Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
Some of your favorite Disney characters will be making a special appearance this weekend as they present their stories on ice. Catch the crew from “Cars,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Toy Story,” and Tinker Bell and the other farriers from Pixie Hollow in this special effects-packed event.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive
Holiday Festival of Lights
One of the Lowcountry’s most beloved holiday traditions returns this weekend. James Island County Park will flip the switch on more than two million lights on Friday. But the fun doesn’t end there, also available to folks who want to get out of their car and stretch their legs is the Winter Wonderland and Santa’s Village. While there, visit with Santa, roast marshmallows, stroll through the Enchanted Forest Walking Trail, enjoy the Winter Carnival and so much more.
When: Friday-Dec. 31; 5:30-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays
Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive
Price: $12 Sunday-Thursday, $15 per vehicle Friday-Saturday; get a $2 discount Sunday-Thursday with the donation of a canned food item
For more info: 795-4386 or www.holidayfestivaloflights.com
In its second year, the Carrier Classic has expanded to a two-game event. The double-header will feature the men’s teams of Marquette University vs. Ohio State University, then the women’s teams of Ohio State University vs. the University of Notre Dame. The event is all about focusing attention on America’s veterans and members of the armed services while raising money for organizations that support them. This year’s beneficiaries are the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Museum, and the Wounded Warrior Project. Both games will air on NBC Sports Network.
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: On the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Yorktown, Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant
Price: $500; veterans and members of the military are provided tickets at no cost
For more info: www.carrierclassic.org
Food Truck Rodeo
The Post and Courier and Charleston Scene have lassoed up the best in street eats to again hold their Charleston Food Truck Rodeo. Enjoy tasty treats from more than 15 food trucks, including King of Pops, Taco Boy, Hello My Name is BBQ and Diggity Doughnuts, while enjoying live music from Eddie Bush and The Mayhem, Tidal Jive, Old You and Jefferson Coker Band. Beer and wine will be available for purchase; coolers are not allowed. Bring your friendly pooch and your lawn chair and stay awhile.
When: 3-10 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Post and Courier parking lot, 134 Columbus St.
Price: Free admission
For more info: www.postandcourieradvertising.com/foodtruckrodeo
Break out your dancin’ boots for this inaugural event. Featuring moonshine and bourbon distilleries from around the South and local barbecue restaurants, this event is all about paying homage to some of Charleston & the South’s most delicious foods, beverages and entertainment. And no hoedown would be complete without music, which will be provided by The Corduroy Road and BlueBilly Grit, winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition.
When: 7-11 p.m. Saturday
Where: Visitor Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St.
Price: $50 in advance, $60 at the door; 10 percent of ticket sales benefit Lowcountry Local First
For more info: www.lowcountryhoedown.com
Second Sunday on King Street
The downtown monthly staple, Second Sunday, is kicking off the holiday season with photos with Santa from 2-5 p.m. for kids and 4-5 p.m. for pets. In addition, the Charleston Animal Society will continue their Dog Days Downtown while the ESPN Charleston Classic will rev up excitement for their upcoming tournament. Charleston Magazine will host a collection of giveaways from their advertisers and the Wounded Warrior Project will have volunteers and information at the Information Tent. Live music, dining in the streets and more are also part of the fun.
When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: King Street