My family and I love to go to James Island for the Holiday Festival of Lights. Such a special and charming event- great for believers of all ages! This ride through the Festival of Lights is bound to get you lost in the holiday spirit. It is truly magical.
To say that James Island County Park is transformed into a winter wonderland is an understatement. The park opens up nightly at 5:30pm starting November 13 and runs through January 3. You can ride through and enjoy the lights from the comfort of your car, but there is so much more being offered at the JICP Festival of Lights:
- Photos with Santa
- Carousel Rides
- Climbing Wall
- Visit Santa’s Attic & The Incredible Gift Shoppe
- Santa’s Sweet Shoppe for delicious sweets and treats
- Take a ride on the Festival Express for an up close look at the lights!
For more information, check out their website. Holiday Festival of Lights
HAPPIEST HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!
THE 38th ANNUAL TURKEY DAY RUN
Join me, Thursday, Nov 26th for the 38th Annual Turkey Day Run, which is the largest 5K in the country and starts at 9am Thanksgiving morning. It’s a super fun race and it’s all for a good cause – the mission is to raise money for local charities. You can give back while giving thanks.
The race starts at Marion Square and takes participants through historic downtown Charleston and Battery. The race ends back at Marion Square where the post-race party begins – including free food and beverages, live music, and an awards ceremony.
This race is a fun event for all ages – it even includes a Children’s Fun Run! It’s a great way to get prepped for all of the eating you will do the rest of the day! See you there!
Check out their website for more information: 38th Annual Turkey Day Run
I have been chatting with architect, Steve Ramos about the newest Tides project, located on the Mt. Pleasant side of the Ravenel Bridge.
Once completed, the Tides IV building will have 54 luxury condos boasting 7 stories high over one level of subterranean parking. Every resident will have a water view of the gorgeous Cooper River along with a high end, quality built product. Great location, close to downtown and walking distance to the Waterfront Park, Patriot’s Point and the Ravenel Bridge.
To learn more, follow Steve’s awesome blog at Buildings are Cool and to see properties for sale in The tides, click here or call me at 843.991.9111 to make an appointment to see these beautiful new condos!
Own your piece of paradise in Wild Dunes Resort! You will love this Lake Village home, situated on a secluded lot with lush, low maintenance landscaping. Lake Village is a quiet street, just a short stroll to the beach, pool, tennis courts, golf, bike rentals, and the Wild Dunes Grand Pavilion. Click here to learn more.
What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to participate in a FUN family-oriented and pet-friendly event that is also for a good cause?
On Saturday, December 12, the 25th Annual Reindeer Run will take place. This is a 5K run/walk that takes you through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston. The race starts and finishes in front of Southend Brewery on East Bay Street.
There will be an after party and awards ceremony after the race and will include free music, food, and drinks for all participants.
Proceeds from the race are split between MUSC Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston.
Check out the race website for registering information and additional details. So fun, hope to see you there and Happy Holidays!
25th Annual Reindeer Run
My favorite run of the season! There is no better way to tour the OV, than on foot, and in my case… very, very slowly! I love this fun run because it is laid back and actually one of the few to welcome dogs and strollers!
The race starts and finishes at Alhambra Hall. And the route is beautiful, as you wind your way down Pitt Street to the Old Bridge. After the race stay for a while and relax with family and friends enjoying the after party with music and refreshments. There will be raffles and awards shortly follwing the conclusion of the race. Awesome!
This year, the Town of Mount Pleasant Recreation Department is once again teaming up with TimingInc.com to help with the race management and event production. Also, the event will have a USATF Certified course with clearly marked mile markers and a clearly marked course.
And who could forget about this year’s featured artist, Tate Nation, who is returning for his 14th year to provide his iconic Old Village prints for the race winners!
Click here to register and I will see you there!
Join us for a fun Halloween Celebration in the Old Village on October 29, 2015! Brought to you by the Town of Mount Pleasant.
Ages 2 to 5 are asked to come join the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department in a ghoulish Halloween celebration. The children will get to see who or what is behind each of our trick or treating doors. After collecting a few goodies, we will have games, crafts, pony rides, face-painting, & more!
- G. M. Darby Building
- Thursday, October 29
- 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
- Magic Show at 1:00 p.m.
- Free Event
For more activities, visit the Town Of Mount Pleasant’s Website.
Also, visit the Village Branch Library, 430 Whilden Street will sponsor these upcoming events. Contact the branch at 843.884.9741 for additional information.
- Saturday, October 31st at 10:30 am—wear your favorite Halloween costume and create a spooky craft.
- Saturday, November 7th at 10:30am–Children of all ages are welcome to read a book to a Starr therapy dog.
- Saturday, November 21st–Children of all ages are welcome to play Thanksgiving bingo and win a prize.
- Thursdays, November 5th, 12th and 19th –11am Family storytimes begins with a craft afterwards.