The Ultimate Guide to Christmas in Charleston

The Holy City is full of festive holiday traditions and celebrations in December. From spectacular plantation decorations and light shows, to holiday dinners and shopping events, Charleston is dressed in high style come December. We've listed a few of our favorite holiday events to guide you through Charleston during the holiday season. Progressive dinner during Christmas 29th Annual Progressive Dinner – A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this December. For the 29th year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner, a festive evening where diners journey by carriage to three different locations. Start the evening with hors d’oeuvres at Historic Kings Courtyard Inn, travel to Circa 1886 Restaurant for a three-course dinner, and wind down at Historic John Rutledge House Inn for coffee and dessert. Boone Hall Plantation Christmas Boone Hall Plantation - The holiday season is when Boone Hall Plantation truly comes alive with decorations, festivities, and genuine Southern hospitality. Visit America's most photographed plantation, gaze at the 270 year-old oak trees, and take in the majestic Christmas trees decorated with sweetgrass and cotton grown on the plantation. Dickens-Dinner Dickens Dinner at Circa 1886 – Circa 1886 travels back in time this holiday season to retell a classic Christmas story. At the 13th annual Dickens Dinner, storyteller Tim Lowry will take guests to Victorian England for a lively retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved novella, “A Christmas Carol.” The performance is accompanied by a four-course dinner inspired by the novel and thoughtfully prepared by Chef Marc Collins. Holiday Parade of Lights Holiday Parade of Boats - Take part in one of Charleston's most celebratory traditions on December 13th. Starting at 5pm, boats will cross the Charleston harbor traveling from Mt. Pleasant to downtown Charleston. The Holiday Parade of Boats a coastal holiday tradition that is best viewed from the Charleston Maritime Center. second-sunday-on-king-street-monthly-event-21700657 King Street Sopping - Charleston welcomes shopaholics and gift-givers alike every Sunday in December by opening King Street to foot-traffic only. Grab a pre-shopping brunch at Kitchen 208 before exploring some of the hundreds of shops along King Street.   Join in the merriment and take advantage of great mid-week rates throughout December at both the John Rutledge House Inn and the Wentworth Mansion. Rates from $219 per night, Sundays - Thursdays in December at the John Rutledge House Inn. Rates from $369 per night, Sundays - Thursdays in December at the Wentworth Mansion. Click here for more information.

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