Stand in the shadow of Drayton Hall, the meticulously preserved 270-year-old plantation house perched on the Ashley River, as candlelight winks at the weatherworn bricks and Gullah spirituals soar through the night air. The melodies are as old as the grove of stately oak trees, and the entire evening is rooted in living history. This is Christmas in Charleston.


Events from 10/04/2015 to 09/18/2016

11/13/2015 - 01/01/2016
Featuring over 750 displays and two million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for many families throughout Charleston and beyond. From November 14 - January 1, James Island County Park comes alive with illumination,
11/21/2015 - 11/23/2015
The Lowcountry's Complete Holiday Shopping Experience Under One Roof!
11/27/2015 - 01/08/2016
This Holiday Pub Tour is the perfect event for your holiday vacation!
11/27/2015 - 12/23/2015
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this December.
Make holiday magic. Start your holiday shopping season the best way ever, on King Street, where Black Friday is more classy than crazy and specials are really special.
11/27/2015 - 01/01/2016
Shopping, parties, events, gifts, music. Holiday memories abound on King Street, at stores and restaurants, in the City Market, at Charleston Place Shops.
11/27/2015 - 11/28/2015
The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market.
11/27/2015 - 12/27/2015
The night Inspector NoClue almost saved Christmas! Come help solve this merry madcap mystery!
12/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Take a up-close look at Charleston-style Christmas decor with this special stroll.
A ticketed event where more than 80 retailers will offer a night of shopping, holiday celebration and fun.
12/02/2015 - 12/20/2015
All little Ralphie wants for Christmas is a genuine Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Mode air rifle. He's determined that neither a neighborhood bully nor a freezing flagpole, nor Ralphie's own "you'll shoot your eye out" mom and dad will stand in
12/02/2015 - 12/30/2015
Experience Charleston's rich musical heritage, from gospel to Gershwin, in live concerts which include songs of the Holiday Season as well as hot wassail and cookies with the cast after each performance.
12/03/2015 - 12/13/2015
CrabPot Players Theatre presents a drama set in the poorest winter ever as a family tries to take over running a hotel.
Celebrate the holiday season with special performances by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House.
12/04/2015 - 12/06/2015
December 4-6, 2015 visit the second annual MADE IN THE SOUTH WEEKEND celebrating the best of Garden & Gun in one place.
12/05/2015 - 12/20/2015
Come experience the holiday magic in Marion Square this December.
12/05/2015 - 12/06/2015
This December, celebrate the magical sights and sounds of the holidays at Charlotte Ballet's Nutcracker.
The City of Charleston is proud to announce the 35th Annual City of Charleston Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 6th, 2015.
Circa 1886 travels back in time this holiday season to retell a classic Christmas story.
12/10/2015 - 12/12/2015
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents Handel's Messiah at the new Charleston Gaillard Center.
The Town of Mount Pleasant and Cinebarre present a movie on the recreation fields at sunset.
12/11/2015 - 12/27/2015
Climb aboard the Charleston Explorer with Pegasus Charters to experience a holiday tour of historic downtown Charleston from the harbor.
Celebrate the holiday season with special performances by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House.
The 34th Annual Holiday Parade of Boats will be held in Charleston Harbor on Saturday, December 12, 2015.
Fresh greenery, berries and other natural items gathered from the plantation will be provided to make wreaths and other holiday decor.
Swing along this holiday with this Charleston Jazz Tradition!
12/12/2015 - 12/19/2015
When the Herdmans somehow wrangle the leading roles in the local Christmas Pageant it seems everything that is sacred will be lost and yet, through this motley crew of rough kids, the true meaning of Christmas is movingly rediscovered.
Circa 1886 travels back in time this holiday season to retell a classic Christmas story.
12/17/2015 - 12/19/2015
Step back to Christmas, 1782. Stroll through gardens illuminated by torchlight, candlelight, and starlight and hear costumed interpreters along the way tell stories.
Many King Street and downtown stores are offering a night of shopping, guidance and painless fun for men on Thursday, December 18 from 5-8:00 pm.
Chamber Music Charleston continues the Classical Kids Concert Series with the holiday favorite “The Night Before Christmas.”
12/22/2015 - 12/23/2015
ELF THE MUSICAL is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s big bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.
Your Christmas Eve can include Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker!
Circa 1886 restaurant celebrates the arrival of 2016 with a festive six-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner on Thursday, December 31.
01/08/2016 - 01/09/2016
Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents Heroic Revolutionaries at the new Charleston Gaillard Center.