Well, as you can tell from previous posts, there have already been a slew of holiday events in the Lowcountry near our luxury beach house rentals SC, with many more happening as we speak.  From tree lightings to parades to holiday markets, it’s been an abundance of great ways to get in the holiday spirit.

For a quick recap of this weekend’s goings on, check the last BLOG.  They include:

  • Mount Pleasant Holiday Market (Saturday)
  • Charleston Holiday Market (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Holiday Fun at the Joe (Sat.)
  • Parade of Boats (Sat.)
  • Second Sunday on King, Holiday Edition
  • Mount Pleasant Tree Lighting, Fireworks and Christmas Parade (Sunday)

A couple more events this weekend near our luxury beach house rentals SC…

Folly Christmas Parade

Get set for Christmas meets the beach, when the Edge of America cranks up its annual parade Saturday afternoon.  The merriment starts at 1:00 p.m. and will travel down West Ashley Avenue to Center Street.  After the parade, do some Christmas shopping at the Arts & Crafts Show at Folly River Park.

Sullivan’s Island Holiday Shop Up

Also going on Saturday afternoon, this is a fun event designed to help with your Christmas list.  From 12-5:00, shop local businesses like Goldbug, Shades, The Sandpiper Gallery, and these special pop-ups: Proud Mary Global Textiles, Bobbin Designs, Suite 33 and Beauty Counter.  Here’s more:  http://shopgoldbug.com/

Great links for holiday events near our luxury beach house rentals SC

If you’re coming to one of our rental homes South Carolina this season, either our Isle of Palms luxury rentals or Folly Beach rentals Charleston, you’ll no doubt want to take in some special holiday-themed events.  It can be a bit tricky to find something that works for everyone staying in your Charleston beach house, but I have a couple resources that will help find just the right one(s).

First off, there’s a great website that is actually all about Christmas in Charleston.  They have a very handy and user-friendly site focusing on the many things going on during the holiday season.  The calendar is searchable and has links to get tickets for whatever strikes your fancy.

Here’s a link to its EVENTS section:  http://www.christmasincharleston.com/events/

More great events near our luxury beach house rentals SC

The other great resource for a visit to Charleston is, of course, the Visitors Bureau (aka CACVB, or the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau).  They are the ultimate clearinghouse for information about staying in the area.  A visit to any of our beach house rentals Charleston is really enhanced by tapping into their website or picking up some of their publications like the Visitors’ Guide.

Here’s a link to their helpful calendar of holiday events:  http://www.charlestoncvb.com/visitors/events_news/charleston-events/category/holiday-14


If you are here staying in one of our SC vacation rentals, be it a Folly Beach house Charleston or a luxury house on Isle of Palms, then chances are you’ll venture to the historic downtown peninsula.  Many of the events on the calendars take place there.  If you’ve been here before, you may know that parking downtown can be a bit of a challenge.

I’ve posted this before, but it bears reposting because it’s such a neat thing.  The City and County of Charleston are making it easy (and free) to park in most of their garages downtown.   Here’s a link for two hours of complimentary parking as their holiday gift to us all:  http://charlestonarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/HM-Voucher-2016-Front.jpg

These vouchers are good for any time from now through January 1st.  You can print out as many as you like, but can only use one per visit.   The garages are located in very convenient locations and include the following ones:

  • The Visitors Center Garage
  • The SC Aquarium
  • 34 St. Philip Street
  • Majestic Square (153 Market Street)
  • Concord-Cumberland
  • 93 Queen Street
  • East Bay-Prioleau
  • Midtown

So happy holiday planning.  And remember to call Exclusive Properties when you are searching for the very best in luxury beach house rentals SC, especially Isle of Palms vacation rentals.


All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger