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There's no better time of year to experience the charm and magic of Charleston than Christmastime. This year, we're starting a new tradition by inviting you to get into the holiday spirit and join us in spreading a little "Joy" along the way.

Charleston's most storied residences have decked the halls. Storefronts and steeples are aglow with twinkling lights and garland. And now, four dazzling new holiday displays await you in Charleston's Historic District. Take your photo with these larger-than-life installations, post it on your favorite social media platform with #SpreadTheJoy, and tag us @explorecharleston on Instagram & Facebook and @ExploreCHS on Twitter for a chance to be featured on our pages!


Spread The Joy

virtually by posting pics on your favorite social media platform of our dazzling new 8' holiday display. "Joy" can be found at any of four iconic locations in the Historic District.

  1. Downtown Visitor Center
  2. Marion Square Park
  3. The Cistern at the College of Charleston
  4. SC Aquarium
See the Displays

The four magnificent and oh-so "Joy"-ful displays can be found in some of Charleston's most iconic locations in the Historic District. Follow the map and the location names to find each! Standing at 8 feet tall, these can't-be-missed pieces shine in the daytime and shimmer at night, inviting a spectacular display no matter when you stop by.

Spread the Joy
Tag Us

Don't forget to tag us in each of your photos as you #SpreadTheJoy on social media this year and follow us @explorecharleston on Instagram and Facebook and @ExploreCHS on Twitter to keep up with the best holiday happenings and experience all of the merry sights and sounds of the season in Charleston.

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