Charleston In December 2022


December is a great month to visit Charleston. Although the weather can be cool, the city more than makes up for it with its holiday events and festivities.

You can visit holiday markets and lights shows; take advantage of special programming at local attractions exploring the sights, foods and history of Christmases past; or attend Christmas parades and tree-lightings, among other seasonal events.

The year is finally rounded off by several fireworks displays and celebrations to mark the New Year, with events in downtown Charleston and at its nearby beach communities.

Interested in a specific type of event? See Charleston’s calendars of upcoming:
Concerts
Comedy shows
Musicals
Food festivals
Farmers markets

→ See more Charleston events in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

See also:
December weather in Charleston
Free things to do in Charleston
Attractions and other things to do in Charleston
Charleston’s biggest festivals
Things to do near Charleston

!Event dates, venue and other details can change at short notice. Please check all information at the official website before making plans to attend an event.

Events From December 1 To The Weekend of December 3-4 2022

See November events

– Moonshine, November 11 - December 31 2022
Musical at 34 West Theater Company. More details

– A Christmas Carol, November 30 - December 21 2022
Holiday show at the Dock Street Theatre. More details

– Spiegeltent, December 1 2022
Old-world Belgian-style performance at the Gaillard Center. More details

– ArtWalk, December 2 2022
Monthly first Friday art walks in downtown Charleston galleries. More details

– Uncorked, December 2 2022
Annual holiday wine event at Boone Hall Plantation, with a variety of wines and cocktails, oysters and other food, and live music. More details

– On Your Feet, December 2 2022
Musical at the Gaillard Center. More details

– Christmas Made in the South, December 2-4 2022
Holiday arts and crafts market at The Exchange Park/Fairgrounds, Ladson. More details

– A Very Merry Footlight Holiday Special, December 2-18 2022
Holiday variety show at the Queen Street Playhouse. More details

– Holiday Street Festival, December 3 2022
Annual holiday festival at Front Beach, Isle of Palms, with tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, food, crafts, visits from Santa and children’s activities. Free admission. More details

– Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition, December 3 2022
Event at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Marion Square Holiday Market, December 3-4 2022
Holiday market in historic Marion Square, 9am-3pm on selected December weekends. More details

– Wine Under the Oaks, December 4 2022
Annual holiday wine festival at Boone Hall Plantation, with a selection of wines, plus desserts, oysters and other food from local restaurants, wine and cooking demonstrations, and live music. More details

– Drayton Hall Oyster Roast, December 4 2022
Annual holiday oyster roast at Drayton Hall. More details

Events From December 5 To The Weekend of December 10-11 2022

– Moonshine, November 11 - December 31 2022
Musical at 34 West Theater Company. More details

– A Christmas Carol, November 30 - December 21 2022
Holiday show at the Dock Street Theatre. More details

– A Very Merry Footlight Holiday Special, December 2-18 2022
Holiday variety show at the Queen Street Playhouse. More details

– Dueling Nutcrackers, December 9 2022
Concert at the Gaillard Center. More details

– Christmas Parade, December 10 2022
Holiday parade at Folly Beach. More details

– Marion Square Holiday Market, December 10-11 2022
Holiday market in historic Marion Square, 9am-3pm on selected December weekends. More details

– Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade, December 11 2022
Annual holiday float parade and fireworks at Mount Pleasant. More details

– African American Spirituals with Ann Caldwell and The Magnolia Singers, December 11 2022
Holiday concert at Drayton Hall. More details

Events From December 12 To The Weekend of December 17-18 2022

– Moonshine, November 11 - December 31 2022
Musical at 34 West Theater Company. More details

– A Christmas Carol, November 30 - December 21 2022
Holiday show at the Dock Street Theatre. More details

– A Very Merry Footlight Holiday Special, December 2-18 2022
Holiday variety show at the Queen Street Playhouse. More details

– The Charleston Christmas Special, December 15-22 2022
Holiday musical at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– A Candlelight Orchestra Christmas, December 16-18 2022
Holiday concert at the SC Society Hall. More details

– Marion Square Holiday Market, December 17 2022
Holiday market in historic Marion Square, 9am-3pm on selected December weekends. More details

Events From December 19 To Christmas Weekend, December 24-25 2022

– Moonshine, November 11 - December 31 2022
Musical at 34 West Theater Company. More details

– A Christmas Carol, November 30 - December 21 2022
Holiday show at the Dock Street Theatre. More details

– Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet, December 22 2022
Holiday ballet performance at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. More details

– Holiday Pops!, December 23 2022
Holiday concert at the Gaillard Center. More details

Events From December 26 To New Year’s Weekend, December 31 2022 - January 1 2023

– Moonshine, November 11 - December 31 2022
Musical at 34 West Theater Company. More details

– New Year’s Eve Flip-Flop Drop and Fireworks, December 31 2022
New Year’ Eve celebration and fireworks display at Folly Beach. More details

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