December and the holiday season are upon us.  This is where the treadmill of time speeds up! The trees are lit at Colonial Lake and the City of North Charleston and Park Circle.  The James Island County Park’s Holiday Festival of Lights will be going through January 1.  


Good news for Hootie and the Blowfish fans across the country!  Hootie & Co announced their 2019 “Group Therapy tour but no Charleston dates announced yet.  


Here is your December calendar of events:

1,8,9,15: African American Spirituals Music Concert, Drayton Hall

2: Center for Birds of Prey Photography Day

2: City of Charleston Christmas Parade

7: Harry Connick Jr: Gaillard  (only a handful of tickets remain!)

8: Folly Beach Christmas Parade

8: 28th Annual Reindeer Run

8: 37th Annual Holiday Parade of Boats

8: A Big Band Holiday with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Gaillard

8: Kiawah 41st Marathon and ½ Marathon

8: Nutcracker, N Chas PAC

9: Mt Pleasant 23rd Annual Christmas Light Parade

9: Christmas at the Sottile

10: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Chas Music Hall

11: It’s a Wonderful Life, Chas Music Hall

11: Swingin’ Christmas with Tony DeSare, Gaillard

15: Fifth Annual Nexton Cocoa Cup (aka the race with sweet Nike hoodies!)

16: Beach Boys Christmas Tour, N Chas PAC

17: Elf, Chas Music Hall

18: CSO Holiday Brass, St Philip Church

18: CSO String Quartet Holiday Strings, Charleston Library Society

21: Vienna Boys Choir, Gaillard

22: The Night before Christmas, Sottile

22: Johns Island Farmers Holiday Market, Chas Collegiate School

29: Bluedogs, Chas Music Hall

31: Happy New Year Charleston, Marion Square

31: New Year’s Speakeasy, Bay Street Biergarten

31: Yorktown NYE Countdown

31: Folly Flip Flop Drop

1: NEW YEARS DAY jump in the ocean or consider supporting me at Dunleavy’s PolarPlunge supporting Special Olympics!!


I’ll be running two races this month, the Kiawah ½ Marathon (12/8) and the Cocoa Cup at Nexton (12/15).  THEN, NEW YEARS DAY THE POLAR PLUNGE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS!


About Real Estate:

The Charleston real estate market continues to march on.  2017 was a record year and 2018 will come very close to surpassing 2017.  Year to date, the number of transactions is almost identical to the same 2017 period.  Median sales price is up 7.1% to an all-time high of $272k. Some areas(Folly Beach, Johns Island, North Charleston inside 526, Isle of Palms, peninsula Charleston, Goose Creek, Daniel Island, and the Clements Ferry Road area) are up over 10% in terms of median sales price over 2017.  Many consumers are asking if the market is finally beginning to slow. Only in the fact that our market always slows down during the holiday and winter season. It’s still busy. But not as busy as it will be when spring gets here. 2019 will be a great year for Charleston.