December 2022 Events

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If you’re staying at Isle of Palms and are looking for something to do, check out this list of activities and events happening in town during December. We hope to see you taking advantage of the sun and the beach during your stay, but we want to make sure you get the full Charleston experience! Make sure to check out some of these events while you’re in town.



If you’re looking for something to do while you’re in Charleston, look through this list of events in December. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to check some of them out!


1st Friday of every month, 5PM - 8PM

First Friday Artwalk


November 11th to December 31st, 5:30PM to 10:00PM

Holiday Festival of Lights

  • Spend a night on your vacation enjoying beautiful displays of holiday lights in Charleston! This walk or drive-through exhibit features fun rides for kids, art displays by locals, and more holiday lights and decorations than you can imagine!
  • Event is located at James Island County Park (871 Riverland Drive Charleston, SC 29412)
  • Ticket prices vary and can be purchased online or at the door. 


December 3rd, 2:00PM to 7:00PM

Holiday Street Festival on Isle of Palms


December 4th, All Day

Wine Under the Oaks at Boone Hall Plantation


December 4th, 3:00PM

City of Charleston Holiday Parade and Marion Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Enjoy local parade floats and end the night at the annual Marion Square tree lighting at this event!
  • Watch the parade along the parade route, which will travel starting at Broad Street at Rutledge, then North on Meeting Street, and will conclude on Calhoun Street at Meeting Street. 
  • No tickets required!


December 10th, 9AM 

Reindeer Run

  • Show your holiday spirit by walking or running the 31st annual Reindeer Run throughout Charleston!
  • The 5k race is family oriented, pet friendly, and the funds will be donated to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, located in downtown Charleston. 
  • Running or walking the race requires an entry fee, and registration can be done online. With this registration, you will receive a free T-shirt!
  • Additionally, a costume contest will be held, and winners of multiple categories will be rewarded. 


December 31st, 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM

New Year’s Eve All-Inclusive Luau Party at Coconut Joe’s


Live Music and Performances

Looking to enhance your stay with some live music? Check out these venues for some performances. Use the links below to find shows to attend!


The Windjammer


The Credit One Stadium


North Charleston Coliseum

  • 5001 Coliseum Dr


Music Farm

Happy Holidays from IOP Escapes!