Christmas Tree Festival at Boone Hall Farms
Get an early start on creating Christmas memories with friends and family at the second annual Christmas Tree Festival. Explore other holiday activities such as ferris wheel rides, a holiday photo booth, elf makeovers, writing letters to Saint Nick, cookie and ornament decorating, bow and wreath making and marshmallow roasting. Kids can take pictures with Santa and the Winter Queen, and there will be a selection of food trucks and vendors.

Nov. 25-27. 12-8 p.m. $10. Boone Hall Plantation. 1235 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant.

Holiday Pub Crawl 
The 14th annual Holiday Pub Crawl returns to downtown Charleston now through January 8. Beer lovers can explore breweries and Holy City history while sipping on delicious brews for a good cause. The Original Pub & Brewery Tours of Charleston will host three daily tours and donate a portion of the proceeds to the MUSC Children’s Hospital. The 2.5-hour excursion walks participants through historic pubs and breweries. Reservations are required.  

Nov. 25-Jan. 8. 1/4/7 p.m. $50. Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub. 160 Church St. Downtown.

Opening: Nights of A Thousand Candles
Brookgreen Botanical Gardens will transform into an illuminated wonderland every Thursday through Sunday now through January 1 to celebrate the holiday season. Thousands of hand-lit candles and millions of glittering lights decorate the flowering landscapes and sculpture installations that cover the gardens. Guests can enjoy a nightly tree lighting ceremony with live music, refreshments and holiday exhibits.  

Nov. 26-Jan. 1. 4-9 p.m. $14-$35. Brookgreen Gardens. 1931 Brookgreen Drive. Murrells Inlet.

National Geographic Live
Environmental anthropologist and filmmaker Alizé Carrère discusses how people have adapted to a changing planet during this National Geographic Live event hosted in partnership with South Carolina Aquarium. Carrère will transport the audience to the waters of the South Pacific, the farmlands of Bangladesh and the deserts of Northern India. 

Nov. 29. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Charleston Gaillard Center. 95 Calhoun St. Downtown.

Dear Evan Hansen at North Charleston PAC
Catch the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen at North Charleston’s Performing Arts Center through November 29. The musical follows high school senior Evan Hansen as he learns how to manage and overcome his social anxiety. He goes so far as to make up a friendship with a fellow student who passed away in order to forge a bond with the boy’s family.   

Nov. 23-29. Times and prices vary. North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 5001 Coliseum Drive. North Charleston.

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