It’s the last Friday before Christmas, and there’s so much fun to be had in the Charleston area this weekend! You’re sure to find at least one appealing activity for yourself or your family in our weekly roundup of five fun events taking place in the Lowcountry this weekend. Slide into Christmas with a pajama party, learn about colonial Christmas traditions, see an annual Christmas spectacular, and more. As always, the staff and agents here at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company hope you have a very happy and safe weekend! 

OutSlide In, located at Citadel Mall, would love for you and your children to join them for a Pajama Party with Mrs. Claus on Friday from 6pm until 9pm. Dress your kiddos in their best Christmas pajamas for a fun time playing at OutSlide In. Mrs. Claus will stop by from 7pm until 8pm to take pictures and warm up with hot cocoa and Christmas cookies! Parents are invited to don their holiday jammies and onesies too and join in on the fun. The extended playground hours are for this event only. Stay with the children, or use the extra hours to get some last-minute shopping done. Regular admission applies for the event, and at least one parent or guardian over 18 must remain with the child. 

This Saturday from 11am until 4pm, the Friends of Charles Towne Landing present Sense of the Season. Have you ever wondered where your family’s Christmas traditions started? Visit Charles Towne Landing to learn how the colonists celebrated the holiday season. You might even spot some of your own family’s traditions in their early forms! Visit with costumed interpreters throughout the day in the common house. Learn about traditional holiday customs in England and how those customs might have been modified in the new colony. Watch as colonists prepare meals over the hearth, play traditional games, and make holiday crafts. What better way to spend the last weekend before Christmas than learning the origins of our traditions? 

Producers and performers Brad and Jennifer Moranz have created a brand new holiday spectacular at the Charleston Music Hall. Some of the most talented singers, dancers, and musicians from around the country will perform musical acts and comedy sketches with a holiday theme. You have several opportunities to see Charleston Christmas Special 2019 throughout the weekend. “This cast is nothing short of phenomenal—truly some of the best voices I have ever heard on the stage,” says Brad Moranz. “There are so many breath-taking moments in this show, I lose count.” Get your tickets online or call the box office to order. Tickets are $40 for adults, $37 for military and seniors age 62 and up, $21 for students 21 and under, and $18 for children 12 and under.

Foliday Market, the annual Folly Beach Holiday Market, takes place this Saturday from noon until 5pm at the Folly Beach Pier. Various vendors will participate in this last big event before the market is shut down until March 2020. The Market isn’t just for shoppers! There will also be entertainment by Jazz and R&B saxophonist Willie D and a few local bands. Children’s choirs will sing holiday tunes for the guests. Local food trucks and the bar from Pier 101 will also participate in the holiday cheer. Be sure to bring donations for Folly Angels! Donation barrels will be on hand for the final distribution to TriCounty Ministries and the Salvation Army.  

Gather the family and head to Barnes & Noble on Sam Rittenburg Boulevard for a Gullah/Geechee Holy Days Celebration! Enjoy an afternoon of cultural heritage and fun via a release party for the first two novels of Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The day will feature artist Quadré Stuckey, sweetgrass basketry by Anastatia Ketchen, a discussion of cuisine and healing the community by Ragina Scott Saunders, and Gullah/Geechee traditional quilting by Carolee Holmes Brown. Queen Quet, Marquetta L. Goodwine’s, novels will be available for purchase as well as other titles regarding Gullah/Geechee culture and history, all of which have been selected by Queen Quet.



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