10 Festive Activities to Do in Charleston This Holiday Season

10 Festive Activities to Do in Charleston This Holiday Season

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Warm up with a glass of hot cider while listening to Gullah Christmas stories by a local storyteller; admire a Venice-Simplon Orient-Express train replica; experience Christmas in Charleston. Make this holiday season memorable with a visit to the Holy City and check the following bucket list items off your list!

1. Enjoy the Holiday Festival of Lights

Holiday Festival of Lights

2. Attend Christmas on The Battery: Carols, Candlelight & Gullah Christmas Stories

Edmondston-Alston House

3. See the South Carolina in a whole new light at Aquarium Aglow

South Carolina Aquarium

4. Get dolled up for a holiday show at the historic Dock Street Theatre

Dock Street Theatre

5. Admire Charleston’s historic homes decked out for the holidays during a Charleston Strolls Holiday Walking Tour

Christmas in Charleston

6. Take a candlelight tour of the historic Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall

7.  Enjoy a candlelight performance of “The Holiday Edition” of The Sound of Charleston

Sound of Charleston

8.  Attend the Holiday Parade of Boats

Holiday Parade of Boats

9.  Embark on a Holiday Sleigh Ride

Old South Carriage

10. Visit a Venice-Simplon Orient-Express train replica

Belmond Charleston Place


Ready to spend the most wonderful time of the year in America’s no. 1 destination? Begin planning your Christmas in Charleston.

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