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Discover the magic of the holiday season in the Lowcountry with our comprehensive calendar of events.

From festive parades and holiday markets to enchanting light displays and traditional performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Experience the unique charm of the Lowcountry during this special time of year and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Happy Holidays Y’all!


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A Magical Beaufort Christmas

December 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

🎅 The Holidays are upon us! Here is your official Downtown Beaufort, South Carolina festivities guide!

🕎 Get ready to jingle all the way and make the most of the holiday season with Downtown Beaufort’s “A Magical Beaufort Christmas.” This charming town transforms into a winter wonderland that will leave you enchanted and feeling the holiday spirit in every corner. Get ready for a month-long marathon of events from November 24th to December 25th. If you’re ready for a holiday like no other, here’s the ultimate itinerary for your magical Christmas in Downtown Beaufort.

🌟 First, start your holiday experience by following the magic of Christmas, a fun projection event that starts November 24th and lasts through December 25th. Be sure to mark your calendars to catch the colorful and vibrant projections taking place at various locations across downtown Beaufort.

☃️ Next, don’t miss out on Small Business Saturday kicking off on November 25th. Support local businesses and stretch your holiday shopping budget by browsing the unique stores of Downtown Beaufort. To keep fueling your holiday spirit, head over to Artist Sunday on November 26th. This event showcases local artists and their creative works that make magical, one-of-a-kind gifts.

🦌 Of course, no Christmas experience is complete without a visit to Santa himself. Every Sunday from November 26th, Santa can be found in Downtown Beaufort outside the Beaufort Candy Shoppe ready to grant wishes and spread joy.

🎄December 1st marks the start of Night on the Town, a time-honored tradition that includes the Tree Lighting. Come and see Downtown Beaufort come alive as the twinkling lights turn the town into a crystal wonderland. Plus, December 2nd kicks off the Holiday Boat Parade, where vessels draped in Christmas lights glide down the Beaufort River in synchronized delight. Then on Sunday, December 3rd, half of Beaufort turns out to enjoy the annual Beaufort Christmas Parade as it makes its way through the streets of historic downtown Beaufort at 3pm. Come see the holiday-themed floats, marching bands, fire trucks…and even a visit from Santa himself.

🔔 For a unique Christmas celebration, head to Gullah Christmas on December 2nd in the Waterfront Park. The event is a beautiful celebration of Gullah traditions that will have you singing and dancing with joy.

🤶 Finally, from December 9th to December 16th, enjoy a series of Christmas concerts that culminate with the Savannah Ballet. Dance along as they perform classic Christmas favorites in the beautiful landscape of Downtown Beaufort.

🎁 Of course, you’ll want to make the most of the city’s gorgeous shops selling unique gifts and souvenirs and holiday dining, which makes it exciting to know that free holiday parking in the marina and twilight hours are available throughout the month of December.

Ready to jump-start the season with a magical Christmas in Downtown Beaufort? The city’s month-long marathon of events has something for everyone, from the young to the young at heart. With the ultimate itinerary in hand and the spirit of the holiday season, make Downtown Beaufort your next stop this holiday season. Merry Christmas!

Santa Visits Beaufort outside the Beaufort Candy Shoppe: November 26 from 3 to 7pm, December 3 from 3 to 7pm, December 10 from 4 to 7pm, December 17 from 4 to 7pm, December 23 from 4 to 7pm

Magical Holiday Projection Event: Holiday projections will be on display throughout downtown Beaufort at various locations from November 24 – December 25 from 6pm to 10pm

Night on the Town: December 1 from 6 to 9 pm & the Tree Lighting at 8 pm with a visit from Santa.

Artist Sunday: November 26 from 12 to 4pm Give something special, unique and handcrafted this holiday season – Visit Freedman Arts District page for more details on all of the artists and events for the day.

Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish: Freedom: A Sea Island Holiday Celebration: November 30 through December 1 at USCB

Gullah Taste of Christmas: December 2 from 11 to 4pm Waterfront Park

Light up the Night Holiday Boat Parade: December 2 from
5:30 to 8:30pm

Christmas Parade: December 3 starting at 3pm

The Nutcracker is one of the most famous Christmas traditions, present by The Beaufort Community Nutcracker, including 95 local dancers, with 3 guest male dancers, one from Charleston, New York and Brazil will take the stage on Saturday, November 18th at 1:00pm and 6:30 pm and Sunday, November 19th at 2:30 pm at the Beaufort High School Performing Arts Center

Beaufort Symphony Concert will be held December 2 at 3pm and 730pm at St. John Lutheran Church


December 3, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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