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Weekend Roundup: 30 festive AF events to check out this weekend

Events for the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 2

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It's December! (Tomorrow). Time to shop local markets, light some Christmas trees, and meet with Santa Claus. Here's the haps:

Friday

Tonight, head to Colonial Lake for 'light the lake' a.k.a. an Xmas tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.

The City of North Charleston hosts a Christmas Festival at the Felix Davis Community Center from 6-7 p.m. (Christmas tree lighting) and from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday (festival — please note that the parade has been moved to next Sat. Dec. 8).

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church hosts a Christmas Charity Boutique all weekend, selling everything from 'festive pillows' to Christmas decorations. Speaking of buying local — have you checked out our extensive list of holiday markets? It's got everything you need from sip and strolls to festive farmers markets.

Threshold Repertory Theatre presents It's a Magical Christmas, featuring singing illusionist Russell Anderson at 7 p.m. (You can catch him tomorrow at 7 too, or Sunday at 3 p.m.)



Vanity Fair opens at Woolfe Street Playhouse this weekend, playing tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

The Mt. Pleasant Regional Library hosts a holiday book sale all day today and tomorrow.

Dockery's hosts its first anniversary party and pig pickin' until 11 p.m. tonight.

The Children's Museum hosts an open house from 4-7 p.m.

Shop 'til you pop at Mitchell Hill Gallery's annual small works show, Popcorn Garland, from 5-9 p.m.

It's country music night at Bay Street Biergarten from 8-11 p.m. (yes, this means live country music paired with you wearing boots and jeans).

Camela Guevara's new exhibit, Care Work opens at Redux at 5 p.m. Read all about Care Work here.

Catch the classic holiday play, A Christmas Carol, at Dock Street Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

Head to Summerville's Flowertown Theater for School of Rock, the Musical, at 8 p.m.

Saturday

The ARK of SC hosts an ugly sweater 5K in Summerville. The 5K starts at 8:45 a.m. and the one mile stroll starts at 9:45 a.m.

It's Crafty Bastards time, y'all. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. shop local goods at The Joe. Read about some of the makers here.

Hickory Bluff Berry Farm hosts a hog smokin' hoedown with food, live music, and craft beer from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cooper River Brewing hosts their third anniversary fling from 12-8 p.m.

Holiday Swing is a Charleston Jazz Tradition, so why not head to the Music Hall to hear some Christmas tunes at 5 and 8 p.m.?

Rusty Bull Brewing Co. hosts an ugly sweater Christmas party from 5-10 p.m.

Seeding Possibilities: A Fundraiser Kickoff Party raises money for the Carolina Youth Action Project and is held at Redux from 6-9 p.m.

The Charleston Farmers Market kicks off its holiday market this Saturday.

Sea (ha!) Scuba Claus in the Great Ocean Tank at the aquarium at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends throughout December.

Lake Pajamas celebrates its grand opening this Saturday at 153 King St.

Sunday

Please note this event has been postponed. New date TBD. Royal American hosts the Thrifters + Drifters holiday market from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Boone Hall's Wine Under the Oaks features wine, oysters, live music, and cooking demos, from 1-5 p.m.

Awendaw Green's Bird Jam raises money to help save Crab Bank. Enjoy live music; food and drink will be available for purchase. The event is held 1-6 p.m.

The Folliday Market features live music and local wares from 2-5 p.m.

Meet Santa in the Library at the Restoration from 10 a.m.-noon.

Santa gets around. Catch him at the Gaillard for Sweets with Santa from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE the parade has been postponed until Sun. Dec. 16. The City of Charleston hosts its holiday parade (starting at Broad Street at Rutledge Ave.) at 3 p.m. There will be a tree lighting ceremony in Marion Square from 4-6 p.m. 

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