Join a Lowcountry holiday tradition, the Charleston holiday boat parade, as this display of lighted and festive boats proceeds from the Cooper River, through the Charleston Harbor and into the Ashley River. This family-friendly event will become a holiday tradition for everyone.
View the procession along Charleston’s waterfront, or decorate your own boat and join the parade. The festivities begin along the shores of Mount Pleasant at 5:00 p.m., and viewing from the downtown peninsula starts around 7:30 p.m.
The event is free and is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs.
Date: Dec. 9, 2023
Time: 6 pm
Best Places to view the parade: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park Pier, SC Aquarium area, Liberty Square, Charleston Maritime Center, Riley Waterfront Park, and The Battery area as far as Tradd St.