2017 Holiday Bucket List

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  • Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm – 253 Needle Lane, Ridgeville SC 29472 2017 holiday
    • Novemeber 23 – TBA
    • Hours [ Monday – Friday 10am-Dark ] [ Saturday/Sunday 9am-Dark ] [Opens at 2 Thanksgiving Day]
      • Cut your own – Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, Carolina Sapphire
      • Pre-Cut – Fraiser Fir, Spruce Pine
    • Cut your own tree, kids activities including crafts, letters to Santa, and more! [9:30am-5pm Thanksgiving weekend-Mid December]
  • Center Bend Farm – 236 Center Bend Lane, Harleyville SC 29448
    • November 23-December 19
    • Hours [ Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm ] [ Sunday 1pm-6pm]
      • Cut yours own – Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypree
      • Fresh wreaths
    • Wagon rides on the weekend
  • Smiling Bear Christmas Tree Farm – 126 Burlington Rd, Walterboro SC 29488
    • November 23-December 10
    • Hours [Saturday/Sunday 10am-5pm ]
      • Cut your own Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress
      • Pre-cut Fraser Fir

Go see the Lights

  • Old Santee Cooper Celebrate the Season – 1 Riverwood Dr, Moncks Corner
    • November 24-December 30 [Closed December 24, 25, 26]
      • 6:00pm-9:30pm
    • $5 per car
    • Weekends starting November 25 through December 20 enjoy visits with Santa, live entertainment, marshmallow roasting, and more!
  • James Island County Park 871 Riverland Dr, Charleston
    • November 11-January 1
      • [ Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm ] [ Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm ]
    • Admission: 1-15 guests $20[one vehicle] 16-30 guests $50[per vehicle], 31+ guests $110[per vehicle]
    • Pictures with Santa, Carousel, Climbing Wall, Giant Holiday Greeting Cards, Train rides, Sand Sculptures and more!

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There are many events that will have a visit from Santa! You can check them out below!

  • Holiday Festival of Lights – James Island County Park
    • November 11 – Jan 1 [5:30pm-10pm/11pm]
  • Northwoods Mall
    • November 10 – December 24 [Monday – Saturday 10am-9pm] [Sunday 12pm-6pm]
      • Santa takes a break Monday-Saturday 1pm-2pm/5pm-6pm/ Sunday 2pm-3pm
  • Citadel Mall
    • November 18-December 24 [Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm] [Sunday 12pm-6pm]
  • Celebrate the Season – Old Santee County Park
    • November 25-December 30 [6pm-9:30pm]
  • Freshfields Village – Kiawah
    • November 24-26 [Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm] [Sunday 1pm-6pm]
  • Scuba Claus – SC Aquarium
    • Photos with Santa at the Great Hall Dec 3, 10, 17 [11am-2:30pm]
  • Charleston Holiday Magic Market – Marion Square
    • December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17  [9am-3pm]
  • Towne Center
    •  Coming soon 
  • G.M. Darby Building 
    • December 12 – 12:30pm-1:30pm
    • December 19 – 12:30pm-1:30pm

Watch a Holiday Parade

In December, Pegasus Charters offers the “Original” Charleston Sleigh Ride. Started in 2008, we depart from the Ripley Light Marina in Charleston upon the Charleston Explorer. We cruise for 1.5 – 2 hours listening to Christmas music and stories about Charleston’s Christmas traditions. We provide hot chocolate to enjoy during the trip. It runs December 9-26th.

Visit the trains at Belmond

Now through January 3, visit the train set up in the Belmond Charleston Place. Open daily from 8am-11:30pm

Write a Letter to Santa

  • The Isle of Palms Recreation Department will have a North Pole Express Mailbox beginning November 27! Deadline is December 13th! **Make sure to include child’s full name and return mailing address!
  • Write a letter to Santa with St. Andrew’s Parks and Recreation.  $5 per child and each child will get a letter from Santa and a certificate of being on the nice list. Register here.
  • On December 3, Barnes and Noble locations will be hosting a special storytime where they will be writing a letter to Santa!

Visit Christmas on the Square

  • Each year the Junior League hosts a spectacular Christmas contest where local businesses, organizations, schools and individuals decorate a Christmas tree and the public votes for their favorite. Learn more.

Visit the Creche Festival at Mepkin Abbey

  • November 13th-19th
  • November 24th – December 2
  • Register Here [Fills up quickly]

Enjoy these fun online options

Do something good

  • Operation Christmas Child – Boxes will be picked up at select locations November 14th-21st
  • SAFY – We have partnered with SAFY to provide you with the Christmas List foster children this holiday season! List coming soon!
  • Toys For Tots – Accepting new, unwrapped toys at many locations around the Lowcountry.  Learn more here

Local Holiday Events

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