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Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston

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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs celebrates the holiday season this December with Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston, offering FREE, family-friendly activities, live performances and decorations all around town for everyone in the community to enjoy together. We hope you will join us in helping make Holiday Magic!!!


  • Holiday Market
    • 12/2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17
    • Saturdays & Sundays, (9am-3pm)
    • Marion Square
    • Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus begin 12/3
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
    • 12/3
    • Sunday, 4-6pm
    • Variety of musical performances leading up to the lighting of the tree at 6pm
  • Student Performance Day
    • 12/15
    • Friday, (10am-4pm)
    • Student performances and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus throughout the day
    • Marion Square
  • Holiday Parade
    • 12/3
    • Sunday, (3pm)
    • Broad Street, King Street, Calhoun Street, disperses on Calhoun between King and Meeting Streets
  • Kwanzaa Celebrations
    • View full calendar of events here.
  • Happy New Year, Charleston!
    • 12/31
    • Marion Square

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs at (843) 724-7305.