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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.

Holiday Cheers with Spectator Spirit

Toast to the good life at The Spectator Hotel.

  • A festive cocktail crafted by our award-winning mixologist
  • $10 credit to The Bar

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

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

The Sleigh Bell Suite

The ultimate holiday hideaway, our special Sleigh Bell Suite is completely decked out in holiday décor with garland and mistletoe.

  • Bourbon-spiced eggnog station
  • Classical movie screenings
  • Milk & cookies at night

Christmas at The Creek

Celebrate the holidays in true, Shem Creek fashion.

  • Holiday stocking filled with festive, local treats and mini bottles
  • Shem Creek Inn ornament

Naughty and Nice Package

Get a little naughty this season with a hot cocoa flight spiked with a choice of liquor, and then take home a nice little timeless ornament of the Vendue to help you remember the stay.

  • Vendue Ornament
  • Spiked Hot Cocoa Flight

Holiday Shop & Stay

Shop & Stay with Hyatt Place Mount Pleasant Towne Centre!

  • $25 Visa Shopping Gift Card
  • Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Holiday Cheer at Zero George

Enjoy a complimentary festive Poinsettia Cocktail and a complimentary hot chocolate and cookies upon check-in this holiday season!

  • Poinsettia Cocktail
  • Hot Chocolate & Cookies

Festive Moments

Embrace timeless traditions this holiday season and escape to Charleston. It’s an invitation to come together and reconnect with loved ones, enjoy the salty sea air and create new memories together at our holiday headquarters in the heart of Charleston.

  • $100 food and beverage credit
  • Family photos with a professional photographer
  • In room holiday decor

Holiday Sweet Treat

Tis' the season! We'd be delighted to be your host during this holiday season. Reserve now to receive a fun filled holiday gift bag upon arrival and 1000 extra reward points!

  • Holiday themed gift bag to include: Hot Cocoa, Holiday Themed Cookie, Candy Cane, Charleston Keepsake Ornament.
  • Complimentary Parking, Complimentary Shuttle to Tanger outlets
  • 1000 Extra IHG Reward Points

Celebrate The Season In Charleston

Escape to the Holy City this holiday season & treat yourself to a stay at Kings Courtyard Inn. Located in the heart of Charleston, we are steps away from shopping, dining and beautiful backdrops for holiday photos.

  • Charleston Christmas Ornament
  • Evening wine & cheese reception
  • Morning Newspaper

Holiday Magic Package

Grab a blanket and a board game, turn on the fireplace, and enjoy some holiday magic- one on one family time!

  • S’mores kit for the fire pit at Festival of Lights
  • Treats upon arrival
  • Ticket to award winning annual Holiday Festival of Lights

Holiday Getaway Package

Stay two nights at the Summerville Homewood Suites from now until January 1st, and get our holiday Charcuterie Box upon arrival and two specialty themed cocktails at our bar.

  • Holiday Charcuterie Box
  • Two specialty themed cocktails

Holiday Getaway Package

Stay two nights at the Summerville Hilton Garden Inn from now until January 1st, and get our holiday Charcuterie Box upon arrival and two specialty themed cocktails at our bar.

  • Holiday Charcuterie Box for two
  • Two specialty themed cocktails

Cozy Holiday Package

Stay cozy this holiday at the Cambria Mount Pleasant!

  • $20 Food & Beverage Voucher
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Surprise Assortment of Sweet Treats

Christmas in Charleston

Enjoy a complimentary craft cocktail perfectly paired with our famous DoubleTree Cookie!

  • Complimentary holiday cocktail
  • Complimentary onsite parking
  • Complimentary area shuttle (within 5 miles of the hotel)

Deck the Halls

Experience the magic of Christmas in Charleston as well as the famed holiday décor at The Dewberry.

  • Transportation in our branded Volvo house cars to Charleston’s shopping district
  • Exclusive holiday welcome amenity
  • Warm cider & festive cookies daily in The Living Room

Holiday in the Holy City

Experience Charleston’s Finest Hour this holiday season.

  • $50 gift card to The Preservation Society Shop
  • Takeaway gift of The Loutrel’s signature Candlefish candle

Carriage and Cocoa Package

Enjoy the timeless tradition of riding through the beautiful streets of Charleston, SC while sipping tall mugs of house-brewed hot cocoa.

  • 2 Francis Marion mugs filled with hot cocoa
  • Carriage Ride for Two

Spread Cheer Christmas Tree Package

Spread Cheer in Charleston!

  • Includes Christmas Tree set up in your room
  • A special gift under the tree from our friends at Middle King

Holly Jolly Holiday Vacation

Escape the holiday hustle and bustle for seaside relaxation in beautiful Charleston, SC. Spend your favorite holiday at Wild Dunes Resort, and allow us to do all the work while you enjoy this magical season with your family and friends.

  • Milk & Christmas cookies delivered to your guestroom
  • $50 resort credit

Holiday Dine and Unwind

Enjoy dinner and cocktails after a day of shopping at Tanger Outlets!

  • Enter Promotion Code: LDP
  • Dinner and Holiday Cocktails for Two!
  • 24hour Complimentary Shuttle Service within 4 miles to include Tanger Outlets

Holiday Shopping Package

Enjoy shopping local in Summerville this holiday season!

  • $25 Visa Gift Card
  • Hot Cocoa

Holiday Offer

Offer Includes a bottle of Prosecco and Local Charleston Chocolate bar per stay.

  • Bottle of Prosecco
  • Charleston Local Chocolate Bar

A Heartfelt Holiday

Celebrate the holidays with special keepsakes from the HarbourView Inn.

  • Our nautical-inspired canvas bag filled with locally-sourced treats and festive items
  • Limited-edition HarbourView Inn holiday ornament

Christmas Comes Early

Celebrate the Holidays in Charleston with a Complimentary Holiday Cocktail!

  • 2 drink tickets for a Holiday inspired drink in the Barbadoes Room
  • A $30 Uber Gift Card

Holiday Festival of Lights

Start your holiday celebrations with a trip to the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park, a Lowcountry tradition for 30 years.

  • 1 Vehicle Pass to Festival of Lights
  • overnight accomodations

A Very Charleston Christmas

Tis' the season for creating lasting memories with family & friends in the center of downtown Charleston!

  • Holiday gift bag stocked with holiday treats and festive items
  • Festive wine & cheese reception

Christmas Day Dinner

Christmas is the perfect time to join family and friends for a festive tradition in Charleston. Your package includes elegant accommodations and a fabulous Christmas Dinner in the Swamp Fox Restaurant.

  • Dinner for Two at the Swamp Fox Restaurant for Christmas Day
  • Overnight Accommodations

Cookies, Crafts, and Lights

Get in the holiday mood, create a holiday craft, decorate a festive holiday cookie and spend an evening enjoying an award winning holiday lights display.

  • Holiday Festival of Lights
  • Holiday Cookie Decoration Kit
  • Holiday Craft Kit

Grand Illumination at Middleton Place

Make the holidays truly special by celebrating Grand Illumination at Middleton Place. Torch-lit gardens, warm fires, dramatic scenes, and presentations by actors in period clothing take you back to Christmas of 1782. The event is followed by a cocktail toast and a traditional dinner buffet.

  • One-night Stay at the Inn at Middleton Place
  • Two tickets to Grand Illumination, including the dinner buffet
  • Two complimentary length of stay admission tickets to Middleton Place and two tickets to the House Museum

A Merry, Meeting Street Christmas

Enjoy a festive getaway in the heart of downtown.

  • Two tickets to the James Island Holiday Festival of Lights
  • Charleston holiday ornament
  • Holiday cookies

Celebrate in Charleston

Celebrate the holidays in Charleston and celebrate in grand style.

  • $100 food and beverage credit per room, per stay
  • Sparkling wine welcome amenity
  • Two night minimum stay required

A Boone Hall Holiday!

There's No Place Like Boone Hall For The Holidays!

  • Two Adult Tickets to Boone Hall
  • Welcome Hot Chocolate and Cookies

A Holy City Holiday

Escape to the Holy City this holiday season & treat yourself to a stay at John Rutledge House Inn. Located in the heart of Charleston, we are steps away from shopping, dining and beautiful backdrops for holiday photos.

  • Charleston Christmas Ornament
  • Tea & light hors d'oeuvres served every afternoon
  • Evening port, sherry & brandy served in the ballroom

Holiday Splendor

Make the most out of the festive season with a stay in the heart of Downtown Charleston this winter. From festive décor and special holiday amenities to romantic spa treatments and indulgent dining options, families and couples alike are sure to make lasting memories at Hotel Bennett.

  • $100 Property Credit
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Festive welcome amenity

Charleston Christmas Comforts

Enjoy Christmas in Charleston at the Staybridge Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant! After shopping the day away in Historic Downtown, snuggle up to our fire pit with s’mores and hot cocoa – the best way to unwind!

  • Exclusive Lowcountry Hotels giftbag with s’mores kits
  • Hot cocoa with a variety of fixins’

Ultimate Holiday Shopping Package

A holiday shopping spree stay! Embark on a retail excursion then relax and revel in all your fabulous finds at the North Charleston Marriott.

  • Round-trip shuttle to Tanger Outlets
  • A shopping tote bag with a Tanger Outlets savings coupon book and 2 bottles of water
  • One appetizer in our Great Room

Holiday Package

Experience the magic of the season with our Holiday Package

  • Daily Hot Chocolate & Cider
  • Bottle of Sparkling Wine
  • Charleston Holiday Ornament

Ho-Ho-Home For The Holidays

Make the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston/Mount Pleasant your Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays with our Festival of Lights package!

  • Pass for one car to the Holiday Festival of Lights on James Island
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
Nov. 12 - Dec. 31


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


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.