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Private Personal Visits With Santa

Through Dec. 22, Every Second Counts Escape Rooms, Lady’s Island. There will be 15-minute private reservation times on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Cost is $20 for first child, $7 for additional children/siblings. Activities include writing a personal letter to Santa, mailing those letters, hot cocoa, meeting Santa in the Christmas Holiday Room, a small gift from Santa and one free high definition photo with Santa. (Additional photos are $3 each.) Mask required upon arrival unless medical condition prohibits it. Masks not required for children younger than 4. Babies welcome and Santa will hold your baby. Santa will wear a special Christmas mask. During the free photo with Santa, parents can elect to have children wear masks or remove them. Visits with Santa himself are private. For more information, visit https://www.everysecondcountsesc.com/visit-with-santa.

Habersham Southern Living Showcase Home tours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Wednesday to Sunday, through Dec. 27 (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays), 10 North Loudon Street, Habersham. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale at SouthernLivingShowcase.com. A portion of all ticket sales goes to benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice (www.focHospice.org). Allen Patterson Builders, Habersham Land Company and K. Lo Designs announce the completion and opening of “The Loudon,” built with innovative quality, functionality, and an elevated interior design featuring the iconic colors and textures of the Lowcountry. For more information about the partners and tours, visit SouthernLivingShowcase.com.

Turkey Trot 5K

8 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 26, Downtown Beaufort. Registration – limited to 250 in-person runners – available at runsignup,com. Pet and stroller friendly event.

Bluffton Artisan Christmas Market

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 27-28, Southern Barrel parking lot, Buckwalter Plaza, Bluffton. An open-air shopping event with live music that features local makers. Vendor registration for booths is $55; and $30 per market for Lowcountry Made members. To register, visit lcmade.com.

Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Lafayette Soiree Auction

Thursday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 6 at https://www.historicbeaufort.org/lafayette-soiree-2020. HBF has transformed the 2020 auction into an exciting online event, with nearly 60 items and experiences to enjoy now or plan for 2021. Check the HBF website for unique auction items highlighted each day until it’s time to open bids on Dec. 3.

Through the Glass: 10th Annual Nativity Celebration

Dec. 4 through Jan. 6, First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort sanctuary, 410 Church Street in downtown Beaufort. Sanctuary will be open for day or evening self-guided tours of 12 beautiful nativity displays in 12 sanctuary windows.For more information, visit FirstPresBeaufort.org.

A Christmas Carol

7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. A live streaming event sponsored by the Beaufort Theater Company. Tickets are $100 for Christmas Morning Ebenezers – it includes a tax-dedctable donation to the USCB CFA – or $35 for normal streaming. Visit https://bit.ly/2UPy7hb to purchase tickets.

Maye River Quilters Guild

10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, via ZOOM. Membership forms are available on the website for those interested in joining. For meeting dates and times, visit mayeriverquiltguild.com or call 843-530-1244.

Artisan Pop-Up Market

12-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, Lot 9 Brewing Co., 258 Red Cedar St. No. 14, Bluffton. Will feature more than a dozen local artists, artisans and makers. Lowcountry Lobster’s food truck will be available, along with holiday music to inspire some Christmas shoppers. Social distancing best practices will be in place with attendees and vendors required to wear masks. The Dec. 12 event will include the following vendors: Handmade Beaufort, Meg’s Sweet Treats, BB Boutique & Co, Woodsman’s Wife, True South RH, Fabula Collective, Declan’s Delights, Mystic Mates, Cottonwood Soap Co., Bluffton Candles, Eagle Creations, BP Carbon, 7th & Palm and Little Fish Boteak.

The Nutcracker

10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, USCB Center for the Arts via live stream. The Bolshoi Ballet is on the big screen in HD. Tickets are $10.

15th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival

Monday-Friday, Feb. 15-19, 2021 at Tabby Place, 913 Port Republic Street.

MCAS Beaufort Airshow

Saturday-Sunday, April 24-25, 2021, MCAS Beaufort. Visit BeaufortAirShow.com.