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1 Chanukah in the Square – 4-6 p.m. in Marion Square. www.charlestonarts.org | 843-724-7305

1 Parade of Boats and Fireworks, 5:30-7:30pm, fireworks begins 6:45pm, Charleston Harbor, 843-724-7305, www.charlestonlowcountry.com 1-31 The Charleston Story, Permanent exhibit at Gibbs Museum of Art, 843722-2706, www.gibbesmuseum.org 1-31 Charleston Christmas Sleigh Ride, 5pm, Thursday-Sunday, Charleston Harbor 843-276-4203 www.thrillercharleston.com 1-31 Holiday Festival of Lights – James Island County Park comes alive with a spectacular light show plus holiday market, visits with Santa, train rides and hot chocolate. www.ccprc.com | 843-795-4386

2 Holiday Toy Drive, Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe Street, Charleston, SC, US, 8PM The Silent Disco, provided by SilentCity Sounds will have 3 DJs playing simultaneously under all their crazy lasers & lights! Headphones will be given out to everyone that wants to join. First come first serve. Order tickets via Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-toy-drive-and-toy-land-costume-party-tickets-9426126799?aff=efbevent

3 Summerville Christmas Tree Lighting – Downtown Summerville. summervilledream.org

4 A Stroll in Search of the Perfect Treasure Lower King Street Antique Walk – Participants are guided by interior decorators and fine art appraisers and given insider tips to train your eye. Part of the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Art with a Twist series. www.gibbesmuseum.org | 843-722-2706

5 – 21 Sprinkles Productions presents the premier of Santa’s Naughty & Nice Burlesque, a unique evening of glittering floor show entertainment that evokes burlesque as portrayed in Hollywood films from the 1930s to the 1950s. It celebrates the choreographic style of Jack Cole. Located at South of Broadway Theatre 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Tickets are $25 with a two-drink minimum. Performances are Thurs, Fri, Sat night only.

6 French Quarter Art Walk, 5pm-8pm 843-577-7101 www.frenchquarterarts.com “Explore your Favorite Art Gallery’s in Downtown Charleston” -Classic Charleston Gifts & Gallery Located at 71 South Market, This Gallery has Specialty Food and Local Artist Collector Prints www.classiccharlestonsc.com

6-8 Christmas Made in the South, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm Adults $6, Children 12-under free, Exchange Park, Ladson 704-847-9480

6-22 “Annie” – Charleston Stage presents the ever-optimistic depression era Annie, bringing President Roosevelt and Charleston a “New Deal for Christmas.” Performed at the Dock Street Theatre. www.charlestonstage.com | 843-577-7183

6, 13 Christmas 1860 at the Edmondston-Alston House – The historic house will be decorated for the holidays much as it would have been in 1860. Living historians in period clothing tell the story of Charleston’s last opulent Christmas before the start of the Civil War and Christmas traditions of the day. Located at 21 East Battery in Charleston. www.edmondstonalston.com | 843-722-7171

6-10, 12-15, 19-22 The Charleston Christmas Special – Family friendly variety show with holiday songs, dancing and skits at the Charleston Music Hall. www.bradandjennifermoranz.com | 843-416-8453

6-22 A Christmas Carol, Footlight Players, Footlight Theatre, 20 Queen St, 843-723-7334 www.footlightplayers.org 6-22 Plaid Tidings, 8pm, Thurs-Sun, Flowertown Players, Summerville, 843-875-9521 www.flowertownplayers.org 6,13,20,26,30 The Sound of Charleston, Live Music from Gospel to Gershwin, 7pm, Circular Congregational Church 843-270-4903 www.soundofcharleston.com

7 Reindeer Run — Get into the holiday spirit with this family and pet-friendly 5K through downtown Charleston. The event concludes with an after-party. Proceeds benefit the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston. www.reindeerrun.org

7 Holiday Market & Craft Show – This annual event at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion showcases locally grown produce, baked goods and homemade preserves along with crafts from local artisans. www.comeonovermp.com | 843-884-8517

7 Holiday Parade of Boats – Boats decorated in their holiday finest will make their way down the Cooper River, starting on the Mount Pleasant side and ending in the Ashley River. www.charlestonarts.org

7 Christmas Festival &  Parade 4pm-9pm, Park Circle, 843-740-5854 www.northcharleston.org 7 North Charleston Christmas Parade, Activities begin at 4pm , Parade at 6pm, Park Circle, 843-740-5854 www.northcharleston.org

7, 8 Spirituals Concert – Drayton Hall presents African-American spiritual music with two concerts by Ann Caldwell and The Magnolia Singers. These concerts are a rare opportunity to gather in the atmospheric-raised English basement of Drayton Hall to hear music that could have been heard centuries ago in the surrounding fields and praise houses. www.draytonhall.org | 843-769-2600

7-21 Farmers Market Saturdays 8am-2pm, Marion Square, 843-724-7305 www.charlestonarts.org

8 Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting – 2-4pm Parade starts at the intersection of Coleman Blvd and Pelzer Dr., 843-720-1981 www.charlestonlowcountry.com More than 100 floats will march down Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant followed by a tree lighting and fireworks display at Moultrie Middle School. www.comeonovermp.com | 843-884-8517

8 Wine Under the Oaks – Featuring more than 100 fine wines, gourmet foods, a champagne and desserts tent, ice sculptures, wine and food pairings and wine and cooking demonstrations. Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. www.boonehallplantation.com

8 Summerville Christmas Parade – Downtown Summerville. www.summervilledream.org

13-14 Holiday Pops: A Very Merry Sing-A-Long — The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents holiday favorites at the Sottile Theatre in downtown Charleston. www.charlestonsymphony.com | 843-723-7528

14 Kiawah Island Marathon – This event is sanctioned by the USATF and listed as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. www.kiawahresort.com | 843-768-2780

14 Family Yuletide in the Stableyards – Enjoy storytelling around the fire, caroling and craftspeople working in their shops by candlelight as they prepare for Christmas at Middleton Place. www.middletonplace.org | 843-556-6020

17 (Charleston), 20 (Summerville) Holy City Messiah – Enjoy Handel’s “Messiah” presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. www.charlestonsymphony.com | 843-723-7528

19-20 Grand Illumination at Middleton Place – Stroll through gardens illuminated by torchlight, candlelight and starlight and hear costumed interpreters along the way tell stories of the joyous holiday season when the British evacuated Charleston at the end of the Revolutionary War. See the house seasonally decorated and glowing in candlelight, and on the Greensward, enjoy a warm fire, live music and refreshments. The event concludes with a Southern Buffet dinner.www.middletonplace.org | 843-556-6020

22 Classical Kids Concert: The Night Before Christmas – Sing along to favorite holiday songs and listen as well loved stories come to life with classical music at Sottile Theatre in Charleston. www.chambermusiccharleston.org | 843-763-4941

26 Lighting of the Kwanzaa Kinari – Marion Square in downtown Charleston. www.charlestonarts.org | 843-724-7305

26 Great Russian Nutcracker, Presented by the Moscow Ballet, 3 & 7:30pm, North Charleston Performing Art Center, 843-529-5000 www.charlestoncoliseumpac.com

31 Happy New Year, Charleston! This is a free non-alcoholic, family-friendly celebration of the arts from 4-10:30 p.m. in Marion Square. www.charlestonarts.org | 843-724-7305

31 Four Elite Ent. Presents: 20FourTeens New Years Electro Celebration!!! Hosted by Khleo Thomas: GET TICKETS NOW AT www.fourelite.com/event-tickets/  Charleston Area Convention Center Campus | 5000 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418