Light The Lake 
Charleston Parks Conservancy kicks off December with its annual light display at Colonial Lake. As you walk through the park, enjoy food trucks and activities such as jingle bell jewelry making, holiday photos, ornament making, leaf rubbings, letters to veterans and an activity table hosted by the South Carolina Aquarium. 

Dec. 2. 5-7 p.m. Free. Colonial Lake Park. 46-54 Ashley Ave. Downtown.

Holy City Christmas
Holy City Brewing transforms into a winter wonderland for 19 nights to spread holiday joy for families and friends as they walk through Santa’s North Pole home and workshop. As you stroll through intricate displays and festive sets, enjoy complimentary food and beverages and take fun photos to memorialize the season — there will even be falling “snow.” A portion of the proceeds fund youth nonprofit Camp Rise Above. The VIP package includes quick access, holiday treats and a photo with Santa. 

Dec. 5-23. Hours vary. $20-$30. Holy City Brewing. 1021 Aragon Ave. North Charleston.

Old Village Street Fest 
Holiday revelry awaits at the Old Village Street Fest, which will take over Mount Pleasant’s Pitt Street with a festive scene chock-full of food from Charleston restaurants Basic Kitchen, Post House and Sullivan’s Fish Camp. DJ Mosaic and Motown Throwdown will supply the live music while guests stroll through a vendor market packed with more than 40 local and regional artisans. The community is invited to support small businesses and search for unique treasures at the market, such as jewelry, clothing, cookware, art and stationary. 

Dec. 3. 2-8 p.m. Free. Pitt Street. Mount Pleasant. 

The Inclusive Holiday Hoedown 

Charleston County Parks invite people with disabilities and their family and friends to join together in a holiday celebration at Wannamaker Park’s Cypress Hall with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Attendees are invited to dress in their best Western attire. There will be a DJ spinning tunes and festive refreshments for partygoers to round out this inclusive experience.

Dec. 8. $4-5. 6-8 p.m. Wannamaker County Park. 8888 University Blvd. North Charleston.

All Things Coastal exhibit reception
Charleston visual artist Julie Uhler’s new exhibit, All Things Coastal, displays delicate oil paintings depicting the fluid characteristic of the ocean and the slopes of its shores inspired by her road trip from the Holy City to Maine and back. The exhibit will hang in the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery for the month of December.  

Dec. 2. 5-8 p.m. Free. Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. 160 E. Bay St. #102. Downtown.

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