Here’s Why You Need to Attend the Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival

Jingle all the way to Isle of Palms this holiday season! The annual Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival is back this year for an evening of holiday-themed entertainment. Enjoy live music, carnival rides, face painting, a visit from Santa Claus, and more when you attend this free event. Locals and visitors alike can bring in the holiday season at Front Beach on Isle of Palms this year. Learn more about this festive event below, then request a copy of our free Vacation Guide for more ideas on how to spend your winter staycation or getaway to the Isle of Palms. 

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2023 Event Details 

This year’s Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival will take place on Dec. 2, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This event is free of charge, so all you need to bring is your jolliest attitude! Take advantage of free parking (Or walk— depending on which of our vacation rental homes you stay in!) at the Municipal Lot and then head down to Front Beach on the Isle of Palms. 

Here, you can enjoy plenty of free entertainment as well as local food and craft vendors! Think Charleston Night Market meets IOP. This is the perfect chance to purchase some Lowcountry-crafted gifts for the upcoming holiday. 

Schedule of Events

You can expect a lot of street fair fun at this holiday festival! All evening long, enjoy carnival rides, live music, food and craft vendors, face painting booths, balloon artists, and more. In-between visiting various booths, attend some of the scheduled events. 

From 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., swing by the Holiday Tree on Front Beach to mingle with Santa Claus. At 5:30 p.m., the city will officially light the Holiday Tree. This iconic tree lighting ceremony is the highlight of the festival. You won’t want to miss this! Can’t make it to IOP for all the Christmas-themed fun? Consider an Isle of Palms New Year’s Eve

Stay Near All of the Festive Fun With East Island Rentals

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Whether you’re from the IOP area and need a larger space to gather, or are visiting from out-of-town, East Island Rentals has a home for you! Group travelers will love our Oceanfront Rentals. Not only are these vacation rental homes are suited for large parties— but they’re also located on the same street as Front Beach where the Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival is taking place!

View a full inventory of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals and contact us to reserve your holiday home before it’s taken!