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    Happy Holidays from Charleston, SC

    When you are planning your next vacation to Charleston, South Carolina, remember that the holiday season is a fabulous time to tour the city.  It is always great to know what is going on ahead of time.  Here is a brief guide to some of the events taking place throughout the season:

    Holiday Festival of Lights

    November 10, 2011 thru January 1, 2012 Location: James Island Country Park, about 15 minutes from downtown Charleston Phone: (843) 795-7275

    This event takes place every year at the James Island County Park.  They typically have over 500,000 lights.   Tickets to tour the lights in your car are $10 or you can ride a train around the lake for around $2 per person.

    Charleston Sleigh Ride

    Dec 8 – 10 @ 4:30; Dec 15 – 16 @ 5pm; Dec 17 – 31, excluding Christmas, 3 and 5pm Cost: $45/adult, $35/child 5 – 12, Children under 5 are free Location: Charleston Harbor Phone: (843) 276-4203

    This is a great opportunity to take a leisurely tour of the Charleston Harbor at night so you can view the holiday lights.  It is a great chance to get in the holiday spirit, taking in the scenery while sipping on some hot chocolate.

    The Reindeer Run

    December 3, 2011 Location: Front of Southend Brewery, 161 East Bay Street at Cumberland St., Downtown Charleston, SC racedirector@reindeerrun.org

    A 5K run/walk (3.1 miles) through the streets of downtown Charleston during the holiday season This event is open to individuals of all fitness levels and a great chance to win some prizes. There will be awards for age groups from 8 & Under and up to 70 & Over.  You can also wear a holiday costume, and they give out fabulous prizes for best or most original costume. 

    North Charleston Christmas Festival

    December 3, 2011 Phone: (843) 740-5854 4:30-9pm

    Annual North Charleston Christmas Lighting, Festival and Parade – You will have the opportunity to experience dozens of beautiful Christmas trees and many fun events.

    Charleston Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    December 3, 2011, 4:30pm-6:00pm Marion Square Location: Marion Square – Between King, Meeting & Calhoun Streets Phone: (843) 724-7305.

    Join Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. and Santa Claus in lighting the magnificent 60-foot Tree of Lights, the official City of Charleston Christmas Tree at Marion Square.

    Parade of Boats

    December 3, 2011 Location: Official viewing sites are Waterfront Park, The USS Yorktown and the Battery Area. Parade begins along Mt. Pleasant at 5:00pm Viewing from the peninsula begins at 6:30pm; Fireworks begin at approximately 6:45pm Phone: (843) 724-7305

    This is a great tradition in the Lowcountry.  This is a great chance to view festive boats as they come down the Cooper River, through the Harbor and over to the Ashley. If you have a boat, decorate it, and join the parade.

    The Nutcracker Ballet

    December 10, 11, 16, 17, 2011 Location: North Charleston Performing Arts Theatre Tickets: $30, $35, $40 & $45. Children’s tickets are $10 off each price level. Phone: (843) 723-7334, M-F

    Happy New Years from Charleston, SC

    December 31, 2010, 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Marion Square and surrounding locations Phone: (843) 724-7305

    This is a city wide event which has something for everyone:  great music, and wonderful activities for the whole family.

    These are just a few of the great events taking place in the Holy City over the holidays.   The various theaters and performing arts that take place throughout Charleston, SC are always a great option when you visit.  Click the following links to find out more details:

    Dock Street Theater

    Footlight Players

    Charleston Music Hall

    We would love the opportunity to host your next vacation and show you around this wonderful city.  Contact us today to book your next stay!

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