If you and your family seek a low-key, coastal Christmas, there’s no better place to spend the holiday season than Bluffton, SC. Though the best part about winter here is escaping the hustle and bustle, there’s no shortage of festive events to attend! The Bluffton Christmas Parade is one of our favorites. Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about this signature annual celebration! For even more seasonal events and other local recommendations, be sure to access our free Vacation Guide to the Lowcountry! It has helped so many people plan unforgettable trips.
Your Ultimate Guide to the Bluffton Christmas Parade
Who Hosts the Parade?
Bluffton’s annual Christmas Parade is one of the town’s most anticipated holiday traditions. Though the participants vary slightly each year, the Town of Bluffton remains the sole host of the event.
What Will You Experience?
Whether you have kids to entertain or are simply young at heart, you’ll have a fabulous time at this parade! Expect a variety of festive floats, live music, and plenty of smiling faces passing through. You may even come away from the parade with some free goodies! Here are a few things to keep in mind before heading over to the parade route:
- The parade begins in Old Town Bluffton and ends at Red Cedar Elementary School on the Bluffton Parkway
- It’s a good idea to bring your own foldable chairs and other comfort items like blankets
- Holiday-themed costumes and accessories are highly encouraged!
When Is the Parade?
The next Bluffton Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1. Though the parade begins at 10:00 a.m., streets will begin closing at 8:00 a.m. Be sure to plan accordingly!
Where Should You Go?
Though onlookers can post up anywhere along the parade route, most people choose the main thoroughfares of Old Town Bluffton as their go-to spots. If you’re staying at Old Town Bluffton Inn, you’ll have a fantastic vantage point!
Why Watch the Bluffton Christmas Parade?
Whether you’re planning a full-blown Hilton Head Christmas or will happen to be in town during the first weekend of December, watching the parade is a fun way to kick off the holiday season in the Lowcountry.
The Bluffton Christmas Parade isn’t the only fun experience waiting for you in Old Town Bluffton—there are numerous shops, restaurants, bars, and more located just steps away from the parade route. If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay nearby, look no further than Old Town Bluffton Inn! Located in the heart of The Promenade, our brand new, family-owned inn is the best place to escape the ordinary with loved ones. After exploring the Lowcountry’s finest holiday offerings, come back to the comfort and luxury of your beautifully decorated guest room complete with premium amenities found nowhere else. You’ll love cozying up in your plush, stately bed and taking in the fresh air and panoramic downtown views from your open-air balcony.