Living in South Carolina’s Low country offers many opportunities and activities throughout the year, but ushering in the holidays with traditional song and celebration certainly ranks among the best. Here are a few of my favorites to get you started…
Dec. 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21: Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens … Over 5,500 hand-lit candles and sparkling lights adorn the gardens from 3-10pm. For ticket information, visit: www.brookgreen.org or call 843-235-6000.
Dec. 7 and 8: Musical Classics for the Holiday Season – Long Bay Symphony Orchestra ….. This musical celebration includes the orchestra plus a variety of singers and dancers – Trinity Church in Myrtle Beach (3000 North Kings Highway) 843-448-8426 or www.trinitymyrtlebeach.org for details.
Dec. 8: Teach My People Gospel Brunch at Pawleys Plantation Conference Center www.teachmypeople.com or 843-237-8737 for more information.
Dec. 13-16: “Christmas Changes Everything” 2013 Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church in Georgetown, SC Performances begin at 7pm, with prelude concerts at 6:15pm: For more information, visit www.fbcgeorgetown.org or call 843-546-5187.
Dec. 13: A Plantation Christmas at Hobcaw Barony – 1-3pm An old fashioned afternoon party hosted by Hobcaw. Registration is required by calling 843-546-4623 or visit www.hobcawbarony.com.
Dec. 16: Special community presentation of G. F. Handel’s Messiah 4pm Winyah Auditorium, Georgetown, SC www.pgwinyah.org or 843-546-4358.
Dec. 19: The BEACH Singers of Georgetown County School District will be joining The Elsie Blackwell Pollock Festival Choir performing Handel’s Messiah Thursday, December 19 at 7PM at Waccamaw High School. Free Admission!