Beaufort really lights it up for the Holiday Season. The holidays are coming and now is your chance to plan to escape the cold and see what the holidays are like here in beautiful Beaufort SC.
In Beaufort SC, Southern hospitality meets the holidays every year and there are always plenty of ways to celebrate with community events, concerts, beautiful light displays and decorations throughout our historic town and lots of opportunities to visit with Santa Claus. With all that our community does, you’re sure to create warm memories for you and your family.
After all, nothing compares to a small town Christmas celebration in the South.
Festival of Trees
For a few days each December, and for over the past 30 years, the annual Festival of Trees fills downtown with nearly 100 beautifully and whimsically decorated live Christmas trees and the public is invited to see the creativity behind them and is even allowed to purchase one to use in their home for the holiday season. Complete with an opening gala party, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a fun Gingerbread 5K race, the Festival of Trees is a must see in Beaufort during the holiday season. Bonus: They even bring in several tons of real snow for the kids to play in on Snow Day. Festival of Trees, December 3rd through December 7th, 2019.
Downtown Beaufort’s annual Night on the Town Celebration
The Night on the Town Celebration is the opening of the holiday shopping season in downtown Beaufort SC and takes place on Friday evening, December 6th. A long standing tradition here in Beaufort, A Night on the Town is a mix of traditional and the contemporary. The evening is filled with holiday entertainment on a closed off Bay Street and offers live music, carolers, puppet shows, dancers, choral performances, a holiday performance by the Parris Island Marine Band…and lots of good cheer.
Capping off the evening is the lighting of the City of Beaufort’s Christmas tree and a visit by Santa himself.
The annual Light Up the Night Christmas Boat Parade
Why should Christmas parades be relegated to land? If you’re near the water, catch the super fun Beaufort SC Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, December 7th and watch as dozens of beautifully decorated boats pass by in a parade of inventive Christmas decorations and twinkling lights.
The Christmas Boat Parade is one of the things that makes the holidays so special here in the Lowcountry.
Beaufort SC annual Christmas Parade
On Sunday, December 8th, half of Beaufort turns out to enjoy the annual Beaufort Christmas Parade as it makes its way through the streets of historic downtown Beaufort SC. Come see the holiday-themed floats, marching bands and fire trucks
Parris Island Marine Band’s free annual Holiday Concert
Come and hear all of your holiday favorites at the Parris Island Marine Band’s annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 14th. The band of very talented Marines always puts on a fun, audience-included, energetic performance for the community that includes many of your favorite timeless holiday classics.
Christmas in the south. You’ve heard the phrase, now come and experience it for yourself.
You’ll want to make Beaufort SC your forever home.