A holiday weekend awaits. Even with Christmas Day closures, there’s still plenty to enjoy around the region.
Here are a few ways to get your fill of festive days.
The holiday train display is back in the lobby of the Charleston Place hotel. File/Grace Beahm Alford/Staff
Settle into holiday comforts at Charleston Place
Charleston Place is up and running with the 20th anniversary of its annual holiday train traversing 300 feet of track, as well as wintry decor from Petaloso floral design studio.
On Christmas Eve, caroling performances and “snow” in Market Street Circle abound.
Throughout, more than 70 decorated trees adorn the hallways and courtyard gardens, along with a 40-foot tree of lights in Market Street Circle.
For details, visit bit.ly/chsholidaytrain.
When and where: Cocktails and caroling on Dec. 24, 5-8 p.m. with various offerings like simulated snow and live music; Charleston Place, 205 Meeting St. in downtown Charleston.
Why it’s hot: That merry train is a treasured Charleston holiday hit.
Who it’s for: The whole familial brood.
Charleston County Parks Holiday Festival of Lights, held at James Island Park, will continue each night through Dec. 31, 2021. File/Brad Nettles/Staff
Hop in the car, head for the lights
Charleston is brilliantly lit this holiday weekend.
If you haven’t seen the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park, that’s an eye-dazzling trip unto itself.
Heading downtown? Be sure to travel south on King Street for the twinkling baskets and palmetto trees. On George Street, hit the College of Charleston’s Cougar Night Lights at Cistern Yard. Along Broad Street, top off your drive with the annual Colonial Lake tree and The Jasper Star next door in front of The Jasper.
Along the way, be sure to spot the four “Joy” lights around town at Marion Square off Calhoun Street; the Charleston Visitor Center at 375 Meeting St.; Liberty Square (by the Charleston Aquarium) and Cistern …….