December Events in Charleston, SC 2013

28th Annual Progressive Dinner –  Celebrate a beloved holiday tradition for Christmas 2013 with a progressive dining experience. For the 28th consecutive year, Charming Inns and Circa 1886 Restaurant will play host to the “Holiday Progressive Dinner.” During this festive evening, diners journey by carriage through downtown Charleston to dine at three different locations. The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres at the Kings Courtyard Inn, continues on with a three-course dinner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, and winds down at the historic John Rutledge House Inn for coffee and dessert. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. and wraps up at 8:30 p.m. A carriage will transport guests from one location to the next. The cost is $95.00 per person, excluding beverages. View the Progressive Dinner Menu at the website listed. Call to make reservations.



Sweet T. Christmas – This Christmas Believe That Your Greatest Wishes Can Come True … even those you didn't know to wish for. Returning for a second holiday season is the laughingly lovely story of a heavenly stranger, a hapless handyman, a hopeless hostess, a hopping-mad Santa, and their hysterical hunt for the holy grail of wish granting, a winning lottery ticket! The show that sold out last December returns to the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre November 29 – December 29, 2013.

The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre 164 Church Street 843.937.6453


A Christmas Carol at Footlight Players Theater – which will be shown on multiple days throughout the holiday season. This song-infused version tells the classic tale of greed from a new perspective. Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption. This Christmas classic will be performed on the following dates and times: December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21 at 8:00 p.m. December 8, 15, & 22 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 843.722.4487 or online at Ticket prices are $25 adult, $22 senior, $15 student, and $12 children 12 & under.


Little Elves Golf Clinic at Wild Dunes Resort – Treat Santa’s helpers to a round of golf this holiday season! Gather the kids (ages 7-15) for an afternoon of golf instruction at the Links Driving Range at Wild Dunes Resort from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 26. Cost is $25 per child. Please call the number listed to register. Wild Dunes Resort 4601 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.2002


Christmas 1860 at the Edmondston-Alston House – Fridays, December 6 & 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | tours given continuously | $20/advance & groups, $25/door Celebrate a Victorian holiday season by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House – decorated for the holidays as it would have been in 1860. Costumed interpreters will present dramatic scenes exploring Charleston's last opulent Christmas before the start of the Civil War. Performances are given continuously. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy hot cider and refreshments in the courtyard.


Grand Illumination at Middleton Place – December 19 & 20th – Step back to Christmas, 1782, when Arthur Middleton finally was able to come back home after years of incarceration as a prisoner-of-war during the American Revolution. Stroll through gardens illuminated by torchlight, candlelight and starlight and hear costumed interpreters along the way tell stories of the joyous holiday season when the British evacuated Charleston at the end of the Revolutionary War. See the House seasonally decorated and glowing in candlelight, and on the Greensward, enjoy a warm fire, live music and refreshments. The event concludes with a Southern Buffet dinner. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., $55/person


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