Start the holiday season in true Beaufort style: Let’s Light Up the Night

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 Friday evening, Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. A long standing tradition in the community, A Night on the Town is a mix of traditional and the contemporary. It’s an evening with a surprise around every corner and a number of things that will entertain, delight and get you in the holiday spirit. Stores downtown will stay open late to welcome customers with special treats and a preview of their large and unique selection of items to help shoppers get a head start on their holiday gift-giving.

The Christmas decorations are all ready on Bay Street. Friday, Dec. 7, is Night on the Town and City of Beaufort Tree Lighting ceremony. Saturday, Dec. 8, is Light up the NIght on Bay Street and boat parade near Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The Christmas parade will be on Sunday, Dec. 9, as will the Port Royal golf cart parade. Photo by Bob Sofaly

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 Claus.

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 seawall at the park by 5 p.m. Boats 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.

For more information, contact Main Street Beaufort, USA at 843-525-6644 or email info@downtownbeaufort.com.

A festive vessel from last year’s Light Up the Night Boat Parade. This year’s parade will be Saturday at 5 p.m. Photo by Captured Moments Photography
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