Christmas is the most wonderful and magical time of the year, especially when you spend it in the Lowcountry paradise of Beaufort, SC. There are many exciting events that take place over the holiday season that are sure to put you into the holiday spirit. Just to help you get started with your holiday getaway planning, here are some Christmas in Beaufort, SC events that you’ll want to be here for. You can also find a wide list of other Beaufort, SC events and local activities by downloading a free copy of our Vacation Guide!
The Best Christmas in Beaufort, SC Events That You’ll Love
1. Annual Night on the Town Holiday Celebration
Each December, Beaufort welcomes the holiday season with the annual Night on the Town Holiday Celebration. This event takes place in the streets of Downtown Beaufort, which are closed to traffic to accommodate wandering pedestrians. During the event, you’ll be able to watch the popular tree lighting ceremony, start on your Christmas shopping in the local shops, and enjoy live entertainment by community organizations, local schools, and more. Plus, it’s rumored that Santa Claus himself will be making an appearance to take photos with families!
2. Beaufort Christmas Parade
The Beaufort Christmas Parade is a beloved Beaufort tradition that takes place in early December. Find a spot to enjoy the show in the streets of downtown and watch as beautifully decorated floats, marching bands, and golf clubs roll by. Santa will also be making an appearance with the Beaufort Fire Department!
3. Light Up the Night Holiday Boat Parade
Light up the night with this magical display of decorated boats sailing up the Beaufort River. The night of the parade, you’ll find the first boats arriving near the seawall at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park at 6 pm. Throughout the night, they’ll make several passes to ensure everyone gets to enjoy the parade!
4. Festival of Trees
For more than 30 years, the Festival of Trees has been a beloved Christmas tradition that benefits the Friends of Caroline Hospice. The event kicks off with a SNOW Day in Downtown Beaufort. Then, from December 4th-6th, over 60 gorgeously decorated trees will be put on display and offered for purchase. There will also be tickets for some incredible raffle prizes, food, drinks, and more available during the event.
5. Gingerbread 5K
On December 8th, 2018, be sure you’re in town for the annual Gingerbread 5K, a family-friendly fun run through the streets of nearby Port Royal. The race begins at Live Oaks Park, and of course, holiday-themed costumes are encouraged! Race entry also includes a free T-shirt. Register for your spot in the race today!
Experience a Magical Holiday Getaway With Us at Cuthbert House Inn
If you’re planning on spending Christmas in Beaufort, SC, you’ll need a comfortable and memorable place to stay. We invite you to lodge with us at the Cuthbert House Inn, a historic and elegant bed and breakfast located on the Intracoastal Waterway. Our beautiful antebellum mansion provides all the modern luxuries you know and love within a charming and romantic atmosphere.
For romantic winter getaways, we highly suggest booking the Eastlake Suite. This spacious three-room abode is garnered in shades of green and red and boasts a wide variety of features including a traditional parlor, 18th-century molding, a large king bed, and a door leading to the veranda. Plus, you’ll be treated to a hot complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay.
Book your favorite room with us today and we look forward to seeing you this holiday season!