Events for December 2, 2017
he perfect family friendly musical for the holiday season, The Footlight Players brings everyone’s favorite redhead to life in a production of “Annie.”
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC.
In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin D. Roosevelt and ultimately finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Dec. 1. ** 7:30 ON Dec. 2, Dec. 8, Dec. 9, Dec. 14, Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.
Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for military/seniors and $25 for students and $15 for children. Order tickets online at footlightplayers.net or by calling the box office at 843-722-4487.Find out more »
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 2, from 8:00am to 10:00am at Felix C. Davis Community Center. Breakfast with Santa gives area children the opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. A hearty meal is provided.
To purchase tickets, call (843) 745-1028 or visit the Felix C. Davis Community Center for $4 per person.Find out more »
From America to Scandinavia to China, people celebrate holidays with special rituals and festivities. We invite children and families into the Museum to take a “holiday tour” of traditions happening throughout the year, particularly during the month of December. Each exhibit will feature a local group and will include décor and hands-on activities specific to their holiday celebration. For example, one exhibit might feature a Gullah storyteller, while others might focus on Hanukkah, the Chinese New Year, Christmas and more.Find out more »
About the Reindeer Run
The Reindeer Run, presented by Half-Moon Outfitters, is a family-oriented, pet-friendly 5k run/walk through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston, SC. The event has grown significantly over the years; from only a few hundred participants to record attendance of over 3,500 runners. Throughout the history of the event, the Charitable Society of Charleston (CSC) has donated over $715,000 to MUSC Children’s Hospital. In 2016 alone, CSC donated $48,000 to the organization. The funds generated from the Reindeer Run are helping the campaign to build the newMUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital that is set to open its doors in 2019. This hospital will provide more spacious, family-centered amenities and expanded services, including an expanded neonatal intensive care unit, an entire floor dedicated to the care of children with cancer, and the most comprehensive pediatric heart center in South Carolina.
Proceeds from the Reindeer Run are split between the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston. 80% of the funds go to MUSC and 20% go to the Charitable Society of Charleston’s endowment. This endowment provides grants and donations to local non-profit organizations which benefit both children and elderly residents of the Lowcountry.
PACKET PICK-UP LOCATION:
Half-Moon Outfitters South Windermere Center located at 94 Folly Road Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407.
The race route starts and finishes on East Bay Street near the corner of East Bay and Queen. You can register in person at packet pickup (info) on December 1st from 11am to 6:30pm. You may also register on race day underneath the registration tent on East Bay Street from 7am-8am. All race registrations include a timing chip.
RACE DAY INFORMATION:
The 2017 Reindeer Run starts at 9:00am on Saturday, December 2nd near the corner of East Bay and Queen Street. This beautiful 5k race route (link to race route page) takes you along the beautiful Charleston Battery and brings you right back to where you started to finish the race.
The costume contest is a crowd favorite and we are bringing it back again for 2017. Dress up in your festive best and enter the contest. Judging begins around 10:00am behind the stage. Our categories include, Adult Individual, Child Individual, Group and Dog. We award the top 3 from each category with lots of great prizes and gift cards from restaurants and attractions around the Charleston area. Come dressed to win!
OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY:
Blind Tiger will be hosting the Official After Party and will be providing beer and snacks for all participants. Join us there to celebrate after finishing this festive 5k!Find out more »
DIY Crafts with Mrs.Grace (children)
Edgar Allan Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Make fun paper projects with Mrs. Grace.
Build a Roller Coaster (ages 4-11)
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
We'll supply the materials; you supply the imagination and engineering skills as you build a marble roller coaster.
Join us for the 2017 Holiday Festival on Daniel Island! Bring the whole family out and enjoy this “feel good” holiday community event. Enjoy the fabulous holiday shopping, featuring scores of Charleston’s finest vendors as well as outstanding entertainment and kid’s activities!
You won’t want to miss our headline performance by the 70 piece Charleston Community Band.
This family friendly, Charleston holiday treasure has been voted as one of the “Top 10” Best Holiday Season events in the Lowcountry. The festival is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season. Once inside the gates, you’ll find an entire “holiday shopping village” conveniently located along the Volvo Car Stadium concourse. Enjoy festive drinks and food while you shop for just the right gifts for those on your list – including YOU!
And of course, we’ll have tons of activities for the “kids” located inside our Kids Fun Zone!
The Holiday Festival on Daniel Island is open to the general public.
*(Should the event need to be rescheduled due to severe weather conditions, the event will take place on Sunday, December 3rd from 1:00 – 6:00 pm – note different time). Visit www.dicommunity.org and the Daniel Island Property Owners Association Facebook page for Holiday Festival event updates.Find out more »
Christmas Festival and Parade
Saturday, December 2, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at the Felix C. Davis Community Center with the Christmas Parade beginning at 5:00 pm. The Christmas Festival includes children’s activities, food vendors, live music, and visits with Santa. 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.
Christmas Festival Schedule
2:30 pm - Police will close the Park Circle traffic circle, East Montague Avenue from Mixson to the traffic circle, and Mixson and Lackawanna to West Enterprise to vehicular traffic
3:00 - 4:45 pm - Children’s activities (jump castles, petting zoo, hay rides)
3:00 - 5:00pm - Live instrumental music by Wayne Daws in the Felix Davis lobby
3:00 - 5:15 pm - DJ Moo Moo on outdoor amphitheater stage
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Parade
6:00 - 8:00pm - Live instrumental music by Wayne Daws in the Felix Davis lobby
6:15 - 8:00 pm - The Zandrina Dunning Experience on outdoor amphitheater stage
6:30 - 8:00 pm - Children’s activities (jump castles, petting zoo, hay rides)
6:30 - 8:00 pm - visit with Santa (indoor Auditorium)
8:00 pm - Roads opens to traffic
The Charleston Caroling Company will be roving throughout the community center grounds in Victorian dress performing carols for festival goers.
Visits with Santa will take place in the Felix Davis Auditorium following the parade until the end of the festival.
FREE admission, FREE parking. Ample parking is available on the islands around Park Circle. Rain or shine.Find out more »
This December The Garden Club of Charleston will once again bring holiday spirit into the Joseph Manigault House, adorning its rooms, hallways and stairways with greenery, ribbons, and more. These spectacular arrangements will coincide with this year’s theme, “Bells and Blooms.” The inspiration for this year’s theme came from the 1863 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Christmas Bells”. The bells are a symbol of hope for peace. These decorations will be displayed from December 2 to December 29.
On December 2, from 3 – 5 pm, The Charleston Museum will host a Holiday Decoration Celebration, allowing attendees to explore the Joseph Manigault House and view these decorations at their own pace. Enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider on the porch as Christmas music provided by The Charleston Caroling Company sounds within the house. We hope that you and yours will join us in celebrating the season!
To view decorations from years past, visit our blog.
This event is FREE for Members.
Regular admission prices apply for Non-members, no extra fees.