Holiday Sleigh Rides
Harness the holiday fun and climb aboard a specially decorated carriage driven by one of Santa’s own elves. Hosted by Old South Carriage Co. downtown, this festive 20-minute ride through downtown Charleston, complete with carolling, brings you right to Santa’s workshop. Join the North Pole team for hot cocoa and cookies.
Dates available through Dec. 23. $30/guests age 3+. Old South Carriage Co. 14 Anson St. Downtown. oldsouthcarriage.com
22nd annual Holiday Market & Craft Show
Check out this year’s assortment of local items and gifts crafted by local artists, makers and crafters. Peruse vendors, enjoy live entertainment and grab some local eats. Activities for children will also be available, including face-painting, kids crafts, balloon art and a visit with Santa Claus.
Dec. 11. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free to attend. Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion. 645 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. experiencemountpleasant.com
30th annual Reindeer Run
Celebrate the holidays with a family-oriented, pet-friendly 5k in downtown Charleston. Run or walk the route starting at Riley Park off Fishburne Street. Each year, proceeds go to local charities to support the community. This year, the event will benefit the Medical University of South Carolina’s children’s hospital.
Dec. 11. 9 a.m. $40/general; $15/children; $25/virtual. Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. 360 Fishburne St. Downtown. reindeerrun.org
Experience a German-inspired holiday market right here in the Lowcountry. This is the third outing for Bay Street Biergarten’s take on a German Christmas market. Drop by for live music, glühwein and various local vendors looking to get you into the holiday spirit and fulfill your holiday shopping all at once.
Dec. 12. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free to attend. Bay Street Biergarten. 549 East Bay St. Downtown. baystreetbiergarten.com
Charleston Library Society Speaker: Earle Havens
Charleston Library Society is welcoming Earle Havens of Johns Hopkins University to share a bibliophile’s perspective on the society’s recently donated and fully catalogued H.E. Igoe Shakespeare Collection. The evening will include a walking tour of the collection and lecture by Havens.
Dec. 9. 6-7 p.m. $10/members; $15/nonmembers. Charleston Library Society. 164 King St. Downtown. charlestonlibrarysociety.org