Dec 02 2011

Christmastime Events on Edisto Beach

It’s beginning to look at a lot like Christmas on Edisto.

As soon as vehicles make the turn onto Palmetto Boulevard they’re greeted with a lighted Nativity scene, fully decorated Christmas tree, and on almost every block a lit angel, Christmas tree, or wreath adorns the light posts.

This weekend, get into the Christmas spirit by attending the local Christmas concerts. On Saturday, at 6 pm the Edisto Community Chorus will perform their annual concert at the Edisto Beach Baptist Church located at 414 Jungle Road. On Sunday at 6 pm the Edisto Community Chorus will perform their concert at the New First Missionary Baptist Church located at 1644 HWY 174.

Next weekend, the whole town will come out to celebrate the upcoming holiday during the 21st annual Christmas parade at 2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 10. The theme of this year’s parade is “A Sun, Sand, and Surf Christmas” and area businesses and non-profit organizations will line up at the 600 block with their heavily decorated floats.

The parade route travels down Palmetto Boulevard and ends at the Pavilion. To view the parade, line up on either side of Palmetto. Bring the whole family and pets to watch the event. Many of the floats throw candy at the crowds which is always a crowd pleaser, especially with the kids.

Also, bring along canned food to donate the food pantry for the families in need on the island. Every year, the participants in the parade collect several food items for the pantry. The pantry is currently in need of meat, rice, vegetables, and powdered milk, so consider stocking up on those items the next time you go to the store and bring them with you while you celebrate Christmas here on Edisto.

Don’t forget to head out to any of the establishments on Docksite Road like Edisto Watersports and Tackle, the Edisto Yacht Club, Thirsty Fish, Dockside Restaurant, Bay Creek Park, or the marina to check out the 7th annual Christmas parade of boats. Read about that in a previous post here.

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