Charleston Place will transform into a “whimsical winter wonderland this season, with spectacular décor and a wealth of festivities for guests of all ages.” From the beloved holiday train and caroling performance to visits with Santa and nightly “snows” in Market Street Circle, guests and locals will have the opportunity to celebrate timeless traditions and create memorable moments.
New this year, Charleston Place will convert its public spaces into an “enchanted wonderland forest,” complete with all-white installations, immersive birch forests, and abundant garland throughout the hotel from Petaloso floral design studio. More than 70 decorated trees will adorn the hallways and courtyard gardens, along with a 40-foot tree of lights in Market Street Circle. The traditional holiday train, celebrating its 20th season, will return this year and traverse the grand lobby along 300 feet of track.
Below is a complete list of holiday activities taking place at the hotel throughout the festive season:
COCKTAILS AND CAROLING | FRIDAYS 5-8 PM
Starting on November 26th, get into the holiday spirit with Cocktails and Caroling in Market Street Circle. Sip on libations from the igloo bar while enjoying the festive sounds of The Charleston Caroling Company. Hot cocoa and sweet treats will also be available for purchase from Baguette Magic.
LET IT SNOW | DAILY 6 PM
Every evening at 6pm, “snow” will magically fall on Market Street Circle, blanketing the holiday trees in a lovely sheet of winter white. Come witness the rare occurrence of snow in the Holy City!
HOLIDAY COMFORTS | DAILY 5 PM
Sip on creative cocktails while enjoying festive sounds from the hotel’s talented musicians. Live music starts nightly at the Thoroughbred Club at 5pm and live jazz at the Charleston Grill on Wednesday-Sunday evenings starting at 5:30pm.
PAINTING CLASS | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 | 3-5 PM
Join notable local artist Danielle Cather Cohen for a “Starry Night” painting class in The Palmetto Cafe Courtyard. Prosecco and a small gift will be provided. $200/pp. Call 843.722.4900 to book. Advance reservations required.
SECOND SUNDAY WITH SANTA | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 | 12-4 PM
While strolling down King Street for Second Sunday, stop by The Palmetto Cafe Courtyard for the treasured holiday tradition of visiting Santa. Sip on libations from the igloo bar while enjoying the festive sounds of The Charleston Caroling Company. Hot cocoa and sweet treats will also be available for purchase from Baguette Magic.
LIVE PAINTING | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 | 12-2 PM
Established local artist Harrison Blackford will bring her talents to the Market Street Circle for a live painting demonstration.
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25 | 7 AM-3 PM
Enjoy a holiday feast of Palmetto Cafe classics prepared by the hotel’s talented epicurean team. $80/pp. Call 843.722.4900 to book. Advance reservations required.
CHRISTMAS DINNER | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25 | 5-9 PM
Gather friends and family around the table for a delicious three-course feast at one of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants, Charleston Grill. $125/pp. Call 843.577.4522 to book. Advance reservations required.
NEW YEAR’S CHEERS | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 | 5-9 PM
As 2021 draws to a close, toast to new beginnings with those who mean the most with a three-course celebration at Charleston Grill. $150/pp. Call 843.577.4522 to book. Advance reservations required.
BUBBLES AND BRUNCH | SATURDAY, JANUARY 1 | 7 AM-3 PM
Celebrate the New Year with a decadent brunch at The Palmetto Cafe. $150/pp. Call 843.722.4900 to book. Advance reservations required.
For more information on these holiday events and offerings, please contact the Concierge at Charleston Place at 843.937.8725.
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