2016 Advent Calendar

Events

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 12/05/2016 to 12/31/2017

11/11/2016 - 01/01/2017
Let the spirit of the season embrace you as James Island County Park comes alive with illumination at Charleston’s most beloved nighttime event!
11/22/2016 - 12/31/2016
We're having a heat wave but Mona's got cold feet! With Christmas classics and 1960's tunes from the Beach Boys to Motown, you're sure to feel groovy all through the holidays. Don't miss this ALL-NEW holiday twist! Perfect for groups!
11/25/2016 - 01/08/2017
Our 8th Holiday Pub Crawl is the best way to celebrate with food, friends, family, and local cheer, all for a great cause. Cheers!
11/25/2016 - 12/23/2016
A very welcome guest from the North Pole will make special appearances in the Great Ocean Tank at select Aquarium dive shows. Don't miss this opportunity to see Scuba Claus swim with the fish! Free with membership or admission.
12/02/2016 - 12/18/2016
It is Christmastime at Mount Saint Helen's School, and The Little Sisters of Hoboken are about to put on their annual Christmas program.
12/03/2016 - 12/27/2016
This December The Garden Club of Charleston will, once again, bring holiday spirit into the Joseph Manigault House, adorning its rooms, hallways and stairways with greenery, feathers, ribbons and more.
12/03/2016 - 12/31/2016
Presented by the City of Charleston, Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston offers family-oriented activities and performances that capture the spirit of the season for everyone in the community.
12/05/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/06/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/07/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/07/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/08/2016
Circa 1886 travels back in time this holiday season to retell a classic Christmas story.
12/08/2016 - 12/23/2016
The 21st Charleston Christmas Special is a blend of old and new, from favorite returning cast members to entertainers coming to the show for the first time.
12/08/2016
Come celebrate the Holidays with a Tea and Tour of the Historic Governor Thomas Bennett House.
12/08/2016
Dust off your dancing shoes and boogie the night away while enjoying your favorite music.
12/08/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/09/2016 - 12/26/2016
In December, Pegasus Charters offers the "Original" Charleston Sleigh Ride. Cruise along while listening to Christmas music and stories about Charleston's Christmas traditions.
12/09/2016
Theatrical performers shed light on a turbulent time in Charleston just before the beginning of the Civil War. Adorned in period costumes, they reflect on the events of the day and how their lives would soon be forever changed.
12/09/2016
Come celebrate the Holidays with a Tea and Tour of the Historic Governor Thomas Bennett House.
12/09/2016
A ticketed event where more than 80 retailers will offer a night of shopping, holiday celebration and fun.
12/09/2016 - 12/10/2016
Onward Reserve Makes Charleston Debut at M. Dumas & Sons
12/09/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/09/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/10/2016
For the 33rd consecutive year, Drayton Hall presents African-American spiritual music in concert with three memorable performances by Ann Caldwell & The Magnolia Singers.
12/10/2016
‘Tis the season to jingle and mingle on the harbor front! Join the Rotary Club of Charleston as we celebrate the holiday season with a viewing party of the Holiday Parade of Boats at the Maritime Center.
12/10/2016
Brunch with Santa, face painting, cookie decorating, buffet brunch, and more.
12/10/2016
Step back in time at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum on 3 December evenings and enjoy the 45 minute tours of this beautiful 19th century house museum.
12/10/2016
Fresh greenery, berries and other natural items gathered from the plantation will be provided to make wreaths and other holiday decor.
12/10/2016
You'll find everything you need to deck the halls for the holidays and fill the pantry with baked goodies, all from local farmers and artisans.
12/10/2016
Enjoy locally steamed oysters, local vendors, live music, plenty of beer choices, and a perfect view of the Parade of Boats.
12/10/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/10/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/10/2016
Learn how to make the perfect handmade holiday cookie at The Port Mercantile at The Restoration.
12/10/2016
Music of Charleston's history from gospel to Gershwin.
12/11/2016
Come celebrate the Holidays with a Tea and Tour of the Historic Governor Thomas Bennett House.
12/11/2016
You'll find everything you need to deck the halls for the holidays and fill the pantry with baked goodies, all from local farmers and artisans.
12/11/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/11/2016
A holiday market featuring art, jewelry, crafts and vintage from Charleston's best makers.
12/12/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/13/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/13/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/14/2016
Circa 1886 travels back in time this holiday season to retell a classic Christmas story.
12/14/2016
For their December Charity Tasting, The Glass Onion is encouraging patrons to get into the holiday giving spirit and help HALOS, a local charity serving abused and neglected children in kinship care.
12/14/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/15/2016
Join Skylark for its annual journey through select excerpts of the Christmas story from the King James Bible, enhanced and celebrated through timeless carols.
12/15/2016
Let the CSO string quartet put you in the holiday spirit with a selection of international carols and sing-along favorites at the beautiful historic Charleston Library Society.
12/15/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/15/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/16/2016
Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, fantastic tunes from Charleston treasure, The Plantation Singers and a 2 hour cruise on Charleston's beautiful harbor.
12/16/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/16/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/16/2016
Music of Charleston's history from gospel to Gershwin.
12/17/2016
Step back in time at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum on 3 December evenings and enjoy the 45 minute tours of this beautiful 19th century house museum.
12/17/2016
Join the CSO and CSO Chorus for our annual Holiday Celebration! Yuriy Bekker leads this family-friendly Holiday tradition!
12/17/2016
Come celebrate the Holidays with a Tea and Tour of the Historic Governor Thomas Bennett House.
12/17/2016
You'll find everything you need to deck the halls for the holidays and fill the pantry with baked goodies, all from local farmers and artisans.
12/17/2016
Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, fantastic tunes from Charleston treasure, The Plantation Singers and a 2 hour cruise on Charleston's beautiful harbor.
12/17/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/17/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/18/2016
You'll find everything you need to deck the halls for the holidays and fill the pantry with baked goodies, all from local farmers and artisans.
12/18/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/19/2016 - 12/20/2016
It's a Charleston holiday tradition! Take a journey across the centuries with The King’s Counterpoint this season as we trace the rich history and undeniable beauty of Christmas music through the ages.
12/19/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/19/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/20/2016
A delightful Christmas memoir, “Dylan Thomas’ Christmas in Wales,” returns to Circular Congregational Church for the holidays!
12/20/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/20/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/21/2016
Join the CSO Brass for a Special Holiday extravaganza, as they are joined for the first time ever, by the World-Famous Canadian Brass!
12/21/2016
A delightful Christmas memoir, “Dylan Thomas’ Christmas in Wales,” returns to Circular Congregational Church for the holidays!
12/21/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/21/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/22/2016
Refreshments and shopping for Christmas tailored for men.
12/22/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/22/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/22/2016
Break out those UGLY Sweaters, and join the Crew at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park for our first ever UGLY Sweater Holiday Climb!
12/23/2016
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November and December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the "Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner."
12/23/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/26/2016
Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, fantastic tunes from Charleston treasure, The Plantation Singers and a 2 hour cruise on Charleston's beautiful harbor.
12/26/2016
Charleston marks the first night of Kwanzaa with a special ceremony lighting the first candle of the Kwanzaa Kinara in a celebration for the entire community.
12/26/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/26/2016
Music of Charleston's history from gospel to Gershwin.
12/27/2016
The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas! A Merry Madcap Mystery!
12/29/2016
A festive party for everyone, featuring music, dancing, lighting of the nine-foot Menorah by Charleston's Holocaust survivors, crafts and many treats, including latkes and other traditional Chanukah foods.
12/30/2016
Music of Charleston's history from gospel to Gershwin.
12/31/2016
The 4th Annual Rose Ball, an exclusive collaboration between Boris Van Dyck of IceBox Bar and Camille Key of Charleston After Dark, will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at the Johnson Hagood Stadium, home of the Citadel Bulldogs.
12/31/2016
Bring in the New Year with Charleston's largest annual New Year's Eve celebration!
12/31/2016
This high-energy arts celebration offers a non-alcoholic event full of family fun to mark the New Year in Charleston.
12/31/2016
Celebrate the New Year with style aboard the SpiritLine Dinner Cruise.
12/31/2016
Circa 1886 restaurant celebrates the arrival of 2017 with a festive six-course prix fixe New Year's Eve dinner on Saturday, December 31.
12/31/2016
The New Year's Eve Grand Ball presented by Snyder Events will take place at the South Carolina Aquarium. Ring in the New Year at this black tie optional affair, featuring two stages of live entertainment, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and more.
11/21/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
11/24/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
11/25/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
11/26/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
11/28/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
11/30/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/01/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/02/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/05/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/07/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/08/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/09/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/10/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/12/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/14/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/15/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/16/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/19/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/21/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/22/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/23/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/26/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/28/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/29/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/30/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!
12/31/2017
Arden High's faculty Christmas party whirls with mixtapes and heartbreaks in this NEW musical-comedy. It's an '80's Christmas to the max!