BEAUFORT, S.C. – Holiday festivities are gearing up around the City of Beaufort. Free parking at the Marina parking lot starts on Thanksgiving Day and goes through New Year’s Day.
Here is what is on tap:
Saturday, Nov. 27: Start your holiday shopping with a trip downtown and throughout the City of Beaufort to support our merchants for Small Business Saturday!
Tuesday, Nov. 30: Join the Chabad Greater Hilton Head as we light a menorah at 4:15 p.m. at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Music and light refreshments will be served after the celebration. (Note this is a different time than originally posted.)
Friday, Dec. 3
It all starts with Night on the Town from 6-9 p.m. Downtown streets will be closed, merchants and restaurants will be open, and the festivities will be going on! We'll also be hosting the annual Christmas tree lighting.
Saturday, Dec. 4
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: The Beaufort History Museum will hold a re-enactment at the Arsenal to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the New York Highlanders’ entry into Beaufort.
11 a.m.-4 p.m.: A Christmas Taste of Gullah will feature authentic Gullah cuisine and live holiday entertainment at Waterfront Park. This event is free and open to the public . As rice is a direct link between the Gullah culture, Africa and the African diaspora, a rice cook-off will also be held with attendees choosing their favorite dish.
5:30-8:30 p.m.: Light up the Night Holiday Boat Parade. If you are interested in participating, fill out this application, which must be received by Nov. 29.
Sunday, Dec. 5
3 p.m.: Christmas Parade. Want to be in it? Fill out this application and return by Saturday, Nov. 30.
Note: If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Downtown Beaufort Holiday Weekend 2021, details can be found here.
Saturday, Dec. 11
1:30 p.m. Parris Island Marine Band performs a holiday concert at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Free admission. Don’t forget your chairs and blanket.
Friday, Dec. 17
6 p.m.: Kickoff your Christmas break and come “Chill with a Cop” at Waterfront Park for the family movie “Goonies.” Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. A raffle will be held for kids ages 5-17 before the start of the movie (must be present to win). Hot chocolate, sponsored by Kilwins, hot apple cider, and popcorn will be served free at the event. Vendors will be on site with food for sale.