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Holiday Events in Charleston

Charleston is a magical city to visit during the holiday season. Here are the can’t-miss events that will fill your trip to The Holy City with pure joy for the whole family.

10th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights

When: Nov. 10 – Jan 1, 2018
Where: James Island County Park; 843-795-4386

One of Charleston’s most popular holiday events, the Holiday Festival of Lights, is hosted by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission at James Island County Park. The festival is known for its three-mile driving tour and a variety of fun, family-friendly attractions and activities like marshmallow roasting, train rides and an Enchanted Walking Trail.


12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: Nov. 30

Where: Market Pavilion Hotel lobby, 225 East Bay Street; 843-723-0500

Join The Holy City’s esteemed dignitaries and members of the clergy for a festive Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Market Pavilion Hotel. There will be roasted chestnuts and a special appearance from Santa himself! Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate the Salvation Army.


Christmas 1860

When: Dec. 1–8
Where: Edmondston-Alston House, 21 East Battery; 843-722-7171

Theatrical performers shed light on a turbulent time in Charleston just before the beginning of the Civil War. Adorned in period costumes, they reflect on the events of the day and how their lives would soon be forever changed.


24th Annual Reindeer Run

When: Dec. 2

Where: 161 E. Bay Street

The Reindeer Run, presented by Half-Moon Outfitters, is a family-oriented, pet-friendly 5k run/walk through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston. Proceeds benefit the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston.


Charlotte Ballet’s The Nutcracker

When: Dec. 2–3
Where: Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun St.; 843-242-3099

Celebrate the magical sights and sounds of the holidays at Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker! Join the Charlotte Ballet for the magical sights and sounds of the Nutcracker, with live music and choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.


City of Charleston Holiday Parade

When: Dec. 3
Where: Broad Street to Calhoun Street

The City of Charleston and the Charleston Fire Department put on a holiday spectacle that starts at Broad and Barre and ends at Calhoun and Meeting.


Charleston Christmas Special

When: Dec. 8–23
Where: Charleston Music Hall; 37 John Street; 843-853-2252

Charleston’s biggest and most anticipated holiday production is the perfect mix of holiday music, comedy sketches and dazzling costumes. The live orchestra onstage will be led by James Davis Jr. who has supervised musical productions at Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center and The Apollo Theater. Tickets are on sale at the Charleston Music Hall Box Office.


Breakfast With Santa by the Sea

When: Dec. 17
Where: The Citadel Beach Club; 4700 Palm Blvd, Isle of palms; 843-953-266

The Citadel’s Beach Club at the Isle of Palms hosts a pancake breakfast with the most famous guest of honor: Jolly Old Saint Nick. Perfect for little ones, you can take photos, sip hot chocolate, enjoy kids crafts and other fun family activities.

5 Must Stop Shops in Charleston

There are many reasons Charleston is consistently named one of the best cities in the world to visit and to shop. Here are five:

Jordan Lash
Taking its rightful place in the Upper King Street fashion district, Jordan Lash opened its doors to the delight of Charleston shoppers who were eager to welcome the spring dressed to impress. A talented team of gentlemen with impeccable taste and style help guests find sophisticated casual looks that exude easy elegance. The store specializes in high-quality men’s fashion — including seersucker shirts, summer jackets, silk blend ties and grooming accessories — and carries a few fun items for the ladies, too! 305 King St.;

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The Hidden Countship
Downtown on Burns Lane, The Hidden Countship is a treasure worth finding. At the heart of the museum-like store is the desire to celebrate and promote Italian arts, artists and history. “Italian goods are unmistakable. There is an immediate recognition about them,” says Donatella Cappelletti, who, along with her husband, Giulio Della Porta, owns the shop. “We wanted to bring things that are unmistakably Italian… This space, where art and artisanship meet, is a beautiful place to navigate,” says Cappelletti. 21 Burns Ln.;

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Christina Jervey
Drawing inspiration from natural settings, Christina Jervey, is a metalsmith whose unique jewelry style shines through in each one of her works. Intrigued by organic, imperfect beauty, Jervey uses ancient metalsmithing techniques to create timeless treasures in brass, sterling silver and 14-karat gold. Her jewelry creations are available online and can also be found locally at Gwynn’s in Mount Pleasant and at Hamden Clothing downtown. Her work has received national acclaim, being featured in multiple publications, including Southern Living, Garden and Gun, InStyle, Lucky, Redbook and more. 58 Broad St.;

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Savannah Bee Company
At the corner of Wentworth and King Streets, Savannah Bee Company is a truly unusual store with a unique history of sweetness, sustainability and beauty. “Savannah Bee Company grew out of my passion for bees, beekeeping and honey,” says Ted Dennard, the store’s charismatic founder, who started out as a beekeeper. “Our specialty honey is the culmination of a 35-year search for the world’s best. Our beauty products deliver real benefits derived from treasured hive ingredients — beeswax, royal jelly, propolis and honey.” At the beautifully appointed store, you can sample single-source honeys, honey mead and beauty products. 270 King St.;

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Trunk Show
On Meeting Street, the Trunk Show is where you’ll find vintage couture, fabulous shoes, incredible jewelry, designer handbags, party dresses and even men’s clothing and accessories. 281 Meeting St.;

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