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Edisto Beach Holiday Season 2017
Posted by Atwood Vacations | Tuesday, December 5, 2017


It’s the most wonderful time of the year—or so the song goes! It truly is a wonderful time of year at Atwood Vacations & Real Estate. We have just settled down after check-outs from Thanksgiving week and are gearing up for the Annual Edisto Beach Christmas Parade! We always look forward to the parade and this time to come together as a team to begin building our float. This year the theme of the parade is Edisto Christmas Treasures and we are so excited about our float. You’ll have to wait until Saturday to find out what it is, but here are a few images of our creations from years past…

  

  

In addition to the Annual Edisto Beach Christmas Parade (always held on the second Saturday in December at 2pm) the weekend is packed with events that bring our little community together in celebration of the Holiday Season. This Friday, December 8th marks the Holiday Market and Mingle down at the Edisto Beach Civic Center from 12:00pm—7:00pm. If you are in the area, this is an opportunity to do a little Christmas shopping and enjoy some live music. Local vendors will be selling arts and crafts, jewelry, baked goods and more!  And finally, the following day after the street parade is the Annual Edisto Auction and Pig Pickin’ Barbecue. This event begins at 6:00pm and will be held at Ella & Ollies. This is an awesome event to attend not only for the delicious food, auction items and chance to socialize but also because the proceeds raised always go to benefit someone in need.

 

Here is a quick recap of these upcoming events. We hope to see you there!

 

Friday, December 8th — Holiday Market and Mingle

Edisto Beach Civic Center,42 Station Court

12:00pm—7:00pm

 

Saturday, December 9th—27th Annual Edisto Christmas Parade

600-100 block of Palmetto Blvd.Following the parade, Santa will greet the children at the Pavilion Dining Room.

Parade begins at 2:00pm

 

Saturday, December 9th—Annual Edisto Auction & Pig Pickin’ Barbecue

Ella & Ollies,21 Fairway Drive

Barbeque and Cash Bar - Auction to benefit local teen Riley Davis. $25 per person

 




2017 Solar Eclipse
Posted by Atwood Vacations | Friday, June 9, 2017


What is it?

A total solar eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017.  The moon will appear to completely cover the sun in the sky, leaving a huge shadow in the middle of the day.  The sun will also be peeking out from behind the moon, making a halo appear.

How can I see it?

To view the solar eclipse properly without hurting your eyes, you MUST be wearing eye protection from eclipse glasses.  Unfortunately, the eclipse will not be visible from Edisto, but it will be a wonderful viewing in Charleston, only an hour away.  You can make a day trip of it and enjoy wonderful restaurants and historical sites and entertainment in Charleston.  There are also official watch parties happening in Charleston for which you can purchase tickets, like the eclipse party hosted by MUSC (available for all ages.)

Why should I care?

Total solar eclipses are very rare.  If you have the opportunity to see one yourself you should take it! It is the first solar eclipse visible in the USA since 1979 and there will not be another until 2108. People will travel all across the country to be in the line to view the eclipse.  We invite you to do the same and to make an Edisto vacation out of it!

Where Can I Stay?

Luckily for you, Atwood Vacations has plenty of rentals available for you to stay in while you take in the eclipse! The eclipse is on Monday August 21st and we still have rentals with available weeks. Start your search here or browse a list of our rentals by turn day: Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday

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