Main Street Beaufort, USA proudly presents the 27th Annual A Night on the Town. This opening of the Christmas and holiday shopping season takes place on Friday evening, Dec. 7, beginning at 6 p.m., and ending at about 9 p.m. A long standing tradition of the community, A Night on the Town is a mix of traditional and the contemporary.
The evening will have a surprise around every corner and a number of things that will entertain, delight and get you in the holiday spirit. Shops will stay open late to welcome regular and new customers with special treats and a preview of their unique selection of items to help get a head start on the holiday season.
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.
Take your pick of holiday parades by land or sea in Beaufort. Join Main Street Beaufort, USA and the Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron Saturday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m. for the Light Up the Night boat parade on the Beaufort River. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park provides the best view of the parade. The first boats will start arriving at the park by 5 p.m. and will make three passes by the seawall. Hot chocolate will be available courtesy of The Greenery.
The traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade will be Sunday, Dec. 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. Deadline for entries is Nov. 18. Participation fees vary from free for military and government groups, $10 for non-profit organizations and $20 for other groups or businesses.
Application forms for Light Up The Night Boat parade and Beaufort Christmas Parade are available at www.downtownbeaufort.com/anightonthetown. For more information, contact Main Street Beaufort, USA at 843-525-6644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.