Take some time out of your busy schedule and enjoy the exciting events on King Street this holiday season.  Wow…starting this Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8:00AM, the Holiday Farmers Market at Marion Square will be bursting with fresh greenery, flowers and local food products and artisan crafts to make your gift-giving easier than ever.  Go ahead and use the free parking pass available from the city at www.christmasonkingstreet.com.

From 4:30-6:30PM, Marion Square will light up and enchant every one of all ages with its 26th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Of course, the ultimate “meet and greet” event occurs when Santa himself will be on King Street for children (and foxes) of all ages.

Special this year is King Street’s Saturday evening shopping event from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.  No vehicle traffic will be allowed on King between Calhoun and Queen Streets.  Shops will open to the street for dining, dancing with the elves, and shopping with your family and friends.

Enjoy all the festivities and then stop in at The Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar for a delicious dinner overlooking the enchanting park.    Don’t forget to visit my own glorious tree in the lobby.  I helped with all the decorating for our guests’ delight.  There’s a secret fox ornament there…see if you can find it.

On Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2:00 to 4:00PM, enjoy the Tri-County’s Fire Chiefs Association’s Holiday Parade.  Bands, floats, marchers and performers will parade down King Street in their holiday finery.  Come, join in, catch candy and leave with thoughts of returning to magical historic Charleston next year.

Happy Holidays!!