A Guide to Holiday Movies Around Charleston


“It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With the kids jingle-belling and everyone yelling…MOM! MOMMY! MOMMA!!”

Ok, so maybe that’s not how the lyrics go, but, you get the point. There is so much to do around the holidays with school concerts and plays and parties and a partridge in a pear tree and there aren’t enough seconds in the day to possibly get it all done. We feel this in our souls at Charleston Moms and have put together a guide for holiday movie showings around town to give you some time to take a breath, reconnect with your family, and make some fun memories together that won’t break your budget!

And don’t forget to check out our other holiday guides!

Holiday Movies Around Charleston

Elf Movie Night and Holiday Market at New Realm Brewing Co:

Date(s): November 29th, 6 p.m.

Location: New Realm Brewing Company

Details: Join us at New Realm Brewing Co. for a festive evening of fun! Get into the holiday spirit with a special screening of the beloved movie, Elf. Laugh along with Buddy the Elf as he spreads Christmas cheer in his own unique way.

Citadel Mall Stadium 16: 

Date(s): December 3rd and December 10th

Location: Citadel Mall

Details: Citadel Mall Stadium 16 will be showing two classic holiday movies starting with How the Grinch Stole Christmas on December 3rd and A Christmas Story on December 10th. Check the website for available show times and advance tickets.

Terrace Theater: 

Date(s): White Christmas – December 5th, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation – December 12th at 7 p.m. and Elf – December 18th at 7 p.m.

Location: Terrace Theater

Details: Three great holiday classics to choose from! Be sure to check the website for up-to-date information and to purchase tickets.

Holiday Movie Night at The American Theatre: 

Date(s): December 6 (Polar Express) and December 13 (The Grinch) 6:30 p.m.

Location: The American Theatre

Details: Join us for a night of festive, family fun, and don your best holiday apparel or pajamas! Doors open at 6 pm; movie screening begins at 6:30. Leave time to grab some cookies from local bakers and sip on hot cocoa in the lobby before the movie begins!

Holiday Movie Night on Smythe Lawn: 

Date(s): December 7th, 5 p.m

Location: Smythe Lawn

Details: You’re invited to a holiday movie night under the stars featuring the movie ELF! Brought to you by the DIS PTA and the Daniel Island Community Fund, this community event is certain to get you in the holiday spirit!

Holiday Movie Under the Stars Mt. Pleasant: 

Date(s): December 8th, 6 p.m.

Location: Moultrie Middle School (football field)

Details: Bring your blankets and chairs to the Moultrie Middle School football field, sit back, and enjoy holiday favorite Elf at 6:30 pm to kick off the Mount Pleasant Holiday Weekend.

Regal Cinemas Azalea Square Summerville: 

Date(s): Check website for details

Location: Regal Cinemas-Azalea Square

Details: Regal Cinemas Holiday Series has several viewing options for classic holiday movies! Check out the website for show titles, dates, and times.

Holiday Starlight Cinema Series at Freshfields Village: 

Date(s): December 9th and December 16th, 6 p.m.

Location: Freshfields Village

Details: Join Freshfields Village in December for a special holiday edition of the Starlight Cinema! The outdoor movie series will be held on Saturday, December 9th, and Saturday, December 16th. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy the family-friendly movie under the stars beginning at 6:00 pm.

Polar Express at Credit One Stadium: 

Date(s): December 22nd 7 p.m.

Location: Credit One Stadium

Details: The movie will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Seating is first come first serve on the grand lawn. Please bring your own blankets, beach chairs, etc.