See how Charleston's most storied residences deck the halls, discover holiday traditions passed down from our city's earliest families and hum along with Gullah spirituals and holiday tunes. Immerse yourself in Charleston's history and holiday spirit with a holiday tour.
The Garden Club of Charleston decks the halls of this magnificent house with creative arrangements made exclusively with live, historically accurate plant materials that would have cultivated in Charleston during the early 1800s. Learn about the holiday traditions enjoyed by the Joseph Manigault Family during special tours of the Adam-style dwelling.
Experience a Charleston Christmas as it was in the antebellum years. Discover the Edmondston-Alston House splendidly decorated for the holidays as living historians in period clothing give candlelight tours while retelling the story of Charleston's opulent Christmas of 1860.
At the Nathaniel Russell House, the dining room table is laden with sugared fruits, syllabubs, cakes and sweetmeats — popular fare of the early 1800s, when religious services and family meals were the crux of holiday celebrations.
By the mid 1800s, the Aiken-Rhett House was one of Charleston's most fashionable residences, and its owners embraced the budding popularity of decorated trees, a trend born of the Victorian Age, which is artfully recreated today.
Do you know Charleston's unique tie to the flame-colored Christmas poinsettia? Want to enjoy Charleston's mild Christmastime climate with a stroll through the historic district? Take this seasonal guided tour that visits special landmarks and culminates with a photo opportunity in front of the Mills House Hotel's grand Christmas Tree.
Come aboard the Carolina Queen for the Keep the Light Shinin' Holiday Dinner Cruise featuring The Plantation Singers. Enjoy a delicious buffet, 2 hour cruise, Gullah spirituals and holiday tunes.
'Tis the season for friends and family, so gather your merry bunch for a nautical holiday adventure with Sandlapper Water Tours. Relax in the glow of a golden sunset with a warm cup of hot chocolate in your hands. History and beauty abound on this spectacular ride, be sure to bring your camera.
Join expert guide and native Charlestonian Laura Wichmann Hipp on a festive behind-the-scenes Christmas tour of three private homes. The tour begins with a full breakfast and ends with high tea. Monday - Friday, 9 - 1:30, reservations required.
Bring your friends and family on a holiday adventure to celebrate local food, flavor and fun. On this tour, the group will be escorted by a local guide to several pubs and taverns, to hear the stories and legends of Charleston's unique culture and history. Sip on your favorite beverages and enjoy complimentary appetizers and holiday treats, while taking in the backdrop of the beautifully decorated city.
The best prices for year-round saltwater fishing (& gift certificates). Licenses, bait & tackle included; multiple boats available for your “Reel” fishing experience!
We'll be sharing recipes, gifts and traditions unique to Charleston each day from December 1st through Christmas right here! Check back on December 1st to reveal day one!