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Holiday Things To Do In Charleston, SC

Posted 11/20/2023

Charleston’s Holiday Celebration Inspires Joy and Wonder.

If you’re planning to visit Charleston during the holiday season, be sure to bring your walking shoes, as it’s a great city to explore on foot. The downtown area has many holiday activities that are within easy walking distance. For a magical Christmas experience after dark, take a drive through the James Island County Park Festival of Lights with your family. If you’re a theatre fan, Charleston has a lot to offer throughout the holiday season. The historic Dock Street Theatre is a must-visit for anyone interested in a holiday musical.

Holiday Festival of Lights
Now thru December 31, 2023
5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
James Island County Park

As you enter the enchanting world of the Holiday Festival of Lights, you will be dazzled by the magnificent sparkling displays surrounding you. From vibrant colors to intricate designs, each light is a masterpiece that will take your breath away. And while you feast your eyes on this magical wonderland, your taste buds will be enticed by the irresistible aroma of mouth-watering treats waiting for you. From sweet to savory, there is something for every palate.

Immerse yourself in the wonder of the Holiday Festival of Lights and create magical, lasting memories that will warm your heart for years. Learn More

2nd Sunday on King Street
Sunday, December 10, 2023
12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
& every 2nd Sunday of the month thereafter

Stroll along King while enjoying the holiday decor, shopping at some of the finest stores, and eating some yummy nosh on the second Sunday of each month; King Street in Charleston is closed to traffic and parked cars for five hours. You can walk around and enjoy the city without any interruptions. Guests can discover new businesses, enjoy street artists, and sample unique food vendors. It’s an excellent opportunity to experience Charleston in a new and exciting way. Learn More

A Christmas Carol
Now thru December 22, 2023
The Historic Dock Street Theatre

The most popular show in the history of Charleston Stage is back for a memorable holiday encore!
Last season, Charleston Stage presented an extraordinary adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol that left the audience spellbound. The show featured magnificent new scenery, costumes, and special effects that were a sight to behold. With over 50 iconic characters from Scrooge to Tiny Tim and a marvelous score of classic carols, this musical captures the essence of the Christmas season and brings it to life. As last year’s performances of this holiday classic were sold out, it’s recommended to book your tickets in advance.  Shows & Tickets

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