Things to Do With Kids in Charleston (December 2023)

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Welcome to December! Here’s a look at all of the fun things to do with kids in Charleston this month!

Here are some other guides you may find handy!

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. 

December Events

Dec
1
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
1
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Dec
1
Mommy & Me Milestones Class
Mommy and Me Milestones Class every Friday at 9:30 starting Sept 16!
Dec
1
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
1
CML Early Connections
Our youngest visitors (ages birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up
Dec
1
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
1
Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Boston & Charleston Tea Parties
***WHAT*** The Susannah Smith Elliott chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is partnering with Dorchester County Ashley River Park to host a day of
Dec
1
Fit4Mom Free Play Group – Fridays
Join us for a fun, FREE, open-to-all playdate at 10:30am in Park West! Moms and their littles can socialize outdoors with our fun and formative activities! Please be sure to
Dec
1
CML Steam Time Machine
Explore the ages through art and science activities! Together we will turn back the clock to engage with human creativity and innovation from all over the globe, seeking connection with
Dec
1
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will
Dec
1
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
1
Hanahan Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Vendor Market
Join us for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Vendor Market at he beautiful Hanahan Amphitheater. Meet Santa Claus, shop our local vendor market, enjoy some of the best
Dec
1
Light the Lake 2023
Stroll along the Colonial Lake’s pathways adorned with more than 1,000 luminaries, creating a breathtaking glow. This free event begins the holiday season with a special tree lighting ceremony at
Dec
1
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
1
Christmas in the Creek Tree Lighting
Kickoff the holiday season in Goose Creek as the City’s Christmas tree is lit for everyone to see! Christmas in the Creek will feature holiday hayrides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting,
Dec
1
First Fridays at The Town Market on James Island
Join us for our monthly First Fridays at The Town Market on James Island event! Friday June 2, from 6-9 PM be sure to stop by and check out a
Dec
1
CHRISTkindlmarkt Charleston
Gather your family and friends for CHRISTkindlmarkt CHS 2023 and experience an authentic and romantic Christmas Market inspired by the first one in Dresden, Germany in 1434 ..the Middle Ages!
Dec
2
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
2
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides
Dec
2
Home Depot Kids Workshops
Join us the first Saturday of each month between 9 am – 12 pm for free in-person Kids Workshops. While supplies last.
Dec
2
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
2
CHRISTkindlmarkt Charleston
Gather your family and friends for CHRISTkindlmarkt CHS 2023 and experience an authentic and romantic Christmas Market inspired by the first one in Dresden, Germany in 1434 ..the Middle Ages!
Dec
2
Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Charleston Place
Join us this season for the treasured tradition of visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus. During your visit, craft and mail a special letter to Santa. Visits with Santa are
Dec
2
IOP Holiday Street Festival
Arts & Crafters, Food vendors, children activities and live entertainment           Santa Claus will be here!
Dec
2
CML Mini Masterpieces
Mini Masterpieces introduces children to artists, their work, and their methods to inspire the next generation of artists and creative thinkers. Children create their own works of art using the
Dec
2
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
2
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
2
CHRISTkindlmarkt Charleston
Gather your family and friends for CHRISTkindlmarkt CHS 2023 and experience an authentic and romantic Christmas Market inspired by the first one in Dresden, Germany in 1434 ..the Middle Ages!
Dec
3
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
3
Sensory-Friendly Photos With Santa
Put on by Autism Strong, there will be 15-minute photo sessions with Santa.
Dec
3
CHRISTkindlmarkt Charleston
Gather your family and friends for CHRISTkindlmarkt CHS 2023 and experience an authentic and romantic Christmas Market inspired by the first one in Dresden, Germany in 1434 ..the Middle Ages!
Dec
3
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
3
Lights & Love
Please join us for Lights & Love, a very special holiday celebration for families with children on the spectrum. For some children with Autism and Neurodiversity, holidays can be challenging.
Dec
3
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
4
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Dec
4
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Dec
4
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
4
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
5
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
5
Preschool Playtime
Playtime is open to walking to 4 years old.
Dec
5
Play Dayz
Everyone’s favorite kids club is back! Play Dayz at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre invites kids ages 10 and under to join us for exciting and engaging activities for you and
Dec
5
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
5
CML Play to Learn
CML staff lead children in story time and an activity that focuses on different life skills, such as: practicing fine and gross motor skills, early math, reading readiness, and social-emotional
Dec
5
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
6
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
6
CML Early Connections
Our youngest visitors (ages birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up
Dec
6
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Dec
6
Baby and Me – Summerville Library
A language enrichment program for caregivers and their babies. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home. Ages 2 and under
Dec
6
St. Johns Farmers Market
Every Wednesday thru October 25th 3pm – 7pm St. John’s Grove 3673 Maybank Highway John’s Island, SC  29455
Dec
6
CML Art Room Surprise
Join CML staff for a guided exploration of a new artistic media or process each week. We’ll try our hands at different kinds of painting, drawing, mixed media, and more!
Dec
6
The Charleston Museum Kid Tours
Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of June and July
Dec
6
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
6
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL
The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including
Dec
7
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
7
CML Full Steam Ahead
Children are invited to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through Art! Children use both their creativity and analytical skills to tackle STEAM projects. From painting with robots,
Dec
7
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
7
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
8
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
8
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Dec
8
Mommy & Me Milestones Class
Mommy and Me Milestones Class every Friday at 9:30 starting Sept 16!
Dec
8
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
8
CML Early Connections
Our youngest visitors (ages birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up
Dec
8
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
8
Fit4Mom Free Play Group – Fridays
Join us for a fun, FREE, open-to-all playdate at 10:30am in Park West! Moms and their littles can socialize outdoors with our fun and formative activities! Please be sure to
Dec
8
CML Steam Time Machine
Explore the ages through art and science activities! Together we will turn back the clock to engage with human creativity and innovation from all over the globe, seeking connection with
Dec
8
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will
Dec
8
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
8
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
8
CHRISTkindlmarkt Charleston
Gather your family and friends for CHRISTkindlmarkt CHS 2023 and experience an authentic and romantic Christmas Market inspired by the first one in Dresden, Germany in 1434 ..the Middle Ages!
Dec
9
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
9
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides
Dec
9
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
9
CHRISTkindlmarkt Charleston
Gather your family and friends for CHRISTkindlmarkt CHS 2023 and experience an authentic and romantic Christmas Market inspired by the first one in Dresden, Germany in 1434 ..the Middle Ages!
Dec
9
Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Charleston Place
Join us this season for the treasured tradition of visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus. During your visit, craft and mail a special letter to Santa. Visits with Santa are
Dec
9
CML Mini Masterpieces
Mini Masterpieces introduces children to artists, their work, and their methods to inspire the next generation of artists and creative thinkers. Children create their own works of art using the
Dec
9
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
9
CHRISTkindlmarkt Charleston
Gather your family and friends for CHRISTkindlmarkt CHS 2023 and experience an authentic and romantic Christmas Market inspired by the first one in Dresden, Germany in 1434 ..the Middle Ages!
Dec
10
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
10
CML Superstars
The Children’s Museum is open before hours for children with special needs and their families to visit the Museum for FREE.  Children are able to explore and play in the
Dec
10
2nd Sunday on King Street
Shop, dine, and discover the historic King Street at this cherished Holy City tradition. Our seasonal sidewalk sale features curated treasures from The Mercantile, perfect for gift-giving, plus a selection
Dec
10
CHRISTkindlmarkt Charleston
Gather your family and friends for CHRISTkindlmarkt CHS 2023 and experience an authentic and romantic Christmas Market inspired by the first one in Dresden, Germany in 1434 ..the Middle Ages!
Dec
10
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
10
Chanukah in the Square
An initiative of the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston and Chabad of Charleston and the Lowcountry, Chanukah in the Square is a festive celebration featuring live
Dec
10
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
10
28th Annual Christmas Light Parade
Brilliantly lit floats and community groups will march up West Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors.
Dec
11
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Dec
11
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Dec
11
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
11
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
12
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
12
Preschool Playtime
Playtime is open to walking to 4 years old.
Dec
12
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
12
CML Play to Learn
CML staff lead children in story time and an activity that focuses on different life skills, such as: practicing fine and gross motor skills, early math, reading readiness, and social-emotional
Dec
12
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
13
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
13
CML Early Connections
Our youngest visitors (ages birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up
Dec
13
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Dec
13
Baby and Me – Summerville Library
A language enrichment program for caregivers and their babies. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home. Ages 2 and under
Dec
13
St. Johns Farmers Market
Every Wednesday thru October 25th 3pm – 7pm St. John’s Grove 3673 Maybank Highway John’s Island, SC  29455
Dec
13
CML Art Room Surprise
Join CML staff for a guided exploration of a new artistic media or process each week. We’ll try our hands at different kinds of painting, drawing, mixed media, and more!
Dec
13
The Charleston Museum Kid Tours
Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of June and July
Dec
13
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
14
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
14
CML Full Steam Ahead
Children are invited to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through Art! Children use both their creativity and analytical skills to tackle STEAM projects. From painting with robots,
Dec
14
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
14
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
15
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
15
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Dec
15
Mommy & Me Milestones Class
Mommy and Me Milestones Class every Friday at 9:30 starting Sept 16!
Dec
15
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
15
CML Early Connections
Our youngest visitors (ages birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up
Dec
15
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
15
Fit4Mom Free Play Group – Fridays
Join us for a fun, FREE, open-to-all playdate at 10:30am in Park West! Moms and their littles can socialize outdoors with our fun and formative activities! Please be sure to
Dec
15
CML Steam Time Machine
Explore the ages through art and science activities! Together we will turn back the clock to engage with human creativity and innovation from all over the globe, seeking connection with
Dec
15
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will
Dec
15
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
15
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
16
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
16
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides
Dec
16
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
16
Holy City Holiday Market
Save the Date for the 9th Annual Holy City Holiday Market popping up on Saturday, December 16, 2023, in Old Park Circle in North Charleston, South Carolina. The market will
Dec
16
Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Charleston Place
Join us this season for the treasured tradition of visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus. During your visit, craft and mail a special letter to Santa. Visits with Santa are
Dec
16
CML Mini Masterpieces
Mini Masterpieces introduces children to artists, their work, and their methods to inspire the next generation of artists and creative thinkers. Children create their own works of art using the
Dec
16
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
16
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
17
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
17
Christmas at City Hall
Every 1 Voice Matters nonprofit co-hosts their 6th Annual xmas giveaway with Acts of Kindness, Healthy Blue, and the N. Charleston P.D. in giving away 700 new coats and 200
Dec
17
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
17
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
18
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Dec
18
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Dec
18
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
18
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
18
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
19
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
19
Preschool Playtime
Playtime is open to walking to 4 years old.
Dec
19
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
19
CML Play to Learn
CML staff lead children in story time and an activity that focuses on different life skills, such as: practicing fine and gross motor skills, early math, reading readiness, and social-emotional
Dec
19
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
19
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
19
Santa is visiting East Bay Deli Summerville!
Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s coming to town! 🎅 Kid’s Night is Tuesday, December 19, 5:30-7:30pm at Carnes Crossroads in Summerville. Kids get to hand-deliver their Christmas lists to Santa and
Dec
20
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
20
CML Early Connections
Our youngest visitors (ages birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up
Dec
20
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Dec
20
Baby and Me – Summerville Library
A language enrichment program for caregivers and their babies. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home. Ages 2 and under
Dec
20
St. Johns Farmers Market
Every Wednesday thru October 25th 3pm – 7pm St. John’s Grove 3673 Maybank Highway John’s Island, SC  29455
Dec
20
CML Art Room Surprise
Join CML staff for a guided exploration of a new artistic media or process each week. We’ll try our hands at different kinds of painting, drawing, mixed media, and more!
Dec
20
The Charleston Museum Kid Tours
Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of June and July
Dec
20
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
20
Santa Claus at Top Dawg Tavern
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why…Santa Claus is coming, to town! 🎅🏽 Yes, you read that right, Santa, the big
Dec
20
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
21
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
21
CML Full Steam Ahead
Children are invited to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through Art! Children use both their creativity and analytical skills to tackle STEAM projects. From painting with robots,
Dec
21
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
21
Summerville Dream | Third Thursdays
On the third Thursday of each month, Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors, and artisans to complement the extended hours of our eclectic
Dec
21
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
22
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
22
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Dec
22
Mommy & Me Milestones Class
Mommy and Me Milestones Class every Friday at 9:30 starting Sept 16!
Dec
22
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
22
CML Early Connections
Our youngest visitors (ages birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up
Dec
22
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
22
Fit4Mom Free Play Group – Fridays
Join us for a fun, FREE, open-to-all playdate at 10:30am in Park West! Moms and their littles can socialize outdoors with our fun and formative activities! Please be sure to
Dec
22
CML Steam Time Machine
Explore the ages through art and science activities! Together we will turn back the clock to engage with human creativity and innovation from all over the globe, seeking connection with
Dec
22
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will
Dec
22
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
22
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
23
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
23
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides
Dec
23
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
23
Christmas at City Hall
Due to a rain out on Sun., 12/17–the above event is now set for Sat., 12/23 – same place & time. Every 1 Voice Matters, Acts of Kindness, and Healthy
Dec
23
CML Mini Masterpieces
Mini Masterpieces introduces children to artists, their work, and their methods to inspire the next generation of artists and creative thinkers. Children create their own works of art using the
Dec
23
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
23
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
24
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
24
CML Superstars
The Children’s Museum is open from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the second and fourth Sundays of every month exclusively for children with special needs and their families to visit the
Dec
24
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
25
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Dec
25
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Dec
25
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
25
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
26
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
26
Preschool Playtime
Playtime is open to walking to 4 years old.
Dec
26
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
26
CML Play to Learn
CML staff lead children in story time and an activity that focuses on different life skills, such as: practicing fine and gross motor skills, early math, reading readiness, and social-emotional
Dec
26
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
26
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
27
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
27
CML Early Connections
Our youngest visitors (ages birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up
Dec
27
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Dec
27
Baby and Me – Summerville Library
A language enrichment program for caregivers and their babies. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home. Ages 2 and under
Dec
27
St. Johns Farmers Market
Every Wednesday thru October 25th 3pm – 7pm St. John’s Grove 3673 Maybank Highway John’s Island, SC  29455
Dec
27
CML Art Room Surprise
Join CML staff for a guided exploration of a new artistic media or process each week. We’ll try our hands at different kinds of painting, drawing, mixed media, and more!
Dec
27
The Charleston Museum Kid Tours
Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of June and July
Dec
27
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
27
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
28
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
28
CML Full Steam Ahead
Children are invited to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through Art! Children use both their creativity and analytical skills to tackle STEAM projects. From painting with robots,
Dec
28
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
28
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
29
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
29
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Dec
29
Mommy & Me Milestones Class
Mommy and Me Milestones Class every Friday at 9:30 starting Sept 16!
Dec
29
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
29
CML Early Connections
Our youngest visitors (ages birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up
Dec
29
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Dec
29
Fit4Mom Free Play Group – Fridays
Join us for a fun, FREE, open-to-all playdate at 10:30am in Park West! Moms and their littles can socialize outdoors with our fun and formative activities! Please be sure to
Dec
29
CML Steam Time Machine
Explore the ages through art and science activities! Together we will turn back the clock to engage with human creativity and innovation from all over the globe, seeking connection with
Dec
29
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
29
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
30
Holy City Christmas
Experience the JOY this holiday season with a new family tradition – Holy City Christmas at Holy City Brewing! Enjoy an immersive walk through Santa’s workshop, interact with festive characters
Dec
30
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides
Dec
30
Pack Athletics Tot Open Gym
JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:30-11:00 | $5 PER CHILD (Ages 0-4)
Dec
30
CML Mini Masterpieces
Mini Masterpieces introduces children to artists, their work, and their methods to inspire the next generation of artists and creative thinkers. Children create their own works of art using the
Dec
30
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
30
Aquarium Aglow
On select nights this holiday season, the South Carolina Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the
Dec
31
Let it Snow at The Charleston Place
Witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City and watch as snow magically falls on Market Street Circle blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter
Dec
31
New Year’s Eve at the South Carolina Aquarium
It’s oFISHal: New Year’s Eve at Aquarium Aglow is back! The countdown is on to this family friendly party (where you don’t have to be a night owl to ring

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