Upcoming Events in Charleston, South Carolina - Charleston South Carolina Upcoming Events include spectacular festivals, concerts, museum displays, social gatherings, holiday festivities, and more. We want YOU to participate and share in the excitement! Take a glance at these upcoming events and start planning your trip to Charleston, South Carolina today! Enjoy a beautiful Charleston vacation home and take part in all of the wonderful events that Charleston art galleries, performing arts centers, theatres, and other local Charleston businesses host throughout the year.
South Carolina Stingrays Ice Hockey - Home Games
November 15, 16, 17, 19, 2019
December 10, 14, 15, 20, 28, 2019
January 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 31, 2019
February 1, 9, 14, 15, 18, 22, 23, 26, 2019
March 15, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 29, 2019
Since its opening in 1993, the North Charleston Coliseum has been the home ice of the South Carolina Stingrays ice hockey team! Purchase your tickets and make your hotel accommodations today at the Hyatt Place Airport / Convention Center - adjacent to the North Charleston Coliseum! The North Charleston Coliseum is located between International Blvd and Montague Avenue at Interstate 526 in North Charleston. Parking for North Charleston Coliseum events including Stingrays games is $5 cash. Click here for a complete schedule and additional information.
Holiday Festival of Lights
November 15 - December 31, 2019
Each year, thousands of families create lasting memories at the Holiday Festival of Lights, where millions of multicolored lights illuminate the sky throughout this spectacular season. Plus, park your car and enjoy family activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and so much more! The Holiday Festival of Lights has been recognized around the country and the world. It was featured as the only U.S. event in Moscow's Festival of Festivals, Coastal Living recognized it as "One of the Top 10 Holiday Celebrations," the American Bus Association ranked it as "One of the Top 100 Events in the Nation," the Southeast Tourism Society lists it as one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast," and USA Today has named it one of the "10 Best Holiday Light Shows in America." Do not miss your chance to enjoy this incredible Charleston holiday spectacular! Click here for additional information.
Steeplechase of Charleston
November 17, 2019
Charleston's favorite party will take place in November at the beautiful Stono Ferry Racetrack in Hollywood, SC. Come out early and enjoy shopping at our Vendor Village or participate in the Hat Contest. Set up a spot for an afternoon of picnicking and tailgating, meander along the beautiful grounds and watch the most exciting horse racing in Charleston, SC with family and friends! Click here for additional information.
Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K
November 28, 2019
The annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble is a U.S. Track & Field certified five kilometer race that winds through historic downtown Charleston and out to the peninsula. Marked by beautiful scenery and historic landmarks, the majority of the course is flat – descending slightly in the first half of the race to the peninsula and then rising on the return route. The Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble is more than just a run – it’s a race and party in one! Join us after the race for music, free food and beer (for 21+) as well as plenty of activities for the younger ones. Click here for additional details. Register today!
City of Charleston Holiday Parade
December 1, 2019
The City of Charleston and the Charleston Fire Department will host the 2019 City of Charleston Holiday Parade! The parade will commence on Broad Street at Rutledge Avenue, travel North on Meeting Street, and conclude on Calhoun Street at Meeting Street. Click here for additional information.
North Charleston Christmas Tree Lighting
December 6, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019, 6:00pm, on the front lawn of the Felix C. Davis Community Center at 4800 Park Circle. Join the Mayor for the lighting of the 40′ Christmas Tree, then take a stroll around the Circle to enjoy the rest of the beautiful tree and light displays. Click here for additional information.
North Charleston Christmas Festival and Parade
December 7, 2019
Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Felix C. Davis Community Center with the Christmas Parade beginning at 4:00 pm (NEW TIME!). The Christmas Parade* begins at the corner of East Montague and Mixson Avenues, proceeds down East Montague Avenue, around Park Circle, and back down East Montague to conclude. FREE admission, FREE parking. Ample parking is available on the islands around Park Circle. Rain or shine. Click here for additional information.
Annual Breakfast with Santa by SpiritLine Cruises
December 7 & 14, 2019
Santa is coming to the Charleston Harbor and landing on the Spirit of Carolina – not once, not twice, but thrice! Don’t be naughty, make sure these events are on your holiday list this year as tickets will go as fast as Rudolph! Start your holiday season off with a new tradition and SpiritLine Cruises this year. Create warm holiday memories for you and your family on board our Breakfast with Santa Cruise. The cost of the cruise includes a delicious breakfast buffet, a personal visit with Santa Claus himself, a keepsake photo and a special holiday gift for each child from Santa’s favorite elf. Click here for additional info and tickets.
Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting
December 8, 2019
Brilliantly lit floats and community groups will march up West Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a spectacular Pyrotecnico fireworks show, immediately followed by the start of the parade at Mill St. traveling south and ending at the intersection of W. Coleman Blvd. and Patriots Point Rd. Click here for additional event details.
Christmas at Boone Hall Plantation
December 8, 2019 - January 1, 2020
The sun glistens through Spanish Moss which drapes a ¾ mile corridor of 274 year old giant oak trees…a visual wonder that truly takes your breath away and confirms that God is alive and well at work. The Avenue of Oaks is one of nature’s greatest spectacles…and THIS is Boone Hall Plantation. And as holiday time rolls through these giant oaks, Boone Hall comes alive with festivities, decorations, and good ole southern holiday hospitality, that is only befitting America’s Most Photographed plantation. This time of year re-emphasizes how Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens is truly “Unlike Any Other” as one of the leading tourist attractions in the Charleston, S.C. Lowcountry. Click here for additional information.
Holiday Parade of Boats
December 14, 2019
Charleston’s premiere on-the-water holiday event! Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats participants decorate their boats and sail the Charleston Harbor to delight thousands gathered along the shore. The Parade of Boats event is produced by the City of Charleston and America’s Boating Club Charleston (previously known as the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron). Click here for additional information.
Holiday Parade of Boats with SpiritLine Cruises
December 14, 2019
Experience Charleston’s most unique holiday tradition in comfort aboard the Spirit of Charleston without having to brave the cold. The Holiday Parade of Boats is a popular and beloved annual event, and we offer the best view in town. Your whole family will delight in the amazing sites of the parade while enjoying a delicious menu of crowd-pleasing Southern BBQ. Rockin’ holiday music will be provided by Brian Clearly. This cruise sells out every year and quickly – be sure to book before the seats are gone and you are watching from land! Click here for additional information.