Holiday events continue to take the top spots on our to-do list this week! Celebrate Chanukah, watch a holiday movie in your PJs, and check the last few Christmas gifts off your list at local holiday markets. Whatever you choose to do this weekend, have a safe and happy time!
Make a trip to the Folly Beach Pier on Saturday for the annual Foliday Market hosted by the Folly Beach Farmers Market. Local makers, artists, and farmers will be there selling their wares, and there will be music, marshmallow roasting, and more!
Saturday evening, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will make beautiful music at the Gaillard Center at the CSO’s Annual Holiday Pops. This family-friendly event features the CSO, CSO Chorus, and the Charleston Children’s Chorus playing and singing selections such as “White Christmas,” “Klezmer Nutcracker,” “Ave Maria,” “12 Days of Christmas” (CSO-style), Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and many more sing-along favorites. Get your tickets now!
Don your coziest pajamas and join other Christmas movie enthusiasts at MUSC Health Stadium Saturday night to watch The Polar Express on a 3,000 square-foot videoboard. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get there before the movie to enjoy the food trucks and train rides. Tickets are $5, and children 6 and under get in free.
The Royal American plays host to the Thrifters + Drifters Holiday Market on Sunday from 12-5pm, featuring “all your favorite Charleston makers and shakers.” With vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry to botanical goods and vintage wares, it’s the perfect place to pick up some unique last-minute Christmas gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights this Sunday from 4-6pm at Chanukah in the Square. Presented by the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish studies program, the Chabad of Charleston—Center for Jewish Life, the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, and other local organizations, this festival takes place in Marion Square, where local Holocaust survivors will continue the tradition of lighting the menorah candles. There will be food, live music, and a festive atmosphere. People of all religions and backgrounds are welcome to join the festivities.