Holiday Activities in Our Area

There are a number of activities going on as we lead up to the holiday season.

-Come out to James Island County Park on Riverland Road for the Annual Holiday Festival of Lights. The festival is open every evening, “rain or shine,” from November 10th to  January 1st. Open Sunday thru Thursday: 5:30 – 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 5:30 – 11 p.m.  The park offers sculptures made with over 50 tons of sand, rides on the holiday train, treats from Santa’s Sweet Shop, the Victorian carousel, and much more.

-Come visit Santa’s Workshop on the Freshfields Village Green on Friday and Saturday, November 24th and 25th, from 10:00am to 6:00pm for a photo with the ‘Big Man’ and take a turn running down your Christmas list. Each family will receive one free print compliments of the Village merchants.

-Freshfields Village decks the halls on Saturday, November 25th as this annual Holiday Festival returns to the Village Green from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Free children’s activities include face painting by Cupcake the Clown, balloon twisting, inflatable games and rides on the Mechanical Reindeer. There will also be a variety of complimentary holiday craft and activity booths. Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon along with delicious treats available for purchase from local food vendors.

-Visit Santa’s Workshop on the Freshfields Village Green on Sunday, November 26th from 1:00 to 6:00pm for Santa Paws Sunday for a photo opportunity with your pet and Santa Claus. Each pet (and family) will receive one free print compliments of Freshfields Village. Donations will be accepted on behalf of Charleston Animal Society.

-On December 2nd from 10am to 4pm, the Johns Island Farmers Market will be holding a Homegrown Holiday Bazaar with over 100 vendors.  The Holiday Bazaar will take place at Johns Island County Park at Mullet Hall.  Please note, this is a different location from the regular weekly Johns Island market, which is located at the Charleston Collegiate School. The Holiday Carriage & Hay Rides, Antique Tractor Show, Marsh Tacky Horse Meet & Greets, Pony Rides, cookie decorating, and Santa & Mrs. Claus visits in Santa Land are sure to bring holiday cheer to all who visit!

-The Seabrook Island Garden is hosting its’ annual Holiday Open House on December 3rd from 4:00-6:00pm at the Lake House.  Come join your friends and neighbors for some holiday cheer and refreshments.

– The Bohicket Merchants Association is holding a Parade of Boats on Saturday, December 9th from 6:00-9:00pm at the Marina.  The evening will feature a tree lighting, carols sung by the Charleston Coastal Choir, an ugly sweater contest, the boat parade, hot chocolate and s’mores!

-The Town of Seabrook Island annual Holiday Celebration will be held at the Town Hall on Thursday, December 14th from 12:00 to 2:00pm. They’ll be collecting toys for the “Toys for Tots” program at the door….and if you haven’t already met your newly elected Town Council members, the new Town Administrator, or say goodbye to our outgoing Town Administrator, here’s your chance.

-Tidelines Editor


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