Photos, video: Christmas boats and parades

Image by ceciljohn09

The annual North Charleston and Charleston Christmas parades happened on Saturday, and the Holiday Parade of Boats on Friday — and now photos abound.

The Charleston City Paper has a write-up and photos from the North Charleston parade, and The Post and Courier has a write-up and photos from the Charleston parade and parade of boats.

Up top we've also embedded a short video clip from the parade of boats by YouTube user "ceciljohn09".

The Mount Pleasant parade is December 10, starting at the middle school at 10 a.m. and the parade will begin at 11, with a tree lighting event at town hall at 5:30 p.m.