South Carolina's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

This December, join in the festivities in South Carolina with a range of activities that offer something for everyone, from Dragon Boat and Holiday Festival of Lights in Charleston to the Nutcracker by Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre in Conway. Mark your calendars and check out the events from December 6 to December 24!

Dragon Boat the Holiday Festival of Lights, Charleston, SC

December 6, 2023 at 4:30pm
Join the party this winter when you stop by the Holiday Festival of Lights from a unique perspective at James Island County Park. Enjoy an on-the-water introduction to the ancient paddlesport of dragon boating with ten paddlers per boat. After you paddle across the lake, you'll be rewarded with a classic cup of hot chocolate and free admission to the Holiday Festival of Lights.

Annual Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights, Sumter, SC

December 7, 2023 at 6:00pm
Witness the magical wonder of South Carolina's largest Free Christmas light display at the Main parking lot area to Swan Lake Iris Gardens. The Annual Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights is a month-long display of twinkling holiday imagery including the Pilot Club's floating Christmas tree and Santa's Village.

The Upstate Holiday Light Show, Easley, SC

December 8, 2023 at 6:00pm
At Upstate Holiday Light Show, located at 148 Crumpton Lane in Easley, SC, visitors can enjoy a festive light show filled with holiday cheer. During this special event car-goers will drive through a track of lights and music to bring the joys of the season to life. Santa's free petting zoo and pony corral will provide extra entertainment for families!

Anderson Christmas Lights Show, Anderson, SC

December 12, 2023 at 5:30pm
Be in awe of the Anderson Christmas Lights Show, a spectacular spectacle of light, music, and holiday cheer. Enjoy an evening of entertainment provided by Oakwood Christian on December 12. Located at 150 Rose Valley Boulevard in Anderson, SC, visitors will be enchanted by the magical atmosphere of the Anderson Christmas Lights Show.

The Pendleton Christmas Market, Pendleton, SC

December 15, 2023 at 4:30pm
The Pendleton Christmas Market is coming to the Village Green in Pendleton, SC this holiday season. Guests can expect to find festive shopping, delicious local treats, hand-crafted gifts, and much more. Enjoy hot spiced wine (Gl├╝hwein), beer, or apple cider in a souvenir Town of Pendleton mug and take in the quaint atmosphere and twinkle lights.

Palmetto Bluff Community Santa Run 5K, Bluffton, SC

December 16, 2023 at 9:00am
Come join the fun at Martin Family Park on December 16th, 2023 at 9:00am for the Palmetto Bluff Community Santa Run 5K! Be part of the Lowcountry community while making a difference by supporting Bluffton Self Help and the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club. Enjoy the post-race festivities and join in the sense of community with food and beverage trucks, bounce houses and more!

Yuletide Unicorn Festival-Night and Light Twinkling Light Show with Santa, Fountain Inn, SC

December 16, 2023 at 11:00am
Come and experience the Yuletide magic at the Hidden Pasture Unicorn Farm! Witness Santa and thousands of twinkling lights in Fountain Inn, SC and take part in the many activities including live acoustic music, a food truck, and complimentary outdoor evening movies. Enjoy a rustic fire, visit the amazing animals, and roast jumbo marshmallows - the perfect holiday family day out! Make sure to head to the farm on December 16th at 11am.

West Columbia Holiday Market, West Columbia, SC

December 16, 2023 at 11:00am
On December 16, 2023, the Meeting Street Artisan Markets in West Columbia, SC will be buzzing with holiday cheer. Come explore a winter wonderland of handmade treasures crafted by talented local artisans, enjoy live music, and savor delightful treats. Make sure to bring your loved ones and immerse in the festive holiday atmosphere!

The Nutcracker by Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, Conway, SC

December 22, 2023 at 2:00pm
Enter the enchanting world of Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre's spectacular performance of The Nutcracker at the Theatre Of The Public. Follow Clara as she embarks on a magical adventure with her Nutcracker fighting the Mouse King and visiting the Sugar Plum Fairy's Kingdom of the Sweets. Don't miss this holiday classic that the whole family will enjoy!

Festival of Trees, Aiken, SC

December 24, 2023 at 10:00am
Come to the City of Aiken Visitors Center & Train Museum on Park Ave SE to witness the beautiful Festival of Trees unfold. This event will include a tree lighting ceremony as well as several trees that will be on display for visitors to come in and vote for their favorite. The winner of the Festival will be announced in the Aiken Standard.

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