By Weston Smith for The Island Eye News
Head down to Front Beach on Isle of Palms and help bring in the holiday season island style. The 7th Annual Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2-7 p.m. on Ocean Blvd.
This free event will have live music, carnival rides, local handmade gifts, restaurants and even a visit from Beach Santa. Sullivan’s Island Elementary Chorus kicks off the event at 2 p.m. followed by the Shem Creek Boogie Band from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and finishes with the Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band from 5-7 p.m.
The City of Isle of Palms will officially light the 24’ tree at approximately 5:45 p.m. and Beach Santa will stop by to visit with children from 4-6 p.m. Isle of Palms restaurants, food trucks and other local food and snack vendors will be on site serving up some of the best food in town.
Throughout the event local crafters will be on the street selling some of their specialty handmade gifts that are great for the holiday season. In addition to the free carnival rides there will be free jump castles, a mechanical bull, face painting, balloon artist and more.
For more information please go to IOP.net/recreation or call the Isle of Palms Recreation Department at 843.886.8294.