It’s that time of year again! The world-famous annual Cooper River Bridge Run is this weekend! Thousands upon thousands of visitors from all over the world will descend upon the Holy City to partake in this important annual event. The Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity. The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. It broadens community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The Cooper River Bridge Run serves as a model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world.
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What do you get when you mix sun, sand and sea with music, art and food? F-U-N!!! Come out this weekend to the annual Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival to hear great music, taste yummy treats and see art by local vendors. Go to http://www.wix.com/undertheoaks/seasand for all the details.
March 23-25, 2012
Inspired by the rich historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Charleston, the 9th Annual Charleston International Antiques Show is a premier destination for collectors and enthusiasts who enjoy seeing and learning about incorporating antiques into modern-day decor. This year’s Antiques Show, held in Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St., highlights the show’s theme: “Classic Design, Timeless Style.”
Spring in Charleston is the ideal season to see a showcase of English, European, and American period furnishings, decorative arts & fine art, architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry, and silver–all late 17th to 20th centuries.
Get tickets at http://www.historiccharleston.org/news_events/cias_events.html
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker tells the beloved Christmas story of the girl who falls in love with a Nutcracker Prince – with Russian flair. Praised by the NY Times as “thrilling and expansive,” the 40 impeccably trained Russian dancers leap, spin and lunge as you have never seen before. Audiences love the Christmas party with magical toys, battles with an evil Mouse King and a journey through the glittering Snow Forrest. Unique to Moscow Ballet productions, Russian folk characters Father Christmas and the Snow Maiden excort Masha (Clara) to the Land of Peace and Harmony where she and the Nutcracker Prince are honored by emissaries from heritages the world over; African, Russian, Asian, European and Hispanic. Set to Pytor Tchaikovsky’s famous score, Moscow Ballet’s production features lavish costumes, nine hand-painted backdrops with 3-D ornamentation and fanciful, larger-than-life puppets designed by a Russian master. A must see show for everyone in the family this holiday season!
DEC 20 – 07:30 PM
Tickets are $89.50, $69.50, $49.00, $39.00, & $29.50 plus applicable fees.
Dec. 10 & 11 Gaillard Auditorium and Dec. 16 & 17 at NPAC
Cost: Tickets range $25 – $45 (military and student discount available )
Charleston Ballet Theatre’s annual Charleston-themed Nutcracker has been a holiday classic for over three decades. Celebrate the company’s 25th Anniversary season with this annual Christmas-time tradition set in the Lowcountry of the 1860’s featuring familiar Charleston names, landmarks, lavish costumes and stunning professional ballet dancers from across the globe. This colorful, heart warming holiday family classic is a truly unique Charleston Christmas time experience.
Wine Under the Oaks
Sunday Dec. 4, 2011 – 1:00pm – 5:00 pm
Boone Hall Plantation
1235 Long Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
The casual and elegant affair welcomes visitors from all over to sample fine wines and delicious gourmet foods from featured Lowcountry chefs. Guests can enjoy live music, a fine selection of wines, and edible delicacies, while viewing the winning poster design of the 2011 Charleston Wine + Food Festival® poster completion.
Best of all, the event provides the perfect outlet for holiday shopping. Area culinary themed crafts will be available for sale and Boone Hall Farms will be selling all the wines available for sample. The Plantation will be decorated in holiday décor and it is the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season. Tickets to the Charleston Wine + Food Festival® are now on sale and make great holiday gifts! A portion of the proceeds benefit The American Red Cross.
This is an event for adults 21 years of age or older. We cannot permit anyone under 21 into this event. No babies, strollers, children, or pets. Thank you.
One of Charleston’s most unique holiday events is our annual parade of boats! This year the parade will be held December 3rd. The parade begins along Mt. Pleasant at 5:00pm, Viewing from the Charleston peninsula begins at 6:30pm; Fireworks begin at approximately 6:45pm
You may participate in the parade by simply registering with the city, decorating your boat from stem to stern with lights, and joining us on the water. Thousands of spectators view the parade along the route from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston each year. The mid-point of the parade features a spectacular fireworks display shot from the harbor.
The parade begins at approximately 5:30PM near the Mt. Pleasant side and ends in the Ashley River, (after processing down the Charleston side of the Cooper River), at approximately 7:30PM. We say approximately, because of various factors, including wind, current, and the ability of the boats to maintain headway.
Captains and crews will be invited to the Captain’s Party at a date, time, and location to be announced. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place boats in both the power and sail categories, with the best-in-show award going to the highest scoring boat overall.
For those who also wish to attend the City of Charleston’s tree lighting ceremony in Marion Square on the same evening, there is ample time to get to the waterfront and enjoy both. We look forward to seeing you on the water!
26th Annual Progressive Dinner
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this December. For the 26th year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the “Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner,” a festive evening where diners journey by carriage to three different locations. Guests are invited to start the evening with hors d’oeuvres at Historic Kings Courtyard Inn at 198 King Street, travel to Circa 1886 restaurant at 149 Wentworth Street for a three course dinner, and wind down at Historic John Rutledge House Inn at 116 Broad Street for coffee and dessert. Hors d’oeuvres start at 5:30 p.m. and the evening wraps up at 8:30 p.m. A carriage will transport guests from one location to the next. The cost is $95.00 per person, excluding beverages.
The Progressive Dinner Package, offered by the John Rutledge House Inn, includes accommodations for two, the Progressive Dinner (excluding room tax and beverages), a rickshaw ride to Kings Courtyard Inn and a Junior League Party Receipts Cookbook. Cost starts at $389 per night.
Roast marshmallows… hold a loved one’s hand for a stroll down luminescent Enchanted Walking Trails … journey through more than 600 light displays… take a tour on the festival train or a whirl on the old fashioned carousel… sip rich hot chocolate… discover unique treasures at the festival gift shops.
Come see the Southeast’s most beloved holiday festival. Let the spirit of the season embrace you as James Island County Park comes alive with illumination! The journey begins with a three-mile drive through hundreds of breathtaking light displays featuring millions of twinkling bulbs. Stop to stretch your legs, your spirit, and your appetite at Santa’s Village and Winter Wonderland. Discover the magic of the Holiday Festival of Lights.
The Festival Express!
The train depot should be your first stop at Santa’s Village. Hop aboard the festival Railroad and travel through the Enchanted Forest for an intimate view of the lights! Each train ride has limited capacity, and scheduled rides sell out quickly. We suggest purchasing your tickets as soon as you get to Santa’s Village.
Fufill those holiday wish lists with treasures from Santa’s Attic and The Incredible Gift Shoppe! The shops offer handcrafted holiday gifts including our official 24-carat gold collector series ornaments. Shop for stocking stuffers, holiday decorations, personalized ornaments, and more!
Santa’s Sweet Shoppe
Spoil your sweet tooth at Santa’s Sweet Shoppe where the aroma of specialty coffees, candy, and fresh baked temptations of fudge and Christmas cookies fill the air.
Holiday Sand Sculpture
Meticulously crafted from over 50-tons of sand, the holiday sand sculpture presents a different holiday scene each year.
Charleston’s Holiday Market is the Lowcountry’s Complete Holiday Experience!
All the gifts and glitter, music and magic, food and fun of the season come together at this exciting event!
Aisle after Aisle of Specialty Shops – Boutiques – Art Crafts – Gourmet Foods Seasonal Specialties Toy – Jewelry and more…
Don’t forget to bring your camera to take pictures of the little ones with Santa. Santa is there to hear every child’s Christmas Wish List whispered in his ear.
There is something for everyone on your holiday shopping list, for your home and for yourself!
- Nov 11 – 13, 2011
- Charleston Area Convention Center
- FREE PARKING!
Admission good all 3 days with your free return pass.
Group tickets available in quantities of 15 or more.