Downtown Charleston is a fabulous destination any time of year, but it's especially magical at Christmastime. Gorgeous historic buildings are decked out with garland and traditional lights; it's like travelling back in time. 

There are a plethora of Christmas activities to enjoy, and our mild temperatures this time of year make it the perfect time to explore some of Charleston's incredible history. You'll find everything from holiday walking tours to parades, concerts, and breathtaking light displays. 

Charleston also has an impressive array of holiday shopping options. Finding that perfect gift is a pleasure in this festive locale. Visit the Historic City Market, the Holiday Market in Marion Square, or King Street's world-class shopping district. 

The ideal way to end a full day of sightseeing and shopping is to kick back and savor delicious holiday treats and cuisine at one of our many award-winning restaurants. Charleston is well known for its fabulous food, so be sure to make time to explore this celebrated food scene. 

If you haven't yet experienced the magic of a Charleston Christmas, now is the time. Just be prepared to fall in love with the holiday season all over again. Click here for a handy list of events:  Go South Charleston