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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Provided by the Isle of Palms Recreation Department and the Sullivan’s Island Fire Department

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Believe it or not, another year has flown by and it’s already time for the 2012 holiday season. So deck your halls, haul out the holly, and since today is Black Friday, get your shopping shoes on and cross off some of those gift purchases! However you choose to celebrate the holidays, make sure to take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy these beloved island traditions.

The annual Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival will be held on Saturday, December 8, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The afternoon festival takes place on Ocean Boulevard, where island restaurants, businesses and local organizations will showcase some of their favorite treats and products. The Windjammer, Boat House, Acme Cantina, Coconut Joes, Banana Cabana, Hucks Lowcountry Table, Luke n’ Ollies, Splash, Salon and Company, Morgan Creek Grill, My Favorite Things, Turtle Team, and the Isle Of Palms Exchange Club, along with several others, will be stationed at the festival. Along with fantastic vendors, the celebration will feature entertainment throughout the day from local bands Sol Driven Train, Fowlers Mustache, Scotty Frier Band, and the Sullivan’s Island Elementary School Chorus. Carnival rides such as a Ferris Wheel, Super Slide, Climbing Wall, Photo Booth, Face Painter and Balloon Artist will be sure to keep both children and adults entertained. The event will culminate with the lighting of the twenty-foot Christmas tree by Mayor Dick Cronin, with the help of the Froehler family from the Isle of Palms. Rumor has it that Santa Claus might make a special appearance…so kids, makes sure to have your lists ready just in case!

Sullivan’s Islanders, the annual Fire Station and Rescue Department Lighting takes place on November 30, at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will be complete with food, live music from the Thistlin’ Dixie bagpipes, and of course, lots of lights! The Sullivan’s Island Elementary School performance will perform, and Santa Claus will make an appearance here as well, so be on your best behavior!

Wherever this Christmas takes you, make sure to celebrate the season with your island neighbors at events that make our islands truly special.

For more information on the Isle of Palms Festival, visit For more information on the Sullivan’s Island Station Lighting, visit


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