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2016 Christmas Charleston, SC dinner reservations, Christmas party and Holiday party bookings, events, plays, ballets, and happenings

  The 2016, Christmas Charleston, South Carolina festivities will take place from the last bit of November through December.  Searching for activities to do in Charleston area during the Holiday Season?  You may be thinking, where should I hold my Christmas Party? Or, what plays, musicals, dinners, and Christmas concerts are going on? 

  Charleston, during the Christmas season, boosts holiday morale!  Portions of King Street are decorated with Christmas trees, Christmas lights, & goodwill "dingers".  There are also portions of King Street blocked from traffic, entirely!  Giving Christmas and holiday shoppers a little extra space to maneuver.

  Marion Square will offer all sorts of Christmas festivities and events, including; Budweiser Clydesdales, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Santa Clause, and more!

  Theatres and music halls in Charleston will also be in full stride, featuring; Christmas plays, Christmas musicals, ballets, and live concerts.  Christmas music, played on the local radio this time of year, is the icing in the cake! 

  Need guidance on where to book a Charleston Christmas party this year?  There are quite an abundance of bars, restaurants, caterers, and banquet facilities in Charleston from which to choose, and we'd be happy to assist.  Start planning your Charleston Christmas and holiday parties with the professional help of our Event Coordinator

  Now, my favorite part, Charleston Christmas celebrating and dinner!  What restaurants and bars are offering specialty Christmas favorites?  Peruse below! 


CHRISTMAS PARTY & HOLIDAY PARTY SPACES, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVENTS, AND DINNERS IN CHARLESTON, SC


Circa 1886 Charles Dickens Christmas Carol Dinner 2013Circa 1886 Restaurant's -
Dickens Dinner
149 Wentworth Street
Downtown, Charleston, SC
843-853-7828

When:
Thurs, Dec 8, 2016
6:30PM

  Dine and enjoy a holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol", retold by Tim Lowry on the evening of Thursday, December 10th and Wednesday, December 16th, at 6:30PM.  It is to be held in Circa 1886's main dining room.  Circa 1886 restaurant, located within the Wentworth Mansion in historic downtown, will offer a special four (4) course menu this evening inspired by Charles Dickens - "A Christmas Story". 

This is the 14th year running "Dickens Dinner - A Christmas Carol Retelling"!  It tends to leave one wrapped up in holiday spirit!  Paired with innovative local cuisine, by Chef Marc Collins, Dickens Dinner is quite an entertaining evening!  Reservations only.  Price is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity.


Poogans Porch restaurant and bar in Charleston, SC is open for Christmas!Poogan's Porch
Restaurant & Bar
72 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-2337


When:
December, 2016
11:30AM-8PM


  Poogan's Porch Restaurant, on Queen Street in Charleston, SC, will be showcasing a four course feast on Christmas Day.  They will also be offering traditional Christmas favorites.  Reservations are suggested and not mandatory.  Savor Christmas recipes with a little low country flair this year! 


Charleston Grille, in Charleston Place Hotel, is open for Christmas in 2013Charleston Grille -
Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street,
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-4900


When:
December, 2016
6-10PM


  Do you live in Charleston and don't really want to cook this year on Christmas?  Your no the only one!  Or, are you traveling (business or pleasure) during the holidays and need a Christmas dinner reservation in Charleston, SC?  Choose from traditional favorites prepared by Chef Weaver and the staff at Charleston Grille.
  Be sure to book your reservations this Christmas season!


CHARLESTON HOLIDAY & CHRISTMAS PLAYS, CONCERTS, BALLETS, MUSICAL, AND SEASONAL EVENTS


Charleston Harbor Sleigh Ride
Aboard The Explorer
Ripley Light Marina
56 Ashley Point Drive
Charleston, SC

843-276-4203


When:

Dec 9-26, 2016

Price:
$40/Adults & $30/Children

  Ooh, this sounds fun!  I am going to do this one myself!  "All aboard"!  The Explorer is an 80 person touring vessel set with heating during the colder months, two restrooms, cushioned seating, and an open floor plan.  The explorer will take a Christmas cruise around the low country's harbor, rivers, and estuaries to view our city's beautiful Christmas lights from the water.  It's going to be chilly!  Dress warm!

  Sip on hot chocolate, listen to Christmas carols, and cozy up with warm water proof blankets for this unique Charleston, SC Christmas event.  Cruises will take place through the month of December in Charleston, SC.  Advanced reservations are available and recommended.


Moscow Ballet's
2016 Great Russian Nutcracker
5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC 29418
843-554-3887

When:
Fri
, Dec, 30, 2016
3PM & 7PM

This annual Christmas event, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, takes place in Charleston, South Carolina each December around Christmas.  The hosting venue is located just 15 minutes from downtown and 5 minutes from the airport.


5k Reindeer Walk/Run in Charleston
161 East Bay Street
Downtown Charleston, SC
843-345-6906

When:
Sat, Dec 3, 2016
9AM

Price:
Early (before 11/20)
Adult - $35.00
Child - $25.00

Normal
Adult - $40.00
Child - $30.00


  Each year around Christmas time in Charleston runners unite!
 
Check out the Reindeer Run's website and find all the information one needs to know to find out how to participate.  The official headquarters for this years Reindeer Run is Southend Brewery on East Bay.  Not only will the race start and end here, there is after a party and after party all at the same establishment!  Savor locally brewed Charleston beer, pub grub, and  live music with Cordovans.


Charleston Christmas Special
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-853-2252


When:
Thurs, Dec 8-Fri, Dec 23, 2016
Show Times Vary

Price:
$16-$68

  Broadway performers, Brad and Jennifer Moranz, take the stage at the Charleston Music Hall, with 20 talented performers, in this Christmas time tradition in the Lowcountry.  Charleston Music Hall is the venue! December 8 - 23, 2016 are the dates for the all new and revamped Charleston Christmas event.  To find out show times and to find out more information visit the Charleston Christmas special's website. Advanced tickets are available and are highly recommended.


Charleston Parade of Boats
Downtown Charleston, SC
Mount Pleasant, SC
843-724-7305

When:
Sun, Dec 4, 2016
5PM-8PM

Price:
Free

  Follow the Christmas Parade of boats from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston, SC, as participants and on-lookers celebrate Christmas in Charleston via the water!  Be ready to witness Charleston's Holiday spirit as decorated sea crafts parade through Charleston Harbor!

  Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with sailing and power boat categories.  There is also a best in show awarded to the best decorated sea craft!  One can enter the parade by simply registering with the City of Charleston.


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Charleston, SC SC
Marion Square
Charleston, SC 29401

When:
Sun, Dec 4, 2016
4:30-9PM

Price:
Free


   The annual Charleston Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, located in Marion Square, is a wonderful Christmas event for friends, family, and loved ones!  Enjoy a family friendly Christmas event and activity located smack dab in the middle of downtown historic Charleston, SC!  

  Also, show up early for the holiday farmers market!  It takes place during the day, before the Charleston Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
 


Holiday Festival of Lights
861 Riverland Drive
James Island, SC
843-795-7275

When:
Tues., Nov. 11-Sun., Jan. 1, 2016
Evenings & After Dark

Price:
$12/Car

  Slowly cruise through James Island County Park for tons of Christmas setups/lights, kid's organized activities, holiday food favorites, and Christmas music!  The Holiday Festival Of Lights driving tour takes place in the crisp November and December evenings at James Island County Park!  James Island County Park is located on Riverland Drive and can be easily accessed via Folly Road or Maybank Highway.


CHRISTMAS EVENTS CHARLESTON, SC
 

Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, Kiawah Island, Johns Island, Seabrook Island, West Ashley, Daniel Island, IOP, Sullivan's Island, James Island, Summerville, Shem Creek

2016 Charleston, SC Christmas Party, Christmas & Holiday Dining, Holiday Concert, & Christmas Events Guide