2014 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 12/18/2014 to 04/10/2016

11/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
You and your family are invited on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on The Polar Express!
11/14/2014 - 01/01/2015
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,
11/25/2014 - 01/04/2015
Come experience jazzy tunes at the snowbound Mountaintop Lodge with friends on Tuesday, or Thursday-Sunday until January 4th!
11/28/2014 - 12/23/2014
A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this December.
11/28/2014 - 01/10/2015
Eat, drink, and be merry! The annual Holiday Pub Crawl is back by popular demand!
11/28/2014 - 12/24/2014
To capture the magic of the holidays with a professional photo of your loved ones and pets, visit Santa's workshop next to Banana Republic.
11/29/2014 - 12/21/2014
A very welcome guest from the North Pole will make special weekend appearances in the Great Ocean Tank.
12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
Charleston Strolls invites you to enjoy our holiday spirit and seasonal decorations! Tour where carriages and motorcoaches are not allowed and take a fascinating stroll with stories and traditions revealing Charleston’s rich history and colorful past.
12/05/2014 - 12/21/2014
From holiday classics to spiritual favorites and everything in between, this year’s Charleston Christmas Special has something for everyone.
12/05/2014 - 12/21/2014
Charleston Stage's acclaimed original adaptation of A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas magically returns to the Dock Street Theatre this December.
12/07/2014 - 12/29/2014
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, flowers, fruits, feathers, ribbons, and more!
12/12/2014 - 12/31/2014
In December, Pegasus Charters offers the "Original" Charleston Sleigh Ride.
12/12/2014 - 12/31/2014
Climb aboard the Charleston Explorer with Pegasus Charters to experience a holiday tour of historic downtown Charleston from the harbor.
12/13/2014 - 12/24/2014
Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park is getting in the holiday spirit, inviting guests to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas.
12/18/2014
This Christmas believe that your greatest wishes can come true; even those you didn't know to wish for.
12/18/2014
Celebrate the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the occupying British troops.
12/18/2014
Enjoy 20% off all products & boutique items at a Holiday Open House in appreciation for the customers at Stox & Co.
12/18/2014
Refreshments and shopping for Christmas tailored for men.
12/19/2014
This Christmas believe that your greatest wishes can come true; even those you didn't know to wish for.
12/19/2014
Celebrate the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the occupying British troops.
12/19/2014
Keep the light shinin' with a Holiday Dinner Cruise featuring live music and a gourmet buffet.
12/19/2014
Join in the holiday magic in Marion Square.
12/19/2014
Be jolly by golly. Harness some holiday fun and climb aboard our specially decorated carriage driven by none other than Santa Claus!
12/19/2014
Experience the unique music that helps define Charleston’s history, from gospel to Gershwin, in five Special Holiday performances at historic Circular Congregational Church.
12/20/2014
This Christmas believe that your greatest wishes can come true; even those you didn't know to wish for.
12/20/2014
Head to The Sea Island Grill at the Boardwalk Inn Hotel at Wild Dunes Resort to enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa.
12/20/2014
From the acclaimed children's book by Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever has become the contemporary children's classic of the season.
12/20/2014
Come and tour Grace Episcopal Church on Saturdays for the holidays!
12/20/2014
Celebrate the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the occupying British troops.
12/20/2014
Enjoy Charleston Harbor at sunset while listening to the fascinating history of the city during the holidays, as well as the history of the holidays in our beautiful city.
12/20/2014
Join The Sanctuary on the grand lawn for holiday fireside s’mores and hot cocoa while sitting under the stars!
12/20/2014
Be jolly by golly. Harness some holiday fun and climb aboard our specially decorated carriage driven by none other than Santa Claus!
12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014
The Christmas Village at Magnolia will serve as a depot for Santa’s train, a photo studio for family holiday portraits and a place where children can scamper and hide.
12/20/2014
Three choirs will sing Saturday, Dec. 20, during a Yuletide Gospel and Choral Jubilee at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
12/21/2014
The St. Gregory Choir and St. Nicholas Choir of Grace Church present this service of Christmas Lessons and Carols in the tradition of King's College, Cambridge, with music of John Rutter, Peter Warlock, Ned Rorem, H. Walford Davies, Eric Whitacre
12/21/2014
This Christmas believe that your greatest wishes can come true; even those you didn't know to wish for.
12/21/2014
The Music Ministry of St. Matthew Baptist Church presents “Great Joy! A Gospel Christmas"; music compiled by Michael McElroy and Joseph Joubert.
12/22/2014
This Christmas believe that your greatest wishes can come true; even those you didn't know to wish for.
12/22/2014
On Monday, December 8, 15 and 22 until Christmas, Santa will be at California Dreaming from 5:00 to 8:00 PM available to have his picture taken with the public for a small donation of $5.00 to Camp Happy Days.
12/23/2014
This Christmas believe that your greatest wishes can come true; even those you didn't know to wish for.
12/23/2014 - 12/25/2014
Skip the kitchen stress and opt for a holiday family feast prepared by Wild Dunes Catering made ready and available for pick-up or delivery if you’re staying at the Resort.
12/24/2014
The First Baptist Church of Charleston invites you to their Christmas Eve Family Celebration!
12/24/2014
Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life.
12/24/2014
The Drawing Room at The Vendue will open for expanded hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in order to serve a special a la carte menu of seasonally inspired specials.
12/25/2014
On Christmas morning, come to The Sea Island Grill at Wild Dunes Resort for a delicious plated Lowcountry brunch. 
12/25/2014
Treat Santa’s helpers to a day of play at Wild Dunes Tennis Center.
12/25/2014
The Drawing Room at The Vendue will open for expanded hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in order to serve a special a la carte menu of seasonally inspired specials.
12/26/2014
This Christmas believe that your greatest wishes can come true; even those you didn't know to wish for.
12/26/2014
Keep the light shinin' with a Holiday Dinner Cruise featuring live music and a gourmet buffet.
12/26/2014
Experience the unique music that helps define Charleston’s history, from gospel to Gershwin, in five Special Holiday performances at historic Circular Congregational Church.
12/26/2014
Join Wild Dunes Resort to continue the holiday season celebrations!
12/27/2014
This Christmas believe that your greatest wishes can come true; even those you didn't know to wish for.
12/27/2014
Come and tour Grace Episcopal Church on Saturdays for the holidays!
12/27/2014
Keep the light shinin' with a Holiday Dinner Cruise featuring live music and a gourmet buffet.
12/30/2014
Experience the unique music that helps define Charleston’s history, from gospel to Gershwin, in five Special Holiday performances at historic Circular Congregational Church.
12/31/2014
The 3rd Annual Rose Ball, an exclusive collaboration between Boris Van Dyck of IceBox Bar and Camille Key of Charleston After Dark, will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at the Johnson Hagood Stadium, home of the Citadel Bulldogs.
12/31/2014
Come bring in 2015 with us at Bay Street Biergarten this New Year's Eve!
12/31/2014
Join us at The Vendue and step back in time to the Roaring 20’s with Flapper Girls, Gangsters, and Ragtime music.
12/31/2014
What better place to ring in the new year than a beautiful beachfront property!
12/31/2014
For a quiet, intimate option, ring in the New Year with a romantic dinner at the Sea Island Grill inside the Boardwalk Inn.
12/31/2014
Circa 1886 restaurant celebrates the arrival of 2015 with a festive six-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner on Wednesday, December 31.
12/31/2014
Celebrate the New Year with style aboard the SpiritLine Dinner Cruise.
12/31/2014
Kick start your New Year by kicking up your heels with SpiritLine Cruises!
12/31/2014
New Year’s is a time to celebrate with loved ones, remembering the year’s milestones and ringing in the year ahead in festive spirit!
12/31/2014
The Masquerade Count Down will have great music, complimentary food and drinks, giveaways, and keepsakes!
12/31/2014
Bring in the New Year with Charleston's largest annual New Year's Eve celebration!
01/01/2015
It's time to dress up as your favorite Bill Murray character and take the plunge into the frigid ocean water for the 2nd Annual Polar Plunge!
01/01/2015
Whether you’re kicking off the New Year’s resolution or working off those New Year’s Eve over-indulgences, come out on New Year’s Day and break a sweat at the Hair of the Dog 5K fun run.
01/01/2015
Kick start the new year with brunch at the Sea Island Grill.
01/01/2015
Make a resolution this year to start playing golf or to improve your game! Head to Wild Dunes Resort’s Link Course for Resolution Golf on New Year's Day from 10-11 a.m. for a one-hour golf lesson on the Links Course Driving Range.
01/03/2015
Come and tour Grace Episcopal Church on Saturdays for the holidays!