14327
South Carolina
A Cultural Christmas Feast in Historic Charleston
You’ll catch the holiday spirit in Charleston as you attend a Christmas show, see the James Island Festival of Lights and learn about historic homes decked out in their holiday finest.
Rating (4.67)
Program No. 14327RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,129
Special Offer
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At a Glance

Experience time-honored holiday traditions and a unique cultural legacy in "America's Most Historic City." Get caught up in Charleston’s particular brand of holiday spirit on a visit to historic homes decked out in their holiday finest, at the Festival of Lights on James Island and at a theatrical Christmas production in historic downtown. Enjoy Christmas music through the centuries with live performances, observe traditional sweetgrass basket sewing and admire the architectural heritage of Charleston with a historian.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the Holiday Festival of Lights on James Island, featuring millions of lights, carols, gingerbread houses, a life-size greeting card display and more.
  • Walk with an architectural expert through Charleston’s Battery to analyze the exterior features of elegant Colonial and antebellum homes.
  • Visit the Manigault and Aiken-Rhett homes decorated for the holidays and reflecting Charleston's celebrations of early Christmases.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: The unique experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs).
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Vicky Saye
Vicky Saye Henderson was named South Carolina’s 2015 Teaching Artist of the Year and is a working actor and teaching artist with 28 years of experience. She has been a company member and performer at Trustus Theatre in Columbia for 15 seasons and served on staff as director of education. Vicky is known for her work on stage, film, TV, commercials and vocalist work. In addition, Vicky facilitates theater and improv workshops for various clients, including Target, Leadership Columbia and others.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Vicky Saye
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Ann Caldwell
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Pegi Roberts
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