Recreation Department Special Events

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Sock Hops!


​Dance the night away at our popular MPRD events! The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department staff will chaperone, and a DJ will provide music. Advanced registration only. No registration taken at sock hop. Registration available for all seven sock hops. Concessions available. ​

$6/person/night, Grades 4-5, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Park West Gym (NEW LOCATION)
​2018 Dates: January 19, February 9, March 9, April 20

Holiday Movie Under the Stars

Holiday Movie Under the Stars

Bring your blankets and chairs to the Moultrie Middle School football field, sit back and enjoy holiday favorite Elf at 6:30pm to kick off the Mount Pleasant Holiday Weekend.

Attendees will be able to view the Town Christmas Tree near the school’s football field where the movie will be shown. Plenty of dining options surround the venue for pre- or post-show, and of course attendees can enjoy festive treats available during the movie. Free admission, parking, and activities. For more information, visit ExperienceMountPleasant.com and the event pages on Facebook Mount Pleasant Recreation Department.

​Friday, December 8, 2017, 6-9 p.m. | Moultrie Middle School | Free

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Santa's Christmas Party

​Come enjoy the fun in this show with Santa, Jack Frost, an ice skater and Frosty the Snowman. Presented by the Columbia Marionette Theatre. $3 per person.

​Friday, December 8, 10-11 a.m.. | G.M. Darby Building

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Holiday Market & Craft Show


​The annual Holiday Farmers Market & Craft Show combines all the goodies from our traditional food market such as locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, hot food and homemade preserves with handcrafted gifts created by local artisans. Come see this year’s wonderful assortment of Christmas ornaments, glasswork, whimsical crafts, and a wide variety of original art by locally recognized potters, artists, craftsmen and photographers.

​Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Free Event

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Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade

Brilliantly lit floats and community groups will march down Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a fireworks show (now moved to the Town Hall football field to be visible from the new viewing area on W. Coleman Blvd.) then immediately followed by the start of the parade at Mill St. traveling south and ending at the intersection of Coleman Blvd. and Patriots Point Rd.
​Saturday, December 10, 5:30 p.m. | Free Event
Mount Pleasant Visit with Santa

Visit With Santa (Park West & Old Village)


​Bring your camera to take a photo with santa! Enjoy Christmas music, games, crafts, refreshments, a jump castle & more. For Ages 6 & Under.

​Old Village: Tuesday, December 12, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | G.M. Darby Building | Free Event
​Park West: Tuesday, December 19, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Park West Recreation Complex | Free Event

Mount Pleasant Holiday Puppet Sing a Long

Holiday Puppet Sing-A-Long


​Join the puppets as they celebrate with fun, cheerful winter holiday songs. Presented by The Puppet Playhouse. Please call 843.849.2061 for reservations.

​Friday, December 15, 10 - 11 a.m. | G.M. Darby Building | $3/person

Jim Ryckman Basketball Tournament

Jim Ryckman Basketball Tournament


​The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department is calling all senior basketball players, ages 50 and up, to sign up a 3-player team for the Jim Ryckman 3 vs. 3 Senior Basketball Tournament!

How to Register: You must have a minimum of 3 players to compete, and you can have a maximum of 6 players on your roster. Forms are available at the Senior Center, 840 Von Kolnitz Rd. or online in the quick links section of the Senior Center page at www.mtpleasantrec.com/seniorcenter . Registration is $65 per team and closes on Feb. 14, 2018. Registration forms can be picked up at the Senior Center or found online at www.MtPleasantRec.com/SeniorCenter. Payment must be postmarked by Feb. 14 and mailed to the Mount Pleasant Senior Center, 840 Von Kolnitz Rd. - Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. For more information, contact Nicole Holladay at (843) 865–2166.

​Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Park West Recreation Complex | $65/team