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.
To celebrate Mount Pleasant’s diverse artistic community, residents come to the annual ArtFest at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre to enjoy art in many forms. ArtFest attendees can expect spectacular live entertainment by local dance studios and performing artists, a juried art exhibit featuring members of the Mount Pleasant Artists Guild, roving entertainers, games, crafts, and lots of fun for kids of all ages!
Free admission! Free parking! Free activities!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Charleston’s annual foodie convention kicks off today and will host exciting events through March 4th. Check out http://charlestonwineandfood.com/ for all the details….
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.
Let the spirit of the season embrace you as James Island County Park comes alive with illumination at Charleston’s most beloved nighttime event – the Holiday Festival of Lights! Beginning November 11, 2011 and continuing through January 1, 2012, the festival is a great place to gather family and friends to capture the magic of the holiday season. The journey begins with a three-mile drive through hundreds of breathtaking light displays featuring millions of twinkling bulbs. But the Holiday Festival of Lights is much more than just a driving tour! Park the car and experience exciting attractions custom-designed for holiday cheer at Santa’s Village and Winter Wonderland. There are many celebrated attractions to see and do, including:
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.