Happy Follidays from the Edge of America

The holiday cheer is starting to radiate through Folly Beach! There are lots of great activities happening in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year, so if you’re coming to visit us this December be sure to join in on some of the fun.

James Island Festival of Lights
  • All month long you can check out the Holiday Festival of Lights just a few miles away on neighboring James Island. This annual event is an absolute must-do. It’s not just for kids either; adults will enjoy the spectacular show all the same! *Tip* entry is per car (not per person) and reduced rates are offered Monday – Thursday with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

  • Create a holiday masterpiece at Paint with a Buzz, led by talented Folly Beach artist Briahna Wenke. Check out her schedule online and sign up for your favorite design!
Paint with a Buzz

Center Street is the Center of the Action!

  • Stroll down Center Street after the sun goes down to enjoy a variety of beach-themed light displays, as well as decorated Christmas trees in several locations: Folly River Park and two more on the beach (they can be found via the public accesses at 2nd East and 2nd West).
  • On December 13th you can visit with Santa; he’ll be at Folly River Park starting at 6pm and handing out stockings of small gifts for children. (Last year he passed out over 300).
FBR team ready for the parade!
  • Mark your calendar for the annual Folly Beach Christmas parade, commencing on Center Street at 12pm on Saturday, December 14th. This adored community event is sure to bring a smile to your face so come down and share the cheer with locals and visitors alike. Folly’s Best Rentals will be participating too so give our team a wave as we pass by! Santa will be making his second appearance over at Folly River Park immediately following the parade.

  • On December 21st the annual Folliday Market will be taking place from 12pm – 5pm and the location for this year’s event is the beloved Folly Pier. Always sure to attract a fantastic variety of artisans and vendors, you can grab some last-minute gifts (for yourself too, of course) while enjoying delicious food, a fun holiday vibe, and stunning views at the same time!
  • Do you want it to really feel like Christmas in your vacation rental? Head over to Folly Jolly Christmas trees located at 112 East Ashley Ave. and grab yourself a tree. Just be sure to dispose of it properly before your departure!
Have yourself a Folly Jolly Christmas

City Lights, City Sights
  • If you have a bit of extra time on your Folly Beach vacation, it’s definitely worth taking the short drive into downtown Charleston. The charm of the historic district during the holidays is truly something special! Stroll the city streets or take a carriage ride for an added bit of history accompanying the beautiful holiday decorations.

Ring in the New Year Folly-Style
Folly Beach Flip Flop Drop
  • Rounding out the month, the Flip Flop Drop will once again take place on December 31st. This uniquely-Folly take on New Year’s Eve is indeed as the name implies; a giant pair of oversized flip-flops adorned in LED lights make a descent from high above to ring in the New Year on the island. There is a fireworks display on the beach immediately afterward, as well as a ton of live music and food / drink specials at all of the local restaurants and bars.
  • And finally, we can’t forget the Polar Bear Plunge and Costume Contest on January 1st. What better way to start the New Year than with an exhilarating dip into the Atlantic Ocean? Oh, how about if you take the dip while dressed up like our favorite Lowcountry celebrity; Bill Murray? This is an annual Folly tradition you simply must experience for yourself.

We look forward to seeing you this holiday season!

Don’t Miss These Fun December Events in Folly Beach

Don’t Miss These Fun December Events in Folly Beach

Are you and your family needing a fun, relaxing vacation to Folly Beach in December? If you happened to answer yes, then we can help you find the perfect Folly Beach vacation rental. Staying in one of our vacation rentals next month, will help you be in the holiday spirit. Instead of worrying how much cleaning there is to do at home, come on vacation and relax instead. Many families love to come to Folly Beach during the holiday season, so they can enjoy spending time together. Let’s look at why you shouldn’t miss these fun December events in the Folly Beach area.

It’s Parade Time

Who doesn’t love attending a Christmas parade when on vacation? Many families who come to Folly Beach during the month of December love to go watch our Christmas Parade. When you stay in Sea 2 you will be able to walk to get your spot to see the parade. This year it will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Here you and your family can come watch Santa head down the street and enjoy some fun. During the parade, if you’d like to do a little shopping for those gifts, then head over to the Community Center. At the Community Center, you will be able to grab some handmade gifts at the Arts & Crafts show. And just in case your kids want to visit with Santa or as we know him as “Sandy” Claus in Folly Beach, you can by heading over to Folly River Park after the parade. Santa will be giving away some goodies, so don’t miss this fun event with the family!

Festival of Lights

Don’t Miss These Fun December Events in Folly Beach

Every year from now until January 1st, you and your family can head over to the James Island County Park to view the Holiday Festival of Lights. This year is the 29th year it has been bringing families magical memories and this year is no different. There is an admission of $20 per vehicle and if you visit Monday through Thursday you can donate a canned food item or pet food and will only pay $15. How amazing is that deal because the donation will go to help the Lowcountry Food Bank. This event is more than a tour in your car, it’s a way to explore the island. You and your family can park the car and go check out several different things such as a visit with Santa, see the dancing trees to the beat of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more. Visit the gift shop or get some tasty treats at Santa’s Treats & Blitzen’s Burgers. There are so much more things that you can enjoy while you visit so this can’t be missed.

A Tradition Continues

This year, The Nutcracker seems to be popular because of the movie that has recently come out. But instead of seeing the movie, make it a tradition to come see the 25th Anniversary of the Charleston Ballet Theatre “The Nutcracker.” Many locals love to take their families to see the Charleston Ballet’s performance as this holiday favorite is performed. The show can be seen on December 10th at 7:30 pm and December 11th at 3:00 pm at the Galliard Auditorium. If you miss those two showings, you’re in suck because they will return on Dec. 16th at 7:30 pm and December 17th at 3:00 pm at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. You can purchase your tickets today and make this a new tradition when you visit during the holiday season.

It’s Beach Time

Don’t Miss These Fun December Events in Folly Beach

While this isn’t an event, we thought that you and your family would enjoy the beach a little this year while you vacation in Folly Beach. It’s nice to get away from it all and this could be an event in itself. Heading to the beach to watch for dolphins or to let the kids play in the sand can be an adventure. Thinking of heading to Folly Beach during Christmas this year, we do have several homes still available. If you have a large family then staying in Martiniville will be the perfect home for you. It can sleep up to 10 people and is the perfect home for everyone to spend the holiday in. Another few homes that might work for your family would be G.O.S. Getaway, Boogie Down and Back Bay #1. All of these homes are close to where you are right on the oceanfront or it’s a small walk to the beach. You and your family can sit on the beach and enjoy the waves rolling in and out. Watch the beautiful sunsets, collect seashells or go for a run. The possibilities are endless when you visit Folly Beach this time of the year!

While there are many other events happening in the Folly Beach or surrounding areas, we thought these might help making your decision a little easier. This year we at Folly’s Best Rentals would like for you and your family to experience visiting us during the holiday season. We know that you will have a blast and we hope to see you soon.