Charleston SC Upcoming Events

Charleston South Carolina Upcoming Events
Make Room for Turkey Climb
November 25, 2015
This year, start a new family tradition that keeps the kids away from the iPods and the extra pounds off the waistlines. Bring the entire family to Wild Blue Ropes on Wednesday November 25th from 10AM – 10PM for their 'Make Room for Turkey' initiative (only $25 per person). They will also be OPEN all day Black Friday so you can #OptOutside instead of shopping! Open Thanksgiving weekend Saturday & Sunday too! Click here to make reservations. 

Thanksgiving at Middleton Place 
November 26, 2015
Served among the ancient Live Oaks of Middleton Place in the Pavilion and under a graceful sailcloth tent, Thanksgiving at Middleton Place promises to be a wonderful gathering for families who are invited to stroll “America’s oldest landscaped gardens” before and after dinner. Make plans to spend Thanksgiving Day at Middleton Place with a traditional buffet meal by the Middleton Place Restaurant. Click here for additional information. 

38th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble
November 26, 2015 at 9AM
Wobble before you gobble this Thanksgiving! The 28th Annual Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble features live music for the lively, free beer, a kids run and family activities, and free food and drinks for everyone provided by Earth Fare! Download the Turkey Day Run App to your smartphone today! Strollers are allowed in the last corral only. Click here for additional details about the Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble. 

Holiday Dinner Cruise
November 27, 2015 | December 11, 19 & 26, 2015
A holiday celebration Lowcountry style! The 2015 Holiday Dinner Cruise features a 2 hour scenic Harbor Cruise and a gourmet buffet holiday dinner. Enjoy a joyful mix of holiday favorites and Gullah spirituals! The cruise boards at 6:30PM. Tickets are $52.95 per person. Call now at 888-224-5037 to book. Click here for additional information.

7th Annual Holiday Pub Crawl 
November 27, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Charleston is so lovely doing the Holiday season: the Colonial candles in the windows, the festive decorations, the many traditions and celebrations from over hundreds of years. Join us for a special Holiday Pub Tour this 2015 Christmas season and experience the Holy City at its most festive. Come with your family and friends or share the holiday spirit with fellow travelers as we tour bars and pubs on a 2.5 hour walking history tour in one of the most historic parts of downtown Charleston. Our pub crawl visits 3-5 locations and we provide some tasty appetizers along the way. You can purchase your favorite festive drinks, share some wine, or enjoy some of our local craft beer. As a treat for our guests for the 7th Annual Holiday Pub Crawl, we will provide delicious Christmas cookies. Touring in Charleston is always a special treat during any month of the year, but it is especially wonderful during this time of joy and celebration. Click here for additional information.

A Lowcountry Christmas
November 27-29, 2015 | December 3-6, 10-13, 16-23, 26-31, 2015 | January 1, 2016
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! This inaugural event will include a magical 3D tour of Santa's Castle, a stroll through Christmas Town and a 20 minute holiday hayride. Meet Santa in Santa's Castle, enjoy holiday shops and seasonal treats in Christmas Town and hear the wonderful Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge on the holiday hayride. Click here for additional event details.

Holiday Walking Tour
December 1 - 31, 2015
Charleston Strolls invites you to enjoy our holiday spirit and seasonal decorations! Tour where carriages and motorcoaches are not allowed and take a fascinating stroll with stories and traditions revealing Charleston’s rich history and colorful past. Charleston Strolls has been featured in Southern Living and recommended by both the New York Times and the AAA Tour Book. Throughout December, the finale for this special tour is at the beautiful Mills House Hotel, where everyone will enjoy hospitality and holiday refreshments. Click here to purchase tickets.

A Christmas Story
December 2 - 20, 2015
All little Ralphie wants for Christmas is a genuine Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. He's determined that neither a neighborhood bully nor a freezing flagpole, nor Ralphie's own "you'll shoot your eye out" mom and dad will stand in his way. Based on the beloved holiday movie classic and on Jean Shepherd's hilarious memoir, A Christmas Story returns to the Dock Street Theatre this December (with the famous leg lamp in tow) to light up the holiday season. Click here for additional details and tickets.

Miracle on 34th Street
December 4 - 20, 2015
Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. The perfect show for the entire family. In his inimitable style, Meredith Wilson, the author of The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, tells us the classic story of a white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus who brings about a genuine Miracle on 34th Street, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy’s and Gimbel’s Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. No small feat! Click here for additional information and tickets.

Charleston Holiday Farmers Market
December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2015 | Saturdays and Sundays 9AM - 3PM
Located in Marion Square in the heart of Historic District in Downtown Charleston, SC, the CFM is open each Saturday, from April 4th through November 28th, 8 AM to 2 PM with additional Sunday markets during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in May and June as well as Saturdays and Sundays in December during Holiday Magic for our Holiday Market. The CFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers, growers, prepared/packaged food, artisans, crafters, live performers and community groups of all kinds. 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 locals and tourists alike, the CFM is the community connection, bringing together people from all parts of the Lowcountry and beyond. Whether you are a local that frequents the CFM or a tourist visiting for the weekend, we have something for you to enjoy. Click here for additional information about this free Charleston event.

​WWE Raw at the North Charleston Coliseum
December 7, 2015
Mega Eight Man Tag Team Match! Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose and Kane vs WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family! Card is subject to change. Click here for additional information about this upcoming South Carolina event at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Holiday Parade of Boats
December 12, 2015
‘Tis the season to jingle and mingle on the harborfront! The second annual Light Up the Night Holiday Parade of Boats combines two of the Lowcountry’s most beloved traditions – the allure of the harbor and twinkling holiday lights. A viewing party filled with the sounds of the season surrounded by captivating lights will be held at the Charleston Maritime Center on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. Boats adorned with colorful lights will promenade past the viewing docks while guests on shore fill the air with their favorite holiday carols and feast on the scrumptious tastes of the season. This family friendly event is sure to become a holiday tradition for young and old from near and far. Click here for additional information.

20th Annual Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting 
December 13, 2015
More than 100 brilliantly lit floats will march down Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors. The festivities begin at 5:30PM with the lighting of the Town of Mount Pleasant Christmas Tree and fireworks display at Moultrie Middle School, immediately followed by the parade. Click here for additional information.

YORKTOWN Countdown New Year's Eve Party
December 31, 2015
On Thursday, December 31st, 2015, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, it will be transformed into the fourth annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. This exclusive Charleston New Years Eve party will provide multiple admission level options, great live music and magnificent views for the holiday festivities. From 9PM until 1AM, guests of the event will see live bands and dj’s from all genres imaginable, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits. Headlining acts include MVP, a high-energy dance band with members that have been a part of major accomplishments in the music business. For more information, please visit
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Explore Charleston beaches to enter a fishing tournament, challenge your friends in a paddle board contest, and dance the night away on Charleston’s beautiful piers. Downtown Charleston features live entertainment, ever changing museum exhibits, and seasonal city tours. Hosting an event in Charleston SC? Submit your event today.

Visit the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center to see incredible musicians live in concert. Check out our list of upcoming events below to find an event or activity that interests you and then share event details with your family and friends today. Charleston’s exciting nightlife, delicious dining, indoor activities, outdoor adventures, concerts, theatrical performances and more entertain people of all ages and interests. Enjoy fantastic local events and activities all year long.  

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