Holiday Happenings on Daniel Island

November 20, 2012

The holidays are here! With a calendar packed full of exciting events to commemorate the season, Daniel Island residents should have no problem getting into the holiday spirit this year. From the island’s official tree lighting festivities, to the popular Holiday Festival, a Chanukah celebration and a new luminary event, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season in Charleston’s Island Town this year.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 30 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association will be flipping the switch on the island’s 25-foot community Christmas tree in front of the Family Circle Tennis Center, followed by a special holiday-themed laser light show and dance party. There will be music and fun for all ages, and rumor has it there may also be a special visitor from the North Pole!

Holiday Tennis Classic
November 30 – December 2

This annual USTA SC Level 3 sanctioned event is a holiday fundraiser to raise money for a cancer treatment room at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center. The event will include an auction featuring fabulous prizes. All tournament players are encouraged to bring a holiday gift donation for adult cancer patients (DVDs, headphones, magazines, footies with treads, winter hats, blankets, etc.). For further information, call the Family Circle Tennis Center Pro Shop at (843) 849-5300.

Holiday Festival
December 1 | 11 am – 4 pm

Looking for gift ideas? Get ready to “Shop, Eat and Be Dazzled” by over 100 of the highest quality designers and vendors, hand-picked for this year’s holiday shopping extravaganza at the Family Circle Tennis Center Stadium! You’ll find fabulous and unique items for everyone on your list, along with festive drinks and nibbles, family entertainment and much, much more!

Daniel Island Chanaukah
December 8 | 4:30 – 6 pm

This celebration will provide education and awareness about the Jewish holiday of Chanukah. Join residents of all ages for a Menorah lighting ceremony, traditional Chanukah food and beverages and traditional Jewish games. This event takes place in front of the Family Circle Tennis Center and is free and open to the entire Daniel Island community.

Holiday Concert at Providence Baptist Church
December 8 | 7 pm

Enjoy an evening of Christmastime favorites performed by the String Ensemble and the Woodwind Quintet of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston’s only full-time, resident, professional orchestra. Featuring music by Bach, Elgar and Tchaikovsky, alongside popular holiday songs and carols. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at

Daniel Island Holiday Decorating Contest Judging
December 10 | 6-9 pm

The competition gets tougher each year as island residents complete in this fun island-wide contest to determine who has the best display of holiday spirit. One winner per neighborhood will be chosen in the following categories: Best Overall Yard (Decorations and Lights), Best Front Door Decoration, and Best Children’s Theme.

Inaugural Daniel Island Luminary Event
December 16 | 6-9 pm

The Daniel Island School PTA is hosting the first ever island-wide luminary event. Residents are asked to purchase luminary kits – including bags, sand and candles – and to line the curb in front of their home on the evening of the 16th. The more residents who participate, the more brightly our island town will shine on this special holiday evening. Residents can place orders here.