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Christmas in Charleston

Experience the spirit of
Christmas in Charleston


December 1, 2023 - December 2, 2023


Various locations
Downtown Charleston, SC 29403

Illumination Charleston

Join Explore Charleston and Southern Living as we light up the season with Southern Living editors, special guests, and a curated holiday market in the magical city of Charleston, South Carolina. Highlights include:

The Southern Living Illumination Holiday Market featuring a full day of cooking demonstrations and gift shopping opportunities
A sensational Opening Night Party and snowfall display hosted at The Charleston Place Hotel in the heart of Charleston’s historic district
A special fundraiser event benefiting the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital held at The Parsonage
Meet and greets with influencers and Southern Living editors

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