Mom’s Guide to December: Family Events Around Charleston

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Welcome to December! The holiday season is in full swing and we’ve got you covered with all of the events and things happening around the Lowcountry! Check out our Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events in Charleston for parades, festivals, fun runs, places to see Santa, and ways to give back this holiday season!

Here are some other guides you may find handy!

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them.

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Nov
13
La Leche League of Charleston, Mt Pleasant North
FREE La Leche League parent-to-parent support. Casual and fun. Breastfeeding, pumping, sleep, cluster feeding, parenting gathering. Babies and children always welcome. Come as you are. Rotating topics every SECOND TUESDAY. *PARTNERS Welcome!* La Lech...
Nov
15
Holiday Festival of Lights
Featuring over 700 displays and 2 million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for many families throughout Charleston and beyond. From November 9 – January 1, James Island County Park comes alive with illuminat...
Nov
30
Cookie Decorating at The Sanctuary
Every Saturday from November 30 – December 21 | 11am | Terrace Ballroom Kids of all ages are welcome to come and decorate their favorite holiday creations! This event is complimentary and sponsored by The Town of Kiawah Island. Advance reservations...
Dec
1
Bowling Summerville Stars & Strikes
99 Cent Bowling – Stars & Strikes
Enjoy 99¢ bowling and 99¢ shoe rental from open until noon. If you feel like “splurging” a little, VIP Lanes will be $1.99 per game (where applicable). Time: 9 a.m. – noon Location: Stars and Strikes, 4570 Ladson Road, Summerville, 29485
Dec
1
Seaside Storytime at the Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they interact with live animals and read their favorite marine storybooks to kids Time: 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location: SC Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, 29401
Dec
1
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
2
Kids Storytime
Come listen to stories and dance to your favorite songs with friends. Storytime is open for all children and incorporates multi-sensorty activities and games.
Dec
2
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
2
Family Hour – Sangaree Library
Join a group of parents and children for a relaxing hour of coloring, crafting, games and more
Dec
3
Close up image of plastic pastel balls in ball pit
Toddler Tuesdays – Monkey Joe’s
Every Tuesday kids 4 and under receive $4 admission!
Dec
3
Mason Prep School Shadow Day
Come spend the day at Mason Prep! Your child will be matched with a host student to experience classes, meet teachers, and get to know the students in his or her grade. It is a fun day and a great way to see if Mason Prep is the right school for your...
Dec
3
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
4
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
4
Family Storytime – St. George Library
Join us for stories, songs, and family fun! all ages
Dec
4
N. Charleston City Hall Block Building Competition
LEGO Blockbusters – St. George
Play and build with LEGO toys while watching a favorite movie. ages 6 & up
Dec
5
Holiday Spectacular at Cultural Arts Center Charleston
A Charleston favorite now in its sixth year! This year’s production will be performed at the new Cultural Arts Center Charleston, located in the Citadel Mall. CACC’s Creative Team have assembled a cast of 23 that includes 3 guest artists from New...
Dec
5
Family Storytime – James Island Library
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities for all ages.
Dec
5
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
6
Christmas Made in the South – An Arts & Crafts Festival
Each year, the Exchange Park, Charleston’s Alternative Venue, is transformed to showcase artwork from some of the best artists in the nation. Just in time for the holiday shopping season. The 27th annual Christmas Made in the South welcomes hun...
Dec
6
Sensory Storytime – Moncks Corner Library
Berkeley Citizens Early Intervention Program will host a Storytime that stimulates the senses. A sign interpreter will be present. Time:  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Location:  Moncks Corner Library, 1003 US 52, Moncks Corner, 29461
Dec
6
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
6
Light the Lake presented by Publix
Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy for an evening of holiday festivities at Colonial Lake. The annual Light the Lake, presented by Publix, will be 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. Bring the entire family and enjoy holiday cookie decorating with Publ...
Dec
7
Open House: First Grade & Mixed-age Kindergarten
The Acorn School of Charleston is hosting a First Grade & Mixed-age Kindergarten Open House, Saturday December 7 at 9:30 am. You will have the opportunity to attend an information session and Waldorf workshop, while your children (age 4+) enjoy a...
Dec
7
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
7
20th Annual Holiday Market & Craft Show
Market Details The annual Holiday Market & Craft Show combines all the goodies from our traditional food market such as locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, hot food and homemade preserves with handcrafted gifts created by local artisans. Co...
Dec
7
Paint and Sip Class: Christmas Ornaments
Join others in having a good time learning to paint a fun holiday acrylic painting on a 16×20 canvas. You make it and take it the same day. It’s a paint party where everyone is doing art, humming along to their favorite tunes and sipping o...
Dec
7
Family Yuletide at Middleton Place
Gather the family and make nature-inspired holiday decor and crafts around warm fires. The blacksmith, potter, cooper and seamstress will be plying their trades in candle-lit shops and interacting with guests about their roles at Middleton Place in ...
Dec
8
Bowling Summerville Stars & Strikes
99 Cent Bowling – Stars & Strikes
Enjoy 99¢ bowling and 99¢ shoe rental from open until noon. If you feel like “splurging” a little, VIP Lanes will be $1.99 per game (where applicable). Time: 9 a.m. – noon Location: Stars and Strikes, 4570 Ladson Road, Summerville, 29485
Dec
8
Seaside Storytime at the Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they interact with live animals and read their favorite marine storybooks to kids Time: 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location: SC Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, 29401
Dec
8
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
9
Kids Storytime
Come listen to stories and dance to your favorite songs with friends. Storytime is open for all children and incorporates multi-sensorty activities and games.
Dec
9
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
9
Family Hour – Sangaree Library
Join a group of parents and children for a relaxing hour of coloring, crafting, games and more
Dec
10
Close up image of plastic pastel balls in ball pit
Toddler Tuesdays – Monkey Joe’s
Every Tuesday kids 4 and under receive $4 admission!
Dec
10
La Leche League – Mount Pleasant North
If right now, you are struggling with the hardest, bootcamp days of motherhood/fatherhood, come to a La Leche League meeting. And if you have been down the road and gained some experience and confidence and can relate to just how hard it can be, you ...
Dec
10
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
10
Dinner with Santa!
Come enjoy dinner with Santa on Tuesday, December 10th from 5-7 PM. We will be creating jingle bell ornaments and decorating holiday cookies! Santa will have a special surprise for all children that come see him. *Kidz Meals will be offered at $.99, ...
Dec
11
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
11
Family Storytime – St. George Library
Join us for stories, songs, and family fun! all ages
Dec
11
N. Charleston City Hall Block Building Competition
LEGO Blockbusters – St. George
Play and build with LEGO toys while watching a favorite movie. ages 6 & up
Dec
11
Dinner with Santa!
Come enjoy dinner with Santa on Wednesday, December 11th from 5-7 PM. We will be creating jingle bell ornaments and decorating holiday cookies! Santa will have a special surprise for all children that come see him. *Kidz Meals will be offered at $.99...
Dec
11
Paint and Sip Class: Winter Church
Join others in this social painting event at For the Love of Art Studio for a fun paint sesh. Sip on your favorite beverage and have a great time with friends and family. No experience necessary. You make it and take it the same day! Acrylic paint on...
Dec
12
Family Storytime – James Island Library
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities for all ages.
Dec
12
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
13
Sensory Storytime – Moncks Corner Library
Berkeley Citizens Early Intervention Program will host a Storytime that stimulates the senses. A sign interpreter will be present. Time:  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Location:  Moncks Corner Library, 1003 US 52, Moncks Corner, 29461
Dec
13
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
13
Charleston Christmas Special
Long-time producers and performers Brad and Jennifer Moranz have created a brand-new holiday spectacular at the Charleston Music Hall. Some of the country’s most talented singers, dancers and musicians will perform 11 shows from Dec. 13 to Dec. 22....
Dec
14
Second Annual Ugly Sweater 5K Dash in Summerville to Benefit Families Living with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – According to an Alzheimer’s Association report, about 92,000 people in South Carolina have Alzheimer’s Disease, and that number is estimated to grow to 120,000 by the year 2025. The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support ...
Dec
14
Christmas in the Creek Holiday Parade
A Christmas in the Creek Holiday Parade is coming to Goose Creek on Saturday, Dec. 14! The parade will take place on St. James Avenue in Goose Creek, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The mile-long parade begins on St. James Avenue and continues to Marilyn ...
Dec
14
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
14
Knightsville Porch Jam
An evening that will bring you back to simpler time, when music was shared on the front porch with family and friends. Come on out to this free, family friendly event, bring a lawn chair or blanket to set up in the front yard. Enjoy some fantastic fo...
Dec
15
Bowling Summerville Stars & Strikes
99 Cent Bowling – Stars & Strikes
Enjoy 99¢ bowling and 99¢ shoe rental from open until noon. If you feel like “splurging” a little, VIP Lanes will be $1.99 per game (where applicable). Time: 9 a.m. – noon Location: Stars and Strikes, 4570 Ladson Road, Summerville, 29485
Dec
15
Seaside Storytime at the Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they interact with live animals and read their favorite marine storybooks to kids Time: 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location: SC Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, 29401
Dec
15
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
15
Mom Boss Holiday Party
Families come out and enjoy the holidays with Mom Bosses of Charleston! There will be a free gift giveaway for children (while supplies last), raffles, craft stations, cookie station, and more! Bring in the holidays on a positive note!
Dec
16
Kids Storytime
Come listen to stories and dance to your favorite songs with friends. Storytime is open for all children and incorporates multi-sensorty activities and games.
Dec
16
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
16
Family Hour – Sangaree Library
Join a group of parents and children for a relaxing hour of coloring, crafting, games and more
Dec
17
Close up image of plastic pastel balls in ball pit
Toddler Tuesdays – Monkey Joe’s
Every Tuesday kids 4 and under receive $4 admission!
Dec
17
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
18
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
18
Family Storytime – St. George Library
Join us for stories, songs, and family fun! all ages
Dec
18
N. Charleston City Hall Block Building Competition
LEGO Blockbusters – St. George
Play and build with LEGO toys while watching a favorite movie. ages 6 & up
Dec
19
Family Storytime – James Island Library
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities for all ages.
Dec
19
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
20
Sensory Storytime – Moncks Corner Library
Berkeley Citizens Early Intervention Program will host a Storytime that stimulates the senses. A sign interpreter will be present. Time:  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Location:  Moncks Corner Library, 1003 US 52, Moncks Corner, 29461
Dec
20
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
21
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
22
Bowling Summerville Stars & Strikes
99 Cent Bowling – Stars & Strikes
Enjoy 99¢ bowling and 99¢ shoe rental from open until noon. If you feel like “splurging” a little, VIP Lanes will be $1.99 per game (where applicable). Time: 9 a.m. – noon Location: Stars and Strikes, 4570 Ladson Road, Summerville, 29485
Dec
22
Seaside Storytime at the Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they interact with live animals and read their favorite marine storybooks to kids Time: 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location: SC Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, 29401
Dec
22
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
23
Kids Storytime
Come listen to stories and dance to your favorite songs with friends. Storytime is open for all children and incorporates multi-sensorty activities and games.
Dec
23
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
23
Family Hour – Sangaree Library
Join a group of parents and children for a relaxing hour of coloring, crafting, games and more
Dec
24
Close up image of plastic pastel balls in ball pit
Toddler Tuesdays – Monkey Joe’s
Every Tuesday kids 4 and under receive $4 admission!
Dec
24
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
25
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
25
Family Storytime – St. George Library
Join us for stories, songs, and family fun! all ages
Dec
25
N. Charleston City Hall Block Building Competition
LEGO Blockbusters – St. George
Play and build with LEGO toys while watching a favorite movie. ages 6 & up
Dec
26
Family Storytime – James Island Library
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities for all ages.
Dec
26
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
27
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
28
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
29
Bowling Summerville Stars & Strikes
99 Cent Bowling – Stars & Strikes
Enjoy 99¢ bowling and 99¢ shoe rental from open until noon. If you feel like “splurging” a little, VIP Lanes will be $1.99 per game (where applicable). Time: 9 a.m. – noon Location: Stars and Strikes, 4570 Ladson Road, Summerville, 29485
Dec
29
Seaside Storytime at the Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they interact with live animals and read their favorite marine storybooks to kids Time: 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location: SC Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, 29401
Dec
29
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
30
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...
Dec
30
Kids Storytime
Come listen to stories and dance to your favorite songs with friends. Storytime is open for all children and incorporates multi-sensorty activities and games.
Dec
30
Family Hour – Sangaree Library
Join a group of parents and children for a relaxing hour of coloring, crafting, games and more
Dec
31
Close up image of plastic pastel balls in ball pit
Toddler Tuesdays – Monkey Joe’s
Every Tuesday kids 4 and under receive $4 admission!
Dec
31
kid storytime
Storytime at the Bookstop Itinerant Literate Books
Story time happens every day at The Bookstop, and every day has a theme! Join for free story book fun on a daily basis. Monday: Fairy Tales Tuesday: Things That Move Wednesday: Wild Things Thursday: Careers Friday: History Saturday: Silly Stories Sun...

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