Night on the Town celebration to kick off Beaufort's Christmas activities

Here come the holidays and the ‘trifecta’ of downtown events.  Nothing gets you into the Christmas spirit like a full weekend of fun and Main Street Beaufort has put together a fun-filled first weekend in December with the annual ‘Night on the Town’ celebration, followed by the ever-popular Light Up the Night Boat Parade and ending with the Beaufort Christmas parade.

The 28th Annual A Night on the Town is the opening of the Christmas/holiday shopping season and takes place on Friday evening, December 6th, beginning at 6pm.  A long standing tradition of the community, A Night on the Town is a mix of traditional and the contemporary. An evening with 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 large and unique selection of items for the Holidays to help get a head start of 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, plenty of good cheer and a rumored visit from Santa himself.

Take your pick of holiday parades by land or sea in Beaufort. There’s the Light Up the Night Boat Parade on the Beaufort River on Saturday December 7th, at 530pm. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park provides the best view of the parade. The first boats will start arriving at the seawall at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park by 5 pm. Boats will make three passes by the seawall.

The traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade will be December 8th, at 3:00 pm, through the streets of downtown Beaufort. Floats, bands, groups of walkers and personal cars and trucks are expected to participate.

You can register your own organization for the parade too. Deadline for entries is November 22nd and registration is available at

Beaufort's Light Up the Night Boat Parade is scheduled for December 7th, 2013  Photo by Eric R. Smith






Downtown Beaufort's 28th Annual 'A Night on the Town' celebration is scheduled for Friday, December 6th.









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