SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Thursday-Saturday, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 1014 Ocala St., Myrtle Beach; (706) 864-7203,

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Through Jan. 4, James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston;


CHRISTMASVILLE: Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 4-7, Historic Downtown Rock Hill; visit the main streets of Old Town brought to life as a holiday and outdoor art festival; www.

CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, Fort Lamar, James Island, Charleston; with living history camps, live artillery demonstrations and live Christmas music; free; (843) 689-3223

GRAND STRAND BOAT SHOW AND SALE: Friday-Sunday, Jan. 9-11, Convention Center of Myrtle Beach, 2101 North Oak St., Myrtle Beach; $7 adults, $3 ages 6-12, ages 5 and under free; (843) 357-3098,