Brace yourselves. It’s the weekend before Christmas, which — for a lot of us — means it’s time to squeeze in some last minute shopping and obligatory family get togethers. It also means there is a lot of fun to be had in Charleston. Sneak away for some holiday hoopla about town. Don’t worry, we won’t tell Santa.  

Friday Drop in the Pour House for the Huey Lewis and the News tribute show, I’ll Be Huey For Christmas with The Power of Love.

Get in the spirit with the holiday classic The Nutcracker.

Support the Stingrays and watch a game of hockey with the fam.

Don your holiday garb and hop around King Street at the SoCal Block Party for some COAST Brewery brews and lots of entertainment.

Head north on King for the Shop and Stroll to check out some art.

For some live music go to The Tin Roof for post-punk band Southern Femisphere with A.M. Rodriguez and The Lungs. Or Republic Garden and Lounge has for The Dunder Chiefs with Tyler Boone, Human Resources, and Shannon Vogt.

Saturday Head to Marion Square for some holiday cheer and stock up on veggies, pickles, and everything else at the last farmers market of the year.

Family fun isn’t hard to come by this time of year. Dress as Elsa or Anna and watch Frozen with the kids

Take your little drummer boys and girls to the Pour House for fun drum circle instruction.

The little ones will love singing along at The Night Before Christmas: A Classical Kids Concert.

Sing your hearts out at the White Christmas Sing-along for free courtesy of Park Circle Film Society.

Get some laughs in at The Tim and Andy Happy Hour at Theatre 99.

Here’s your chance to show off your air-guitar skills at the Air Band Competition.

Watch a band with real instruments jam out at the Return of the Dirty Waltz show.

If you need another excuse to wear your favorite Christmas sweater, check out the Tacky Sweater Party at Revelry Brewing Co.

Earn your cup of hot chocolate at the Nexton Cocoa Cup 5K in Summerville.

Some of us might need a little help with our Christmas cookie decorating. If so, head to Southern Season for a class.  

Check out The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the Dock Street Theatre.

Sunday If It’s a Wonderful Life is your favorite holiday movie, you might like Miracle In Bedford Falls.

For some Celtic punk jams make it out the Tin Roof for Christmas in the Drunk Tank: A Pogues Tribute.

The Charleston Christmas Special is fun way to get pumped for the coming week’s festivities.

Don’t miss Santa’s Elvis impersonation in Santa’s Fancy Femmes and Follies.

The Mill hosts Americana band CaroMia.

The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market ends the season with a Holiday Oyster Roast.

Hey fellas, if you’ve been slacking on your shopping this season, head to Gwynn’s and let the staff pick out some gifts for everyone on your list.


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