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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, 2021 to reveal day one!

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Holidays in History

Steeped in history, Charleston rings in the holidays with a charm of its own. Decorated with sparkling white lights and shiny bows, Charleston dons all its finery for the holidays. Storefronts, homes, churches, boats and parks are adorned with lights, garland and holly showing their yuletide spirit.

Light Up The Holidays

‘Tis the season for a getaway to Tides Folly Beach! Book our Light Up The Holidays package and experience the highly anticipated Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park.

  • One Holiday Festival of Lights Car Pass
  • Two Insulated Tumblers w/ Hot Chocolate

Merry Everything

Celebrate the sweetness of the season with a curated selection of freshly baked holiday treats. Enjoy quality time together and create a new tradition with your family at The Restoration.

  • DIY Gingerbread House Kit
  • Holiday Cookie Decorating
  • Hot Cocoa Mix with Holiday Flavorings

A Very Merry Charleston!

Escape to Charleston during the holiday season to eat, drink, and be merry! Enjoy a luxury getaway for two to wind down the year and refresh. Explore the historic city with our complimentary bicycles. Two night minimum required.

  • Bottle of wine or prosecco
  • A holiday candle (natural and locally crafted)
  • Festive wine + cheese pairing
Nov. 12 - Dec. 31

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Holiday Festival of Lights

James Island County Park

Let the spirit of the season embrace you as James Island County Park comes alive with illumination at Charleston's most beloved nighttime event!

Dec. 3 - Dec. 30

Events

The Sound of Charleston

Circular Congregational Church

Come hear the music that helps define Charleston's rich heritage: gospel spirituals, music of George Gershwin, Civil War ballads, jazz, and light classics. Presented in live 75 minutes concerts at historic Circular Congregational Church.

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Visitors Guide

Published annually, the official Charleston Visitors Guide is full of gorgeous photography, insider tips, maps, and resources to help you plan your Charleston vacation.