Weekend Events for Kids

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There are lots of great events for kids happening around Charleston this weekend! What’s going on your calendar?

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Weekend Events for Kids in Charleston, SC - December 10-12
Dec
10
Tot Time
Open play for kids ages 1-5 with inflatable, parachute, toys and more! Tuesday & Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $2 per tot
Dec
10
Magic Mailbox
Special delivery! Our Magic Mailbox can deliver letters to Santa, the Tooth Fairy and other magical people!  Better yet, if you leave us your phone number or email address and mail your letter by December 18, you can even get a response!
Dec
10
Holiday Family Portraits (by appointment)
 Take your holiday portraits at the library this year! We will set up the backdrop and provide up to four digital files for your family. Pictures can be serious or silly. Each session will last approximately 20-30 minutes. Dates and times will be li...
Dec
10
Homeschool Christmas Party with Ornament Hydrodipping
We are having a weekday Christmas party with Santa and holiday friends! We hope you join us for some holiday fun! Entrance is only $8 and includes: – playground and zipline – Powerwheels – photo booth with sleigh – train rides...
Dec
10
Deck the Halls: Tree Lighting and Holiday Golf Cart Parade
Come one, come all. Watch or join in the parade of lighted golf carts as they make their way down Brighton Park Boulevard and around the square. Enjoy live music and ooh and ahh over the annual tree lighting. While you’re here, pick up some gre...
Dec
10
Holiday Festival of Lights
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Holiday Festival of Lights! Tickets may be purchased online in advance or at the gate. Standard Size Vehicle Admission Regular Nights: $15 Advance $20 Gate Peak Nights: $25 Advance $30 Gate
Dec
10
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. Dec 10,11 7pm Dec 17, 6pm Dec 1...
Dec
11
Breakfast with Santa at Burtons Grill + Bar
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with a visit from the one and only Santa Claus at Breakfast with Santa at Burtons Grill + Bar. Bring the whole family for a special breakfast with Santa! Saturday, December 4 and Saturday, December 11 at 9AM. Tickets are $...
Dec
11
FREE Saturday in Cypress Gardens
All Berkeley County residents come out and enjoy the day here at Cypress Gardens! All you need to provide is proof of ID, a Tax or Utility Bill. The last admission will be at 4 p.m.
Dec
11
Magic Mailbox
Special delivery! Our Magic Mailbox can deliver letters to Santa, the Tooth Fairy and other magical people!  Better yet, if you leave us your phone number or email address and mail your letter by December 18, you can even get a response!
Dec
11
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids running...
Dec
11
Cookies with Santa Workshop
Ho Ho Ho! He’s making his list and checking it twice! Join us for our Cookies with Santa Children’s Workshop! Your child will create their very own personalized DIY project and get a photo with our very special guest–Santa himself! ...
Dec
11
Cookies with Santa Workshop
Ho Ho Ho! He’s making his list and checking it twice! Join us for our Cookies with Santa Children’s DIY Workshop! Your child will create their very own personalized DIY project and get a photo with our very special guest–Santa himse...
Dec
11
Holiday Cookie Exchange & Play Date
Add your friends!! RSVP requested by December 6th – [email protected] 1. All cookies, brownies, or bars must be homemade* (no cookie mixes or slice and bakes). 2. Plan to bake 3 dozen cookies. The theme is “Holiday. ” Arrange c...
Dec
11
31st Annual Folly Beach Christmas Parade
The 31st Annual Folly Beach Christmas Parade is on! Come join this festive tradition as we wave and cheer those wishing for Most Original, Most Sustainable, Best Band/Music Group, and Best Christmas Spirit prizes. The parade begins at 12 pm. The idea...
Dec
11
Moonlit Movies @ McKissick
Family movie night hosted by Dorchester Two Educational Foundation. Free: Jingle bell necklace workshop / Kids games / Selfies with Santa / Showing of a holiday classic on a 40ft screen Food truck purchases available on site No chairs needed – ...
Dec
11
Kids Night Out – Ages 5-12
Drop your kids off for an evening of creativity, pizza, legos, drawing and games. Just in time for the holiday season, kids can have a night out with friends. Registration is required, seating is limited. Just $45 includes: painting a seasonal canvas...
Dec
11
Holiday Festival of Lights
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Holiday Festival of Lights! Tickets may be purchased online in advance or at the gate. Standard Size Vehicle Admission Regular Nights: $15 Advance $20 Gate Peak Nights: $25 Advance $30 Gate
Dec
11
Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats
The Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats is an annual event, now in its 40th year (2021). Participants decorate their vessels for a cruise around the Charleston Harbor. Thousands of spectators line the shores along the Charleston peninsula, Patriot’s...
Dec
12
Magic Mailbox
Special delivery! Our Magic Mailbox can deliver letters to Santa, the Tooth Fairy and other magical people!  Better yet, if you leave us your phone number or email address and mail your letter by December 18, you can even get a response!
Dec
12
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring 40+ local farmers and artisans. The market offers a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local goods and goodies! 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday behind The ...
Dec
12
Holiday Candle Making Workshop with Local Artist Daisy McClellan
Join local artist Daisy McClellan at The Charleston Museum for a relaxing Holiday Candle Making Workshop with vintage vessels. Learn how to make your very own candles from beginning to end. Participants will use festive vintage glasses, tea cups, and...
Dec
12
Second Sunday on King Street
2nd Sunday on King Street is the premier monthly event held in historic downtown Charleston every month, year ’round. Visitors and locals alike are invited to shop, dine and enjoy Charleston’s “Main Street” on a vehicle-free, pedestrian-o...
Dec
12
Summerville Christmas Parade
Summerville Christmas Parade is designed to promote positivity throughout the Town of Summerville while capturing the “spirit of the Christmas holiday.” The parade is a family friendly, non-political event that aims to bring the community togethe...
Dec
12
Holiday Character Party!
Join The Snow Queen & The Spider Hero at OutSlide In for an afternoon of fun! Your child will enjoy singing, games, stories, a craft, and photos with the characters! This will be an intimate event with limited seating, so your child will get plen...
Dec
12
Holiday Character Party
Join The Snow Queen & The Spider Hero at OutSlide In for an afternoon of fun! Your child will enjoy singing, games, stories, a craft, and photos with the characters! This will be an intimate event with limited seating, so your child will get plen...
Dec
12
Holiday Festival of Lights
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Holiday Festival of Lights! Tickets may be purchased online in advance or at the gate. Standard Size Vehicle Admission Regular Nights: $15 Advance $20 Gate Peak Nights: $25 Advance $30 Gate
Dec
12
26th Annual Christmas Light Parade
Brilliantly lit floats and community groups march down West Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delights of thousands of residents and visitors.

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