Living in Summmerville means enjoying fun family Christmas events as a community! Here are some of the best Christmas events happening around town this year!
Gingerbread Creation Contest: The Gingerbread Creation Contest has become a favorite for those participating and those wandering around and looking at them! Let your creative side go and make a fun creation for display around Summerville! Help decorate the historic downtown Summerville for Christams through the Gingerbread Creation Contest. Sugary creations will be on display throughout Historic Downtown Summerville in November & December. Prizes will be given for Culinary Professional, Adult, Child, and Group (family, organization, business, club, etc.) categories. Gingerbread Creation Contest Form
The Living Christmas Story
When: December 7-9, 6:30-9pm Where: Historic Downtown Summerville, Bethany UMC About: This is down the street from my home in Summerville. Each year we enjoyed visiting this with our children. The people of Bethany United Methodist Church of Summerville, SC, put on an amazing Living Christmas Story that you can drive through. It is like you stepped back in time to the town of Bethlehem. It is an inspiring time. Learn More about the The Living Christmas Story.
A Christmas Carol Walking Tour with Tim Lowry
When: December 20-21,2018
Where: Historic Downtown Summerville
About: Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” is one of the staples of the Christmas season and now you can hear the Summerville local storyteller, Tim Lowry retell it! Walk around Historic Downtown Summerville with Lowry and have a great evening of Ebeneezer Scrooge and Christmas Cheer. Learn More about the Christmas Carol Walking Tour.
Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:15pm
Where: Hutchinson Square, Downtown Summerville in front of Town Hall
About: The annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Hutchinson Square will be on Tuesday, November 27th beginning at 6:15pm. Join the Mayor of the Town of Summerville as he lights up Town Square in Historic Downtown Summerville. In addition to the lighting, musical entertainment, food vendors, and few kids activities will be available starting at 6:15 pm. This event is hosted by the Flowertown Garden Club.
Christmas Parade of Boats
When: Dec 8 ,2018 5- 8pm
Where: Downtown Charleston
About: If you are already downtown on December 8th, make your way over to the harbor to see the fantastic display of decorated boats floating through the water. It is a spectacular show that will make you feel like a little kid looking at Christmas lights! If you aren't downtown, maybe you should go! Learn More about the Parade of Boats.
Summerville Christmas Parade
When: December 9, 2018 2pm
Where: Downtown Summerville
About: Come have fun celebrating the Christmas Season with this fun family event. The Summerville Christmas Parade has grown to one of the largest in the state and is a sight to behold! "The mission of the Summerville Christmas Parade is to promote positivity throughout the Town of Summerville while capturing the spirit of the Christmas holiday for all to enjoy. The parade aims to bring the community together as a whole to celebrate the season while representing the local history and traditions. We welcome a diversity of ideas while addressing the parade theme." Schools, businesses and organizations all are encouraged to participate and support the community. Come join the town! Register for the Summerville Christmas Parade.
Holiday Festival of Lights:
When: November 9,2018-1/1/2019 , starts at 5:30pm.
Where: James Island County Park
About: I've written about my experiences and tips for the Festival of Lights in previous years, and I stand by them! If you have children in your life, or even if you don't, try to get out and see this display! The light show is over three miles long (you drive in your car) and then you can park and walk through beautiful light displays, roast marshmallows, sip hot cocoa and ride the train! More about the Festival of Lights.
If you don’t live in Summerville yet, but would like to enjoy events like these on a regular basis, please contact me ! If you are interested in buying a home in Summerville, new home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home, the Foster Smith Team can help.