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, culminating in a brilliant fireworks display over the harbor. This family-friendly event is sure to 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: Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19
Time: 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Best places to view the parade: The Battery, Waterfront Park and Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park Pier.
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will have a viewing party aboard the USS Yorktown. Admission is $20 and includes admission to the flight deck holiday party, live holiday music, hot cocoa, the best views of the Charleston Harbor, and a visit from Santa himself. Tickets will go on sale in November.