Coleman Boulevard. A fireworks display and lighting of the town of Mount Pleasant Christmas Tree will kick off the parade.

Find out more about the 21st Annual Christmas Light Parade And Tree Lighting here!


December 12, 2016
A Charleston Celtic Christmascelticchristmas

When: December 12, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Circular Congregational Church, Charleston – 150 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Description: Mary and Rob Taylor lead Na Fidleiri, the Taylor Festival Choir, and legendary Irish guitarist/singer/songwriter John Doyle in the ever-popular Charleston Celtic Christmas musical celebration. New this year: the Early Music duo Bedlam present their unique brand of Elizabethan era Christmas revelry! Buy your tickets early!

Find out more about A Charleston Celtic Christmas by clicking here!

December 15, 2016
A Skylark Vocal Ensemble Christmas
When: December 15, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Gaillard Center
Description: This is your opportunity to get in the holiday spirit by taking advantage of this free, annual concert of classic carols.

Find out more about A Skylark Vocal Ensemble here!


December 17, 2016
Third Annual Nexton Cocoa Cup 5K
When: December 17, 2016
Time: 9 a.m.
Where: Nexton Community
Description: Join the “fastest 5K course in greater Charleston” by running through Summerville’s Nexton community. The first five overall finishers will medal, as well as the top three in each age group. There will be an exciting after-party, complete with food, drinks and DJ Natty Heavy.

Register for the Third Annual Nexton Cocoa Cup here!

December 17, 2016
The Night Before Christmas
When: December 17, 2016
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Sottile Theater
Description: A cherished holiday favorite – sing along as you watch actors and dancers perform your favorite songs of the season. Tickets are up to $12.

Purchase tickets for The Night Before Christmas here!

December 17, 2016
Charleston Symphony Orchestra – Holiday Pops
December 17, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Gaillard Center
Description: Orchestrate an appearance at the Gaillard Center to enjoy the annual Charleston Symphony Orchestra holiday celebration. Ticket prices range from $12.50 to $98.

Find more information and to buy tickets to Charleston Symphony Orchestra – Holiday Pops here!


December 31, 2016
4th Annual Charleston Rose Ballroseball

When: December 31, 2016
Time: 9 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium
Description: Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at this annual, upscale ball held by Charleston After Dark and IceBox Bar. Prepare for a festive night full of entertainment, charm and food. Space is limited, so be sure to purchase tickets as soon as possible.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the 4th Annual Charleston Rose Ball click here!


December 31, 2016circa1886
New Year’s Eve 2016 Dinner

When: December 31, 2016
Time: TBA
Location: Circa 1886 Restaurant
Description: Commemorate the arrival of 2017 with a delicious and festive six-course dinner at Circa 1886 Restaurant. Tickets are $140 per guest.

Find out more about Circa 1886’s New Year’s Eve Dinner by clicking here!


December 31, 2016 – January 1, 2017
The Yorktown Countdown in Patriots Point
When: December 31, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Time: 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Where: Patriots Point
Description: Come Aboard Charleston’s Largest Annual New Year’s Celebration!

Charleston’s premier aircraft carrier ball drop party provides multiple different admission level options, great live music and magnificent views for the holiday festivities. From 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM, guests of this exclusive New Years Eve party will see live bands and DJs from all genres imaginable, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits.

First Aboard (General Admission) and Captain (VIP) tickets can be purchased by clicking here and offer several different amenities and access levels aboard the carrier. First Aboard tickets start at $99.00 per person and include an all-inclusive full service bar and access to the indoor airplane hangar as well as access the outdoor fantail area (on the same level). Captain tickets start at $149.00 per person and give patrons the complete Yorktown Countdown experience offering everything under First Aboard, plus access to the Yorktown’s rooftop flight deck (which is tented and heated), a top-shelf all-inclusive bar, top-rated DJ performances, large-screen ball drop at midnight, and much more.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is for patrons 21 years and older only.

Find more information or to purchase tickets to The Yorktown Countdown in Patriots Point by clicking here!


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