Kiawah Island Marathon
December 14, 8 AM
Entering its 36th year, the Kiawah Island Marathon starts and finishes in East Beach Village. Enjoy maritime forest, marsh views, and grand homes as you run through the island community. View the full and half courses. Limited entries are available. Register online by December 11.
Scuba Claus at the South Carolina Aquarium
Daily through December 23, 11 AM
Scuba Claus will join the hundreds of animals in the 385,000 gallon, two-story tall Great Ocean Tank during special dive shows. The man in the big red scuba gear will be joined by his special elf helper to talk with guests about the gifts of the sea he is swimming with like sharks, pufferfish and even a 230-pound resident loggerhead sea turtle Caretta. After you visit Scuba Claus, be sure to explore the Aquarium to see if you can spot the Shark on the Shelf, once you find him receive a festive holiday prize.
Holiday Festival of Lights
Daily through December 31, beginning at 5:30 PM
Let the spirit of the season embrace you as James Island County Park comes alive with illumination at Charleston's most beloved nighttime event. Gather family and friends to capture the magic of the holiday season. The three-mile driving tour delivers more every year, with over 750 shining displays. But, the Holiday Festival of Lights is much more than just a driving tour. Park the car and experience exciting attractions custom-designed for holiday cheer.