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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 continuing our new tradition by inviting you to get into the holiday spirit and join us in spreading a little “Joy,” “Hope,” and “Love” along the way.

Charleston's most storied residences have decked the halls. Storefronts and steeples are aglow with twinkling lights and garland. Dazzling holiday displays await you in Charleston's Historic District, and this year we’ve added additional “Hope” and “Love” displays around the Charleston Area. 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 8' holiday displays. "Joy," "Hope," and "Love" can be found at any of our iconic locations in the Historic District and throughout the Charleston area

  1. Gaillard Center
  2. The Cistern at College of Charleston
  3. Downtown Visitors Center Parking Lot
  4. Marion Square
  5. Freshfields
  6. Mt Pleasant Visitors Center
  7. North Charleston Visitors Center
  8. Airport Main Lobby
  9. Boone Hall Plantation
  10. IOP 14th Avenue & Ocean Boulevard
  11. Nesbitt House
See the Displays

The 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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