Friday, January 1, 2016

10 Reasons To Visit Charleston South Carolina in 2016

Charleston, South Carolina is consistently voted as one of the World's Best Cities!

From the cobblestone streets of historic downtown to the picturesque views along the Carolina Coast, Charleston, SC features unique attractions and events that will entertain the entire family! 
Make your hotel reservations today with one of our local hotel partners so that you can experience Southern hospitality at its finest! Enjoy complimentary breakfast, free WiFi and free parking at these premier Charleston hotels.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Charleston SC:


Voted one of the World's Best Cities
Year after year, Charleston, South Carolina is voted one of the best cities in the world! In 2015, Conde Nast voted Charleston the Best Small City in the United States. Charleston was also ranked 2 out of 10 in Travel & Leisure's World's Best Cities and 1 out of 10 in Travel & Leisure's Best Cities in the United States & Canada.

Charleston, South Carolina chefs are frequently recognized for their incredible culinary skills and unique restaurants. In 2014, Charleston won 3rd place in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards for America's Best Food Cities. 167 Raw, Charleston Grill, Chez Nous, Husk and McCrady's are just a few of the delicious restaurants that Southern Living named as the best places to eat dinner in Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston Plantations 
Charleston, South Carolina is home to beautiful plantations featuring moss covered oak trees and magnificent gardens. Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston with a visit to Boone Hall Plantation, Middleton Place and Magnolia Plantation. Take a journey back in time as you tour the historic buildings and incredible scenery found at these Charleston attractions.

Charleston Beaches
Soak in the sunshine and take in the picturesque views of the Carolina Coast at Isle of Palms and Folly Beach! Surf in the Atlantic Ocean, relax in your favorite beach chair and check out Charleston's beach side bars while you are in town. These family friendly Charleston beaches feature public restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic areas and delicious places to grab a bite!

If golf is your passion, Charleston, South Carolina is the place to visit in 2016. Charleston's world class courses feature breathtaking coastal terrain on a variety of layouts. Pack your clubs for the Charleston family vacation or plan a golf retreat for you and your friends. Charleston is an intriguing golf destination for people of all ages, interests and levels of play.

Historic Downtown
Experience the Holy City's rich history as you explore the beautiful streets and alleys of downtown Charleston. Museums, theaters, monuments, outdoor markets, shops, restaurants and more! There is something for everyone in the heart of the historic district. Walk along the cobblestone streets of the French Quarter and tour Rainbow Row - one of the most photographed parts of Charleston, SC.

Fort Sumter
Visit the site where the American Civil War began. The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861 and the fort continued to serve as the focal point in Charleston throughout the war. Take a boat ride to Fort Sumter and partake in a self guided or ranger led tour to learn about this incredible historic site.

Concerts, Sports and Live Entertainment
The North Charleston Coliseum, Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center bring the biggest names in live entertainment and sports to Charleston, South Carolina. Cheer for the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team on their home ice and catch a variety of concerts, family shows, festivals, ballets, and more throughout the year!

South Carolina Aquarium
Alligators, eels, sharks, sea turtles, jelly fish, river otters and more! There is a magnificent family of animals for visitors to interact with at the South Carolina Aquarium. Touch sharks and rays at your fingertips in Shark Shallows and wave hello to the 220 pound loggerhead sea turtle in the Great Ocean Tank. Touch and feel a variety of invertebrates at the Touch Tank and watch a family friendly film in the 4-D Theater. Plus, take a tour of South Carolina's only hospital for sick and injured sea turtles. There are activities and exhibits for people of all ages and interests at the South Carolina Aquarium.

Holiday Festivities
Celebrate your favorite holiday in Charleston, South Carolina! July 4th fireworks, haunted Halloween attractions, Thanksgiving Day turkey trots, Christmas light displays and New Year's Celebrations are just a few of the exciting holiday events scheduled for 2016. Plan a romantic getaway with your significant other, a family friendly holiday adventure or a long weekend with your friends to experience the holidays in Charleston, SC!

Charleston SC Events

Monday, November 9, 2015

Charleston SC Holiday Events

Celebrate the holiday season in Charleston, South Carolina with festive events and activities including the world renowned Holiday Festival of Lights, the annual Holiday Parade of Boats and the Yorktown Countdown New Year's Eve Celebration!

Enjoy Thanksgiving Day races, Christmas festivities and New Year's Eve Celebrations this November and December in Charleston, South Carolina! Race against family and friends in the 38th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble, view millions of multicolored lights during the Holiday Festival of Lights and celebrate the start of 2016 at the Yorktown Countdown New Year's Eve Party! There are exciting celebrations and family friendly events happening all season long in Charleston, South Carolina. Make plans today so that you can enjoy the holidays with family and friends!

Visiting from out of town? The Staybridge Suites Charleston and the Hyatt Place Charleston Airport hotel are offering excellent rates for the holiday season. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, free parking and free WiFi at these premier Charleston hotels. Make your hotel reservations today!

2015 Charleston South Carolina Holiday Events:

Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run & Walk
November 11 and 12, 2015
Join us for a two-mile non-competitive fun run and walk and special preview of the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park. After reaching the finish line, participants are invited to enjoy all that the festival has to offer. Get Some Exercise & Sneak Peek of the Holiday Festival of Lights! Click here for additional information.

Holiday Festival of Lights
November 13, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Believe In...Holiday Magic! Each year, thousands of families create lasting memories at the Holiday Festival of Lights, where millions of multicolored lights illuminate the sky throughout 52 enchanting nights. Journey through three miles of over 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes. Park your car and enjoy family activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and so much more! The Holiday Festival of Lights has been recognized around the country and the world. More than just a driving tour, the Holiday Festival of Lights invites you to park your cars and explore all that is offered including a magnificent sculpture made from over 50 tons of sand, an up-close look at the lights via the holiday train, mouth-watering treats from Santa's Sweet Shoppe, handmade gingerbread houses, giant greeting cards created by local students and a Victorian carousel. Click here for additional information about this spectacular Charleston holiday event.  

Festival of Lights Tour with Adventure Sightseeing
November 13 - December 31, 2015
Join Adventure Sightseeing for a magnificent time at the Charleston Festival of Lights!  There are over 700 displays and 2 million lights.  Running daily from November 13th thru December 31st (with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas).  The tour will leave from the Charleston Visitor's Center located at 375 Meeting St. at 5 p.m. Transportation provided in a climate controlled 25 passenger bus. Click here for additional information and tickets.

Charleston Holiday Market
November 13 - 15 , 2015
Charleston's Holiday Market is the Lowcountry's Holiday shopping place to be! All the food & fun, music & magic, gifts & glitter of the season come together at this great event.  A shopping experience like no other! Shop HUNDREDS of specialty vendors from across the country; aisle after aisle of boutiques, gourmet food and drink (and sampling is encouraged!), original art & craft creations, trendy holiday fashions and accessories, tips on holiday decorating, gifting, cooking & entertaining, and so much more. SANTA will be here, ready to hear wishes from people of all ages – don’t forget your camera! Click here for additional information. 

Munich Symphony
November 14th, 2015
Joining forces with renowned guitarist, Pepe Romero, and the timeless Romeros Quartet, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Phillippe Entremont, will return to the United States in the 2015-2016 season with a repertoire of German and Spanish music. Acclaimed worldwide for the elegance and virtuosity of his playing, and his outstanding interpretive abilities on the podium, the pairing of Philippe Entremont with the Munich Symphony Orchestra proves to be a stunning collaboration. Regular concerts in Bavaria and numerous tours throughout Germany as well as in Europe, Asia and the Americas have firmly established the reputation of the Munich Symphony Orchestra. Click here for additional information. 

Make Room for Turkey Climb
November 25, 2015
This year, start a new family tradition that keeps the kids away from the iPods and the extra pounds off the waistlines. Bring the entire family to Wild Blue Ropes on Wednesday November 25th from 10AM – 10PM for their 'Make Room for Turkey' initiative (only $25 per person). They will also be OPEN all day Black Friday so you can #OptOutside instead of shopping! Open Thanksgiving weekend Saturday & Sunday too! Click here to make reservations. 

Thanksgiving at Middleton Place
November 26, 2015
Served among the ancient Live Oaks of Middleton Place in the Pavilion and under a graceful sailcloth tent, Thanksgiving at Middleton Place promises to be a wonderful gathering for families who are invited to stroll “America’s oldest landscaped gardens” before and after dinner. Make plans to spend Thanksgiving Day at Middleton Place with a traditional buffet meal by the Middleton Place Restaurant. Click here for additional information.

38th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble
November 26, 2015 at 9AM
Wobble before you gobble this Thanksgiving! The 28th Annual Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble features live music for the lively, free beer, a kids run and family activities, and free food and drinks for everyone provided by Earth Fare! Download the Turkey Day Run App to your smartphone today! Strollers are allowed in the last corral only. Click here for additional details about the Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble.

7th Annual Holiday Pub Crawl
November 27, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Charleston is so lovely doing the Holiday season: the Colonial candles in the windows, the festive decorations, the many traditions and celebrations from over hundreds of years. Join us for a special Holiday Pub Tour this 2015 Christmas season and experience the Holy City at its most festive. Come with your family and friends or share the holiday spirit with fellow travelers as we tour bars and pubs on a 2.5 hour walking history tour in one of the most historic parts of downtown Charleston. Our pub crawl visits 3-5 locations and we provide some tasty appetizers along the way. You can purchase your favorite festive drinks, share some wine, or enjoy some of our local craft beer. As a treat for our guests for the 7th Annual Holiday Pub Crawl, we will provide delicious Christmas cookies. Touring in Charleston is always a special treat during any month of the year, but it is especially wonderful during this time of joy and celebration. Click here for additional information.

A Lowcountry Christmas
November 27-29, 2015
December 3-6, 10-13, 16-23, 26-31, 2015
January 1, 2016

The Christmas season comes alive at Boone Hall Plantation with an exciting new special event that is designed to bring some holiday magic and joy to people of all ages! This inaugural event will include a magical 3D tour of Santa's Castle, a stroll through Christmas Town and a 20 minute holiday hayride. Meet Santa in Santa's Castle, enjoy holiday shops and seasonal treats in Christmas Town and hear the wonderful Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge on the holiday hayride. Click here for additional event details.

The Kris Kross Show
November 27-29, 2015
December 1-6, 8-13, 15-23 and 26-27, 2015

A merry madcap mystery! Holiday laughter with friends, family, coworkers. A socialite's holiday party hits the skids when her cherished Maltese Fruitcake is stolen, and all clues point to a certain Jolly Old Soul who’s sure to take the rap — until his old friend Inspector NoClue discovers that invited guests include members of the local chapter of the N.L.A ... Naughty List Anonymous! Featuring roles for volunteer audience actors and pre-show caroling, it’s the night Inspector NoClue almost saved Christmas! Rated PG. Runs Thanksgiving through New Year's. Click here for additional information.

Holiday Dinner Cruise
November 27, 2015
December 11, 19 & 26, 2015

A holiday celebration Lowcountry style! The 2015 Holiday Dinner Cruise features a 2 hour scenic Harbor Cruise and a gourmet buffet holiday dinner. Enjoy a joyful mix of holiday favorites and Gullah spirituals! The cruise boards at 6:30PM. Tickets are $52.95 per person. Call now at 888-224-5037 to book. Click here for additional information.

Holiday Market at Middleton Place

November 27 & 28, 2015
The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market including local artisans and vendors, live musicians performing festive carols, complimentary hot cider and treats, and featured items in both shops. Click here for additional information.

Holiday Festival at Freshfields Village

November 28, 2015
Freshfields Village decks the halls on Saturday, November 28 as this annual celebration returns to the Village Green from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free children’s activities include face painting by Cupcake the Clown, an inflatable obstacle course, jump castle, and rides on the Mechanical Reindeer. There will also be a variety of complimentary holiday craft and activity booths. Enjoy live music from an interactive kid’s band throughout the afternoon. Delicious treats will be available for purchase from local food vendors. Click here for additional information.

Santa Paws Sunday
November 29, 2015
Visit Santa’s Workshop with your pet on Sunday, November 29 for a photo opportunity with Santa! Each family will receive one free print compliments of the Village merchants. Donations will be accepted on behalf of local pet rescue groups. Santa will be available from 1-6PM for photos with children as well! Click here for additional information.

Holiday Walking Tour
December 1 - 31, 2015
Charleston Strolls invites you to enjoy our holiday spirit and seasonal decorations! Tour where carriages and motorcoaches are not allowed and take a fascinating stroll with stories and traditions revealing Charleston’s rich history and colorful past. Charleston Strolls has been featured in Southern Living and recommended by both the New York Times and the AAA Tour Book. Throughout December, the finale for this special tour is at the beautiful Mills House Hotel, where everyone will enjoy hospitality and holiday refreshments. Click here to purchase tickets.

A Christmas Story

December 2 - 20, 2015
All little Ralphie wants for Christmas is a genuine Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. He's determined that neither a neighborhood bully nor a freezing flagpole, nor Ralphie's own "you'll shoot your eye out" mom and dad will stand in his way. Based on the beloved holiday movie classic and on Jean Shepherd's hilarious memoir, A Christmas Story returns to the Dock Street Theatre this December (with the famous leg lamp in tow) to light up the holiday season. Click here for additional details and tickets.

Miracle on 34th Street
December 4 - 20, 2015
Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. The perfect show for the entire family. In his inimitable style, Meredith Wilson, the author of The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, tells us the classic story of a white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus who brings about a genuine Miracle on 34th Street, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy’s and Gimbel’s Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. No small feat! Click here for additional information and tickets.

Charleston Holiday Farmers Market
December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2015
Saturdays and Sundays 9AM - 3PM

Located in Marion Square in the heart of Historic District in Downtown Charleston, SC, the CFM is open each Saturday, from April 4th through November 28th, 8 AM to 2 PM with additional Sunday markets during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in May and June as well as Saturdays and Sundays in December during Holiday Magic for our Holiday Market. The CFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers, growers, prepared/packaged food, artisans, crafters, live performers and community groups of all kinds. We offer a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans. Attracting locals and tourists alike, the CFM is the community connection, bringing together people from all parts of the Lowcountry and beyond. Whether you are a local that frequents the CFM or a tourist visiting for the weekend, we have something for you to enjoy. Click here for additional information about this free Charleston event.

Charleston Sleigh Ride
December 11 - 27, 2015
In December, Pegasus Charters offers the "Original" Charleston Sleigh Ride. Started in 2008, we depart from the Ripley Light Marina in Charleston upon the Charleston Explorer. We cruise for 1.5 - 2 hours listening to Christmas music and stories about Charleston's Christmas traditions. We provide hot chocolate to enjoy during the trip. Feel free to bring along a cooler with your own beverages and/or snack. Perfect for couples and families looking for a festive holiday outing. This is not a holiday lights tour, however, we know that viewing holiday lights is a high priority to our customers and we will travel along the Ashley River where the private homes in Charleston are located and then down the Intracoastal Waterway through James Island where we have a much better chance of seeing holiday lights. Be aware, we have no control over how people decorate their homes. The Charleston Explorer is a covered vessel with restrooms available on board. Coolers are allowed on board if you wish to bring along additional drinks. Alcohol is allowed. No glass bottles please. We reserve the right to switch to a smaller vessel, The Inlet Scout, if tickets sold don't warrant using our larger vessel. Click here for additional information and available dates.

Holiday Hoedown
December 12, 2015
People with special needs and their families and friends are invited to an unforgettable night at Wannamaker County Park! Dust off your dancing shoes and boogie the night away. Come dressed in your favorite western gear to welcome the holidays, country style! Enjoy light refreshments with Mrs. Claus and Holiday Festival of Lights mascot, Wattson! Click here for additional information.

Holiday Parade of Boats
December 12, 2015
‘Tis the season to jingle and mingle on the harborfront! The second annual Light Up the Night Holiday Parade of Boats combines two of the Lowcountry’s most beloved traditions – the allure of the harbor and twinkling holiday lights. A viewing party filled with the sounds of the season surrounded by captivating lights will be held at the Charleston Maritime Center on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. Boats adorned with colorful lights will promenade past the viewing docks while guests on shore fill the air with their favorite holiday carols and feast on the scrumptious tastes of the season. This family friendly event is sure to become a holiday tradition for young and old from near and far. Click here for additional information.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 12 & 19, 2015
When the Herdmans, the worst kids in town, somehow wrangle the leading roles in the local Christmas Pageant it seems everything that is sacred will be lost and yet, through this motley crew of rough and tumble kids, the true meaning of Christmas is movingly rediscovered. Adapted from Barbara Robinson's widely acclaimed contemporary Christmas classic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever continues to delight kids and their families year after year. Click here for additional information and tickets.

20th Annual Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting
December 13, 2015
More than 100 brilliantly lit floats will march down Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors. The festivities begin at 5:30PM with the lighting of the Town of Mount Pleasant Christmas Tree and fireworks display at Moultrie Middle School, immediately followed by the parade. Click here for additional information.

Christmas with the Charlestones

December 18, 2015
Charleston's premier a cappella quartet is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit as they bring the harmony to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church!  Performing an eclectic mix of barbershop, musical theater, spirituals, and pop tunes, the Charlestones have taken the Holy City by storm in the last year. You'll enjoy a cappella renditions of Christmas carols from bygone eras, lush and jazzy Christmas arrangements from the 40s and 50s, and modern pop stylings such as Pentatonix's Little Drummer Boy. Don't miss their only full-length holiday concert on the peninsula! Click here for additional information.

Classical Kids Concert - The Night Before Christmas

December 19, 2015
Celebrate the most magical holiday season with a special Christmas Classical Kids Concert at Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street. Sing along to favorite holiday songs and listen as well-loved stories come to life with classical music. This performance will feature musicians from CMC2, Chamber Music Charleston’s mentoring program, performing alongside CMC musicians. Classical Kids Concerts are 45-minute programs of sing-along songs and stories set to music. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 children 4-16, and free for children 3 and under. Click here for additional information.

Elf The Musical
December 22 - 23, 2015
ELF THE MUSICAL is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s big bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. Click here for additional information and tickets.

New Year's Eve Dinner at Circa 1886
December 31, 2015
Circa 1886 restaurant celebrates the arrival of 2016 with a festive six-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner on Thursday, December 31. Cost is $125.00 per person excluding gratuity and tax, and cost includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Other beverages are not included in the cost.   Please call (843) 853-7828 for reservations.

YORKTOWN Countdown New Year's Eve Party
December 31, 2015
On Thursday, December 31st, 2015, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, it will be transformed into the fourth annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. This exclusive Charleston New Years Eve party will provide multiple admission level options, great live music and magnificent views for the holiday festivities. From 9PM until 1AM, guests of the event will see live bands and dj’s from all genres imaginable, including funk, rock, dance, and Top 40 Billboard hits. Headlining acts include MVP, a high-energy dance band with members that have been a part of major accomplishments in the music business. For more information, please visit

Happy Holidays!
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Charleston SC Halloween Events

Celebrate Halloween with Boone Hall Fright Nights haunted attractions, corn mazes, pub crawls, pumpkins and more in Charleston, South Carolina!

October 2015 Halloween attractions including Boone Hall Fright Nights, The Charleston Haunted
Jail Tour, murder mystery dinners and more will put your darkest fears to the test this Halloween season. Family friendly events including the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch and Maze, West Farm Corn Maze and Fright Night at Magnolia Plantation will provide a safe, fun environment for the kids to celebrate Halloween! Where will you celebrate Halloween this October 2015?

Visiting Charleston from out of town? The Hyatt Place and the Staybridge Suites are offering spacious rooms, excellent service and unique amenities at excellent discount rates. Give them a call today to plan your Charleston Halloween Getaway!

Charleston SC Halloween Events:

Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch and Maze
October 1 - 31, 2015
Navigate your way through the Corn Maze, check out the jump pillow, slide down the Giant Slide Tower, explore Hay Mountain, take a Hayride Down 'Monster' Alley and visit the Giant Spider Web at Boone Hall's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze! Challenge your family and friends at the Corn Hole Toss and visit the goats and rabbits on the farm! Don't miss out on this exciting family friendly Halloween attraction in Charleston, SC! Click here for additional information.

Boone Hall Fright Nights
October 2-4, 9-11, 15-18, 22-25 & 28-31, 2015
Boone Hall Fright Nights presents 4 terrifying attractions this October 2015! Horror High is an institute for horror learning that will give you a complete education in terror. Special night classes are sure to cross every boundary of safety and security that you would expect in school. Are you afraid of the dark? Then Blackout may push you beyond your limits. Here you will experience what it is like to be trapped in total darkness with only enough light for you to catch glimpses of the creatures that use the dark to stalk their victims. Fright Nights will once again open the section of woods that is kept off limits the rest of the year due to unspeakable horrors that exist in them. The terror that awaits during the Wicked Woods Hayride is stronger and more intense than any year previous. Finally, the most talked about attraction at Fright Nights is back again! The brave who dare to enter Zombie Town will venture into buildings that have been previously closed to the public. There are zombies everywhere and trying to escape them may prove to be futile! Visit all four attractions with the All You Dare To Scare Pass! Click here for additional details and tickets.

The Charleston Haunted Jail Tour
October 1-30, 2015
Join us for a behind the scenes tour that is sure to frighten all who dare enter the Old City Jail. Dark and sinister, this jail housed some of Charleston's most heinous convicts, slaves and Civil War prisoners. On this exclusive tour, you'll discover where Charleston's worst criminals lived, died and are rumored to reside today. This is the only Charleston ghost tour giving you exclusive, behind the scenes access to Charleston's Old City Jail. Step into the realm of the supernatural with Bulldog Tours. Along the way, you'll discover haunted Charleston sites only we can show you! Click here for additional details and tickets.

Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Walking Tour

October 1-3, 6-11, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, 2015
Come explore the Holy City's oldest streets, cemeteries, churches, and its pre-revolutionary dungeon along the dark edges of Charleston's Haunted Historic District. This is the only Charleston ghost tour giving you exclusive, behind the scenes access to Charleston's Pre-Revolutionary Provost Dungeon, one of America's most historic buildings. Step into the realm of the supernatural with Bulldog Tours. Along the way, you'll discover haunted and historic Charleston sites only we can show you! Don't forget your flash camera! You never know what phantasms you might capture. Click here for additional details and tickets.

Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

October 1-31, 2015
Experience the chills of Charleston's only on-site Graveyard Tour! You'll get an EXCLUSIVE opportunity to walk inside the gates of Charleston's oldest graveyard after dark. Walk through Charleston's Haunted Historic District and hear stories of ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo and Lowcountry superstitions. While other walking tours are looking in through the iron fence, you'll be on the inside. Learn the history of Charleston's haunted graveyards and hear tales about famous individuals who found their final resting place in the Holy City. Don't forget your flash cameras! You never know what phantom images you can capture. Click here for additional details and tickets.

West Farm Corn Maze
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in October 2015
Join us for a walk through our very own butterfly themed (2.8 miles) corn maze. We have a smaller (.3 mile) corn maze in the shape of a flower for our smallest visitors. This flower is a part of our field trip rotation! Our 6 acre corn maze has been designed, mapped and cut by MazePlay of Firth, Idaho, using the latest GPS technology. You'll have to use your best map-reading skills to reach all checkpoints in the corn field! Once you find your way out of the maze, check out the Pumpkin Barn, Farm Zoo, Hay Ride, Scarecrow Alley, Snack Bar and more! Click here for details.

Haunted Pub Crawl
October 1-31, 2015
Sign up today to experience the haunts and frights of Charleston while visiting some great bars and pubs! The Original Pub & Brewery Tours of Charleston is proud to present the 'Haunted Pub Crawl' for the entire month of October! Ghostly alleys, haunted breweries, dark energy, the terrifying unknown of the Other World! Hear tales of ghosts, spirits, hags and haints while we enjoy a 2.5 hour walking tour in one of the most historic parts of the city. Our Haunted Pub Crawls fill up fast, so reserve your tickets today! A fantastic way to celebrate Halloween with all your body and bones. Click here for additional information and tickets.

Murder Mystery Cruise

October 7, 21 & 28, 2015 at 8PM
The setting is a 1920s Prohibition-era speakeasy called ‘Old Hickory.’ (Guests are welcome to dress in 1920s attire.) Andrew Wheeler owns the joint, and to fool the cops he is re-opening offshore aboard the Carolina Queen. You’re invited, but don’t forget the password to get in! Watch as a fascinating murder mystery unfolds around you. Remember, no one is above suspicion! Professional actors create the drama and the fun. You just enjoy the suspense, intrigue and laughs! There is a full cash bar including delicious drink specials. Click here for additional information and tickets.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Striped Pig Distillery
October 10, 2015 at 6PM
Actor/comedian Kevin O'Brien and his troupe are well known for their "killer entertainment". For almost twenty years he and his actors have been performing interactive comedy murder mysteries literally all over the world. This fast-paced and funny, half scripted and half improvised dinner series will take place at Striped Pig Distillery. Dinner will be catered by Right-On-Que BBQ and libations served by Striped Pig. O'Brien explains how the mysteries work, "As the audience arrives they are assigned new identities for the evening, som of them becoming suspects in the crime. As the mystery unfolds, a murder occurs, and the audience must figure out 'who dunnit'. People have a tremendous time hamming it up". Don't miss this truly unique, thrill of a time! Click here for additional details and tickets.

Little Shop of Horrors

October 14 - November 1, 2015
Charleston Stage presents Little Shop of Horrors! The deviously delicious musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors has been devouring the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. With dazzling special effects including a pesky outbreak of man-eating plants taking over the neighborhood, Little Shop of Horrors also features a mouthwatering score by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who would go on to enchant with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. Little Shop of Horrors was their first hit, breaking records Off-Broadway and captivating audiences once more in its recent Broadway revival. Click here for tickets. 

7th Annual Fright Night at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
October 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30, 2015 from 6-10PM
Haunted train rides, big hay mountain, marshmallows, mad scientist's lab, costume contest, games, games and more games for children. Tickets are $10 per person. Kids 6 and under get in FREE. For more bone-chilling details, keep your eyeballs on the Magnolia Plantation Facebook page or call 843-571-1266.

Dracula Ballet With A Bite
October 24, 2015
Blood, fangs, and death are just a few of the things you will find in this favorite Halloween cult classic. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, we see Count Dracula continue his seductive reign of terror with his Brides of Darkness in Transylvania. The Charleston performance date for this Halloween “must see” dance favorite is October 24, 2015 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Click here for additional information.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
October 24 & 31, 2015
Charleston Stage presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow! The headless horseman rides again in Washington Irving's classic tale of ghostly mischief. Running for his life is the comic and gangly school master Ichabod Crane in this hilarious Halloween haunt - a perfect holiday show for the whole family. Click here for additional information.

Boo at The Charleston Museum
October 28, 2015 from 10 - 11AM
Have a happy Halloween with pumpkin painting and more. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months – 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in The Charleston Museum. Each program includes four craft projects as well as finger paints, a puppet stage, a sandbox, and more. Click here for additional information.

Happy Halloween!
Charleston SC Events

Monday, March 9, 2015

Charleston South Carolina St Patrick's Day Celebrations

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Charleston, SC March 14 - 17, 2015. 

Enjoy live music, parades, delicious food and more at these festive holiday events. From kid friendly to dog friendly, there are Saint Patrick's Day events for the entire family happening in Charleston, South Carolina!

Visiting Charleston from out of town to experience the St. Patrick's Day excitement? Contact our local hotel partners today for excellent Charleston accommodations. We look forward to celebrating with you!

2015 St. Patrick's Day Events in Charleston SC

St. Patrick's Day Block Party
March 14, 2015
Come join the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Lowcountry on Saturday, March 14th in the Olde Village of North Charleston (located on East Montague Avenue near Park Circle). The 12th Annual “St. Paddy’s Day Block Party & Parade” is from 12 PM – 7 PM and promises fun for the entire family. The celebration will feature live music across three stages, street vending and fare from Olde North Charleston restaurants, additional local food vendors & trucks, the North Charleston Artist Guild, a Kid’s Zone with jump castles and inflatable obstacle course, a fire truck, face painting, as well as the always favorite mechanical bull. Click here for additional event details.

St. Paddy's Pawlooza
March 14, 2015
Every dog is Irish on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for the St. Paddy's Pawlooza! Visit North Charleston Wannamaker County Park for live music from the authentically Irish The Knock Climb, craft beer and food trucks! Admission is $5 per person. Dogs, kids 12 and under and Gold Pass Members are free! Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Pets must be restrained/leashed when not in the dog park. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the entire family this March 2015! Click here for additional information.

Taylor Music Group St. Patrick's Day Celebration
March 15, 2015 at 4PM
Charleston's beloved Celtic fiddling ensemble and the Taylor Festival Choir's new 8-voice vocal ensemble Seomra TFC perform lively jigs and reels, as well as plaintive airs and ballads in TMG's annual celebration of this important Irish Holiday. Join us at Circular Congregational Church for this festive event.

2015 Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17th, 2015
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the 19th Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In 1996, a group of men from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a group originally founded in Ireland in the early 1500’s, marched down King Street; thus resurrecting Charleston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There is evidence of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the city going back to the mid-eighteenth century when groups like the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick met to celebrate the day. The 2015 schedule of events includes Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Stage on Radcliffe Street, Step Off and Raising of the Irish Flag over City Hall. Click here for event details.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day in Charleston SC

Celebrate Valentine's Day 2015 in one of the most romantic cities in the world! 

From Charleston's beautiful plantations to the cobblestone streets of historic downtown to the picturesque beaches along the coast, you can just feel the romance in the air.

Enjoy a romantic evening on the Charleston Harbor, dance the night away at the Jason Aldean concert and treat your loved one to champagne and chocolates at the Staybridge Suites. Plan a weekend to remember with these upcoming Valentine's Day weekend events and fall in love with your sweetheart all over again!

Charleston SC Valentine's Day Events:

Jason Aldean Concert 
February 14, 2015
Jason Aldean is bringing his 2015 Burn It Down Tour to the North Charleston Coliseum on February 14, 2015! It's the perfect Valentine's Day treat! Get your tickets today so that you and your sweetheart can see Jason Aldean with special guests Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr this Valentine's Day 2015. Doors open at 6:30PM and the show begins at 7:30PM. Click here for additional details and ticket information.

Romantic Getaway at Staybridge Suites 
February 2015
Enjoy a romantic getaway for two and celebrate the love you have for one another this February 2015. No work, no interruptions, just you and your sweetheart! The Staybridge Suites Romance Package includes a King Suite, champagne, chocolates and complimentary hot buffet breakfast. Relax by the indoor pool, grab a movie from the complimentary DVD library and enjoy some quality time with your loved one. Call the Staybridge Suites at 843-377-4600 to book your Romance Package today.

Lock into Love Valentine's Day Night Climb
February 14, 2015
Impress your Valentine and head to Wild Blue Ropes on Valentine’s Day for an outdoor date to remember! On February 14, 2015, Wild Blue Ropes is hosting a Valentine’s Day Date Night Climb event. So come show off your adventurous side while you climb (and even stargaze!) from 35 feet in the air. Night climbing hours will be from 6:00 to 8:30PM and when you’re done, enjoy a toasty bonfire until 10:00PM. We encourage you to pack your own romantic picnic and wine to enjoy by the fire or head to one of our nearby local eateries to cozy up. It’s 100% Cupid-approved to warm up your Valentine’s Day! Click here for additional information.

Chocolate and Beer Pairing with Westbrook Brewery
February 13, 2015
Join us for an evening of chocolate and beer–a match made in heaven.  Enjoy a pairing of six Westbrook craft beers and six special chocolate truffles.  Compare and contrast and make your own ideal pairing. This event is $20 per person. Stop by Christophe’s or call to reserve your spot at 843-297-8674.

Valentine's Day Dinner
February 14, 2015
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at one of Charleston's finest restaurants. 82 Queen, American Grocery Restaurant, Aya Cookhouse, Cannon Green, Circa 1886 and more popular Charleston restaurants have prepared special Valentine's Day menus for you and your sweetheart. Make reservations ahead so that you can enjoy these unique Valentine's Day menus with your loved one.

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise
February 14, 2015
Love is in the air! Enjoy a romantic evening on the Charleston harbor with your Valentine. Dine, dance and share the beautiful views aboard the Spirit of Carolina. We offer a 3 or 4 course dinner, made to order, on a 2 and half hour cruise of the moonlit harbor. A limited number of private tables for two are available. Make your reservations early, for the most enchanting Valentine’s Day. $75 per person for three courses. Click here to make your Valentine's Day cruise reservations.

Couples Pub Tour in Charleston SC
February 2015
The Original Pub and Brewery Tours of Charleston are pleased to announce our first Couples Tour to celebrate Valentine’s Day throughout the month of February. Couples receive special discounted pricing the entire month to celebrate love, fun and the togetherness they share. The Couples Pub tour is a two and a half hour walking tour of one of the most historic parts of Charleston. Guests will visit 3 to 4 pubs and bars where they can purchase local craft beer, wine or their favorite libations. The tour is led by a licensed Charleston tour guide and some light appetizers are included. Charleston is a city rich in romance and adventure. This is the perfect way to celebrate with your special someone! Click here for additional information.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Friday, December 19, 2014

Charleston SC New Year's Eve Events

Charleston South Carolina New Year's Eve events feature concerts, ball drops and more!

Ring in the New Year in Charleston, South Carolina! The Yorktown Countdown is the nation's premier aircraft carrier ball drop featuring live music, holiday festivities, magnificent views and more. The Charleston Rose Ball is a fashionably upscale New Year's Eve party and Happy New Year Charleston is a free, family friendly New Year's Eve event.

Visiting Charleston to attend these 2014 New Year's Eve events? Our local hotel partners offer comfortable accommodations, complimentary breakfast and free parking. Ask for New Year's Eve specials when you call to make your reservation!

Charleston SC New Year's Eve Events:

Yorktown Countdown
December 31, 2014
Ring in the New Year at Charleston's largest annual New Year's Eve Celebration! On Wednesday, December 31st, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, the venue will be transformed into the third annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. The nation’s premier aircraft carrier ball drop party will provide two different admission level options, live music performances on three separate stages, premium spirits, light hors d’oeuvres, magnificent views for the holiday festivities and much more.

Charleston Rose Ball 
December 31, 2014
The 3rd Annual Charleston Rose Ball New Year’s Eve 2015, an exclusive collaboration between Boris Van Dyck of IceBox Bar and Camille Key of Charleston After Dark, will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at the Johnson Hagood Stadium, home of the Citadel Bulldogs. Guests will enjoy a fashionably upscale New Years Eve Ball inside the venue from 9PM until 2AM, with all-inclusive light hors d’oeuvres and bar service, DJ Cato K from Miami, The Dubplates Band, DJ D-Nyce, Quiana Parler and more.  VIP Service Available.  Join us in Conde Nast’s top city in the U.S. for NYE 2015!

Happy New Year Charleston
December 31, 2014 from 4PM - 10PM
This community celebration offers a non-alcoholic and family-oriented alternative program to celebrate the New Year in Charleston. This city wide, admission-free program has something wonderful for everyone: comedy, African dancing, many forms of music including classical, gospel and jazz, children’s activities and so much more. Join us at Marion Square, King & Calhoun Streets, for this Charleston event.Admission is free. For more info, call 843-724-7305

Circa 1886 New Year's Eve Dinner
December 31, 2014
Circa 1886 restaurant celebrates the arrival of 2015 with a festive six-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner on Wednesday, December 31. Cost is $125.00 per person excluding gratuity and tax, and cost includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Other beverages are not included in the cost. Click here to see the New Year's Eve Menu.

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise
December 31, 2014
Celebrate the New Year with style aboard the SpiritLine Dinner Cruise.  Mason Mullock, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, will prepare an exquisite four course dinner that is sure to delight, served by an attentive wait staff, eager to make your experience exceptional.  You will enjoy the best that Charleston has to offer while cruising aboard the elegantly decorated Spirit of Carolina.  New this year will be a musical trio on both decks to enhance the evening with dancing and great live music! Click here to make your reservations now.

New Year's Eve SAIL-ebration
December 31, 2014
ick start your New Year by kicking up your heels with SpiritLine Cruises!  This cruise is a true SAIL-ebration and one not to miss.  The Spirit of the Lowcountry will be rockin’ the harbor and rollin’ on the river with awesome dance music provided by your favorite DJ, Ric Rush.  A pleasing menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available, everyone is sure to have fun. Make your reservation now, these tickets will go fast as the number is limited and sells out every year! Click here for additional information and tickets.

Happy New Year!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Charleston SC 2014 Holiday Events

Celebrate the 2014 Holiday Season in Charleston, South Carolina with festive events, twinkling lights, holiday tunes and more! 

Charleston SC holiday events are recognized around the country and the world. Mark your calendar today so that you can experience Charleston's Holiday Festival of Lights, holiday markets, holiday cruises, Christmas parades, festivals, shows and more. It's time to celebrate the season in Charleston, South Carolina!

Visiting from out of town? Contact our local hotel partners for excellent holiday rates!

2014 Holiday Events in Charleston South Carolina

Holiday Festival of Lights
Now - January 1, 2015
Featuring over 700 displays and two million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for many families throughout Charleston and beyond. From November 14 - January 1, James Island County Park comes alive with illumination, and is a great place to capture the magic of the holiday season.The Holiday Festival of Lights has been recognized around the country and the world. It was featured as the only U.S. event in Moscow's Festival of Festivals, Coastal Living recognized it as "One of the Top 10 Holiday Celebrations," the American Bus Association ranked it as "One of the Top 100 Events in the Nation," and it was most recently named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society. Click here for additional information.

The Polar Express 4-D Experience
Now - December 31, 2014
You and your family are invited on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on The Polar Express! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery showing him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. The Polar Express 4-D Experience is based on the inspiring and beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. For more information, call the SC Aquarium at 843-577-3474.

Toys for Tots at SC Aquarium
Now - December 20, 2014
In partnership with the United States Marine Corps Reserve and WCBD News 2, the South Carolina Aquarium will be accepting Toys for Tots donations through December 20th. Bring a new, unopened and unwrapped toy to the Aquarium and receive $5 off your general admission ticket. Donated toys will be collected and distributed to children in need throughout the Lowcountry this holiday season.

Holiday Market at Middleton Place
November 28 - 29, 2014 from 10AM - 4PM
The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market including local artisans and vendors, live musicians performing festive carols, complimentary hot cider and treats, and featured items in both shops. No admission required to shop.

A Sweet T. Christmas at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre
November 28 - December 27, 2014
This Christmas Believe That Your Greatest Wishes Can Come True … even those you didn't know to wish for. Returning for a third holiday season is the laughingly lovely story of a heavenly stranger, a hapless handyman, a hopeless hostess, a hopping-mad Santa, and their hysterical hunt for the holy grail of wish granting, a winning lottery ticket! This holiday mystery with spirit is recommending for friends, family and co-workers looking to share some laughs this season, and those who like their holiday entertainment a little bit silly, a little bit sweet. Rated: PG Click here for tickets.

Holiday Event at Fort Sumter
November 29, 2014
History comes alive before your eyes at Fort Sumter! Your adventure will begin at the Fort Sumter Visitors Center at Liberty Square where you board the Spirit of the Lowcountry for your transportation back in time to Christmas, 150 years ago.   During the cocktail reception on your way to the Fort a National Park Service Ranger will set the scene.  At the Fort, re-enactors representing Union & Confederate soldiers share their experiences of Christmas at Fort Sumter.  After touring the Fort, a delicious three-course, southern-style dinner will be served during a cruise through Charleston Harbor. Don’t miss this unique opportunity of exploring Fort Sumter by lantern light in this exclusive after-dark tour of the Fort. Click here for additional information.

Holiday Dinner Cruise Aboard The Carolina Queen
November 29, 2014
December 12, 19, 26 & 27, 2014
Celebrate the holidays Lowcountry style with The Carolina Queen's Holiday Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a gourmet buffet holiday dinner, 2 hour scenic Harbor Cruise on the Carolina Queen and a joyful mix of holiday favorites and Gullah spirituals! Live musical entertainment provided by The Plantation Singers. Board at 6:30PM. Cruise from 7PM - 9PM. Tickets are $49.95 per person.

SCUBA Claus in the Great Ocean Tank
November 29 - December 21, 2014
A very welcome guest from the North Pole will make special weekend appearances in the Great Ocean Tank at the SC Aquarium. From November 29 through December 21, don’t miss this opportunity to see SCUBA Claus swim with the fish during select Aquarium dive shows! For more information, call the SC Aquarium at 843-577-3474.

Charleston Strolls Holiday Walking Tour 
December 1 - 31, 2014
Charleston Strolls invites you to enjoy our holiday spirit and seasonal decorations! Tour where carriages and motorcoaches are not allowed and take a fascinating stroll with stories and traditions revealing Charleston’s rich history and colorful past. Charleston Strolls has been featured in Southern Living and recommended by both the New York Times and the AAA Tour Book. Throughout December, the finale for this special tour is at the beautiful Mills House Hotel, where everyone will enjoy hospitality and holiday refreshments. Click here for details and tickets.

Winter Wonderland
December 2 & 3, 2014
This free pre-school event at Armory Park provides young children an opportunity to visit Santa, participate in hands-on activities, including holiday arts & crafts, and take part in live performances and music. For required pre-registration, contact the North Charleston Parks & Recreation Department at 843-740-5805.

Christmas 1860 at the Edmondston-Alston House
December 5 & 12, 2014
Celebrate a Victorian holiday season by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House – decorated for the holidays as it would have been in 1860. Costumed interpreters will present dramatic scenes exploring Charleston’s last opulent Christmas before the start of the Civil War. Click here to purchase tickets.

A Christmas Carol
December 5 - 21, 2014
This all new production of Dickens's classic features dazzling special effects including ghosts that fly through the air, spectacular new scenery, new period costumes and new orchestrations. Julian Wiles's acclaimed adaptation has been expanded to include an alive and kicking Jacob Marley who opens the show trying to "out Scrooge" Ol' Scrooge himself. Featuring a professional cast of 29 singers, dancers, actors and musicians, Charleston Stage's brand new production of A Christmas Carol is this year's holiday event not to be missed. Click here for tickets.

The Charleston Christmas Special 
December 5 - 21, 2014
From holiday classics to spiritual favorites and everything in between, this year’s Charleston Christmas Special has something for everyone. This annual show has become a true holiday tradition for than 9,000 people each year. Make it part of your holiday tradition and book your tickets today! New this year: Dinner & Show Ticket option plus a Kids’ Night Out partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry on Dec. 19. Click here to buy tickets.

Christmas Parade and Festival 
December 6, 2014 from 3PM - 9PM
The Christmas Festival includes a Holiday Market with children’s activities, craft and food vendors, and live musical performances on two stages. The Christmas Parade begins at 5PM at the corner of Montague and Mixson Avenues, proceeds down Montague, around Park Circle, and concludes at Armory Park. Just prior to the start of the Christmas Parade, Mayor R. Keith Summey and Santa Claus will light the City’s Christmas tree located outside the front entrance of the Felix C. Davis Community Center.

Breakfast With Santa
December 6, 2014
Saturday, December 6, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Felix C. Davis Community Center. Breakfast with Santa gives area children the opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. A hearty meal is provided. To purchase tickets, call 843-745-1028 or visit the Felix C. Davis Community Center for $4 per person.

Christmas Concert
December 7, 2014 at 7PM
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra's brass ensemble will perform familiar holiday classics to kick off the holiday season at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Bring family and friends to share in the good cheer of the holiday!  Admission is free to this holiday event.

The Elves & the Shoemaker
December 12, 2014 at 10AM
Atlantic Coast Theatre presents The Elves & the Shoemaker at Sterett Hall Auditorium on December 12th. The classic Brothers Grimm story takes the stage as an original musical with new lyrics set to traditional holiday melodies.  An Elf must help a poor shoemaker with assistance from some of the elves in the audience. For grades K-5. To purchase tickets, call 843-740-5854. Children $2, accompanying adults free. Group reservations required.

Holiday Parade of Boats
December 13, 2014 
The 33rd Annual Holiday Parade of Boats will be held in Charleston Harbor on Saturday, December 13, 2014. You can participate in the parade by simply registering, decorating your boat from stem to stern with lights, and joining us on the water. Thousands of spectators view the parade along the route from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston each year. The parade begins at approximately 5PM near the Mt. Pleasant side and ends in the Ashley River at approximately 7:30PM. We say approximately, because of various factors, including wind, current, and the ability of the boats to maintain headway. Captains and crews will be invited to the Captain’s Party and Awards Ceremony at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place boats in both the power and sail categories, with the best-in-show award going to the highest scoring boat overall. Click here for additional information.

Family Yuletide in the Stableyards 
December 13, 2014
Fresh greenery, berries and other natural items gathered from the plantation will be provided to make wreaths and other holiday decor. Stableyards artisan shops will be lit by candlelight as craftspeople ply their trades and interact with visitors. Seasonal refreshments provided. Click here for tickets.

Grand Illumination & Buffet Dinner
December 18, 19 & 20, 2014
Revel in the joy of a most extraordinary holiday season! Join costumed interpreters and trained actors on a walking tour as they take you back to the Christmas of 1782. This lively event celebrates the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the occupying British troops. Warm fires, dramatic tableaux and presentations, historic beverages, plus a traditional buffet dinner will help make Grand Illumination a memorable part of your holiday season. Click here for tickets.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
December 24, 2014
Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka Dolls! Click here for tickets.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events