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City of Charleston 2020 Holiday Events Update Charleston, S.C.--This holiday season, the city of Charleston will hold the following holiday events. NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Holiday Parade and Holiday Boat Parade have been cancelled. From December 5, 2020 through December 20, the Charleston Holiday Market in Marion Square will be held Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. COVID protocols will be in place at the markets including additional spacing between vendors, hand washing/sanitizing stations and the requirement that all vendors and patrons wear masks and maintain social distancing throughout the events. The markets will feature 36 vendors on Saturdays and 24 vendors on Sundays including farm products, packaged food vendors, artisans and crafters. On Sunday, December 6, a virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on the City of Charleston Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/CityCharleston. On Sunday, December 13, Chanukah in the Square, which is normally held in Marion Square, will take place in a drive-in format at The Bend on Azalea Drive in North Charleston. On Friday, December 18 at 6 p.m. there will be a virtual holiday greeting from the City of Charleston and Mayor John Tecklenburg via the City of Charleston Facebook Page. From now until January 1, 2021, the city is providing 2 hours of free parking downtown with this year’s Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston parking voucher. The voucher can be downloaded here: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/28006/2020-Holiday-Parking-Voucher. More details will be provided closer to the date of each event, as appropriate. MEDIA CONTACT: Jack O’Toole, Director of Communications Media Relations/Public Information (843) 518-3228 firstname.lastname@example.org
The follow events have been cancelled or rescheduled due to the Coronavirus:
*North Charleston St. Patrick's Day Block Party and Parade has been cancelled
*Charleston St. Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled
*The Cooper River Bridge Run has been postponed until August 1, 2020