Free Family Friday at the Children’s Museum
Spend time with the kids and learn something new this season at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. This day of free admission includes playtime in the museum, games and crafts, a complimentary family pass for a future museum day and a free children’s book. Special community vendors will attend, including the South Carolina Aquarium, Dorchester County Library, Dorchester Paws, Family Resources Center, Girls on the Run, Itinerant Literate and the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Dec. 9. 4-7 p.m. Free. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. 25 Ann St. Downtown.

Field + Supply holiday market
The widely acclaimed Field + Supply market is hosting its first-ever holiday themed market in Charleston. More than 80 makers from all over the country, including 18 local artisans, will gather together for the three-day event. Guests can browse a wide array of artisanal products from apparel, leather goods and jewelry to food, accessories and home decor. The family fun will abound as shoppers enjoy live music, craft beer and cocktails.

Dec. 9-11. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $20/$30/$40. Charleston Visitor Center. 375 Meeting St. Downtown. 

6th annual Christmas on King bar crawl 
This holiday-themed bar crawl will host a costume contest and the lucky winners receive a private party for 24 people aboard a Tidalwave Watersports boat. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, it’s a good time to celebrate with friends and family for a good cause. A portion of ticket sales will go to the Mount Pleasant nonprofit Going Places, which gives bicycles to disadvantaged children. 

Dec. 10. 3-6 p.m. $23-$33. The Brick. 24 Ann St. Downtown.

Holiday Boat Parade
Illuminated and decorated boats will float down the Cooper River through the Charleston Harbor and into the Ashley River as part of this beloved Charleston tradition. Recommended viewing spots include Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Memorial Waterfront Park Pier, the South Carolina Aquarium, Liberty Square, Charleston Maritime Center, Riley Waterfront Park and The Battery.

Dec. 10. 5:30 p.m. Free. Various viewing locations. Downtown and Mount Pleasant.

Holiday Magic on Ann Street
The City of Charleston joins forces with the Music Farm to host a festive block party on Ann Street. The street will be shut down to traffic and a stage will be set up featuring live music from Charleston acts such as The V-Tones, LaFaye & The Fellas and Kings of SC Reggae. Party goers can shop thrifted clothing, one-of-a-kind reworked clothing, custom furniture and wood art, visual art and crystal jewelry. 

Dec. 11. 3-6 p.m. Free. Ann Street. Downtown.

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