The holiday season will kick in with full honors the weekend of December 7 when A Night on the Town and the Light Up The Night Boat Parade, and Christmas Parade return.
The Night on the Town is Friday, December 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. when shops will stay open late as the street closes for music, shopping, and food. The evening also includes the City of Beaufort’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, entertainment by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band, choral performances and a rumored visit from Santa.
On Saturday, December 8, at 5:30 p.m. the Light Up the Night boat parade will pass the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on the Beaufort River. The first boats will start arriving at the seawall at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park by 5, with boats making three passes by the seawall. Hot chocolate will be available in addition to the offerings from nearby coffee shops and merchants.
The traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade will be Sunday, December 9, at 3 p.m., through the streets of downtown Beaufort. Floats, bands, groups of walkers and personal cars and trucks are expected to participate.