2018 Christmas in Charleston

There is nothing more magical than Christmas in Charleston. Imagine spending the holidays with the sand between your toes, sipping hot cocoa and nibbling cookies with Santa, and signing along to Gospel holiday classics all in the same day.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite holiday events that we think you will enjoy, too, when you come visit in the next couple weeks.

And, of course, no trip to Charleston is complete without shopping! Our gift guides highlight our most popular Charleston products and shops. You are certain to find that something special for everyone on your list.

Christmas in Charleston

Sink into our cozy patio furniture and relax with a warm beverage as you gaze out at our magnificent tree and enjoy the magic of Christmas in Charleston.



Suite 300 Christmas Tree

Suite 300’s elegant and timeless traditional Christmas glow.

Holiday Events…


November 9 – January 1 – Annual Holiday Festival of Lights

November 30 – December 2 – Christmas Candlelight Services at The Citadel

November 30 – December 19 – A Christmas Carol at Dock Street Theatre

November 30 – December 30 – The Sound of Charleston…from Gospel to Gershwin Holiday Specials

December 2-10 – Hanukkah

December 8 – Holiday Parade of Boats

December 14-25 – Charleston Sleigh Ride

December 14 – January 1 – College of Charleston Holiday Light Show

December 24 – Christmas Eve

December 25 – Christmas

December 26 – Kwanzaa

December 31 – New Year’s Eve



Suite 200 Christmas Decor

Suite 200’s bright sun soaked living room with a festive, winter wonderland vibe.


For more events, tours, and things to do during the holidays in Charleston, check out our other Christmas in Charleston itineraries.

*Thank you to our friends at The Charleston Visitor’s Bureau for helping us with these Gift Guides!