December 2022: Things to Do in SC

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Holiday Magic at Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown

FUN Things to Do in South Carolina

Our December 2022 festivals and events calendar includes tons of fun things to do in South Carolina. We list non-commercial events free of charge. Events must be of statewide interest — i.e., things people would be willing to travel for. Add your event here!

DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
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Dec
1 - 31
Holiday Magic at Kaminski House Musuem
View the glitz and glamour of the holidays during the Holiday Designer's Showcase - tours are Monday-Saturday
Georgetown
Holiday
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Dec
1 - 31
Holiday Ice Rink
Take a spin around this open-air rink across from Fountain Park - closed Christmas Day
Rock Hill
Sports
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Dec
1 - 31
Holiday Festival of Lights
3-mile drive of twinkling lights plus Santa's Village, Winter Wonderland, holiday train, carousel, sand sculpture
Charleston
James Island
Holiday
00000003
Dec
1 - 25
Anderson Christmas Lights
Over a million multi-colored light display - benefits local charities
Anderson
Holiday
00000004
Dec
1 - 4
Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles
Over 2,700 hand-lit candles, sparking lights, food, live performances and music
Learn more about Brookgreen Gardens
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Holiday
00000005
Dec
1 - 31
Fantasy of Lights
See Swan Lake-Iris Gardens illuminated with over a million lights, Floating Christmas Tree, Santa's Village, angels and characters of song and story
Sumter
Holiday
00000006
Dec
1 - 31
Holiday Lights on the River
Journey through colorful lights and over 400 animated light displays of all shapes and sizes at Saluda Shoals Park
Columbia
Irmo
Holiday
00000007
Dec
1 - 4
Lights Before Christmas
Riverbanks Zoo - visit with Santa, warm up by the Jingle Bell Bonfire, see nearly one million twinkling lights
Columbia
Holiday
00000008
Dec
1 - 4
Holiday Market
Shopping event at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds - Junior League event to raise funds for local projects
Columbia
Holiday
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Dec
1 - 31
Lisznyai Christmas House
Enjoy the display and dancing lights from the comfort of your car or from the walking paths - donations for SC Make-A-Wish
Columbia
Spring Valley
Holiday
00000010
Dec
1 - 31
Ice On Main
Enjoy the season at this open-air ice skating rink on Village Green, adjacent to City Hall - closed Christmas Day
Greenville
Sports
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Dec
1 - 31
Harbour Town Lights
Holiday lights event plus live entertainment and activities - donations of canned food and unwrapped toys accepted for the Deep Well Project
Hilton Head
Holiday
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Dec
1 - 23
Celebrate The Season Holiday Driving Tour
Enjoy the animated light displays that wind through the Old Santee Canal Park and Santee Cooper's headquarters - benefits local charities
Moncks Corner
Holiday
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Dec
1 - 30
The Great Christmas Light Show
Drive through light show with over 2 million lights along a 1.5 mile drive through the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex - closed Christmas Day
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Holiday
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Dec
1 - 31
Christmas Park
Lighted displays in Mineral Spring Park
Anderson
Williamston
Holiday
00000015
Dec
1 - 31
Children's Garden Christmas & Kids' Walk
Drive through animated light display at Edisto Memorial Gardens plus stroll through the Kid's Walk that features interactive light displays
Orangeburg
Holiday
00000016
Dec
1 - 4
Snowball Festival
4-day event includes carnival, craft fair, holiday movies, tree lighting, parade
Columbia
Lexington
Holiday
00000017
Dec
1 - 25
Christmas in Newberry
Main Street is decorated with an array of lit figures, wreaths, bows and lighted Christmas trees
Newberry
Holiday
00000018
Dec
1 - 31
Holiday Lights Safari
Drive-thru the park decorated with more than 300,000 lights plus deer forest and nativity with live animals - money raised will be for the care of the park's animals
Spartanburg
Wellford
Holiday
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Dec
1 - 31
Brendlen's Lowcountry Christmas Light Display
Drive around and see over 80,000 lights on more than 100 displays - benefits Caring Hearts of SC
Ridgeland
Holiday
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Dec
1 - 3
Christmas In Cayce
3-days of different holiday events including drive-thru with musical performances, carols along the Riverwalk, Christmas traditions open house
Columbia
Cayce
Holiday
00000021
Dec
1 - 4
Holiday House Tours
Tour two historic homes decorated for the season with guides providing stories of holidays past in Columbia - hosted by Historic Columbia
Columbia
Holiday
00000022
Dec
1 - 31
Fireflies Holiday Lights
Over one million LED lights, featuring 10 themed areas plus kids crafts and activities, holiday-themed food and drinks - not open Christmas Day
Columbia
Holiday
00000023
Dec
2 - 4
Santa on Main
3-day event includes pj party with Santa, holiday market, pictures with Santa, tree lighting, Christmas parade
Greenwood
Holiday
00000024
Dec
2 - 4
The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville
Carolina Ballet Theatre presents this locally inspired ballet with Clara and her Nutcracker dancing their way pass landmarks in Greenville
Greenville
Holiday
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Dec
2 - 4
Holiday Ice
Take a spin around the ice rink at Carolina Wren Park
Anderson
Sports
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Dec
2
Christmas Celebration
Kickoff the holiday season at Bob Jones University with children's activities, live music, Holiday Market, light display
Greenville
Holiday
00000027
Dec
2 - 3
Christmas Tour of Homes
Self-paced tour of six locations decorated for the holiday - candlelight tour on Friday - benefits Beta Sigma Phi's scholarship program
Aiken
North Augusta
Holiday
00000028
Dec
2
Hearts and Hands Gala
Cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment - black tie - benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas
Greenville
Gala
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Dec
3 - 26
Carolina Lights
Drive-thru holiday light show at the SC State Fair grounds - closed Christmas Day
Columbia
Holiday
00000030
Dec
3
Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade
See this annual tradition on Main Street from Augusta St to North St
Greenville
Holiday
00000031
Dec
3
St. Nicholas Festival
Visit with St. Nicholas, Eastern Euroropean and American food, children's activities, crafts, gifts, choral performances - benefits local charities
Columbia
West Columbia
Holiday
00000032
Dec
3
Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade
Starts at Bull and Gervais - floats, bands, performances
Columbia
Holiday
00000033
Dec
3
Light Up the Lawn
Kick-off the holiday season with this unique event at the Kaminski House Museum
Georgetown
Holiday
00000034
Dec
4
Prosperity Christmas Parade
Floats, bands, clowns and more travel down Main Street
Newberry
Prosperty
Holiday
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Dec
4
Greenwood Christmas Parade
Parade proceeds along Main Street
Greenwood
Holiday
00000036
Dec
4
Homes for the Holidays Tour of Homes
Tour holiday decorated homes in the Shandon and Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhoods - benefits the neighborhoods' four schools
Columbia
Holiday
00000037
Dec
7 - 11
Lights Before Christmas
Riverbanks Zoo - visit with Santa, warm up by the Jingle Bell Bonfire, see nearly one million twinkling lights
Columbia
Holiday
00000038
Dec
7 - 11
Holiday House Tours
Tour two historic homes decorated for the season with guides providing stories of holidays past in Columbia - hosted by Historic Columbia
Columbia
Holiday
00000039
Dec
8
Candlelight Tour
Take a special candlelight tour of the Kaminski House Museum
Georgetown
Holiday
00000040
Dec
8 - 11
Holiday Ice
Take a spin around the ice rink at Carolina Wren Park
Anderson
Sports
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Dec
8 - 11
Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles
Over 2,700 hand-lit candles, sparking lights, food, live performances and music
Learn more about Brookgreen Gardens
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Holiday
00000042
Dec
9
Joye to the World! Holiday Concert
Big Apple-style Christmas cheer jazz concert with nationally and internationally known artists
Aiken
Holiday
00000043
Dec
10 - 11
Christmas In Olde York
Tour private historic homes and buildings which have been restored and decorated for the holiday season - presented by Yorkville Historical Society
Rock Hill
York
Holiday
00000044
Dec
10
Reindeer Run
5K run and walk, pet-friendly, costume contest + virtual option - benefits MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital
Charleston
Sports
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Dec
10
Candlelight Tour of Homes
Self-paced tour of some of Camden's most elegant homes and historical sites - Camden Junior Welfare League benefit for the children of Kershaw County
Camden
Holiday
00000046
Dec
10
Mt Pleasant Holiday Farmers Market and Craft Show
Locally grown produce, homemade goodies and crafts, children's activities, live entertainment
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Holiday
00000047
Dec
10 - 22
Christmas in Hopelands
Walk-through exhibit at Hopelands Gardens features over two miles of lighted pathways and holiday displays
Aiken
Holiday
00000048
Dec
11
Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade
Along West Coleman Blvd - more than 100 floats with fireworks before the parade
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Holiday
00000049
Dec
11
Christmas at Grace
Piano concert, living nativity, Winter Wonderland area with kids zone, sledding hill, treats, food trucks - hosted by Grace Baptist Church
Columbia
West Columbia
Holiday
00000050
Dec
14 - 23
Lights Before Christmas
Riverbanks Zoo - visit with Santa, warm up by the Jingle Bell Bonfire, see nearly one million twinkling lights
Columbia
Holiday
00000051
Dec
14 - 18
Holiday House Tours
Tour two historic homes decorated for the season with guides providing stories of holidays past in Columbia - hosted by Historic Columbia
Columbia
Holiday
00000052
Dec
15 - 18
Holiday Ice
Take a spin around the ice rink at Carolina Wren Park
Anderson
Sports
00000053
Dec
15
Candlelight Tour
Take a special candlelight tour of the Kaminski House Museum
Georgetown
Holiday
00000054
Dec
15 - 17
The Bash
A three-day, national elite high school basketball showcase with 13 teams
Columbia
Sports
00000055
Dec
15 - 18
Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles
Over 2,700 hand-lit candles, sparking lights, food, live performances and music
Learn more about Brookgreen Gardens
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Holiday
00000056
Dec
16 - 18
The Christmas Angel
An original ballet presented by Nova Ballet Theatre
Columbia
Irmo
Holiday
00000057
Dec
16 - 18
The Nutcracker
Enjoy the holiday classic performed by the Aiken Civic Ballet
Aiken
Holiday
00000058
Dec
17
Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas
Seasonal musical tradition plus living history and traditional-arts demonstrations - visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating - at Hagood Mill Historic Site
Clemson
Pickens
Holiday
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Dec
18
Ignite Your Light, A Community Hanukkah Celebration
Hanukkah event hosted by a Christian/Messianic community made up of Jews and gentiles - kids activities, pot luck, brightest outfit contest
Rock Hill
Holiday
00000060
Dec
18
Chanukah in the Square
Live music, food and refreshments, Chanukah novelties giveaways, giant Menorah lighting, children's entertainment
Charleston
Holiday
00000061
Dec
21 - 22
Holiday House Tours
Tour two historic homes decorated for the season with guides providing stories of holidays past in Columbia - hosted by Historic Columbia
Columbia
Holiday
00000062
Dec
22 - 23
Holiday Ice
Take a spin around the ice rink at Carolina Wren Park
Anderson
Sports
00000063
Dec
23
Christmas Eve Observed State Holiday
State government observed holiday on Friday since Christmas Eve fell on a Saturday in 2022, not a federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
00000064
Dec
24
Jingle Jingle Bridge Run
5K + 10K runs, 5K health walk, award ceremony with refreshments, music, and door prizes following the races
Hilton Head
Sports
00000065
Dec
25
Christmas Day
Merry Christmas!
Statewide
Holiday
00000066
Dec
26
Christmas Day Observed State & Federal Holiday
State and federal government observed holiday on Monday since Christmas Day fall on Sunday in 2022
Statewide
Holiday
00000067
Dec
26 - 30
Lights Before Christmas
Riverbanks Zoo - visit with Santa, warm up by the Jingle Bell Bonfire, see nearly one million twinkling lights
Columbia
Holiday
00000068
Dec
26 - 30
Celebrate The Season Holiday Driving Tour
Enjoy the animated light displays that wind through the Old Santee Canal Park and Santee Cooper's headquarters - benefits local charities
Moncks Corner
Holiday
00000069
Dec
27
Day After Christmas Observed State Holiday
State government observed holiday on Tuesday since Christmas Day observed on Monday in 2022, not a federal holiday - also known as Boxing Day
Statewide
Holiday
00000070
Dec
28 - 31
Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles
Over 2,700 hand-lit candles, sparking lights, food, live performances and music
Learn more about Brookgreen Gardens
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Holiday
00000071
Dec
28 - 29
Holiday House Tours
Tour two historic homes decorated for the season with guides providing stories of holidays past in Columbia - hosted by Historic Columbia
Columbia
Holiday
00000072
Dec
29 - 31
Holiday Ice
Take a spin around the ice rink at Carolina Wren Park
Anderson
Sports
00000073
Dec
31
New Year's Eve
Goodbye 2022; Hello 2023! - not a state or federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
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Dec
31
New Year's Eve Flip-Flop Drop and Fireworks
Celebrate the new year with family-friendly festivities with huge, sparkly flip-flops descending at midnight followed by fireworks over the beach
Charleston
Folly Beach
Holiday



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