Tree Lighting at The Charleston City Market (Free Public Event!)

Story by Market Editor
November 21, 2023

The Charleston City Market 2023 “Not so Silent Night” Tree Lighting

The Charleston City Market 2023 “Not So Silent Night” Tree Lighting (View photos from Christmas past.)

Join us for the most electrifying Tree Lighting in Charleston! You can see the enchantment of 3d mapping projection featuring the Grinch,-it’s like magic! A technique used at Disney world to project captivating visuals onto real surfaces. Produced by PRIZM.

Enjoy shopping with local, small businesses. All buildings will be open for this Special Holiday Market.


  • 6:30 pm  Spud Fischer live  music on Meeting Street
  • 6:45 pm Caroling with The Charleston Caroling Company, & Little Dickens Carolers
  • 6:45 pm Santa can be found strolling the market and snapping selfies
  • 6:45 pm Help us spread Holiday Cheer by donating a new, unwrapped toy or book to Toys for Tots.  Free hot cocoa and cookies for the first 50 people who donate on this evening
  • 7:00 pm Music by: Hot Club of Charleston. (see below)
  • 7:25 pm Little Dickens Choir Performs around Tree in Anson Square
  • 7:35 pm Laser show and 3d Projection mapping, starring the Grinch,          
  • 7:45 pm Grinch arrives at Market via Palmetto Carriage Company
  • 7:50 pm Cindy Lou Who (Reagan Byrd)
  • 7:50 pm Singing followed by Lighting of the Tree
  • 7:55 pm – 9:15 pm Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & The Grinch (Selfies welcome)

Following  the Tree Lighting, shopping,  The Laser Lightshow & projection will continue until 10 pm!

Map of Charleston City Market for Christmas

Hot Club of Charleston